1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster

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example of the most bulletproof 911

With the introduction of the 911 Speedster, Porsche revived a charismatic model from its past, the name previously applied to that most stylish of the many Type 356 variants. Based on the 911 Turbo Cabriolet, though normally aspirated, the 3.2-liter Speedster was launched immediately prior to the introduction of the new Type 964 bodyshell, and thus was the last 911 model to feature the “old style” body.

The latter was reworked by chief stylist Tony Lapine, incorporating numerous references to the original 356 Speedster, as well as a pair of controversial “camel hump” cowlings behind the seats that concealed the stow-away manual top. One of the rarest of the 911 family, the 911 Speedster was built during 1989 only, a mere 2,102 cars being completed.

This 911 Speedster is one of only 63 right-hand-drive examples supplied new to the U.K. market. The car was exported by its first owner to the U.S., where it joined the 823 Speedsters sold there new. However, it didn’t exactly join the other cars, as despite an additional rear brake light being fitted, it remained in enforced storage, being non-compliant with America’s more stringent emissions laws. Its second owner brought the Speedster back to the U.K. Finished in Anthracite with tan leather interior; the car has covered just over 10,000 miles from new and remains in excellent, unmarked condition throughout.

Rob Sass

Rob Sass - SCM Contributor

Rob was pre-ordained to accumulate strange collector cars after early exposure to his dad’s 1959 Hillman Minx. Sass served as Assistant Attorney General for the state of Missouri and then as a partner in a St. Louis law firm before deciding his billable hours requirement terminally interfered with his old car affliction. His stable of affordable classics has included a TVR 280i, a Triumph TR 250, an early Porsche 911S, and a Daimler SP250. He currently owns a 1965 E-type coupe and a 1981 Porsche 911SC.

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