Classics – Rare 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster going under the hammer image

Knowing our love for everything classic 911 related, it shouldn’t come as a surprise this auction bound example caught our attention – especially since we’re dealing with a rare Speedster unit.

Porsche has a knack for delivering numerous versions and special edition models for its 911, which is one of the reasons its now classic examples have consistently gone up in value – it’s because some of them are very rare. Take the 1989 911 Speedster for example – just 2,000 units were produced so it’s a huge thing to find one on the used market. A pristine example is hitting Silverstone Auctions’ May event – and you can imagine it’s going to cost an arm and a leg. The 1989 911 Speedster was designed as a tribute to the original 356, and aside from mirroring the timeless design it also brought a few unique features for itself – such as the raked aluminum windshield, three inches lower than the standard car, or the “double hump” tonneau fiberglass cover.

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It was based on the 3.2 Carrera, so its heart and soul was a 3.2-liter six-cylinder engine producing 214 horsepower (159 kilowatts) and sending power to the rear wheels via a G50 five-speed manual gearbox. This Speedster example actually got a 911 turbo wide body kit and chassis, as well as Turbo-spec brakes and suspension, so its rarity factor is through the roof. And best of all, its odometer has only clocked 5,590 miles since new.