Haute Event: Porsche 911 Speedster Unveiled at The Collection

This past weekend The Collection held an exclusive event extended solely to collectors of rare automobiles and Haute Living Magazine. The Collection brought in and unveiled the new 911 Porsche Speedster inspired from the 1953 classic Speedster. The Exclusive & Tequipment division of Porsche sent their factory representative Michael Siegloch from Germany to tell us about the highlights and features that set the 2011 911 Speedster apart from all other 911 models. As Michael began describing the 911 Speedster, I realized this is the latest version of the nostalgic Speedster from 1953 that most Americans relate to those black and white images we see of James Dean in Rebel with Without a Cause.

Miachael explained to us that what makes the 2011 Speedster a collectable is the fact that there are only 356 made for the entire world and it is already sold out. Only 100 of these collectables will be shipped to their new owners in the United Sates. The prices began at $204,000 before any customizations clients requested. We also learned that Porsche wanted to keep the tradition of the original 1953 Speedster by making the windshield lower than any other 911 model and the convertible soft top is manually operated.

The mindset of the Exclusive & Tequipment division of Porsche was to create a Speedster specifically for collectors and connoisseurs. They designed it with the widest body of all 911’s and rear two-wheel drive only found in the 2011 Speedster. This would insure the maximum traction for their stock 408 horsepower engine.

The 2011 Speedster will be on display at The Collection for the rest of the week at 200 Bird Road Coral gables, FL 33146 before being sent back to Germany.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see this Haute collectable in person before it is shipped back.

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