We are pleased to present this 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster finished in Silver Metallic over a black partial leather interior. Recalling the essence of the original 356 version, the Carrera Speedster was offered for the 1989 model year only and carried on one of Porsche’s most iconic traditions. One of only 823 examples built for the U.S., this Speedster remains one of the most collectible air-cooled 911s of all time. This example was acquired by its third and current owner 19 years ago and has been kept in a climate-controlled garage ever since while being driven approximately 4k miles. Accompanied by a Porsche Production Specifications certificate and maintenance records dating back to the original purchase, this Speedster has been recently serviced and is now being offered for auction by its longtime owner out of New York while showing just over 19k miles on the odometer.
This Speedster is finished in Silver Metallic and features a characteristic low-swept windshield, wide fenders, and distinctive double-hump rear fairings. This 911 is said to remain very well preserved having been stored on a lift and underneath a car cover throughout the current ownership, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. This Speedster rides on factory 16″ polished Fuchs wheels dressed in an older set of Dunlop SP Sport 8000 tires.
Inside, you will find a black partial leather interior with full power-adjustable front seat seats trimmed in optional supple leather upholstery. The front seats are positioned lower in the Speedster model to accommodate for the lower roofline, and the rear seats are omitted in place of a luggage compartment. Factory options include a Blaupunkt Charleston radio, cruise control, left seat lumbar support, and air conditioning. Modifications include an upgraded MOMO steering wheel and shift knob as well as an integrated kill switch and radar detector. The original steering wheel and shift knob will be included with the sale. All gauges and accessories are reported to be fully functional, and the A/C system is said to have been refurbished as part of a service carried out in October of 2020.
Among the very last of the 911 Carrera models, this 1989 Speedster is equipped with an air-cooled 3.2L flat-six engine paired with a G50 5-speed manual transmission that sends as much as 217 HP to the rear wheels. Corresponding with its wide fenders, the Speedster also shares the same brakes and suspension setup with the 930 Turbo model. An AutoThority Performance Engineering mass airflow sensor upgrade has been installed and the original unit is said to accompany the sale as well. All maintenance records are said to be available dating back to the original purchase, and a full service was reportedly carried out in October of 2020 including changes of the engine oil and transmission fluid.
This sale will include the original owner's manuals, radio booklet, shift knob, steering wheel, airbox, toolkit, air compressor, a Porsche Production Specifications certificate, and a clean title. An essential addition to any world-class Porsche collection, this rare 911 Speedster is ready for its next owner.