41,344 Original Miles


Manual Transmission
3.2L Flat 6
217 hp @ 5900 rpm*
195 lb/ft torque @ 4800 rpm*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 6.1 seconds
Top Speed: 149 MPH
*Base Price in 1989: $65,480


*Seller Asking:


Fast Facts:
  • The Speedster (option M503) was only available in 1989 for this generation of 911, and included the “Turbo-Look” package. “Turbo-look” includes the widebody Turbo body panels, as well as the suspension, brakes, wheels, and tires from the Turbo. However, 171 Speedsters were reported to have been ordered without the wide body panels, retaining the slim body Carrera look
  • Speedsters feature a low-cut, heavily raked windshield that was made removable for racing purposes. There was also a double-bubble tonneau cover, fold-away fabric roof top, and no back seats (2 seater only, reducing weight). The fabric was an extremely light (single lining) material that was only designed for basic weather protection
  • The Speedster was so successful that they commonly sold for $40k over sticker price
  • Porsche’s design team was determined to create the perfect driving position in the 911. In order to cater to taller drivers, Porsche gave buyers an option to extend the steering wheel forward by 30mm (shifting it closer to a seat that’s set as far back as possible)
  • The 1987-1989 Carrera came with the updated Getrag G50 5spd gearbox, replacing the old ZF 915 5spd unit. The G50 offers many improvements (and some disadvantages) when compared to the 915 (detailed comparison here)
  • All 911 models share a dry sump oil system with the Turbo, designed to provide optimum lubrication regardless of cornering forces. Since oil capacity is no longer limited by a small wet-sump pan (which in turn is limited by things like ground clearance), the capacity of a remote dry sump tank can be as large as Porsche desires – in their case, 13.7 quarts. Such a large capacity has many benefits, one of which is cooler oil temperatures (since oil spends considerable time resting in a cool tank outside the hot engine). The other benefit is longer lasting oil and increased oil change intervals, as the oil spends less time within the engine’s harsh environment than in a wet-sump application. In fact, Porsche’s factory literature claims 15k mile oil change intervals (in ’89!), although very few Porsche owners wait that long to change their oil
  • Back in the 80’s, Car and Driver awarded this generation 911 the “Best Fit and Finish” of any car on the world market, concluding: “That the 911 outdistanced the likes of Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz, BMW, and a host of Japanese brands should tell you everything you need to know about how well it is put together”. The panel gaps, interior fit, and paint quality of these cars are superb
  • Speaking of paint quality – Porsche’s extensive 26 step paint process allowed the company to offer a 10 year corrosion warranty on the their cars – longer than almost every other carmaker at the time. In fact, a 10 year warranty length meets or exceeds warranties offered on cars of today (many corrosion warranties are only 7 years)
Key Model Year Changes:
  • First and only year of the G series Speedster
  • Final year of the G series (impact bumper) 911. The 964 generation follows
  • Final year of the torsion bar suspension
  • New wider 16″ wheels and ZR rated tires
  • New generation Blaupunkt stereo
  • New automatic alarm system
  • Rear seats on the Carrera/Turbo now have shoulder belts


Seller Notes:
  • One of 823 Speedsters built in 1989
  • Guards Red exterior over cashmere beige/black partial leather
  • Factory limited-slip differential
  • Stored in an airplane hangar
  • Original window sticker
  • Original sales receipt from Giganti Porsche in Indianapolis, IN
  • Clear Nevada title and clean Carfax
  • All factory books and literature complete. All records and paperwork


  • Location: Novato, California – (more photos below)
  • UPDATE: ad is no longer available (sold or expired)


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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it.
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability.
Mileage Disclaimer: NOC has not confirmed if the mileage stated by the seller is true and accurate. It is up to the buyer to verify these claims. Vehicle history reports, service records stating mileage, and even inspections of odometer tampering are recommended.

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