Lot 246

Driving into Summer

1989 Porsche 911 Speedster


$220,000 USD | Sold

United States | Marina Del Ray, California



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  • A mere 41 miles from new; original paint and interior
  • One of only 819 examples specified for North America
  • Documented with original sales invoice and Porsche certificate of origin
  • Includes original owner’s manuals, tool roll, air compressor, and spare key
  • Recently serviced by noted Porsche expert for ideal mechanical condition
  • An exceptional preservation-quality example of Stuttgart’s commemorative Speedster

In 1989 Porsche introduced a limited edition 911 intended to celebrate the great 356 Speedsters of the 1950s. Based on the 3.2-liter 911 Carrera, the new Speedster was built on a Turbo-specification chassis and equipped with premium cross-drilled brakes with four-piston calipers. The model was clothed with distinctive new lightweight coachwork with a wide-body Turbo stance that featured a raked and lowered windscreen, and dual humped fairings that replaced the rear seats while stowing the retractable soft top. Only approximately 2,100 examples were built worldwide, including just 819 cars that were specified for North America, lending the commemorative model an added degree of rarity.

Benefiting from long-term storage and minimal use, this remarkably low mileage Speedster is a particularly desirable example. Completing assembly in July 1989, chassis no. 173811 was finished in traditional Guards Red and upholstered with black leather, as noted on the original dealer invoice. Factory equipped with a limited-slip differential, a rootwood dash panel, raised steering hub, heated left seat, short shifter, full power seats, cruise control, and a radio with CD player, the 911 was sold new by Jack Daniels Porsche in New Jersey to Robert Haack of Thousand Oaks, California.

The Porsche spent the entirety of its life in the forgiving weather of Southern California, and was eventually stored, essentially unused, with a dry fuel tank for optimal preservation. Following its more recent acquisition by the consignor, the Speedster was treated to thorough mechanical attention by the marque experts at V&S Motors in Marina Del Rey that included work on the engine insulation pad, filters, belts, brake hoses, hood and decklid shocks, and a comprehensive fluid service. New Michelin tires were mounted on the Fuchs alloy wheels, although the original tires are included separately.

Currently displaying just 41 original miles, this preservation-quality Speedster is documented with the original Jack Daniels dealer invoice and a copy of the Porsche certificate of origin, which was only recently submitted to obtain a title for the car. It is accompanied by the original owner’s manuals in the proper folio, including a warranty booklet, dealer directory, and 911 Speedster supplement, as well as the air compressor kit, tool roll, and spare key. The scarcely used 911 would make a fantastic addition to even the most fastidious Porsche collection, ideal for display at club events or open-top driving enjoyment in what is practically an as-new 1989 Speedster.