And it's rarer than a Porsche 911 993 Turbo S.
One of Porsche's most successful long-term sales tactics is to appeal to youngsters who will eventually grow up with the desire and means to own one of its sports cars. Back in the 1980s, though, Porsche went one better than lego kits and actually sold a drivable 911 model for kids. It was called the Porsche 911 Cabriolet Junior, and although it was a go-cart, it wasn't your average kid's toy to pedal around the yard. It was a properly designed and engineered baby car powered by a Honda motor and featured a two-speed transmission - much like the Porsche Taycan. Porsche sold the 911 Junior through dealerships, and it came with red paint and a whale tail.
This one has popped up for sale on the German ElferSpot.com with a list price close to $18,000, but, to be fair, there were only 300 built - which makes it one of the rarest 911 models built. For your money, you get a Honda one-cylinder four-stroke engine making 2.1 horsepower and a go-cart that will reach 15 miles per hour, although the advert says the top speed is adjustable. Amazingly, it has two forward gears and a reverse gear that are engaged using a multi-plate wet clutch. That means it has a gas, brake, and clutch pedal like a real classic 911.
The baby 911 is rear-wheel drive, has disc brakes, and the engine is mounted in the rear just like mom and dad's Porsche. The ignition lock is even mounted on the left. The interior is a mixture of black fabric and leather, and the whole vehicle looks like it has hardly been used. It has a datasheet, but it doesn't note the mileage. Not that we would worry, as it's unlikely it has been hammered down the Autobahn. Although, we love the idea of a kid commuting to and from kindergarten in the tiny 911. Any which way you cut it, though, the Porsche 911 Cabriolet Junior is adorable and a proper collector's piece.