Lot 102 - 1987 Porsche 944
|Odometer reading||82,730 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,264|
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.
With so many Porsche 944’s manufactured, they were a familiar sight on UK roads. However, it is fair to say that relatively few good examples still exist. This however, represents one such example, which is presented in Arctic White with deep red leather/velour interior. Owned by the vendor for the last two years, unfortunately the history folder, which we are aware was significant has been misplaced. Clearly though inspection of this car confirms it has been a very well cared for example. Some light recommissioning will be carried out prior to the auction and this 944 will also be presented for an MoT test. Offered for sale without reserve this could well prove to be a sound investment.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.