When it first went on sale the 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster caused a tsunami of excitement across the motoring world, it was the first time the iconic Speedster badge had been used on a production Porsche since the 356 Speedster was discontinued in 1958.

The 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster

Much like its predecessor from the 1950s the 911 Speedster was a slightly lighter and more sporting version of the standard Porsche cabriolet, but unlike the 356 version it was offered at a premium over the regular droptop.

The key external design differences between the regular 911 cabriolet and the Speedster was the raked, low profile windscreen and the fibreglass composite dual hump cover behind the seats. This cover hides a single-layer manual folding roof that offers protection from the weather, but not quite the comprehensive coverage of the regular Porsche convertible fabric top.

According to Porsche the 1989 911

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