Tuner Tuesday Part 2: 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster Strosek

The name Speedster is one of the most mythical nameplates to grace a Porsche. It appeared recently as a limited run 997 model and has since graced two other 911 variants and the 356 a half century ago. I’m a big fan of the 964 in general, particularly the Speedster variant. Noted Porsche tuner Strosek decided to have a go at modifying this rare vehicle and the results are, well, subjective to say the least. This Martime Blue Strosek Speedster for sale in Florida has a little over 12,000 miles on the clock and provides a window back to the mid 1990s era of tuning.

Year: 1994
Model: 911 Speedster Strosek
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 12,800 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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This is 1994 Porsche Speedster Strosek by Factory Strosek. This is not an imitation!

Started life as a 1994 Factory Porsche Speedster

The factory color is maritime blue with the maritime blue accent interior.

Only 12,800 miles.

Clear Bra on nose and many areas and edges to protect the car.

Strosek Mirrors

Strosek Exhaust

Strosek Body

Strosek Gauges

Strosek Floor Mats

All owners manuals, all keys, complete car.

No accidents! Clean title!

Many more photos available!

Is a modded 964 Speedster worth more than a bone stock factory version? Even though Stroksek is a known commodity, Speedsters of all kinds bring big dollars. Many enthusiasts will agree that mods like this don’t help the vehicle’s cause. Regardless, there’s a market for everything. Whether this Strosek will meet its reserve and ecplise stock 964 Speedster values will leave this as an interesting auction to watch.

-Paul

1989 Porsche 911 Speedster

In the world of affordable 911s, the Speedster is not one of them, nor has it ever been. Known as option M503, the Speedster appeared for the 1989 model year only, with only 2,104 produced. Development on the model began in 1983 at the direction of Dr. Helmuth Bott, the research and development head at Porsche. The introduction of the 911 Cabriolet that year provided an optimal basis for a stripped down, low cowl version in the spirit of the 356 Speedster. It would also serve as a bookend to close the 3.2 Carrera chapter before the dawn of the 1990s brought four-wheel drive, twin-turbocharged engines and later, the demise of the air-cooled engine. This Speedster for sale in North Carolina is a well optioned example finished in Grand Prix White over red leather.

Year: 1989
Model: 911 Speedster
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 25,384 mi
Price: $145,000 Buy It Now

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From the moment the 1989 911 Speedster was brought to market, it was truly beloved. After a 30-year wait, Porsche brought back the “Speedster” with this stylish, high-performance successor to the 356. With a very limited number of cars (824) sent to the United States, the beautiful and powerful Speedster was an instant collector’s car. Road Scholars is delighted to offer this impressive, heavily-optioned example featuring low mileage, original paint, gorgeous original red leather interior, and a well-documented provenance.

1989 911 Speedster
VIN: WPOEB0913KS173742
Exterior Color: Grand Prix White
Interior: Full leather in color to sample “Red”
25,384 Miles (Original paint and interior)
Four owners from new and documentation on the mileage.
Note: Original exhaust comes with the Speedster (After market exhaust currently on it).
Includes all the original books (tools) and even PCNA letter to new Speedster owners dated 1989.

Options from the factory include:
1. Leather color to sample
2. Rim cap with Porsche crest
3. Three spoke steering wheel with horn button and enamel crest
4. Leather shift cover
5. Leather shift knob
6. Steering wheel with raised hub
7. Limited slip differential
8. Shorter gear shift lever
9. Heavy-duty windshield cleaning
10. Headlight washers
11. Grand Prix White painted wheels
12. Sport Seat (left) electric
13. Sport Seat (right) electric
14. Automatic speed control
15. Amplifier
16. Alarm system
17. Air conditioning
18. Radio with CD player
19. Luggage compartment “Black Velour”
20. Leather Piping to sample
21. Seat stitching in black
22. Leather welting color to sample

A fully documented, low mileage 911 Speedster such as this won’t come cheap, but closing in on $150,000 is a bit steep. Most 911 Speedsters you come across will be in good condition, as collectors and enthusiasts alike knew from the get go that these cars were destined to become classics. It is still possible to find a choice example of a Speedster for between $90,000 and $125,000. One wonders if the days of the under $30,000 3.2 Carrera are numbered. If so, will the Speedster variant soon move deeper into six figure territory?

-Paul

1994 Porsche 911 Speedster – REVISIT

The 911 Speedster is one of those fleeting models in the Porsche lineup, appearing from time to time in limited numbers. Only 936 of the 964 Speedsters were produced, with the majority coming to the US. We featured this particular Speedster for sale on Long Island last September. It was last listed for sale at $89,900 and since then has traveled a little over 200 more miles.

