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1988 Porsche 944 Turbo

Lot No.: 302

Registration: E344 RRP
Chassis Number: WPOZZZ95ZJN100430
Engine Number: 45J01478
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 2479
Year of Manufacture: 1988
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 25,000 - 30,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

 

  • Nougat Brown Metallic (1 year only) over Linen leather
  • First delivered to Jones Garage in Jersey on 05/01/88
  • Regularly serviced with stamps corroborating the 21,500 miles
  • First registered in the UK on 18/02/19. Just one owner here
  • Long MOT, full book pack and UK V5c

 

Following the international success of their nimble 924, Porsche designed an all-alloy, 2.5-litre inline-four for their new 944 which they planned to introduce in 1982. Their talented engineers were able to produce a very smooth running four-cylinder engine by utilising two counter-rotating balance shafts running at twice engine speed. The result is a large four-cylinder engine that feels as turbine-smooth as a six.

Cosmetically, the 944's bodywork was revised with wider wheel arches (similar to that of the 924 Carrera GT), a fresh interior and upgrades to the brakes and suspension. With greater visual presence and the performance to match, better handling, stopping power and more creature comforts, the 944 was a natural step forward.

A 'turbo' version of the 944 was always on the cards, and for the 1985 model year, Porsche introduced the 944 Turbo, known internally as the 951. Forced induction boosted the 2.5-litre engine by a healthy 60bhp, up to 217bhp, with the clutch and gearbox uprated to suit.   The Turbo also featured several other changes, such as improved aerodynamics, notably an integrated front bumper, standard external oil coolers for both the engine and transmission, standard 16-inch wheels (optional forged Fuchs alloys), and a slightly stiffer suspension set-up.  The Turbo's front and rear brakes were borrowed from the Porsche 911, with Brembo 4-piston fixed calipers and 12-inch discs and ABS was also standard.

This immaculate 944 Turbo is finished in Nougat Brown Metallic, a comparatively rare colour only offered during 1987/8, with a Linen leather interior. It was delivered to Jones Garage in Jersey on 05/01/88 before being collected by its first proud owner. The car was to remain in Jersey until late 2018 before being registered to its new UK owner on 18/02/19. Given the small size of Jersey, annual mileages tend to be small and according to the Porsche's service records, the car was regularly serviced on mileage requirements, substantiating the indicated 21,500 miles;

  • 25/07/89   1,166 miles
  • 18/05/92   2,100 miles
  • 22/02/95   3,497 miles
  • 20/03/00   4,489 miles
  • 19/07/02   8,118 miles
  • 18/10/06  12,127 miles
  • 01/11/11  17,852 miles
  • 13/11/15  19,886 miles
  • 18/05/18  20,880 miles

  • This is a genuine, low mileage example of these hugely competent little coupes in a rare and desirable colour combination. It has a current MOT and is accompanied by its UK V5c, a full Porsche book pack and the service records.