1989 PORSCHE 911 3.2 SPEEDSTER

KEY FACTS

  • A rare, right-hand drive example of the iconic air-cooled sports car, presented in superb condition throughout and with only three former keepers from new.
  • Under the engine lid is the air-cooled 3.2-litre flat-six, which sends 228bhp to the rear wheels via a ‘G50’ five-speed manual transmission.
  • As confirmed by the car’s Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this Speedster left the factory in May 1989, and it has been with its current owner since June 1993, spending the majority of the time since then in France.
  • It has only had three former keepers, and was previously owned by Sir Anthony Bamford, chairman of JCB.
  • Inspired by the iconic 356 Speedster model, this 911 3.2 Speedster is one of approximately 2,100 examples, and one of only 139 right-hand drive cars.

EQUIPMENT AND FEATURES

  • Finished in Arctic Silver metallic over a ‘Colour to Sample’ Plum Red leather interior, this is a genuine C16-code, UK-supplied model, with its factory wax oil still showing.
  • Specified with the wide body ‘Turbo’ look, this Speedster also features a shorter aluminium-framed windscreen with a shallower rake, and a ‘double bubble’ rear cover housing the fabric soft top, giving a distinctive look when viewed from behind. The seats are also mounted lower in the cabin.
  • The 911 Speedster was created as a pared-back performance variant, omitting air conditioning, electric windows and even power steering. This focus on weight-saving translates to a 0-60 time of 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 152mph.
  • The Super Sport Equipment, or ‘Turbo Look’ package, included 911 Turbo axle brackets and stabilisers, and more powerful brakes.
  • This example rides on its original Fuchs alloy wheels featuring Porsche-crested centre caps, shod in Bridgestone tyres
  • Specified options include electrically operated seats and the omission of the front and rear spoilers.
  • The car is currently fitted with a ‘Blaupunkt Dortmund 230 DAB’ stereo, and a period-correct Blaupunkt radio-cassette unit is also included, alongside manuals for both.
  • Also accompanying the car are its complete and original book pack, all sales brochures, two original service books, two sets of keys with Porsche immobilisers, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, original bill of sale, original Porsche tyre pressure gauge, touch-up stick, and a portfolio containing the V5 registration document, various service invoices and MOTs, and vehicle tracker data.

Factory specification:

  • C16: UK-model car
  • 058: Impact absorbers front and rear
  • 243: Shorter shift lever for G50 transmission
  • 437: 8-way electrically adjustable seat, left
  • 438: 8-way electrically adjustable seat, right
  • 470: Without front and rear spoiler
  • 491: Turbo-look
  • 494: Amplifier
  • 975: Luggage compartment velour carpet

CONDITION

  • The car has no known bodywork damage.
  • The original Arctic Silver metallic paintwork is described by the vendor as being in excellent overall condition, with handful of minor stone chips to the front end of the car, wing mirrors and on the clam shell, which are only visible upon close inspection.
  • The interior is also very smart and is believed to be fully original, with only very minor creasing on the front seats. The switchgear and touchpoints all present very well, with no significant wear or blemishes.
  • This 911 is in excellent running order, with no known mechanical or electrical faults, other than the electric aerial not extending.
  • The car’s last MOT test was conducted on 17 November 2020 at 42,470 miles, which resulted in a clean, first-time pass.
  • It has passed every MOT test on its first attempt since records were digitalised in 2006.

SERVICE HISTORY

  • This 911 Speedster’s most recent maintenance was undertaken in April 2018 at 42,464 miles by specialist Precision Porsche, who carried out an annual service, including replacement of the engine oil and filter, as well as the drive belt and brake fluid.
  • Prior to this, Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex performed an engine oil change and vehicle service in April 2017 at 40,725 miles.
  • Previously, Precision Porsche replaced the brake fluid in April 2016 at 39,039 miles, and Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex performed an engine oil change and service in March 2016 at 38,791 miles.
  • The seller has stated that they are willing to carry out a full service and MOT test on the car prior to its handover to the new owner.

Dates and Mileages:

  • Apr 2018 - 42,464 miles - Precision Porsche
  • Apr 2017 - 40,725 miles - Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex
  • Apr 2016 - 39,039 miles - Precision Porsche
  • Mar 2016 - 38,791 miles - Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex
  • Apr 2015 - 37,007 miles - Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex
  • Apr 2014 - 35,144 miles - Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex
  • Apr 2013 - 33,080 miles - Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex
  • Apr 2012 - 31,458 miles - Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex
  • Apr 2011 - 29,762 miles - Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex
  • Apr 2010 - 27,844 miles - Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex
  • Apr 2009 - 25,662 miles - Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex
  • Apr 2008 - 23,774 miles - Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex
  • Apr 2007 - 21,653 miles - Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex
  • Apr 2006 - 19,941 miles - Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex
  • Sep 2004 - 17,497 miles - Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex
  • Sep 2003 - 15,471 miles - Porsche Centre Rivervale
  • May 2002 - 14,406 miles - Porsche Centre Rivervale
  • Feb 2001 - 11,942 miles - Porsche Centre Rivervale
  • Jul 1999 - 8,537 miles - Porsche Centre AFN
  • Sep 1997 - 5,993 miles - Porsche Centre AFN
  • May 1995 - 5,123 miles - A.N Yates-Smith Porsche
  • Oct 1994 - 4,059 miles - A.N Yates-Smith Porsche
  • Mar 1994 - 3,055 miles - Porsche Centre Nottingham
  • Aug 1989 - PDI - Porsche Centre Cardiff

SUMMARY

A true collector’s car, this Porsche 911 3.2 Speedster is a meticulously cared-for, low mileage example of the sought-after modern classic. Made all the more rare by its ‘Colour to Sample’ interior upholstery, it would make a fine addition to any collection of Stuttgart’s finest, and will surely delight its next owner every time they get behind the wheel and take to their favourite roads.

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Car Overview

  • 42,481 miles
  • manual
  • RHD
  • Arctic Silver Metallic (L980)
  • Plum Red (Colour to Sample)
  • 3.2L
  • VINWP0ZZZ91ZKS151680


Lot Overview

  • Lot #06030
  • private Sale
  • Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Seller

  • PPorsche

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