Lot 75

2018   |   Amelia Island Auctions 2018

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster

SOLD $269,500


$250,000 - $325,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Dramatically Styled and Exceedingly Rare 911 Variant
Spiritual Successor to the 356 Speedster
One of Only 823 Units Produced for the US Market in 1989
An Exceptional Example that Displayed Under 400 Miles When Catalogued
Resplendent in Guards Red with Cashmere Beige Interior

Technical Specs

3,164 CC Air-Cooled Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Motronic Fuel Injection
217 BHP at 5,900 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Fully Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars
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From The James G. Hascall Collection

The 1989 Speedster offered here is a spectacular example with known and limited ownership history from new. The Speedster was sold new at Sun West Inc. of St. Petersburg, Florida, through Joe Vatter, now the proprietor of nearby Porsche specialist German Tech. Vatter recently related that the Speedster’s original owner, Kent Rawson, was a local Porsche collector who almost never drove it. Later, the car was briefly acquired by a European buyer who never took delivery but sold it to James G. Hascall in 2014. The Porsche remains in stunning condition, with 390 miles indicated on the odometer at the time of cataloguing. It should be noted that the odometer was recently found to be inoperative, a common issue for G Series 911s. A service record from German Tech in 2014 shows the mileage as 379 and another from 2015 shows it as 385, which is what the odometer read when discovered to be inoperative. According to the caretaker of The James G. Hascall Collection, during the time the odometer was broken, the car was moved only a short distance, including a trip back from German Tech, where it was serviced (about three miles). The odometer has been repaired and the car’s service records are available for any interested party.

Accompanying the car are its original window sticker, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, books, tools, jack, spare, and air compressor. The 1989 Speedster is a very desirable 911 variant, and this car is an excellent opportunity to acquire a fantastic example.