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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 (like 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.
The car presented here is a 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo Coupé and is a C16 (UK-supplied) RHD example. It is one of the most original examples of its type we have ever offered, having been in the hands of real marque enthusiasts over the years. The car featured in a PistonHeads article saying "This 944 Turbo might well be one of very best. There's just enough patina to confirm the odometer's admission to 21,000 miles, but in every other regard its near immaculate and in what seems to be completely original nick".
The adage of buying the best example you can find of anything, is very evident here – if you want a best-of-breed 944 Turbo, this car is certainly that. Never restored just maintained extremely well and used infrequently, with specialists such as Autofarm and RPM looking after it over the years, there is much to appreciate here. Supported by a comprehensive history file, numerous invoices and its original book-pack with stamped service booklet, the whole package is hard to beat.
This car has formed part of a significant collection for the past few years. In preparation for the sale, the engine will be flushed, filled with fresh oil and a new filter fitted, the fuel tank drained, flushed and filled with 20 litres of fuel, fitted with a new battery and issued with a fresh MOT Certificate. A safety check will also be carried out along with an inspection report included in the history file.
You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact Joe on 07779 082707 / email@example.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail. The health and safety of both our customers and team remain the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.