The Porsche 911 Speedster joined the Porsche lineup in 1983. A spiritual successor to the 356 Speedster, the new machine was the epitome of fair-weather touring that could also be used on an occasional track event. It was a culmination of the best parts from other Porsche cars, the quarter panels and front fender along with the alloy wheels came from the Porsche 930 Turbo. The rear featured a unique canopy that houses the folding soft top made in fibreglass that gave this roadster its distinct looks.
After garnering quite a positive response at the 1986 Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche decided to put the 911 Speedster into limited production that would carry the Type 964 chassis, which at that time was still under development. But due to production delays, the final production ready model of the 911 Speedster came out with a 3.2 litre Carrera chassis.
The Porsche 911 Speedster was then equipped with a 3.2-litre air-cooled, flat six engine that produced 217 horsepower, that was fed to the rear wheels via a 5-speed Getrag transmission. As it is with the way this particular car looks in red, the Porsche 911 Speedster was a sporty convertible with tons of character and maximum open-top driving pleasures.
This particular 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster with just above 20,000 miles on the odo, driven and maintained beautifully by two of its previous owners will be heading off to auction at RM Sotheby’s Arizona sale that is to take place between January 28 – 29, 2015.
Photos courtesy RM Sotheby’s © Robin Adams