A NEW APPROACH IN AN AGE OLD BUSINESS+44 (0) 1926 691 141
Sold for: £27,000
In 1989 the second series of the 944 was introduced, powered by a 210 bhp normally aspirated, double-overhead-cam 16-valve 3.0-litre version of the 944S engine, which was the largest four-cylinder engine in production at the time. The 944S2 also benefited from a revised transmission and the gearing was tweaked to better suit the torque and peak power characteristics of the 3.0 L M44/41 powerplant. The S2 had the same rounded nose and a rear valance found on the 944 Turbo model and this was the first example of the use of an integrated front bumper, where the bumper and bonnet profiles would merge smoothly with the valance, a design feature that has only now seen widespread adoption on production cars from the early nineties. In 1989, Porsche released the 944 S2 Cabriolet, a first for the 944 line that featured a cabriolet body built by the ASC-American Sunroof Company at Weinsberg in Germany, creating a very good looking car with excellent dynamic qualities that was rewarding to drive and was well received by the motoring press. This 19,000 mile, 944 S2 Cabriolet has enjoyed the sunshine with three previous owners who were obviously fastidious and caring, as is evident from the car's proud stance and impressive appearance. We are informed it has always been garaged and maintained to the highest standards. The car's history file contains some relevant records and invoices in its leather wallet, including the service manuals and records, and previous MoTs. Our vendor has recently spent around £1,500 to ensure this lovely 944 S2 Cab is ready for some summer fun and a fresh MoT will be issued before the sale. Built in the last year of 944 production, there can't be many 944 Cabriolets with mileage as low as this. The car positively shouts "Buy me" with its gleaming Crystal Silver Metallic paintwork, unmarked midnight blue interior and hood, and its smartly polished alloys. Inevitably, as the prices of good 911s creep ever higher, 944s, 928s, and 968's will surely follow, so now may be as good a time as any to join the party.