Sales Spotlight: Porsche 993 Speedster
After the disappointing sales of the 964 Speedster, Porsche decided that it wouldn’t officially build a 993 version of the iconic open-top Neunelfer (unless your name was Ferdinand Porsche or Jerry Seinfeld).
Therefore, those wanting a 993 Speedster had to create it themselves. Some, like the car we featured in issue 135, have been finished so well they could be mistaken for factory builds, while others have missed the mark spectacularly.
Ninemeister’s ‘9m93 Speedster S’ builds fall firmly into the former category, as this truly stunning car (one of just four such creations by Colin Belton’s firm) attests. And, what’s more, it could be yours as it’s currently for sale at esteemed specialist, Hexagon Modern Classics.
Starting life as a 993 Carrera Cabriolet, Ninemeister’s Speedster transformation was nothing less than extensive, adding Turbo-look flared rear arches, evoking the spirit of the popular 3.2 Carrera Speedsters of the Eighties.
Belton’s engineering expertise came to the fore here too as, unlike many conversions, Ninemeister strengthened the body shell in order to ensure the 993 Speedster handled as well as a factory Coupe.
Weighing in at under 1,350kg, the Ninemeister 9m93 Speedster S is claimed to be faster accelerating than a standard 993 Carrera, following the ethos of the original 356 Speedster.
Each Ninemeister Speedster was built bespoke for its original owner, with the 993 version for sale at Hexagon finished in Blazing Orange. Inside the grey leather interior (featuring RS-style door cards) comes with orange piping and, with the car having done just 8,400 miles, appears as new.
Genuine, gloss black, 19-inch Fuchs alloys complete the look while a KW suspension kit with lift ensures that you can cruise down even the bumpiest streets without fearing for this stunning car’s coachwork.