We are pleased to present this exceptional 1989 911 Speedster. One of only 823 '89 Speedsters built for the U.S. market, this example this left the factory on June 12, 1989 and was delivered straight to California. Before being titled, the car was relocated to Japan where it would remain for many years and be converted to kilometers as per the Japanese market. While preserved as a collector-grade car, it was then delivered to Vancouver, Canada where it remained until 2014. Now showing just 19k miles (31,752 KM), this Speedster is being offered for auction in exceptional condition on behalf of a collection in Rhode Island.
Finished in classic Grand Prix White, this Speedster is said to be in concours-level condition with minimal wear. The seller has provided detailed photos to show this car's true condition. This Speedster rides on factory black finished Fuchs wheels which come wrapped in Bridgestone Tires. This vehicle's undercarriage is reportedly rust-free and well-preserved condition.
Under the direction of Tony Lapine, Porsche's design team distinctively shaped the '89 Speedster with features such as a cut down windshield, rear quarter window delete, a minimal single layer fabric top and a twin humped fiberglass tonneau that covers the rear seat area. Additionally, while residing in Japan, this Speedster was equipped with Euro-style bumpers and trim lights for the Japanese market. Like the original 356 Speedster, this example showcases an incredibly unique and eye-catching street presence.
Inside, the black leather leather interior remains entirely stock and in exceptional condition. The dashboard and door panels are reported to be in excellent condition as well as the seat bolsters. This interior features black heated Sport Seats that are equipped with electric height adjustment as well as a handful of other factory options including: cruise control, headlight washers, heavy duty windshield cleaning, shorter gear shift lever, luggage compartment in black velour, air conditioning, Blaupunkt radio, and alarm system.
The original numbers-matching 3.2L SOHC horizontally opposed flat-six 3,164cc engine is said to run strong and idle consistently. 215HP is sent to the rear wheels via a smooth shifting 5-speed manual G-50 transmission. This engine features DME Motronic/2 electronic fuel injection, oil fed chain tensioners, independent front suspension with MacPherson struts, lower A-arms, and torsion bars. Additionally, an independent rear suspension with semi trailing arms, transverse torsion bars, tubular shock absorbers, anti-roll bar, four wheel power assist and ventilated disc brakes are also installed. With a recent service, the seller states that barely 10 miles have been driven since. This Speedster is said to be in excellent running condition.
This sale of this Speedster will include original owner’s books, spare tire, 2 keys, and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. A clean Carfax report free of any accidents or mechanical trouble will also be provided. This car is accompanied by a clear title and is ready for prompt delivery. With its unique configuration and low mileage, this Speedster is sure to satisfy the discerning collector.
- Winning Offer: $152,000
- Auction End: Nov. 13, 2019, 6:22 p.m.
- Number of Offers: 1