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Lot 178

2017   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2017

2011 Porsche 997 Speedster

SOLD $264,000

Estimate

$225,000 - $275,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

WP0CB2A94BS795562

Car Highlights

Limited-Production Special from Porsche’s Exclusive Department
The 39th of 356 Produced
One of Only 100 for the US Market
Well-Maintained Example Showing Less than 6,500 Miles
Handsome Pure Blue over Black Color Scheme

Technical Specs

3,800 CC DOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Motronic Multi-Port Fuel Injection
408 BHP at 7,300 RPM
7-Speed PDK Dual-Clutch Transaxle
4-Wheel Carbon Ceramic PCCB Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with PASM
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One of 356 Produced

The Type 997 Speedster, launched by Porsche Exclusive in 2010, continues an illustrious Porsche tradition that began with the iconic 356 Speedster. Based on the Carrera GTS, the Type 997 Speedster featured a lower windshield; a double-hump clamshell top cover; seat centers upholstered in a checkered flag pattern; and 19" Sport Classic wheels. The new evocation came fortified with almost every performance option as standard, including a Powerkit-equipped 3.8-liter flat-six producing 408 bhp, seven-speed PDK transmission, Sport Chrono package, carbon ceramic brakes, and Porsche Active Suspension Management.

Finished in Pure Blue over black leather, this Speedster is the 39th example of a mere 356 produced. Displaying less than 6,500 miles at the time of cataloguing, it is in beautiful condition throughout. It has been well maintained by the consignor, who purchased the car in 2011, when it showed approximately 600 miles. Service records date back to 2012, and notably, Porsche Bellevue in Washington performed the recommended 40,000-mile service in October 2015 at only 5,551 miles. In 2016, less than 600 miles later, another service was performed.

Previous Speedster models have become highly collectible and offer the purest driving experience of all open 911s. A 997 Speedster should be considered a must-have for any serious Porsche collector, and this fine example represents a great opportunity to acquire a true modern classic.