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1989 Porsche 911 Speedster
Lot No.: 314
Registration: F73 GUX
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ91ZKS151214
Engine Number: 64K04565
Number of cylinders: 6
Year of Manufacture: 1989
Estimate (£): 145,000 - 165,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
The 911 "Speedster" was first produced in 1989 by Porsche to reflect the timeless design of their original 356 Speedster from the late 1950's. Design cues included the instantly recognisable raked aluminium windscreen, 3 inches lower than the standard car, combined with the 'double hump' clamshell fibreglass tonneau cover.
The model was based upon the 3.2 Carrera with its later G50 gearbox, 911Turbo wide body and chassis, upgraded Turbo-spec brakes and suspension, combined with the normally aspirated 3.2, flat-6 Carrera engine producing 231bhp. This resulted in an outstanding driving experience which was limited to the 139 right-hand drive, Turbo-bodied Speedsters ever produced.
This factory right-hand drive car was delivered in July 1989 by Porsche Cars Australia to a Mr.Victor Berk, of New South Wales, who is its one and only private registered keeper from new. It remains today in its original specification of Black (colour code A1V9) with black leather upholstery and a black hood.
It was factory fitted from new with the 'Super Sport' equipment option, alarm system, and the luggage compartment trimmed in black velour. The comprehensive history file includes everything from the original dealer order form, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity (GB), an introduction letter from Porsche Australia to Mr. Berk, every "inspection report" (Australian MOT) carried out by the supplying dealer in New South Wales from new until June 2014, the original Porsche leather wallet and book pack with spare keys, and even the demo cassette for the Blaupunkt audio system!
In June 2014, Porsche Centre Sydney carried out a full dealer inspection report, including a compression test and full service, prior to the car's export to the UK. The report concludes a completely clean bill of health with no warnings or faults at a mileage in June 2014 of 8,718 Kms. Today it has covered just 8,997 Kms, which is 5,590 miles from new. The service book shows 21 main dealer services from new carried out on time, irrespective of mileage covered. The mileage is therefore warranted and the paintwork and interior condition remain exceptional and flawless throughout.
A 'triple black' wide-bodied, right-hand drive Speedster is a rare thing of great beauty and in this condition, an exceptional find that is highly collectable. Silverstone Auctions are very proud to offer it for public auction for the first time in the car's life.