In 1989 Porsche reintroduced one of their most iconic body styles – the Speedster. This uncompromising variant hadn’t been offered since 1959, 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 equipped with 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 bizarrely 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. 2065 Speedsters were built (all in 1989), 63 of which were imported to the UK in RHD specification, and 823 went to North America.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a genuine UK RHD Speedster, supplied with a very comprehensive maintenance record. Described by the vendor to be in good all-round condition this speedster is finished in silver on a black interior, shows just over 55,000 miles on the clock and resembles an excellent opportunity to own one of the most iconic and elegant of 911’s. Offered with the car is a full service history, the original tools, spare wheel, jack, UK V5C Log Book and has recently had a new Mot.
This beautiful iteration if the iconic Porsche Speedster offers its lucky new owner a cast iron investment which also happens to be a fantastic and useable fast road car.