- Fewer than 12,000 original miles
- Striking color-matched alloy wheels
- Includes original documentation and owner’s manuals
- Porsche Production Specification certificate
The original Speedster from Porsche was the brainchild of American importer Max Hoffman, who envisioned a barebones roadster for the West Coast of the U.S. The original 356 Speedster was a success with its removable windscreen and minimalist folding top.
To close out its Carrera 3.2 in 1989, Porsche revived the Speedster nameplate—but the mission this time was different. Creature comforts took priority. The Carrera 3.2 gave way to the 964 in 1989, which featured an uprated 3.6-liter flat-six, aerodynamic bumpers, an automatically retracting rear spoiler, and a coil-sprung rear suspension that tamed the rear-engine sports car’s notorious handling.
For the 1993 model year, Porsche again reprised the Speedster badge with a model that split the difference between the Carrera 2 and the more hardcore Carrera RS. Fewer than 1,000 were built, each with the same raked windshield theme and a modified, manually raised cloth roof that Porsche said was intended for inclement weather situations only. Like other 911 Carreras, the Speedster featured a 3.6-liter air-cooled SOHC horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine rated at 247 hp. Both five-speed manual and four-speed Tiptronic automatic transmissions were available, and the Speedster could be ordered in either left- or right-hand drive. Nearly half of all Speedsters produced were sent to the U.S.
The 1994 911 Speedster offered here shows fewer than 12,000 miles since being delivered to Sportique Motors in Huntington, New York, in the summer of 1993. Outside, it wears traditional Porsche Guards Red paint that complements the tri-tone silver, grey, and black leather sports seats with hard shells found inside. Like other Speedsters, its RS door cards with red pulls are set off by additional red accents on its instrument cluster, its five-speed manual gear shifter, its emergency brake, and even its seatbelts.
This well-optioned 911 Speedster was ordered with full climate control, cruise control, a cassette radio, and a limited-slip rear differential according to both the build sticker under its front hood and its original window sticker. Complementing the car is a set of color-matched Guards Red Cup alloy wheels wrapped in Bridgestone tires.
After staying with its original owner for more than two decades, this 964 was acquired by marque specialist Marshall Goldman. Its current owner bought it in 2015 and most recently treated it to a full servicing in December 2017. It will be delivered to its next owner with a full set of keys, all original delivery paperwork, some service records, and its books and manuals.