1996 Porsche 993 Speedster

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Spotted for sale is a 1996 Porsche 993 Speedster for $299,999

The Speedster That Never Was:

What to do if you’re not F.A.(Butzi) Porsche or Jerry Seinfeld, yet want a Speedster version of the last air-cooled 911 of the iconic 993-generation? You turn to UK-based Porsche specalist Ninemeister for what must be the most authentic reimagining of the car that never was. Only five were ever created and we’re proudly offering the arguably finest example for sale!

Less is more. This was the ethos of the very first Porsche Speedster, an open-top 356, introduced on request of Max Hoffmann for the all-important US market inb1954. Based on the 356 America Roadster of 1952, it had a lightnweight body,raked windscreen, reduced interior equipment and simple rain top. It was offered just below USD 3,000 and became an instant hit in the costal states, not least thanks to James Dean.

It would take until 1988 for Porsche to manufacture a Speedster again, this time as the swan song of the G-model. In 1992 the Speedster version of the 964 was introduced and only 925 pieces were produced.

However,the last air-cooled 911, the 993, was never officially offered by Porsche in Speedster guise. Only two factory cars exist, one built for Ferdinand Alexander Porsche’s 60th birthday in 1995 and the second for American comedian and avid Porsche collector Jerry Seinfeld.

This stunning car we are offering is thus a reimagining of those factory cars. The amount of craftsmanship that Ninemeister of Warrington put into creating these bespoke cars included using only OEM 964 Speedster parts, reinforcing the chassis, using ‘S’ (Turbo) wide rear panels, cathodic corrosion protection and paint according to factory specification. Each of the five cars built is unique and reflects the specification of its owner.

Our car was based on a low-mileage German-market 1996 Targa with Varioram engine and short G50/21 gearbox. Technical modifications include 964 RS engine mounts and lighter flywheel, bespoke exhaust system and much more. The interior was specified in highest quality black leather/alcantara with blue contrast stitching. With 310 hp and only 1,350kg, this car is seriously fast and a thrill to drive.

A rare opportunity to acquire what is the closest you’ll ever get to a factory 993 Speedster. 

Detailed description:

The donor car is a 1996 Targa – just like the very first 993 speedster built by the factory for Mr. Ferry Porsche – C00 german model. This is the only model year for Varioram engine combined with the short G50/21 gearbox.

The conversation was made by the UK specialist Ninemeister in 2011-2012. This car is the third 993 speedster built. the complete build of the car is well documented.

For the conversion every original 964 speedster parts were bought new from the factory. The chassis was stripped down, all the parts welded in including 993 widebody rockers and rear fenders. The chassis got the 9m reinforcement for coupe like torsion rigidity. The whole body was acid dipped, coated for perfect corrosion protection. The complete paint was rebuild with factory technology in solid carrara white paint.

The interior got a complete new carpet set made in England (southbond trimmer), the complete interior is covered with Bentley quality black leather and blue contrast stitching. The center of the hardback sport seats are covered with perforated alcantara material.
During the build the car got the following performance upgrades over the standard technology:
· KWVar3i coilovers

· Power flex bushes incl subframe bushes

· TechartbFormula GT18” wheels

· Techart exhaust system and end tips

· 964RS engine mounts

· strut brace

· upgraded steering rack bushes incl reinforcement

· 964RS lightweight flywheel (single mass flywheel)

· FD Motorsport shortshift and golden rod kit

At the final stage 9m made an engine live remap and based on the dyno charts the engine has 310HP. but more important is the really nice torque curve in the mid rev range. The engine runs very smooth, no stalling, chatter, vibration, etc.

The “factory” options of the car:

· litronic headlights

· board computer

· AC

· hardbacksport seats

· seat heating

· central locking

· power windows

· Porsche CDR 210 radio

· airscopes

At the time of the build, the car had 44.000km /27.300miles, now it’s 67.500km / 42.000miles.
Recently imported from Germany.

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