Lot 162 - 1991 Porsche 944 Turbo
|Odometer reading||115,033 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £28,000|
- Recently repainted and retrimmed.
- Just had major service and cambelts
- Effectively one owner from new
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.
This lovely Porsche 944 Turbo has effectively had one owner from new, purchased in 1991 by the Lambert Fenchurch Group for the sole use of Mr. D H Griffiths. He liked the car so much that he acquired the car from the company in 1998 and has been the registered keeper since. From 2002 it has been fully maintained by marque specialists Chelsea Carrera based in High Wycombe and if the car required any work, it was carried out regardless of cost. Recently it has been refurbished cosmetically; all the glass was removed, the car prepared and repainted in the original colour of Baltic Blue metallic. The interior was retrimmed in the correct blue materials supplied by Southbound Trimmers and the wheels refurbished. It has also received a major service and had the cambelts replaced. This 944 Turbo is supplied with a V5 registration document in Mr. Griffiths name, an MoT test certificate which expires in March 2023, a file containing invoices from 2002 totalling over £30,000, a letter about the transfer of the car and a number of old MoT test certificates. This is a highly desirable 944, one for the serious enthusiast of the front-engined Porsche.
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