Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Speedster
The original 1954-59 Porsche 356 Speedster, with its cut-down windshield and negligible top, generated such an iconic buzz that the name swirled around the company like a ghost for years afterwards. It took 30 years for it to resurface in the 1989 911 Speedster model, but sales were only about half the original 1950s figure. The next, and so far final, iteration came in 1993-94, with the Carrera 2 964 variation which sold 930 examples, 427 of which came to the U.S.
Nevertheless the 964 Series Speedster is a striking machine, and as the last air-cooled 911, arguably also the best. Few have come to market; first owners often bought them as investments.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in January of 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.
247 hp, 3,605 cc SOHC flat six-cylinder engine, Bosch digital motor fuel injection, five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with McPherson struts, lower A-arms, coil springs and sway bar, independent rear suspension with semi-trailing arms, coils springs and sway bar, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 89.4"
Source: RM Auctions