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1990 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet

Lot No.: 305

Registration: E944CAR
Chassis Number: WPOZZZ94ZKN430949
Engine Number: TBA
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 3000cc
Year of Manufacture: 1990
Sold for (£): 18,000

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, 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.

A truly exceptional example of this often undervalued Porsche, E944CAR has been maintained and cherished throughout its life. Its most recent owner has acquired the vehicle twice, once in 2001 and again 2014. Since 2001, the car has been a regular Porsche GB Owners Club Concours entrant. Its shining moment came this year when it won overall at the Porsche GB National Concours at Althorp House and, as one would expect, the car remains in this stunning condition throughout.

A huge history file documents all servicing, Concours adventures and previous MoT certificates. Despite having covered 87,000 miles over the last 25 years, the car appears in virtually showroom condition. The engine is fully detailed and is simply a joy to behold. All panels present beautifully and the Guards Red paint retains a superb shine. The front of the car is protected by clear film to prevent stone chips. The interior is hard to fault and the leather is in lovely condition. The hood is unmarked and the tyres are hardly worn.

There are a large number of stamps in the original service book and in 2014 it had a huge service, including remedial engine work on the timing chain, tensioners and water pump. Supplied with all books, tools, tonneau cover, wallet and its original tyre compressor, we urge all potential purchasers to come and inspect this vehicle as it is an example of true 944 excellence. Offered without reserve, this Porsche would be an ideal addition for any collector or enthusiast with very high standards.