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Rare 1994 Porsche Speedster Project

Over the last several months, I’ve wanted to get into a 964-chassis Porsche 911. Sadly, I’ve realized that I’ve likely missed the boat (again) as prices have been steadily skyrocketing. The 964 is one of the last of the air-cooled generation and after years of being somewhat ignored, it’s become a very desirable era of 911. This 1994 Speedster is one of the most desirable of the era, and it’s sadly listed here on Copart with what looks to be fairly minor damage.

My question with vintage sports cars sitting on a Copart lot is always this: why? In this era of assigned-value insurance policies from the likes of Hagerty, there is seemingly no good reason for a car of significant collector value to end up here. Outside of a flood car, almost every air-cooled 911 is being repaired these days by the owners who presumably suffered an accident while using it in a way that abides by the stipulations of a collector car policy. Sadly, this Speedster wasn’t special enough for its owner to hold into after suffering an impact to the left rear quarter panel.

Now, the Speedster is one of the rarest 911s made in the 90s era. The Speedster nameplate is one of the most storied models ever to come out of the sports car manufacturer, and it seemingly doesn’t matter which era you choose – the two-seater-only model is consistently a six-figure sale when they (rarely) come up for sale. Speaking of which, the Speedster is almost only seen exclusively at big-ticket auctions and high-end classifieds sites. These aftermarket buckets are likely fairly pricey but it’s also unusual to see any aftermarket parts installed in a rare sports car like a Speedster.

The engine appears to be running in this picture, and that’s a good sign considering the primary damage is to the rear of the car. Like most Copart listings, we can’t get all that deep into the car and how much damage isn’t visible in photos. But I doubt the lack of photos is going to play much of a role in this Speedster finding a new home, as I’ll bet both restoration shops and private enthusiasts alike would be willing to take this project on and bring one of the rarest air-cooled Porsches back to life.

Comments

  1. bobhess bobhess Member

    Over the years in the ’80s we repaired many a 911 with damage like this. The unibody is extremely tough and responds well to straightening metal or replacing panels. We had an alignment bench which any good body and frame shop will have to work on damage like this. Could be a good buy all the way around.

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  2. The Purple Defender

    The goofy seats and damage suggest an immature owner. Unfortunately, all the money in the world can not repair a damaged owner. Wouldn’t it be nice before someone is allowed more money than is usually available to regular people, they would be required a test of some sort? IQ, EQ, and what I call an SQ. (social quotient)

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  3. jwaltb

    So ugly. I had a 50s Soeedster. That was not ugly.

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  4. SirRaoulDuke

    Speedsters sell in the $150k and up range…could be a very good deal here for someone that cares more about driving than collecting.

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