1994 Porsche 911 Speedster

The 964 Porsche 911 Speedster has always been a cool novelty, but that doesn’t mean it is only that. I think these stayed true to the original 356 Speedster compared to Turbo-bodied 3.2 Carrera-based 911 Speedster, 997 Speedster, and 991 Speedster that is basically just a GT3. Porsche also blessed the US market with the fixed-back lightweight seats that were in the 964 RS for that extra feeling over the 964 Cabriolet. Only 936 examples were produced, with 427 Speedsters heading Stateside. These pop up for sale from time to time, but most are tucked away in collections given their rarity and the aircooled boom. This example up for sale in California checks in with 34,000 miles and some odd little custom touches that makes Porsche so unpredictable at times.

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Year: 1994
Model: 911 Speedster
VIN: WP0CB2962RS465424
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 34,064 mi
Location: Hawthorne, California
Price: $135,500 Buy It Now

Porsche South Bay is thrilled to offer this very striking, matching numbers, Clean Carfax, low mileage and fully serviced 1994 964 Speedster. Finished in the iconic color combination of Black over the Black – Yellow Sport Bucket seat interior with the following factory installed options:

Cassette radio “Porsche CR-1”
Limited-Slip Differential
Bucket seats
Reduced radio preparation
Cruise control
Five-speed manual gearbox
Alarm system
Airbag driver and passenger
Air conditioning
Third brake light

Our service team has just performed our comprehensive Porsche Classic 911 inspection which resulted in a complete major service including valve adjustment, spark plugs, distributor cap, chain box grommets, valve cover gaskets, Air and oil filters along with 12 qts of Porsche Classic oil, power steering rack boots, service and recharge AC, new battery, four new Michelins and a comprehensive four wheel alignment.

964 Speedsters are among the rarest 911 models ever imported with just 427 coming to the US market out of the total production run of 936. With the improved second generation 3.6L engine (after 1992) producing 247 HP and with many of the RS pieces and the lightweight speedster the resulting curb weight of just 2977 pounds makes the 964 Speedster among the most lively performers in Porsche’s lineup for 1994. If you are in search of a collector quality, low mileage and owner count 964 Speedster you will be hard pressed to find a finer example on the market today at any price.

A classic black over black example, with yellow accents? We’ve seen the yellow face plate for the instrument cluster before on a yellow 964 Speedster from a few years ago, but I’m not quite sure where all the yellow accents came from. I can buy the yellow seat belts given those aren’t something you get off eBay to swap in, but the shift boot, e-brake handle, and door pulls? Not sure if those were factory. This car is thankfully optioned with the 964 RS seats which I think is a must-have option if you were buying one of these, as I think they fit the style and purpose of the car really well. Another big relief is that the car went through a full service and addressed all the needs. Not that these cars are unreliable, but given their propensity to sit for long periods of time, it is nice to have everything tidied up.

The ask on this one is $135,500, which is probably in the ball park, but high. Keep in mind this is a Porsche dealer in California, so this is no surprise. A very nice one sold for over $150,000 all-in a few months ago, but that car had 14,000 miles. Is a car with 20,000 more miles worth $15,000 less? Tough to say. Prices bottom out at around $100,000 for these and seemingly have no limit given the mileage, color, and options. Cool example here, just need to maybe see a window sticker on this one to find out about the splashes of yellow.

– Andrew

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7 Comments

  1. I know this car well. I had an opportunity to buy it about a year ago. It’s okay but it’s had plenty of paint work. It appears as if this dealer has cleaned up many of the issues but it remains a driver quality car far from a collector car quality vehicle. The driver’s seat needed substantial work. The clam shell was cracked in two places. It needed and abs pump. The electrical system needed sorting. Both bumpers needed to be skimmed and painted. The car had previous paint work. The front bumper was askew. The tires were dry rotted, brakes needed attention. Nothing huge but by my estimate it needed at least 10grand of work. Lots of stuff because the car had been sitting. I owned one of these in the 90’s they’re really fun cars and obviously unique.

  2. Well, that’s that. Thanks Howard.

  3. There is noting inherently wrong with the car that would stop me from buying it as a driver to enjoy. Its a unique and special 964. This one is just not a “collector” quality car. If you showed up at your local cars and coffee it would be a hit and the only people who would detect the former imperfections are those who know cars really well and know what to look for. If its a car someone is interested in buying I would highly recommend seeing it, having a PPI done and working out an appropriate price. The prices of these cars has fallen enough in the last couple of years that you’re not buying anywhere near the top of the market and you can probably enjoy it for years without taking a major hit on it. You certainly wont see yourself coming or going given the rarity of these cars.

  4. michael blechman

    cars are mechanical devices and as such may be reconditioned to as new becoming as new… knowing what to look for only means that and if you’re looking at a properly prepared car, well…
    all cars are for driving at best… collecting cars too hide away like some museum is more a statement on the mental condition of the collector… nothing is so rare that it must be coddled and hidden
    unless money is more important than the car… being rich doesn’t make you intelligent, just rich…

  5. The front end on these has always bothered me. The headlights and bumper just look weird compared to the roof and rear end. I don’t know if it needs a slant nose conversion, or what to make it look better or what. Those yellow interior accents are gross too. That being said, I’d love to try one and see what it’s like to drive.

  6. Those yellow accents where available at that time if I’m correct. I’ve seen them in blue en red also.

  7. michael blechman I agree with some of what you said. I differ in the valuation of cars. There is a premium on an car which has had NO paint work and is all original. “As new” is not the same as “All original”. This car with the current miles is not worth putting away, add the miles to the paint work and other issues and you have a nice driver car someone should just drive and enjoy. Cars in general are very poor investments. Even if you could sell this car for $300k it would have been a poor investment buying it new in 1994 and stashing it away without driving it. The 94 Speedster was not a big seller. I purchased one in 1995 with 5k miles on it and there were still cars new and unsold on dealers lots.

    Nick, yes the yellow accents are 100% factory. I have seen them in red on several cars and one in Maritime Blue. That was in the only Maritime Blue 1994 Speedster made too.

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