Inspired by the iconic 1950s Porsche 356 Speedster's unique low line look, Porsche introduced the Carrera 2-based Speedster as a concept at the 1987 Frankfurt Motor Show. It was a two-seater based on the J-programme, ‘rubber bumper’ 911 and designed to relive the no-frills, top-down days of the original 356 Speedster. The new car was intended for “friends of open motoring,” as Porsche put it, and its roof was stored under a colour-coded polyurethane moulding on the rear deck, behind the driver and passenger’s heads. The seats were lower than normal, the aluminium-framed windscreen was raked back by five degrees and the side windows were frameless. The Speedster made it into production for one year only, 1989, and was available in two body styles: Turbo Look and standard, with the 935-style 'Slant-Nose' treatment available on either. 2,104 were built in total, primarily for Porsche’s two core markets, the United States and Germany and only a handful of right-hand drive cars made it to the UK.
This example is one of those very rare UK right-hand drive cars and has covered just 61,277 miles from new and comes with an extensive history file and in superb condition. Previous owners have taken meticulous care of the car and even comes with the tyre gauge supplied with the car from new (which is almost never seen). The rareness and exclusivity of this car makes it a great investment for any portfolio, so call today and organise a personalised video or in person viewing of the car.