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Lot 124

2015   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2015

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster

SOLD $209,000

Estimate

$180,000 - $220,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

WP0EB0918KS173249

Car Highlights

Very Rare Limited-Production Porsche Model
Elemental and Evocative 911 Carrera 3.2 Variant
Well-Maintained Example with Approximately 22,500 Miles
Striking Grand Prix White over Red Color Scheme
Ofered with Owner’s Handbooks and Tool Kit

Technical Specs

3,164 CC Air-Cooled SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch DME Electronic Fuel Injection
217 BHP at 5,900 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Independent MacPherson-Strut Front Suspension with Lower Wishbones, Torsion Bars, and Anti-Roll Bar
Independent Rear Suspension with Trailing Arms, Transverse Torsion Bar, and Anti-Roll Bar
Register to Bid

Recalling the avant-garde and elemental 356 Speedster of the 1950s, Porsche president Peter Schutz conceived a modern variation on the theme based upon the 911 Cabriolet in 1986. Helmuth Bott, Porsche’s technical director, soon refined the basic concept. While another “Clubsport” prototype was the hit of the 1987 Frankfurt Motor Show, Bott’s Speedster design was further refined and approved as Option M503 on the outgoing 3.2-liter 911 Carrera for 1989.

Production was brief, with just 2,104 Speedsters manufactured and as few as 823 sold to the US. Every Speedster featured the Turbo-specification chassis and all but 159 were specified with Turbo-look bodies. Additionally, the Speedster represents the end of an era, as it was the last Porsche model produced at Stuttgart. Exceptionally attractive in its rare Grand Prix White livery with red leather upholstery, this 911 Carrera Speedster is a well-preserved example with approximately 22,500 miles from new. In addition to its aggressive “Turbo Look” body, highlights include factory air-conditioning and a correct Blaupunkt radio unit. The Speedster benefits from proper care and maintenance with copies of invoices accompanying the sale of the car. In July 2014, a major service was performed by an authorized Porsche dealer. Accompanied by its original books and tools, this Porsche pays tribute to the original 356-series cars of the 1950s while enjoying a unique identity, historic status, and significant demand today.