The Porsche 964 Speedster was introduced in October 1992, its Speedster bodyshape being first penned for the 356 model, primarily as a basic and cheap Porsche for the Californian market. With 4000 cars produced, it was a strong seller, with 80% of sales going to the US when new. The next Speedster model was introduced in 1989, when the 3.2 Carrera received the Speedster treatment, with 2000 cars produced in both standard and Turbo bodywork. In 1993, with the Porsche 964 model, the next generation Porsche Speedster was released. It was available either in standard or a lightweight trim named “Clubsport”. Again the US was the primary buyer, with 427 cars heading to the States.
The right-hand drive versions were rare, with only 14 cars having the steering wheel on the ‘proper’ side.
Unlike the 1989 model, the 964 Speedster was based on the new Carrera 2 platform, designed to be a more focused driver’s car, and served as a hybrid between a 964 Carrera 2 Cabriolet and a 964 RS. While it featured a softer suspension setup than the 964 RS, like the Speedster of the 1950s it offered almost none of the comforts of a normal 964 Carrera 2 Cabriolet, with the exception of electric windows, air conditioning, and a radio cassette player. The 964 Speedster was designed to be a more focused “driver’s car” and served as a hybrid between a 964 Carrera 2 Cabriolet and a 964 RS.
Porsche planned to build 3,000 examples of the 964 Speedsters in 1992, but only 936 examples were built and sold during the two years of production. Once again, the United States was the most important market with 427 Speedsters heading Stateside. Right hand drive versions were exceptionally rare, with only 14 cars having the steering wheel on the right hand side.
This beautiful 1994 model Speedster shows only 52,000km from new, with only 3 owners. The Speedster is finished in the stunning combination of black with a matching black leather interior. Pleasingly, this nice original matching numbers example is believed to still wear 95% of its original paint.
Described as being in excellent condition in all respects, what a fantastic, fast, usable, modern classic sports car.