Lot 22 - 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo
|Odometer reading||139,600 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £10,000|
The Porsche 944 was built from 1982 to 1991 and was built on the same platform as the 924. It was intended to last into the 1990's but major revisions planned for a 944 S3 model were eventually rolled into the 968 instead which replaced the 944. The 944 was a successful model and was available as both a coupé and cabriolet in naturally aspirated and turbocharged forms. In mid-1985, the Porsche 944 underwent significant changes. The post-1985 cars, turbos and S variants are considered more desirable than the earlier cars, having improved interiors, suspensions and engines.
First registered on the 1st September 1989, this 944 Turbo is offered in the popular Alpine White with burgundy leather sports seats. The car is fitted with MO30 adjustable suspension, limited slip differential and transmission oil cooler.
In 2001, the car was involved in an accident and was a Category C write-off. Considering the values of the car at the time of the accident, if a similar fate would occur today the car almost certainly would not have been written-off and simply repaired. Photographs of the damaged car are available to be viewed in the history file. The car was repaired and has been with the current garage proprietor owner since 17th July, 2001 and has covered some 50,000 miles since. It comes with a current MoT test certificate valid until May, 2018 and a V5 document. The owner informs us the timing belt tensioner and water pump were replaced at 130,000 miles and oils, filters and maintenance carried out as required annually. The car sits on new Porsche rated Continental rear tyres.
The Turbo is the most collectible of the 944 family giving vivid acceleration and surprising economy with ample luggage space, unlike some coupés, and useful rear seats for a young family. With ice-cold air conditioning, electric sunroof with detachable panel, power steering and central locking, this car possesses beautiful balance and is flattering to the driver.