Homemade Porsche 911 Speedster Available At Auction

Strange Porsche/Miata Amalgam Is Oddly Cool

byBradley Brownell| PUBLISHED Feb 16, 2017 12:09 PM
Homemade Porsche 911 Speedster Available At Auction

We've seen this car floating around the California Bay Area before, and while it certainly isn't the most stunning thing a Porsche enthusiast has ever built, it is certainly nothing less than attention grabbing. With a Mazda MX-5 sourced windshield frame and glass, this roofless Porsche provides great open top motoring in a proven rear-engine flat-six-powered chassis. Without a roof, though, it seems this might be a little lacking in the 'torsional rigidity' department. 

If you're looking for a truly interesting way to grab attention, and perhaps the ire of purists at the next Porsche gathering, this car is currently available for sale via Bring A Trailer auction listing. The listing still has a full week remaining, but this auction is still likely to be one of the least expensive ways to purchase a running 1965 911 we've seen in years. 

If you have a desire to drive a highly customized early 911 with no roof and no windows, this might be the one for you. The engine is not original to the car, and the seller does not know if it is a 2.0 or a 2.2 liter, but in either case, the engine alone is worth more than the car's current bid. The car was originally a Gulf Blau coupe with black leatherette interior, and the current black paint is a little sad. The car could be restored if you managed to find a coupe windshield frame and roof panel, but would be quite costly. Personally, we'd leave the car as-is for maximum open top driving enjoyment. We love open 911s, because the engine just sounds that much more sweet when the sound is given unincumbered access to your ear holes. It seems unlikely that this car is very safe, however, and we might invest in some roll protection. 

What do you think, super cool or sacrilege?