Classic Van Auction Talk

Tuesday 20 October 2015




Inspired by the iconic 1950's Porsche 356 Speedster's unique low line look, Porsche produced the 911 3.2 Carrera Speedster in 1989 only, with just 2,104 made worldwide, of which only a few were right hand drive UK cars. Offered in narrow or turbo bodied form, the Speedster was a sleek, low swept model with a distinctive low raked windscreen and 'speed humps' behind both driver and passenger. Considered to be a very attractive design by the cognoscenti of the day, it featured the popular, powerful and reliable 3.2 Carrera engine producing 231 bhp, a 0-60mph time of 5.4 seconds and a top speed of over 150mph.
Supplied new on 1st September 1989 by Merlin Porsche Chesterfield, this original UK right-hand drive, Turbo-bodied Speedster looks stunning in Black with a Black leather interior. Purchased by our vendor in 1998 from Rivervale (now Mid-Sussex Porsche), the car has since been driven on many an enjoyable trip to Europe, including weekends at the Le Mans Classic, Nurburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix and even the Mille Miglia. During our vendor's tenure, many concours events have been entered & won - testament to the amount of pampering this car has enjoyed throughout its life.
A comprehensive history file accompanies the car including invoices from AFN Porsche and Rivervale, along with 22 MoT certificates and most recently, an invoice from Precision Porsche who carried out some remedial paintwork of the bonnet, front wings and front bumper to remove all stone chips. Contained within the original leather book pack are the driver's manual, 911 Speedster supplementary driver's manual and the service book which now shows 19 service stamps, the last of which was carried out on 4th December '14 by Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex. At this time, the mileage recorded was 55,193 miles, with only 75 miles being covered since. This Speedster comes complete with its space-saver spare wheel (which has never been used), an electric tyre inflator, tool roll and a custom-made tonneau cover by JSM Trimmings, Lewes.
Thoroughly cherished over the past 17 years of ownership by our vendor, himself a Porsche Club GB member, this Speedster is one of only 64 UK-specification cars, presenting the new owner with the chance to own a rare Porsche indeed. With an odometer reading of only 55,268 miles and an MoT certificate until 30th July '16, this car would not look out of place in any Porsche collection today.

Viewing: 24th October 2015 10:00 - 16:00
25th October 2015 09:00 - 13:00
Auction: 25th October 2015
Sale type: Classic Porsches / Modern Porsches

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