Lot 157

Amelia Island 2019

1989 Porsche 911 Speedster


$168,000 USD | Sold

United States | Amelia Island, Florida



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  • Modern iteration of the classic Speedster
  • Exceptional original example; showing less than 27,000 miles
  • Highly desirable, one-year-only 911 Speedster
  • Includes clean CARFAX report and original owner’s manuals
  • Porsche Production Specifications certificate

The legendary 356 Speedster from the 1950s is one of the most exciting and sought-after Porsche models ever produced by the German automaker. In the mid-1980s, Porsche President Peter Schutz approved a modern update to re-ignite some of that excitement, and the result was the 911 Speedster. It was a single-year-only offering that was introduced for the 1989 model year, which not coincidentally was the 25th anniversary of the 911.

This highly original, low-mileage Speedster was completed at the Zuffenhausen plant in June 1989. Finished as it appears today, the Speedster left the factory in the striking Guards Red over a black leather interior. This limited-production 911 was equipped with the U.S.-market emissions system, a Blaupunkt Charleston radio, steering wheel with raised hub, short-shift gear lever, air conditioning, and the rear seating area deleted in favor of luggage space finished in black velour.

The Speedster is believed to have spent most of its life between Georgia and Tennessee in the stewardship of loving Porsche collectors. With less than 27,000 original miles on the odometer at the time of cataloging and retaining its original matching-numbers engine, this exceptional Speedster remains highly original throughout and continues to present beautifully. Complete with its factory Blaupunkt radio, books and manuals, original spare tire inflator, and Porsche car cover, the Speedster is accompanied by a clean CARFAX report confirming its limited mileage, as well as the Porsche-issued Production Specifications certificate detailing its original build details.

From the very end of what is considered the original 911 design, and benefiting from all the significant production upgrades, such as the G50 five-speed transaxle, this top-of-the-line 911 Speedster is among the more desirable Porsche cars of the modern era.