1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster
Engine #64K05667 (Type 930/25)
Engine Number 64K05667
Transmission Number 1K03944
215 bhp at 5,900 rpm, 3,164 cc air cooled SOHC horizontally opposed six cylinder engine with DME Motronic/2 electronic fuel injection, Type G50 five speed manual transaxle, oil fed chain tensioners, independent front suspension with MacPherson struts, lower A-arms, torsion bars and an anti roll bar. Independent rear suspension with semi trailing arms, transverse torsion bars, tubular shock absorbers, anti roll bar and four wheel power assist and ventilated disc brakes.
In the mid 1980’s, Porsche President Peter Schultz approved a modern update as a way to reignite some of the original 195-‘s Speedster excitement. It was a single year offering that was introduced for the 1989 model year, which not coincidentally was the 25th anniversary of the 911.
Only 2,104 of the new Speedster were built between January and September of 1989. and of that total only 823 were delivered to the united States. The Speedster, option number M503, was the last variant based on the outgoing K program chassis, that was to be replaced by the new Type 964. Porsche offered the new Speedster in both slant nosed and turbo body variants in Germany, but only the turbo look was sold in the U.S.
The 911 Speedster was distinctively shaped by Porsche’s styling department under the direction of Tony Lapine. It offered a cut down windshield reminiscent of the original, a minimal single layer fabric top and a twin humped fiberglass tonneau that covered the area where the occasional rear seats would normally reside. The front quarter windows were eliminated and the new side windows were manually operated. Like the original 356 Speedster, the new version was rarely seen with its top up.
This Speedster left the factory on June 12, 1989. It was delivered to California where it was not titled and exported to Japan. It was converted to kilometers and Euro style bumpers and trim lights for the Japanese market. It was ordered in code P5 Grand Prix White with black Sport Seats with electric height adjustment. Options include Cruise control, Headlight washers, Heavy Duty Windshield cleaning, Shorter Gear Shift lever, luggage compartment in black velour, air conditioning, Blaupunkt Reno, California Emissions, Alarm System and Left and Right Heated Seats.
The car was imported from long term ownership in Japan to Vancouver, Canada in 2014.
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