LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster
In the mid 1980’s, Porsche President Peter Schultz approved a modern update as a way to reignite some of the original 1950’s Speedster excitement. The original Porsche 356 Speedster of 1954–1959 was to be an inexpensive sports car for the youth market. Its good looks and minimalist equipment, which included a cut-down windshield and “emergencies only” top, clicked with customers…including Hollywood Star James Dean who helped make the car famous. The 1989 Speedster was a single model year offering which not coincidentally was the 25th anniversary of the 911.
The Speedster, option M503, was the last variant based on the outgoing K program chassis that was to be replaced by the new Type 964. Porsche offered the new Speedster in both slant nosed and turbo body variants in Germany but only the turbo look was sold to the US customers. The 911 Speedster was distinctly shaped by Porsche’s styling department under the direction of Tony Lapine. It offered a cut down windshield reminiscent of the original that was more than 3 inches lower and raked 5 degrees flatter than that of the standard Cabriolet, a minimal single layer fabric top and a twin ‘camel humps’ fiberglass tonneau covered the area where the occasional rear seats would normally reside. The front quarter windows were eliminated and the new side windows were manually operated. Like the original 356 Speedster the new version was rarely seen with its top up.
The 911 Speedster offered here was delivered new in S7 Metallic Silver with a Black Leather interior and has only seen a mere 4,842 miles since being delivered new. As per the COA, it was optioned with locking 40 percent rear differential, a short-throw shifter for the G50 transmission, intensified windshield washer, headlamp washer, Blaupunkt radio, sport seats with electrical height adjustment, very rare and collectible factory air conditioning and Bridgestone tires.
Accompanied by a set of manuals and its warranty book, Porsche, as well as a correct tool kit, jack, and rear-mounted space-saver spare, this is an excellent example of a very low-mileage, extremely original 911 Speedster, for the finest Porsche collection.