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From The Brumos Collection
The 356 Speedster first came to life in 1954, initiated by US Porsche importer Max Hoffman, who implored the German automaker to develop a stripped-out, less-expensive, driver’s car. Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the 911, Porsche released the 1989 911 Carrera Speedster, which rekindled much of the spirit of the original. Like its namesake, the 911 Speedster offered a windshield that was lower and more raked than that of the standard cabriolet, a thin fabric folding top, while a svelte dual-hump tonneau cover replaced the back seats. Of the 2,104 Speedsters built, 823 were allocated for North America.
This 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster is finished in Guards Red over a beige leather interior. According to its window sticker, options included air-conditioning, left and right sport seats, a rear storage compartment, a raised hub steering wheel, alarm system, black velour luggage compartment, and Blaupunkt Charleston cassette radio. Registering just 9,439 miles on the odometer at the time of cataloguing, the Speedster underwent a comprehensive service, including a new fuel pump, injectors, filters, belts, new tires, and an alignment, in January 2019. Service records dating to 1991 are included with the sale, along with this Carrera’s corresponding books, tools, spare, jack, and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.
Purchased by The Brumos Collection in 2004, this one-year-only, commemorative Speedster retains all the hallmarks of a well-kept example, and presents in a well-preserved state throughout. A head-turning addition to any Porsche collection, this exceptional Carrera Speedster merits your close scrutiny.