Lot 114 - 1989 Porsche 944 Lux
|Odometer reading||60,700 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,280|
The 944 was to feature new styling based upon the Le Mans-styles-Porsche 924 Carrera GT, along with a brand-new Porsche-designed and developed 2.5 litre, four cylinder engine. Sales of the 168bhp coupé went through the roof with a massive 26,800 Porsche 944s being produced by the end of 1982. To put this figure into context, the entire Porsche company made just 28,000 cars in 1981. The new Porsche owners were attracted by the stunning looks and presence of the model and in 1985, the 'Lux' coupé arrived with a completely new interior design dominated by a smooth, sweeping oval dashboard. This severed all ties with the 924 and completed the move upmarket for the 944. The dash provided improved ergonomics for the instruments with all useful components and buttons placed close at hand.
With so many built, they were a familiar sight on UK roads however, it is fair to say that relatively few pristine examples still exist. This, however, represents one such manual example. Presented in Arctic White with tartan cloth 'tombstone' seating to the interior, it is genuinely difficult to find fault with this car. The interior is as unused, it has clearly had 60,700 very careful miles driven and the exterior is superb. Included in the sale is a UK V5C document, comprehensive files, papers and owners books as well as an MoT test certificate valid until March, 2018. An extremely fine Porsche.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.