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1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S

Sold For $46,200

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Sotheby's - AMELIA ISLAND 10 - 11 MARCH 2017 - Offered from an exceptional Swiss Porsche Collection


Chassis No.
WP0AA2953JN151575
  • Offered from an exceptional Swiss Porsche collection
  • Highly optioned, including the desirable M474 Sport Suspension option
  • Delivered new to the United States

Type 951. 247 bhp, 2,479 cc SOHC turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection, five-speed manual transmission, front independent suspension with MacPherson struts with lower coil springs and tube shocks and anti-roll bar; rear independent suspension with semi-trailing arms with torsion bars and adjustable Koni shocks and anti-roll bar; and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5 in.

Porsche released a turbocharged version of the 944 in 1985 with power boosted from 150 to 220 horsepower. Upgrades, along with the turbocharger, included an integrated front bumper, streamlined aerodynamics, a strengthened gearbox, 911 brakes, and a different final drive ratio. The 944 Turbo S of 1988 boosted power even further to 250 horsepower, 100 more than the standard 944. The power gain was accomplished with the combination of a larger K26-8 Turbo and revised engine mapping, which allowed full boost until 5,800 rpm. Other changes for the S included 928 S4 front brakes, adjustable Koni shocks, and chassis stiffening brackets on the front frame rails. Included with the S package were antilock brakes, a limited-slip differential, and power front seats. Only 1,635 examples of the Turbo S were built in 1988.

This 944 Turbo S has only 39,000 miles and was completed at the factory on 4 May 1988. It was delivered to its first owner in Utah on 9 August 1988 with 104 delivery miles. The Certificate of Authenticity shows that it is a highly equipped example optioned with the sport suspension package, headlight washers, protective side moldings, a rear window wiper, cruise control, California emissions, and an electric sunroof. Still wearing its original Maraschino Red Metallic paint and light grey leatherette interior, this Turbo S is in impeccable condition throughout.

Included with the sale is the stamped Warranty & Maintenance book, owner’s manuals, and dealer directory in their vinyl pouch. Service receipts are also included, the most recent being from January 2017, when Porsche specialist Garage Rossier serviced the car.

This is a very clean and well-preserved example of the ultimate iteration of the 944 and undoubtedly one of the finest examples available.


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