1994 Porsche 911 "G"

911 Speedster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1994
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    288
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

  • Showing just 21,025 miles from new
  • One of only 469 North American examples
  • Finished in Grand Prix White over black leather; new black cloth top
  • Optional limited-slip differential, air conditioning, Sport seats, and color-matched wheels
  • Includes copy of original Bill of Sale, owner’s manual, service records, and prior registrations
  • Documented by Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
  • Please note this lot will need to be collected from Auburn, IN

Porsche debuted their spartan Speedster model in 1954, seeking to wrestle a portion of the United States’ “low-cost convertible” market away from such dominant British marques as Austin-Healey, MG, and Lotus. The Speedster concept proved to be a home run for Porsche’s stateside presence, with the sloping, race-geared roadster achieving popular acclaim and motorsport success in equal measure.

Ending production of their first-generation 356 Speedster in 1959, Porsche would leave the Speedster badge dormant for nearly 30 years until 1989, upon release of the one-year-only 911 Carrera-based Speedster. Essentially a “chopped” version of the marque’s contemporary Carrera cabriolet, the second-generation Speedster featured a shortened and raked front windshield, manual cloth ‘emergency’ soft top, and ‘double-bubble’ tonneau shell behind the seats. The Carrera cabriolet-sourced the single overhead cam, air-cooled 3.2-liter, flat-six engine which was paired with a standard G50 five-speed transaxle providing 231 horsepower and 190 lb. ft. of torque.

The greatly improved third generation Type 964 Speedster was released in late 1992. The larger 3.6-liter, air-cooled M64 SOHC, flat-six engine delivers an improved 247 horsepower and 280-pound feet of torque, propelling the 3,527-pound convertible to 60-mph in just 5.5-seconds. A G50 five-speed transaxle transmission routes power the rear wheels aided by a revised onboard computer, 17-inch staggered alloy wheels, and optional limited-slip differential. The 964 platform not only provided the third generation Speedster with improved performance and sharper aesthetics, but also improved handling and driving dynamics. Sizable four-piston calipers and cross-ventilated rotors at each corner underpin a multilink independent suspension featuring MacPherson struts up front and semi-trailing arms at the convertible’s more bulbous rear track. The 964 Speedster served within the Porsche lineup as a desirable bridge between the comfortable Carrera S2 cabriolet and track-focused Carrera RS.

The 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster offered here is a well-documented, and tastefully optioned ‘narrow-body’ example presenting with 21,025 miles since new. The Grand Prix White exterior and optional color-matched, staggered 17-inch Cup wheels contrast brightly against the handsome black leather interior. Fewer than a thousand 964 Speedsters were constructed, with 469 examples earmarked for North American distribution. This chassis has been meticulously maintained—the original 3.6-liter motor and five-speed manual gearbox are both present and unmodified. Additional factory options on this Speedster include a limited-slip differential, air conditioning, and the leather “Carrera 3” sport bucket seats. This lot is offered with its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, a copy of the original Bill of Sale, owner’s manual, warranty guides, service records, prior registrations, and a clean CARFAX report.

With its impressive performance, dashing good looks, exclusivity, and documented ownership history, there is no substitute to this 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/0120.