In 1989 Porsche reintroduced one of their most iconic body styles – the Speedster. This uncompromising variant had not been offered since 1959 – at a time when 356s were rolling out of the factory and the 911 was still five years from inception. The first 911 Speedster was displayed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1987 but it would be 16 months before production actually began in January 1989. Regular 911 Cabriolet body shells were used for the mechanically standard Speedster, these being modified to accommodate a cut-down, more steeply raked aluminium framed windscreen and special frameless one-piece side windows.
Both the standard narrow-body and wider Turbo shell were available in most markets although strangely only the latter could be specified in North America and Germany. Inside, the seat rails were dropped by 20mm, the seats themselves having been a combination of Sport backs with standard lower sections. The rear seats were disposed of and the vacant area carpeted like the Club Sport, an optional storage box (again like that of the CS) having been a sensible upgrade. A manual heater and wind-down windows were fitted as standard. The Speedster was a rare beast indeed, with the entire production run encompassing less than 2,100 cars – all of which were constructed between January and September 1989. Significantly, it was also the last model ever produced in Porsche’s old factory in Stuttgart.
The matching numbers example which we are pleased to offer here is a domestic market example and according
to its letter of origin from Porsche, it was delivered on 13 June 1989. Optional extras fitted included heated seats, a heavy duty battery, limited slip differential, sports seats with electrical height adjustment and air conditioning. Immaculately finished in metallic silver with black leather interior and black hood, this 911 Speedster has a mileage of only a little over 4,500 kilometres from new.
Prior to sale, the car received a comprehensive service at a Porsche Main Agent, and is in possession of a new TÜV certificate which is valid until 2019. An incredibly low mileage example of a very rare model, this would surely be a worthwhile addition to any serious Porsche collection.