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1991 Porsche 944 S2 Turbo Cabriolet
Lot No.: 914
Registration: J153 RDW
Chassis Number: WPOZZZ95ZMN130353
Engine Number: 4701073
Number of cylinders: 4
Year of Manufacture: 1991
Estimate (£): 24,000 - 28,000
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 944 S2 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 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 was adopted widely on production cars from the mid-nineties.
In February 1991, Porsche released the 944 Turbo Cabriolet, which combined the Turbo S's 250 bhp engine with the cabriolet body built by the ASC-American Sunroof Company at Weinsberg in Germany. Porsche initially announced that 600 would be made, but ultimately 625 were built, 100 of which were right-hand drive for the UK, Japanese, Australian and South African markets.
Offered here is a UK-supplied right-hand drive 944 Turbo Cabriolet supplied new by Evans Halshaw of Warwick on 31st October 1991. Finished in the ever popular Porsche colour combination of Guards Red with a black leather interior and black carpets throughout, this car is in superb condition and has covered 72,590 miles.
The original service book shows the following:
Date Specialist Mileage
3.7.92 Evans Halshaw 2,070
2.12.92 Evans Halshaw 6,801
6.4.93 Evans Halshaw 11,215
8.10.93 Evans Halshaw 19,771
21.1.94 Evans Halshaw 24,148
2.11.94 Chariots St Albans 36,608
7.8.95 H.R. Owen 40,848
7.12.95 Ray Northway 44,976
23.4.96 Ray Northway 49,480
27.6.97 Northway Porsche 55,464
25.4.09 - 71,109
Supplied with the original book pack containing driver's manuals and the service book, the history file includes invoices for service work and other sundry items. This very rare 944 turbo cabriolet is MOT tested until 24th November '17 and presents the next owner with the opportunity to acquire a rather special Porsche in very good condition. Get in quick before these front-engined Porsche catch up with their 911 siblings!