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Old 03-23-2009, 01:30 AM
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Talking Speedster type 993 photo thread

Let's honor the lovely curves of the 993 Speedster.

(This first post reserved for future edit to hopefully feature Rennlisters' own 993 Speedsters. Race is on!)

Ideally, post photos & info on specific factory-produced specimens. Since 993 Speedsters are exceedingly rare, though, inspired conversions are also encouraged - but only the most professional examples, please. ...Franken-Porsches haunt here.

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As promised above - the "Future Edit" listing individual RLers' 993 Speedsters:
- My red "Speedy" debuted summer 2009
- RLer GrahamPeterM's "Blusuvious" debuted summer 2010
- RLer JPP's "SpeedArena" red debuted summer 2011
- RLer Marc W.'s silver debuted fall 2011
- RLer RP993's white debuted summer 2012
- RLer TwinTurbo959's white narrow-body debuted summer 2014
- RLer si2t3m's black debuted summer 2014, sold fall 2014.
- RLer 600RR (aka WhiteCab, Raptor) Riviera Blue debuted summer 2016
- RLer AMGfan's Slate Grey - in progress
- RLer 747winglet's - in progress

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RL business Site Sponsor NineMeister's orange debuted fall 2014, then listed for sale fall 2015
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To start off: please post info & pix of factory-produced 993 Speedsters.

Wikipedia mentions two in the world. One 993 "born" as a Speedster & given to Butzi Porsche, the other a more standard-production 993 later sent back to the factory by Mr. Seinfeld for conversion into what you see below.

Adrian Streathers writes of seven. I'd luv to see & learn more about the other five. If anyone has color, digital pictures of his black & white subjects on page 41 of Porsche 993: The Essential Companion, please share. When I asked, he said all of his Speedster shots were copy-written by Porsche AG.
I thought I was about to progress toward getting more pix when he said the interior on page 597 was a friend's car. However, I was suprised when he relayed that it was a cab. Anyone else think that looks like a Speedster windshield, etc?
[Adrian mentioned 15 factory-produced 964 (1994?) widebody Speedsters. Anyone have pix or details?]

I'm personally told of two more Porsche-produced 993 Speedsters in the US -- in very private CA collections -- from reliable sources. These two independent sources are loyal friends to the two owners, whom they say wish to remain anonymous. I respect that, while hoping the owners may someday enjoy the acquaintance of a fellow 993 Speedster enthusiast.

Might not pan out, but I'm an optimist. If anyone can confirm, please PM me (glad to honor requests for privacy) or reply here.


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Old 03-23-2009, 04:15 AM
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[Adrian mentioned 15 factory-produced 964 (1994?) widebody Speedsters. Anyone have pix or details?]

The vast majority of 964 Speedsters were produced as widebodies. In Europe you found the narrowbody ones. I have many pictures from the factory of the narrow and wide bodies in production from those days. (Unfortunately, no time to scan).
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[Adrian mentioned 15 factory-produced 964 (1994?) widebody Speedsters. Anyone have pix or details?]

The vast majority of 964 Speedsters were produced as widebodies. In Europe you found the narrowbody ones. I have many pictures from the factory of the narrow and wide bodies in production from those days. (Unfortunately, no time to scan).
You sure about this Dan? I thought most 964 Speedsters were narrow body. Are you thinking of the 88-89 3.2 Speedster, most of which were wide bodies? I know there were relatively few narrow body Speedsters of this generation, most if not all of which were sold in Europe.
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This must be the other official one. Owned by Butzi Porsche and picture taken on Porsche driving day to Austria Alps if memory serves me right. Adventura green. Did have the interior pictures somewhere....may hav ben posted on this board before....
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I want to build this color combo in a 993 Speedster someday....
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Here is a custom paint to sample Hugger Orange (Dodge?) if I remember correctly...
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You just got to love the Speedster ..

According to a great article in Issue 46 of Total 911 ...the 911 Speedster production in 1989 ..2065 made most in the wide body turbo (3.2 base) manual hood etc ...last 911 to be built at original Zuffenhausen

964 started in mid 91 base don the cab shell n/b ...936 made from 92 -94 ..only 14 rhd (bummer)

The on shown is in Hong Kong ...ita a beautiful car ...salet grey ..it was the last 964 Speedster bult and in Werks 1 !!
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Sorry about the Typos its alate at night here zzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Great enthusiasm & discussion already, especially for a Sunday night / Monday morning (later in Hong Kong!) post.

Macca-- Right on; that's what I'm talking about. I'd luv to see the interior on Butzi Porsche's.

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I want to build this color combo in a 993 Speedster someday....
Cactus-- Rockin' pix; share your finished dream car when you Can-Can ... I hope 'someday' is soon!

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The one shown is in Hong Kong ...it's a beautiful car ...salet grey ..it was the last 964 Speedster bult and in Werks 1 !!
Mark-- Did you post a pic? My computer's not showing a grey 964 here yet.


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^^Nice! I never saw a rear shot of that one.
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At one of my many visits to Ruf Germany, I met Mark Porsche who was picking up a brand new white Ford GT, delivered from Texas. He actually wouldnt let me take a pic with him beside the GT, it had to be in front of my Porsche. At that time he was driving this 993 speedster when he arrived with Austrian plates. When I saw him the next time, he was driving a black 996 Ruf 550 hp R Turbo in a C4S body with no wing. Very cool car that looks like a completely stock C4S from the outside with special color combitions for the interior panels, which I am sure was made just for him. He told me he had lots of fun on the autobahn with that car, shocking people.

Apparently, he and his brother both have a R Turbo except his brothers has 590hp with longer 6th gear. Very nice people.

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Here is the 550 hp R Turbo I am talking about owned by Mark Porsche with a C4S body.

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Old 03-23-2009, 12:09 PM
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Here are some 964 Speedster pics I've found:

























Below George Clooney with his old one:


some nice pics of a silver UK speedster: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/358667

I was informed that 469 964 speedsters were sold in the US (not sure if this is fact)
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I found this one on the web!
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