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Year: 1994
Model: 911 Speedster
Engine: 3.6 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 23,885 miles
Price: $109,000 Buy It Now

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Unique and extremely rare Porsche Speedster in Concours condition and a must have to complete any collection. With only 23,602 miles from new, this Porsche is one of only 427 shipped to the United States. Immediately recognizable and a real head turner with the iconic bathtub styling. The Factory sport seats were replaced with a more comfortable RS seat as well as the ugraded radio and speakers.This is the final edition of the drop head air cooled 964 models and a must have.The 964 edition is significantly more performance oriented with a larger 3.6 liter Engine (247hp) Larger Wheels and Tires, Better Brakes (ABS) and a higher top speed of 162 mph. This car is equipped with a 5 Speed Manual Transmission, Color Coded 17″ wheels, AM/FM CD Player, Black soft top (in near perfect condition), Automatic Rear Spoiler, Driver Airbag, Power Windows and Locks, Cockpit Tonneau Cover and Complete Books and Keys. The Dunlop tires are brand new. It has a clean Carfax with no accident history.

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Of all the 911 Speedsters, I like the 964 the best, especially in comparison to the recent 997 series model. The tonneau cover on the 2011 model seemed a bit too elevated, giving it a hump backed look. With any rare Porsche, 964 Speedsters are not cheap. Current auctions and sales seem to have these cars pegged around the $75,000 to $100,000, with a few breaking into six figure territory if they have special provenance or options. Back in 2009, Jerry Seinfeld’s specially optioned 964 Speedster sold at the Barrett Jackson auction for a shade over $101,200 including the buyer’s premium.

The last time we featured this car for sale, it had been on the market for some time. Personally, I feel the seats and aftermarket radio detract a bit from the purity of this car, which leads me to believe getting top dollar for this one may be a bit difficult.

-Paul

1994 Porsche 911 Speedster

In all the years that the Porsche 911 has been with us, we’ve only seen the Speedster appear three times, in 1989, 1994 and 2012. There were also two 993 based Speedsters produced by the factory, one for Ferdinand Porsche and the other for noted Porsche collector Jerry Seinfeld. Of all the 911 Speedsters, the 964 based one is my favorite. The smooth, integrated bumpers mesh well with the trademark tonneau cover. Most of the Speedsters you come across these days have low mileage and have been stashed away by collectors, and this one for sale in Florida is no different.

1994 Porsche 911 Speedster on eBay

This unique and extremely rare Porsche Speedster is in concours condition and a must have to complete your ultimate Porsche collection. With only 23,602 miles, this Porsche is one of only 427 shipped to the USA! Immediately recognizable and a real head turner is the iconic bathtub styling. This is the final edition of the drop top, air cooled 964 Speedster and a must have. The 1994 edition is significantly more performance oriented with a larger 3.6 liter engine (247 hp), larger wheels and tires, better brakes (ABS) and a faster top speed (162 mph).

This car is equipped with a 5-speed G50 gearbox, color coded 17” wheels, AM/FM/CD player, black soft top (in near perfect condition), automatic rear spoiler, driver airbag, power windows and locks, cockpit tonneau cover and complete books/keys. The Dunlop tires are brand new. It has a clean Carfax with no accident history. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a rare collectors Speedster in immaculate condition.

It seems that $80,000 to $100,000 is the sweet spot for mint, low mileage 964 Speedsters right now. The overdose of white might not be to everyone’s liking, but I’m a fan. While it doesn’t have the more aggressively bolstered seats with color keyed seatbacks, the cloth seats are a nice touch that you don’t see too often. Even though their price doesn’t reflect it, the 964 Speedster holds a special place in my heart, as they personify simple motoring pleasure.

-Paul

1955 Porsche Speedster

What was originally devised as a lower cost, open roofed version of the 356, the Speedster is now one of the most valuable variants of the 356 range. Funny how fate works sometimes, isn’t it? Upon urgings from the sole importer of Porsches to the US at the time, Max Hoffman, the Speedster was introduced at the end of 1954 and carried on through 1958 when the 356 Convertible D, with its taller windscreen and roll up windows. The high water mark for the Speedster was 1957, with over 1,100 built. This 1955 model for sale in San Francisco is an earlier Speedster with the dual tail lamps and the 1500cc flat four cylinder engine.

1955 Porsche Speedster on eBay

Chassis # 80584 Engine # 35480, Type 546/2, #’s match. 1500 Normal engine w/ 912 rockers, followers and rods. Elgin grind cam, ’58 Super spec carbs, Koni shocks. Color change from White to Black. Very rare for ’55 factory optional fuel gauge. This is an accident free, numbers matching car. Retains all of its original body panels. Correct date stamps on original wheels including spare. Correct 16” bias ply tube tires. The owner purchased the car in 1989 in Southern California and a multiple year restoration was carried out by Autosports Exclusive in San Mateo from 1997 to Oct. 1998. Longitudinals are original. Partial tool roll, tonneau cover, side curtains, jack and jack pad are included. It is in as restored condition having covered very few miles since completion.

