The 911 Speedster is exceptionally rare and quite a milestone for Porsche. Just as this car was hitting showrooms, the 1994 Porsche Boxster concept drop-kicked the enthusiast world into a hysterical frenzy.
Everyone was mad for the chopped-windshield look — but only 409 of the Porsche 964 Speedsters arrived for sale in the United States.
Rare and certain to cause a double-take among even hardcore Porsche fans – the Speedster is an amazing vehicle to consider for collectors and sunny-day drivers. Its proportions say classic 911 at first glimpse, but the detailing is 100-percent surprising thanks to the ultra-low windshield, covered double-bubble tonneau cover, and updated 964 mechanicals and cabin to nearly match the 993 on speed.
Comparing the Speedster with the regular Carrera 2 cabrio shows how low the roof is chopped on the limited-run Speedster.
The estimate is quite reasonable for such a special machine – but bid early and often to make sure it comes home with you and not someone else!
Please note: only the silver watermarked images are the actual Gooding 2014 car.
1994 Porsche 911 Speedster
1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6 Speedster
Standard Porsche Carrera 2 Cabriolet
1994 Porsche 964 Speedster
TECH SPEC HIGHLIGHTS
• 3,299 CC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
• Electronic Fuel Injection
• 247 BHP at 6,100 RPM
• 5-Speed Manual Transaxle
• 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
• Front and Rear Independent Suspension with Coil Springs and Stabilizer Bar
Few classic roadsters are as revered as the Porsche Speedster, the most sporting body style offered on the 356 between 1954 and 1958. The “Speedster” nameplate has become so revered that Porsche has occasionally repurposed it for limited-production 911 models.
After the Carrera 3.2 Speedster of 1989, the nomenclature went on hiatus until the 1993 Detroit Motor Show. There, Porsche introduced a new Speedster built on the type 964 Carrera 2 platform that integrated an unprecedented degree of luxury, including power windows and any interior options available on the Carrera 2. The 964 Speedster featured a hand-cranked ragtop and lightweight racing bucket seats in keeping with the model’s original philosophy.
This beautiful 964 Speedster is believed to be one of only 409 examples built for the US market, and one of just two finished in the custom-color combination of metallic silver paint over a black interior. Documented with a full service history, this rare open Porsche benefits from the care of just three custodians and is accompanied by books, tools, and the original window sticker. The Speedster received a major service in April 2014, at which time a new set of tires were mounted.
As the Speedster moniker will always impress, this more recent edition offers the opportunity to acquire a pristine and ideally maintained example of a rare open Porsche that can be enjoyed on weekend outings or admired at marque gatherings.
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