Vittorio Strosek to legendarny tuner, który nigdy nie bał się brać na warsztat nawet najbardziej unikatowych samochodów. Porsche 911 Speedster 964 powstało w zaledwie 936 sztukach, z czego 15 zostało przebudowanych na Strosek Mega Speedster. Samochód otrzymał niedostępny seryjnie turbo look, aerodynamiczny kształt przednich lamp i lusterek, poszerzenia przednich błotników, trzyczęsciowe felgi OZ oraz zmodyfikowane wnętrze. Efekt prac jest niezwykle awangardowy i robi świetne wrażenie nawet nawet po 23 latach. Egzemplarz na aukcji to jeden z dwóch w kolorze Maritime Blue, z przebiegiem zaledwie ok. 9300 km. Oczekiwana cena: ok. 700 – 850 tys. PLN.
Fewer than 5,800 original miles
1993 PORSCHE 911 STROSEK MEGA SPEEDSTER
US$ 180,000 – 220,000
PLN 700,000 – 850,000
To be sold without reserve
THE SCOTTSDALE AUCTION
28 Jan 2016 11:00 MST
SCOTTSDALE, THE WESTIN KIERLAND RESORT & SPA
1993 PORSCHE 911 STROSEK MEGA SPEEDSTER
3,600cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Port Fuel Injection
274bhp at 6,100rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
*One of only 936 examples of the 964 Speedster built
*One of just 15 Mega Speedsters modified by Strosek
*Fewer than 5,800 original miles
*Rare color scheme
THE 911 SPEEDSTER
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. Based on the 911 Turbo Cabriolet, though normally aspirated, the 3.2-litre Speedster was launched immediately prior to the introduction of the new Type 964 bodyshell, and thus was the last 911 model to feature the 'old style' body. The latter was reworked by chief stylist Tony Lapine, incorporating numerous references to the original 356 Speedster as well as a pair of controversial 'camel hump' cowlings behind the seats that concealed the stowed-away manual hood. A mere 2,102 Speedsters had been completed by the time of the new Type 964’s introduction in August 1989.
Their arrival representing a major step forward in the development of Porsche’s perennial 911, the Type 964 Carreras marked the first time that four-wheel drive had been seen on a series-production model, appearing on the Carrera 4. Porsche had experimented with four-wheel drive on the 959 supercar, and many of the lessons learned from the latter influenced the design of the new Carreras' chassis and suspension. Face-lifted but retaining that familiar shape, the newcomers had been given a more extensive work-over mechanically, 87% of parts being claimed as entirely new. The pair shared the same 3.6-litre flat-six engine, while power-assisted steering (another 911 'first'), anti-lock brakes and a five-speed manual transmission were standard on both, with the Tiptronic auto 'box a Carrera 2-only option. Its new engine enabled the 964 to out-perform the old '3.2′ yet still met the latest emissions regulations, top speed increasing to 162mph with 60mph attainable in 5.4 seconds (5.6 seconds Tiptronic).
It took Porsche a couple of years to re-introduced 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. It is estimated that only 936 Type 964 Speedsters were built for the 1993 model year, with some of the later examples being completed as 1994 cars and sold alongside the successor Type 993 Porsches. With the latter’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.
THE MOTORCAR OFFERED
This 964 Speedster was completed on June 4, 1993 and finished in Maritime Blue with Grey/Maritime Blue interior. One of just 936 examples of the Speedsters built, it was one of only 427 that was delivered new to the U.S., specifically, northwest Florida.
While plenty exclusive as it is, this Speedster was further given the full treatment of sportscar tuning legend Vittorio Strosek. Known for his whimsically modified Porsches and Lamborghinis, Strosek took the Speedster, gave it a wider stance, Turbo-look rear end, poly-ellipsoid headlight that molded seamlessly into the front fenders, aerodynamically sculpted mirrors, lower inlets aft of the rear wheels, and unique, 17 inch, three-piece modular OZ racing wheels hung from custom, Strosek modified suspension. Inside, the interior was trimmed with black and Maritime Blue leather that featured a custom brake handle, shift lever, and tachometer. A total of 15 of these Mega Speedsters would be built, only two in Maritime Blue, and only three bound for the U.S.
The first, Florida owner retained the car from new until late 1999 when it was sold to Arizona with less than 2,500 miles on the clock. After covering fewer than 1,000 additional miles, the Speedster went to its third owner in the Midwest. During his ownership, the original tall third brake light was replaced with a 993 basket handle brake light, the stereo was upgraded with an Alpine headunit and a K40 radar detector was discretely fitted.
Garaged and regularly maintained since new, this unique Speedster shows wonderfully today with less than 5,800 original miles and a squeaky clean CarFax report corroborating its history. Rarer than a 930 Speedster and uniquely appointed by Strosek, it is sure to heads no matter where it goes.