Anywhere between $150,000 and $300,000 seems to be the order of the day for 356 Speedster prices these days. Variance in price depends obviously on year, provenance and equipment as with any other classic cars. Wearing all of its original bodywork on an older restoration sure counts for something, even if it isn’t the original color and there are some updated bits on the engine. At $210,000, we’re right around the meaty area of where these lightweight sports cars are trading hands.

-Paul

1994 Porsche 911 Speedster

Last year, as Porsche began to wrap up production of the 997 series 911, the first Speedster model emerged from the factory in 17 years. This was only the third generation of 911 to have a Speedster model, and this 1994 model was the 2011 model’s direct predecessor. With 930 produced, this was the second rarest 964, save for the Jubilee Edition, which was not sold in the US. It was a bit of a mash up between a 911 cabriolet and 964 RS, but had a less aggressive suspension setup than the RS and less creature comforts than the cabriolet, as the Speedster name was meant to conjure up an image of a drivers car. The following example for sale in New Jersey has under 30,000 miles, but low mileage is not exactly uncommon with these cars, as many collectors snapped them up when new.

1994 Porsche 911 Speedster on eBay

1994 Porsche 911 Speedster, very limited production with only 427 built for the US market. Black with black leather sport seats, A/C, power windows, factory rear shell style boot when the convertible top is down. Alpine CD sound system. What a great investment auto, this car won’t last!

This is a smoke-free automobile. There is no damage evident on this vehicle. This is a garage kept vehicle. The engine on this vehicle is running properly. This vehicle has no known defects. The mileage represented on this vehicle is accurate. There are no signs of prior damage on this vehicle. There are no noticeable dings on the exterior of this vehicle. This vehicle has a smooth shifting transmission. All power equipment is functioning properly. The exterior of this vehicle is extra clean. Extra clean interior. Absolutely no rips, odors or abuse. There is approximately 75% of the tire tread remaining.

The asking price of around $85,000 is right around the high end of what you would expect to pay for a 964 Speedster with this kind of mileage. Only the rarest color and trim combinations might bring over $100,000 these days. Personally, I think around $70,000 to $75,000 is about right, as there is nothing too out of the ordinary that sets this particular Speedster apart from the crowd.

-Paul

1989 Porsche 911 Speedster

From 1984 through 1989, Porsche manufactured what was, to many, the pinnacle of the 911 production run, the 3.2 In January 1989, production of the low volume Speedster commenced, ending six short months later with a total of just over 2,000 produced. Featuring a low slung windshield and hard tonneau cover, the Speedster was meant to evoke the 356 models of yore. Here is a widebody example with exceptionally low mileage.

The seller states:

This the rarest of the rare: A black wide body Carrera Speedster. It is very low mileage at 17,572. The paint is all original. This is a lightweight no A/C car. This car is untouched other than oil changes. This is powered by the super reliable Carrera 3.2 Motronic engine. It has its original 5 speed G50 gearbox shifting smoothly and flawlessly. Other than a lightly scraped wheel, the car is cosmetically beautiful.

$65,000 is about average for what clean, low mileage Speedsters are going for these days. I’ve seen some as high as $100,000, some as low as $40,000. With Targa, Coupe and Cabriolet prices holding steady, it’s no surprise that the rarest version of them all commands such respect in the marketplace.

-Paul

1957 Porsche 356A Speedster

This find comes courtesy of Doug over and Rare SportBikes For Sale.
White with Red interior and 51,000 miles. Seller is looking for $175,000. Not much info is provided. I looked to see if this car was listed elsewhere with more details and did not find it.
This is a lot of money to pay for a car where, like Cobras, most people will assume it is a replica.
Looks really nice.

1957 Porsche 356A Speedster on Windmill Cycles

~Evan

Fleet of Vintage Porsche racers & street cars

Newcomer to eBay, but not to the business, Club Carrera Motors has an entire fleet of Porsche vintage racers now available for you on eBay.

A couple racers, including a 56 speedster that raced from day 1, some build up race cars, and a few street cars. They look good and have plenty of pictures and info in their listings. Prices are a bit high. If you want to have an instant race team for SCCA, SVRA, HSR, etc., I bet you could get yourself a deal if you bought them all.

From high to low price wise:

1962 Porsche 356

1961 Porsche 911T
1962 Porsche 356 racer

1961 Porsche 356 racer

1960 Porsche roadster

1956 Porsche speedster

Now just pick up to take them with you to the track. Hey it is Mercedes powered so it is German.

freightliner

~Evan