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1989 Speedster Fully-built Euro-spec 450hp 930 Engine/susp On 1979 Chassis on 2040-cars

US $35,000.00
Year:1979 Mileage:38800 Color: Midnight blue /
 Black
Location:

Stamford, Connecticut, United States

Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Transmission:Manual
Body Type:Convertible
Engine:450hp 1989 930 engine
Vehicle Title:Clear
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 9119211535 Year: 1979
Interior Color: Black
Make: Porsche
Number of Cylinders: 6
Model: 911
Trim: 1989 Speedster Turbo - 450hp
Drive Type: Rear
Options: Leather Seats, CD Player, Convertible
Mileage: 38,800
Exterior Color: Midnight blue
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

This Porsche Speedster Turbo is likely the only configuration of its type in America.  It has the svelte Speedster body combined with something the Speedster never had - power.  This 2900lb missile is insane fast once the boost hits.  First gear is so intense, I had to install street drag radials to put the power down.  The car looks spectacular with a $5000 midnight blue (with a hint of purple) paint job, whaletail wing and gorgeous rims.


The dash is perfect (looks new) with no cracks whatsoever.  The seats are ubercomfortable.  There is a 10-speaker custom stereo system nicley integrated into the interior - looks factory.

The engine features the best of everything including a fully-balance rotating assembly (by Total Engine Concepts in West Palm Beach), Kokeln ball bearing turbo, Evo cam, huge intercooler, chrome-plated intake tract to reflect heat (unlike the black version that absorbs engine heat into the intake tract), Tial 1.0Bar wastegate, Borla exhaust, and perhaps the best part an ultralight  aluminum flywheel/clutch that makes the car rev like a superbike.  This machine is an absolute missile.

I now own a Mosler, and am out of garage space, so my Speedster has to find a new home

On the negative side, the rear window is fairly clouded, there are a few rock chips in the paint from high-speed (always below the posted speed limit) adventures, and the base of the driver's seat is cracked,

The car isn't concours, but it's a gorgeous, wild, and truly unique ride that will surely bring a smile to your face every time you crank over those huge Evo cams.

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No doubt, Porsche has produced some of the best endurance racecars around, such as the turbocharged, slant-nose 935 of the 1970s and the ground-effects-enhanced 956 and 962 of the 1980s. But the company's most famous racecar, its first overall winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, was the 917.
The 917 embodied many of Porsche's technological achievements up to that point, such as the company's first 12- and 16-cylinder engines (the flat-16 was never used in competition), fiberglass bodies that implemented early aerodynamic practices and the use of new, exotic materials, such as magnesium and titanium.
The racecar was commissioned by the head of Porsche Motorsports, Ferdinand Piëch, to win overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970, after he realized a loophole in the rules that allowed cars to compete with engines up to five liters in the Sport category if they were also production models. Piëch saw opportunity: the top prototype class was restricted to three liters; the production minimum to compete in Sport was 25 cars. And so, with much effort, Porsche assembled 25 "production" 4.5-liter 917s and had them parked in a neat line for the race inspectors to verify their legitimacy. It didn't take long before people realized the new Porsches were much faster than the prototype racers, with a top speed approaching 250 miles per hour.

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Porsche 911 Aerodynamic prototype cheated the wind ahead of its time

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You might think that sports cars would have the lowest drag coefficient of all cars. And yes, they do tend to be more slippery than, say, SUVs or convertibles, but the sleekest vehicles on the road tend to be EVs, hybrids and luxury sedans. Sports cars, on the other hand, have aerodynamically detrimental needs for downforce and additional engine cooling. Still, the Porsche 911 is better than most, and has only gotten more so over the years. Its relatively narrow track and compact form mean it has a smaller frontal area than some other sports cars, and the gradual sweeping back of its headlights and windshield have only augmented its capacity for cheating the wind.
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