In case you’ve got $285,000 laying around and you’re a big fan of classic Porsches, this low-mileage 1989 911 Carrera 3.2 Speedster could make for a great purchase.
Sure, you could spend that money on two 2018 911 Carrera GTS’ or maybe add a few extra grand and get the new GT2 RS, but if you’re a collector, doing so just wouldn’t be as satisfying as actually owning a Speedster.
There are quite a few things that make this car truly special, even among other iconic Porsches. For starters, the Carrera 3.2 Speedster was a limited production model, with just over 2,100 units made between January and July 1989.
It also came with a wide-body look (like the Turbo), plus Turbo suspension and brakes, and a low swept windshield that curbed all the way towards the mirrors, reminiscent of the Porsche 356 Speedster of the 1950s.
All in all, it was about as low and sporty as a Porsche 911 could get back in the late 80s and even early 90s. In fact, Porsche only resurrected the nameplate three other times since then, on the 964, 993, and in 2010 on the 997-gen model.
So what’s the deal with this particular Guards Red 1989 Speedster? According to its eBay ad, it has just 251 miles (404 km) on the clock and it is in excellent condition, both on the outside as well as inside, where it features tan leather seats and a Blaupunkt cassette player.
Other features include the 3.2-liter flat-six unit and the 5-speed manual transmission, a formidable combo.