Porsche 911 Speedster 964 1994 – UK

Dla postronnego obserwatora może się wydawać dziwne i garbate, ale tak wygląda Porsche, które porusza serca miłośników i kolekcjonerów marki. Porsche 911 Speedster 964 było trzecią inkarnacją kultowego stylu Speedster, po modelach 356 Speedster i 911 Speedster 3.2. Zbudowano ich jedynie 925 sztuk – w tym 409 na amerykański rynek, skąd pochodzi prezentowany egzemplarz. Na wyposażeniu ma kubełkowe fotele, 17-calowe felgi „Cup”, 40% blokadę tylnego dyferencjału, przestrzeń bagażową wykończoną welurem oraz klimatyzację. W 2010 roku zakupione zostało przez trzeciego i aktualnego właściciela, Dario Franchitti’ego, czterokrotnego mistrza serii IndyCar, wraz z którym pojazd przeprowadził się do Wielkiej Brytanii w 2014 roku. Dziś ma jedynie 19,5 tysiąca mil i w pełni oryginalny stan, ma aktualne badanie techniczne i jest gotowe dołączyć do każdej kolekcji Porsche. Wycena opiewa na kwotę 130-150 tysięcy funtów, czyli około 640-740 tysięcy złotych. Aukcja odbędzie się 21 listopada w muzeum RAF w Londynie.

Link: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25448/lot/237/

LOT 237
Formerly the property of four-time IndyCar Champion, Dario Franchitti
1994 Porsche 911 Type 964 Speedster
Registration no. 111 RXF Chassis no. WP0CB2965RS465353

£ 130,000 – 150,000
PLN 640,000 – 740,000

Collector’s Motor Cars and Automobilia, RAF Museum Hendon
21 Nov 2019, 14:00 GMT
Hendon, RAF Museum

Formerly the property of four-time IndyCar Champion, Dario Franchitti
1994 Porsche 911 Type 964 Speedster
Registration no. 111 RXF
Chassis no. WP0CB2965RS465353

*Delivered new to the USA
*Left-hand drive
*Manual Transmission
*Circa 19,500 miles from new

With the introduction of the 911 Speedster in January 1989, Porsche revived a charismatic model from its past, the name previously having been applied to that most stylish of the many Type 356 variants. This 3.2-litre Speedster did not last long, disappearing when the new 3.6-litre Type 964 Carrera 2/4 models were introduced in August 1989.

It took Porsche three years to reintroduce the Speedster to the 911 line-up, the Type 964 version being announced in October 1992. Based on the Carrera 2, it looked very like its immediate predecessor but unlike the latter was not initially available with the ‚Turbo-Look’ body style. With the Type 993’s introduction, the Speedster once again disappeared from the 911 catalogue, only to be revived a few years ago as part of Porsche’s ‚Exclusive’ programme of strictly limited edition models. Total Porsche Type 964 Speedster production was intended to be 3,000; however, only 925 were built: 409 for the US market and 516 for the rest of the world.

A desirable manual transmission model, this beautiful Porsche 911 Type 964 Speedster was supplied new via Porsche Hinsdale of Illinois on 25th February 1994 to a Mr Tony Morelli. The car was delivered finished in Guards Red with grey/black ‚RS’ bucket seats, while other factory options included 17″ ‚Cup’ alloy wheels, a locking differential (40%), a Porsche CR-1 radio, a luggage compartment lined in velour, a high centre-mounted rear brake light, and air conditioning.

In 2010, the Porsche was purchased by its third owner, multiple IndyCar Series Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner, Dario Franchitti, who kept it in the USA while he was driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, a team with which he won the Championship three times. The car was imported into the UK in 2014 when Mr Franchitti moved back to this country and was registered with the DVLA to his home address.

Currently displaying a total of only circa 19,500 miles on the odometer, this stunning Speedster retains its original Guards Red paintwork and remains in brilliant condition. The car comes with its original book pack, including the service book; an original marketing brochure; spare key; Porsche Certificate of Authenticity; a copy of the original sales invoice; and a comprehensive history file detailing the work undertaken during its lifetime. Even the under-bonnet sticker remains intact. A worthy addition to any Porsche collection, the Speedster is supplied with MoT to July 2020 and a V5C registration document in Dario Franchitti’s name recording no former keepers in the UK.