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 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster is a German delivered matching numbers car and has been in the custody of only it’s third owner for over 20 years. With a total mileage of ca. 52,000 kms, the car is equipped with a sports exhaust system (the original exhaust is available), air conditioning, cruise control, leather interior, electric seats and polished wheels. Still in its original paint of Indian red, this immaculate speedster comes with full service history and TÜV to May 2019. Sensibly reserved and surely not to be missed by its next lucky owner.