Lot 203 - 1991 Porsche 944 Turbo
|Odometer reading||29,931 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £32,480|
- Low mileage car
- Previous owner for just under 28 years
- Good service history (13 stamps in book)
Following the international success of the 924, a more powerful Porsche designed all-alloy, 2.5 litre, inline four engine was introduced in 1982 for the 944. Porsche engineers were able to produce a very smooth running engine by utilising two counter-rotating balance shafts running at twice engine speed making the four cylinder engine feel as smooth as a six. Cosmetically, the bodywork was revised with wider wheel arches, a fresh interior and upgrades to the braking and suspension systems also being added. The Turbo was a far superior car to the normally aspirated models. From 1989-1991 the 'SE' specification was adopted for the standard 944 Turbo, with the 1991 cars running a more attractive fibreglass spoiler.
Mr. Bibby bought this fabulous 944 Turbo as a generous present for his daughter, transferring ownership over to her on the day the car was first registered. As she lived mainly in Switzerland, the car was only used sparingly and it remained in her ownership until her death last year, always garaged and always maintained and serviced, with 13 stamps present in the book. The vendor bought the car from the estate having been made aware of its sale as his mother-in-law bought the late Mrs. Bibby’s house and the car is only being sold now to help fund a house move.
Presented in Baltic Blue with optioned electrically adjustable deep bolster seats, 40% locking differential, alarm system, air conditioning, anti-lock brakes, vertical headlamp adjustment and electric sunroof, this time warp 944 presents beautifully. Everything works in the car including the notoriously unreliable digital clock. The car even boasts its original radio/cassette player. The bodywork is in extremely good condition and the engine runs as you would expect from a 30,000 mile Porsche. It comes supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until May 2020, together with the service books, service history, manuals, dealership correspondence, original first aid kit, two sets of keys and two immobilisers. The private plate, BIB 944, is also included in the sale. To find a more original and better cared for 944 turbo would be extremely difficult. This is a final year car, (only 938 produced globally) and represents the ultimate evolution of the 944 series before the introduction of the 968.
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