Production of the Porsche 991 chassis has wrapped up and oh boy did it go out with a bang. Continuing on the tradition of the Speedster body style, lots were left wondering how Porsche was going to make the Speedster “work”, so to speak, as the rear end of the GT3 is quite girthy. That meant making a giant clam shell to hide a little fabric roof and all make it work flawlessly, while not ruining the design of the 991 completely. What do you know, but the engineers at Porsche pulled it, just like they always seem to do.
Just to sum it up, the 991 Speedster is basically a GT3 Touring with a raked windshield and the already mentioned carbon fiber clam shell to house a soft top. Just 1,948 examples were produced for worldwide consumption, with most all of them being offered to significant Porsche customers, who not only buy everything that is graciously offered to them, but also buy and lease models that need moved off the lot. The majority of these Speedsters never saw the lights of the showroom floor and were directly deposited right into the garages of collectors, but one of two of them with delivery miles are being advertised to the general public. This example up for sale in Los Angeles is finished in the amazing PTS blue (more on that after the break) and has a bunch of other special little treats. The price? Brace for impact.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster on eBay
Model: 911 Speedster
Engine: 4.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 8 mi
Location: Hawthorne, California
Price: $418,720 Buy It Now
Porsche South Bay is thrilled to offer this stunning PTS Voodoo Blue over Black 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster equipped as follows:
Extended Range Fuel Tank, 23.7 gal
20″ 911 Speedster Wheels
Front Axle Lift System
6-Speed GT Sport Manual Transmission
2-Zone Automatic Climate Control incl. Air Conditioning
Luggage Net in Passenger Footwell
Light Design Package
BOSEÂ® Surround Sound System
Adaptive Sport Seats Plus (18-way)
Auto-Dimming Mirrors with Integrated Rain Sensor
Wheels Painted in Satin Platinum
Please contact our sales team for further details.
RWD 6-Speed Manual 4.0L H6 DOHC 24V LEV3-LEV160 502hp
The more and more I look at the 991 Speedster, the more it is growing on me. This is a giant hunk of a car, but all the proportions are correct and no one angle seems offensive or off. Then there’s the color. The seller lists it as Miami Blue in the header, then Voodoo Blue in the description. Carter doesn’t think it’s either. Instead he suggests that it’s Aetna Blue, a 356 color. We’re not sure, but a COA could probably sort it out since it’s not listed on the window sticker. Regardless, I think the blue was a good call and the matching interior accents are always fun. This one was optioned without the carbon buckets, and that probably makes sense as a grand tourer that it is supposed to be. This a perfect Hamptons or Highway 1 car that at the same time can blow your socks off if needed.
The price? $418,720. Holy cow. The base sticker on a Speedster is $274,500 which is already bananas, and this specific car had another $44,000 just in options that put the sticker at $318,720. That means the mark-up is an even $100,000. There have been rumblings that Porsche NA and Porsche AG don’t love seeing things like dealers publicly advertising $100,000 “market adjustments” on models, and I can’t imagine they are thrilled to see this. Yes, this car is very rare in terms of GT cars, but $100,000 over sticker? I’d be shocked if this car sold for that. Give it another month.