Lot Number
222
language

1990 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet

Sold For $29,120

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Sotheby's - THE PORSCHE 70TH ANNIVERSARY AUCTION 27 OCTOBER 2018


Chassis No.
WP0CB2947LN481638
  • Rare 944 Cabriolet variant
  • Single ownership; fewer than 15,000 original miles
  • Exceptionally well-preserved original condition
  • Accompanied by original window sticker and sales receipts

The Porsche 944 series debuted in 1982, and its production ended nearly a decade later, in 1991. Constructed on the same platform as the 924, the 944 was one of the most successful Porsche production cars of the era and was available in numerous configurations. The 944 S2 was introduced in 1989 powered by a new three-liter, normally aspirated engine. At the time of its debut, it was the largest four-cylinder power plant in series production. The S2 brought increased power output (over 50 hp per cylinder) to the model, offered an excellent torque curve, and was capable of almost 150 mph.

Not only did the new model feature an integrated front bumper, the S2 made a cabriolet configuration available for the first time in the 944 range. Interestingly, the contract to build the 944 S2 was won by the American Sunroof Company. The windshield was lower than on the coupe, and a new tail-end treatment was utilized. Porsche even boasted the 944 Cabriolet was as quiet as the coupe with the top up. Once again, Porsche had managed to create a desirable open-top variant of its popular road-going sports car. Production of the S2 ended in 1991 together with the entire 944 line.

This superb example is strikingly finished in Titanium Metallic with a sumptuous Linen (light gray) leather interior and remains in spectacular original condition. The original Blaupunkt stereo head unit, with optional Blaupunkt BEA 80 Equalizer Amplifier Unit, add to the desirability and enjoyment of this 944. This Porsche has lived a charmed life in Texas since it was delivered new to its one and only original owner, who has carefully maintained it, as proven by the service records and a recent inspection. At present, this 944 S2 displays less than 15,000 original miles and is still riding on its original Dunlop D40 tires. A recent CARFAX report further supports the limited mileage. The exterior paint, upholstery, and engine bay are in outstanding order and present as new.

In addition, the original window sticker, owner’s manual, warranty and maintenance book, tools, air compressor, as well as the Blaupunkt radio supplement accompany this car. It is extremely rare to find such a low-mileage, well-kept example of the open 944 S2, representing a budding opportunity for the astute collector.


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