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1989 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet - 8,900 miles

Lot No.: 505

Registration: 944 SKY
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ94ZKN431336
Engine Number: 42K03624
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 2969
Year of Manufacture: 1989
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): 32,625
  • A very special, right-hand drive 944 S2 with one previous owner and manual box 
  • 944 Cabriolets are supremely competent, very comfortable and decently quick
  • The personal plate ‘944 SKY’ is included with the car (valued at circa £2,500).
  • Only 8,900 miles and presented as you would expect  Ready for Summer!

 

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, right-hand drive (one of 100 produced), 944 S2 Cabriolet has enjoyed the sunshine for 8,900 miles since 1989 with its one previous owner, who was obviously very fastidious and caring, as is evident from the cars proud stance and impressive appearance. 

Built in the last year of 944 production, there can't be many 944 Cabriolets with mileage as low as this. (Just over 300 well-maintained miles a year). The car positively shouts “Buy Me” with its gleaming white paintwork, black interior and black hood. 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.