1994 Porsche 911 Speedster

While those of us in the Eastern US deal with below average temperatures (or insane amounts of snow) it’s nice to day dream of taking out an open-topped car and enjoying the sun and the wind as you dive from corner to corner. Porsche’s most bare-bones expression of that ideal has come in the guise of the Speedster and here we have the last of the air-cooled models produced: a paint-to-sample Silver Metallic 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster, at Champion Porsche in Florida, with just 18,802 miles on it. While the 911-based iterations of the Speedster were never as bare bones as the original 356 Speedster, they still took a departure from their more refined and well-equipped Cabriolet brethren, lacking rear seats and possessing a removable windscreen, lighter front seats, and door pulls. Unlike its predecessor the 3.2 Carrera based 911 Speedster, the majority of Speedsters produced for the 964 were modeled off of the Carrera 2 body rather than the wider Turbo-look. Opinions will vary with regard to which is the better looking version, but the narrow-body 964 Speedster certainly strikes a closer resemblance to the original.

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Year: 1994
Model: 911 Speedster
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 18,802 mi
Price: $239,900 Buy It Now

Title: 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster
Condition: Preowned
Transmission: Manual
Exterior color: Paint to Sample Silver Metallic
Interior color: Black
Stock: 465407
http://www.ecarlist.com/cgi-bin/showroom.cgi?mode=show&d_id=2370&id=17544745

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I imagine a paint-to-sample Silver must be seen in the flesh in order to fully appreciate the nuances of the color choice, because in pictures it is difficult to differentiate this shade from other similar shades of Silver. It definitely looks very nice, and in pretty much every regard this is a pristine example in excellent condition. While paint-to-sample 911s can be a bit difficult to price accurately, this one is priced much higher than where we’ve seen these cars sell and comes much closer to the prices for the highly sought after 1989 911 Speedster. There is a certain conundrum there given that the 964 Speedster is a truer reflection of the original design, and thus we might expect it to command better values. For now, however, they do not appear to have bridged the gap.

-Rob

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5 Comments

  1. It really does look silver! Like a newly minted coin. Beautiful! And this coming from someone who hates all run of the mill silvers and grays.

  2. @Brad – good call…it looks like wet silver paint almost. I checked the dealer listing for color info and it says it was a “paint to order.” I wonder if they were matching something else, if so – what.

  3. Jeez my last post was kind of redundant to Rob’s description, oops! I did find that it sold 3 months ago at Pebble Beach for $181.5k.

    http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1994-porsche-964-speedster/#tab2

  4. I went to see this car today. In real life, this silver looks like liquid mercury.

  5. @audemars – that’s so cool you went to see it! And, that’s such a weird coincidence that you said it looked like liquid mercury – in my first post I literally started typing out “reminds me of the liquid metal effect from the movie Terminator 2,” (which is the spitting image of liquid mercury!), but I thought twice about it and decided it was a reference some people might not get.

    Did they have any other cars there that caught your attention?

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