1989 Porsche 911 "G"

Carrera Speedster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1989
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction
Fine Motorcars & The Jaguar Legend
Blenheim Palace
Woodstock
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Saturday 18th July 2009
Registration Number: WHP 17 Chassis Number: WP0222912K5122451
Porsche reintroduced one of their most iconic body styles in 1989 - the Speedster. This uncompromising variant hadn’t been offered since 1959, a time when 356’s were rolling out of the factory and the 911 was still five years from inception. The first 911 Speedster had actually been displayed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1987 but it would be 16 months before production actually began in January 1989. Regular 911 Cabriolet body shells were used for the mechanically standard Speedster, these being equipped with a cut-down, more steeply raked aluminium framed windscreen and special frameless one-piece side windows. The normal Cabriolet hood mechanism was completely discarded in favour of a flimsy emergency roof that stowed under a distinctive body-coloured plastic moulding. Both the stan