Lot 165 - 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo S
|Odometer reading||121,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £15,000|
The Porsche 944 was built from 1982 to 1991 and was built on the same platform as the 924. It was intended to last into the 1990's 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. In 1988, Porsche introduced the 944 Turbo S with a more powerful engine 250bhp 258 lb⋅ft of torque at 4,000rpm. This higher output was achieved by using a larger KKK K26-8 turbocharger housing and revised engine mapping which allowed maintaining maximum boost until 5800rpm, compared to the standard 944 Turbo. In June 1988, Car and Driver tested the 944 Turbo S (with the advantage of shorter final drive gear) and achieved a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 5.5 seconds and a quarter mile time of 13.9 seconds. Top speed was factory rated at 162mph. The post 1985 cars, turbos and S variants are considered more desirable than the earlier cars, having improved interiors, suspensions and engines, together with a limited slip differential and larger brakes.
Presented in Glacier Blue with a pinstripe blue velour trim with blue leather, this late 944 turbo S is offered with the extras such as sports M030 sports pack, ‘big black’ brakes, limited slip differential, electric seats, electric windows, electric heated mirrors, electric sunroof, electric tailgate, upgraded sound system, headlight washers, ABS, power steering. Described as in a very good condition with no rust issues, completely solid and driving beautifully boasting just five former keepers. The car comes with a comprehensive service history and a thick folder of receipts and paperwork, as well as all the original manuals, including original option stickers, a host of MoT test certificates covering the last 30 years, two keys, original Porsche leather folder, original space saver and a set of original tools. Within the history file we can find that some of the recent works include a new head gasket,
water pump, rollers, tensioners, belts, new brake lines fitted at Octane Garage. The sills were taken care of before the undercarriage and an anti-corrosion treatment, then a quality full body respray in the original rare Glacier Blue colour was undertaken at CMS Coachworks. At 120,000 miles Koni adjustable shocks were fitted and 1,000 miles later the brakes were reconditioned, turbo pressure release valve replaced as were the fuel pump, cooling fan, sunroof and driver door seals. The most recent service was in January 2023 with an MoT test certificate in January 2023 with no advisories. It is rare to find the desirable late 944 Turbo’s in such condition and this UK supplied right hand drive manual sportscar is an 80’s treat!
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