1989 Porsche 911 Speedster

As the market for an air-cooled 911 continues to propel itself along the number of rare 1980’s variants we see coming up for sale appears to be increasing as well. Recently, we’ve seen a fairly large number of Slantnose 930s for sale and while there have been fewer we have also come across a number of Speedsters. There is a certain irony to all of this given that in most regards the 911SC and 3.2 Carrera of the ’80s represent some of the best values in the 911 line. The Slantnose and the Speedster, however, do not as most will easily sell for six figures. Here we have a Guards Red 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster with Black interior located in New York.

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Speedster
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 24,634 mi
Price: $157,000 Buy It Now

Selling my 1989 Porsche Speedster.

This speedster is in amazing condition. Red over Black with factory sport seats. Top is in perfect condition. Original radio. Rear plastic window is in very good shape but does show a little glaze. Factory air. Original paint. Meticulously maintained. Recent oil change. New tires. Has never seen a bad weather day. Always garaged. Have all factory books and spare keys. I’m a collector of air cooled cars and this is my baby. Unfortunately it’s time to let her go. Building an addition. PPI welcomed. Serious buyers please call with any questions. 646-504-3348.

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As Speedsters go this one might actually qualify as high mileage! Many Speedsters that we see come up for sale do so with less than 10k miles on the clock, making this Speedster’s 24k+ miles seem well worn. With that said, everything on this car looks in very good condition so the additional miles do not appear to have harmed it. At the very least, some owner actually has taken the time to enjoy this car, or at least reasonably enjoy it, rather than keeping it locked away for 25 years rarely to see the light of day. Given the original 356 Speedster to which this car pays homage, having a bit of mileage is how things should be.

-Rob

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3 Comments

  1. Maybe one of the learned readers of this blog can explain the Speedster’s appeal to me. What is it about these cars that warrant a $100,000 premium over their regular brothers? Aside from rarity, that is.

  2. Maybe I’m a cynic, but I always viewed the Speedster as a marketing gimmick by Porsche to get left-over ’89 911s sold when the 964 came out later in ’89.

  3. The cost of a Speedster comes through the combination of rarity and its relationship to Porsche’s roots with weekend racers. While the various 911 Speedsters have never been as minimalist as the original 356 Speedster, the fact that they share that same history tends to drive the prices way up. Prices are also fueled by the fact that many of them have very few miles and with any of the classic 911s that fact alone raises the value quite a bit.

    Is it a marketing gimmick? Maybe, maybe not, and that’s probably in the eye of the beholder. But at the very least the Speedster is difficult enough to replicate that there’s some value to the production. But it isn’t uncommon for Porsche to use remaining chassis for special cars. That’s why we have the 964 3.6 Turbo S.

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