Lot 143 - 1991 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet
|Odometer reading||91,341 miles|
- Excellent example
- Good service history
- Recent paint renovation
The Porsche 944 was built from 1982 to 1991 and was built on the same platform as the 924. The 944 was intended to last into the 1990s 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. These included a new dashboard together with new door panels, embedded radio antenna as well as some mechanical changes. Also included was a larger fuel tank, optional heated and powered seats, Porsche Hi-Fi sound system and revisions in the mounting of the transaxle to reduce noise and vibration. The numbers built, reflecting the popularity of the model, made it one of the most successful cars in Porsche's history.
This excellent S2 944 Cabriolet was owned by an older gentleman for most of the past fifteen years. Latterly however, he was struggling to get in and out of the car and as a result was using it less and less. His son, a mechanic, had maintained the car for him and kept it in good working order from when he acquired the car in 2007 through until the vendor purchased it at the beginning of 2021. Showing a total of 14 stamps in the service book, the last service, (April 2021 at AVS, Ltd, with all parts supplied by Design 911 Ltd), included the important cambelt service. The invoice shows that this service included the replacement of the cambelt idler roller, tensioner roller, belt idler, power steering belt and cam cover gasket. The vendor, one of his businesses being a bodyshop, noticed the very early signs of rust on the usual spots for the 944 in the corners of the lower wings. Whilst barely noticeable, a perfectionist, he decided that they should all be repaired using new metal, repainted and re-stonechipped. The rest of the car is in as good condition, with the engine bay very clean and the boot interior unmarked. The blue interior is in good order and the car runs and drives very well with the hood raising and lowering without issue. The car also benefits from a new battery and has its original and very rare hood cover included.
Supplied with its correct and original leather handbooks, service booklet, V5C registration document and new MoT test certificate valid through until February 2023, this lovely example is a well presented and unmodified 944 S2 with a total use of less than 11,000 miles recorded in the last 15 years.
Guide Price: £12,000-£16,000
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