Lot 199 - 1990 Porsche 944 Turbo
|Odometer reading||702 miles|
|Estimate||£26,000 - £30,000|
- Recently restored to a very good standard
- One of the best examples available anywhere
The 944 was to feature new styling based upon the Le Mans styled 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.
This Porsche Turbo has been the subject of a total restoration by the fastidious vendor and as such, this must be one of the best 944’s available anywhere today. A matching numbers example, she has benefitted from an investment close to £40,000 and is described as ‘better than new’ by the owner. The red coachwork is in excellent condition as is the beige interior. Without doubt, these Porsche’s are splendid to drive and have recently been recognised as such by a demand in the market place for good example. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until February 2019, this Porsche 944 Turbo looks fantastic and drives even better.
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