Lot 201 - 1989 Porsche 944 SE Turbo
|Odometer reading||56,091 miles|
|Estimate||£27,000 - £32,000|
|Result||Sold - £33,394|
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.
Originally registered on 23rd March 1989, this fabulous Porsche has been exceedingly well cared for by the vendor. Mechanically the car is faultless and the same can be said for the cosmetics. The blue coachwork was refreshed to a very high standard, the vendor then proceeded to have the car completely PPF’d (paint protection film) at a cost of circa £5,000. The Linen leather interior is in splendid condition with a lovely patina. The split rim alloys are new and unmarked, the original wheels are available and will be supplied with the car. The fastidious vendor is a very knowledgeable classic car collector and has ensured this Porsche presents in the best possible condition and wants for nothing. A Porsche 944 turbo is a great car to drive, particularly with a manual gearbox as this example is. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with an MoT test certificate valid until 17th September 2022, this is an extremely fine Porsche.
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