We are pleased to offer this collector-grade 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster finished in Guards Red over tan. Offered for the 1989 model year only, the 911 Speedster remains one of the rarest and most collectible air-cooled cars of all time, with its styling inspired by the original 356 Speedster of the 1950s. This particular example is one of only 823 Speedsters to have been specified for the U.S. market and was presented to its original owner at the factory in Stuttgart through Porsche’s Tourist Delivery program. After delivery, the car was shipped back to the owner’s home in California where it remained up until 2003 before being sold to a collector in Oregon who would cover less than 800 miles during a ten-year period of ownership. In 2013 the car was acquired by its current owner, a prominent collector in New York, who has kept the car on display in a climate-controlled museum setting. Easily one of the best-preserved examples available, this stunning ’89 Speedster is now being offered for auction while showing just over 15k miles on the odometer.
The Guards Red finish is noted to be entirely original and in nearly flawless condition, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with paint meter readings and a clean CARFAX. The Speedster is distinguished by its short, steeply raked, aluminum-framed windshield and signature double-hump rear fairings. As with most Speedsters, this example also left the factory with wide Turbo-Look fenders and 6”x 7” wide Fuchs wheels. These 16” wheels are currently dressed in Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 tires.
Inside, you will find a beautifully presented and highly original tan interior. The Sport Seats are positioned lower in the Speedster model to accommodate for the lower roofline. The rear seats are omitted in place of a luggage compartment. Options selected for this example include a Blaupunkt Charleston SQR 26 radio, a shorter-throw shifter for the G50 manual gearbox, an electric driver’s seat adjustment, and air conditioning.
The air-cooled 3.2L flat-six engine in this Speedster generates as much as 217 HP, which is sent to the rear wheels through a desirable G50 5-speed manual gearbox. Coinciding with its Turbo-Look fenders, this model also received the upgraded brakes and suspension setup of the Turbo model. Maintenance records and documentation is available dating back to the original owner’s purchase. Upon taking delivery of the car in 2013, the current owner had a comprehensive service completed by an air-cooled Porsche specialist including the following items:
This sale will include an extensive collection of records and documentation, a copy of the original bill of sale, Tourist Delivery papers, two sets of keys, owner’s manuals, a toolkit, and a clean New York title. No world-class Porsche collection is complete without the original 911 Speedster, and this particular example is easily one of the finest available anywhere.