Classic Porsche 911 Speedster Owner Tows His Tiny Camper
Production of the Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Speedster only lasted from January 1989 until July 1989 resulting in a total of just 2,104 units. Volker Schiersch apparently doesnt care about his cars rarity, though, because he uses the Speedster to haul a tiny camper around Europe. Forget the 911 with the rooftop camper, this is the real way to travel in style.
Schiersch picked up his 911 Speedster years ago as the latest addition to a long line of Porsche ownership. "The car was perfect, the Silver Metallic paint finish is not just timeless, but is much rarer than Guards Red, Black, or Grand Prix White," he told Porsche about the car. "The most beautiful thing for me is still the noise of an air-cooled six-cylinder boxer engine. Driving a Speedster is just pure pleasure. You have to stay alert when driving, and best of all I like the feeling of being part of what is going on."
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The Carrera 3.2 Speedster is strictly a two-seater due to the fiberglass nacelles behind the front chairs, and Porsche intends the roof only for occasional emergency use. The simplified layout sliced off 154 pounds (70 kilograms) compared to the 911 Cabriolet from the same period.
The trailer hitch on Schierschs Speedster is a genuine Porsche accessory for the 911, and he uses it to hook a 1975 Hymer Eriba Puck camper to the back. The rig wears a custom coat of Porsche 980, Silver Metallic paint. Before the Speedster entered his collection, a 911 Targa was the usual tow vehicle.
While he used to take longer trips, Schiersch now just uses the camper when visiting his grandchildren in Düsseldorf and Osnabrück, Germany, but he has his eye on a bigger journey. "Perhaps I will drive down to Salzburg again soon," he told Porsche.