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Lot 122

1989 Porsche 911 Speedster

  • Chassis no. WP0ZZZ91ZKS152069
  • Engine no. 64K05698

€240.000 - €260.000

Documents: French Certificat d’Immatriculation

  • One of 171 narrow-body Speedsters produced in 1989
  • Includes a set of manuals and tools
  • A rare iteration of one of Porsche’s most iconic models

A seldom selected option, buyers of Porsche’s new 911 Speedster could opt to outfit their new cars in 'narrow-body' configuration, discarding the flared wings most commonly associated with the speedster for the more subtle rear haunches of the standard 911. For the 1989 model year, only 171 Speedsters were built to this specification, comprising just 8 percent of production.

First registered for the road in September of 1989 before being sold to Italy where it resides today, the car spent a significant portion of its life in Japan. Showing just 77,000 kilometres on its odometer, which is believed to be original, the car is accompanied by manuals in Japanese and English, as well as a proper set of tools. According to an appraisal done in 2015 that accompanies the car, it was repainted at least once in its original shade of silver.

The G-series 911s have proven to be some of the most robust and reliable models built in the car’s five-decade history, and the speedsters remain as one of the most desirable variants. This rare, narrow-body Speedster is presented exceptionally well throughout and would be the ideal modern classic Porsche to drive and enjoy this summer.

• Uno dei 171 Speedsters con carrozzeria stretta prodotti nel 1989
• Completo dei manuali uso e manutenzione e del kit attrezzi
• Un raro esempio di “contemporary restyling” di uno dei modelli più rappresentativi di Porsche

Un'opzione raramente richiesta dagli acquirenti delle nuove Porsche 911 Speedster era quella 'narrow body', cioè la carrozzeria stretta, scartando i parfanghi posteriori bombati più comunemente associati alle Speedster in favore di quelli lisci solitamente utilizzati per le “normali” 911. Per l’anno di produzione 1989, sono state solo 171 gli Speedsters richiesti con questa specifica, solo l’8% della produzione.

Immatricolata per la prima volta nel Settembre del 1989, prima di essere venduta in Italia dove risiede ancora oggi, la macchina ha trascorso una parte significativa della sua vita in Giappone. Sono solo 77 mila i chilometri indicati sul contachilometri, un valore che si ritiene essere originale, e, la vettura è accompagnata dai libretti uso e manutenzione in giapponese ed in inglese, così come dal suo kit attrezzi. Secondo una perizia fatta nel 2015 che accompagna la macchina, la vettura è stata riverniciata almeno una volta, mantenendo la sua originaria tonalità di argento.

Le 911 della “Serie G” hanno dimostrato nel tempo di essere alcuni tra i modelli più robusti e affidabili costruiti nei 50 anni di storia del modello, dove la Speedster rimane una delle varianti più ambite. Questa rara Speedster con carrozzeria stretta si presenta benissimo in tutto e può essere la perfetta Porsche “modern classic” da guidare e godere questa estate.

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