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Porsche 944 S2
This car is available with a labour and parts warranty on request.
This car comes recently serviced and has passed a multipoint check.
- 105,020 Mileage:
- 149 Top Speed:
- 1991 Year:
- 6.0 0 - 60:
- May 13 MOT Expiry:
- 208 BHP:
- Expired Tax Expiry:
- 5-speed manual Transmission:
- Alpine White Exterior Colour:
- 2990cc Engine Capacity:
- Blue Interior Colour:
- Inline 4 Engine Configuration:
The 944 was Porsche's mid range sports car positioned between the 924 and 911. It uses a rear-wheel drive water cooled 4 cylinder engine mounted at the front of the car, the gearbox is mounted at the rear providing better weight distribute which results in one of the best handling cars to come out of the 80's.
The aim of the car was to provide a luxurious long distance cruiser as well as an exciting powerful road car. Its body was based upon the 924 Carrera GT, like the 924 it has a sloping glass hatchback which provides a practical luggage storage area. The sunroof was a popular option as it was a removable metal panel providing a near Targa like open road experience.
The 944 was introduced for sale in 1982 and ran on for 10 years, it came in either a coupe 2+2 body or a very attractive Cabriolet. There were several models made but it's the S2 that is featured here.
The S2's engine capacity was raised to 3-litres making it the largest 4 cylinder engine in the world at the time and it provided an impressive 211bhp and 207lb of torque. It was Porsche's official replacement to the 220bhp Turbo and uses many of that car's chassis components including its stronger trans-axle, drive-shafts, brakes, wheels and tyres. It looks just like a Turbo too - the wrap-around plastic bumper/spoiler smooths its snout, simple and attractive disc alloys fill its flared arches, and the under slung rear wing firms up its tail styling.
When launched it's main competition came from the Audi Quattro and Lotus Esprit Turbo, the S2 out accelerated the Quattro in 0-60 and 1/4 mile sprints and was just a smidgen behind the Esprit but its main trump card was its flexibility; in 4th gear, every 20mph increment from 10-100mph takes less than 7 seconds. No turbocharged car of the time could match this consistency nor deliver the sort of effortless and decisive progress. This smooth power delivery gives the S2 the throttle sensitivity for some predictable and entertaining cornering.
Removable electric sunroof, Pioneer cassette player with 6 disc changer, Electric windows, Rear spoiler, Electric mirrors, Electric seats, Heated rear screen, Gemini alarm system, Central locking.
The Alpine white paintwork on this 944 looks stunning, it almost looks like it has just rolled off the production line with no stone chips to the front of the car or the wing mirrors. The black trim on the car such as the door surrounds and rear spoiler retain their colour and are in great order complimenting the condition of paintwork. As with the rest of the car, smaller details such as the Porsche decal, badges and door handles are clean and tidy with no scratches or marks.
Stepping inside the 944 it is awash with a contrasting blue interior, the seats are half leather and cloth with 'Porsche' stitched into the cloth back and base. There is no cracking or wear to any of the leather or bolsters. The blue theme continues up to the dash and centre console which are showing minimal signs of wear along with the steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake which are all in fine fettle. All of the electrics and switchgear work as they should. To the rear of the car the boot is trimmed in the same blue carpet which is throughout the rest of the car, there is also a privacy blind that hooks under the rear window which is completely unmarked and operates as it should. Under the carpet there is a space saving wheel and jack which look unused.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The normally aspirated 3.0 litre engine used in the S2 was the largest 4-cylinder engine of its time and still to this day feels well put together, firing up quickly from cold and idling smoothly. The S2 also came with a redesigned 5-speed transmission to better cope with the power generated from the engine, this helps pull the car through the gears accurately and smoothly. The engine has recently had a full service to compliment its service history.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This 944 S2 retains its original 16" Porsche alloy wheels that have recently been refurbished and as such are in perfect condition with not a mark to be found. All four wheels are shod in matching tyres that have plenty of tread left. All of the brake discs remain in good condition as are the black Porsche brake pads which look great behind the spotless alloy wheels.
The 944 was first registered in August 1991 and still comes with the original stamped Porsche service booklet. The car has only done 16 miles since its last service when it also had its all important timing belt changed. There are also service invoices and parts receipts in the history file to show what work has been carried out on the car.
The original Porsche document holder is still present along with all the manuals and handbooks.
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