1991 Porsche 944 Turbo


  • Classic 944 Turbo in great order
  • Owned by vendor since 2000
  • Lovely condition inside and out
  • Huge file of history and invoices
  • Highly original
  • Supplied with a fresh MOT


When Porsche revealed its first water-cooled car - the 924 - in 1976 it caused consternation among purist fans, who didn't like the fact that not only was it water-cooled but that the engine was in the front.

That's because the 924 was originally co-developed by Porsche for Volkswagen before the project was cancelled, but by 1982, the purists’ concerns were largely forgotten. The 924 was a strong seller, so to get it ready for the thrusting 1980s, Porsche gave it a few tweaks, with a new 2.5-litre engine. 

The body was also widened at both ends to accommodate a broader track. The resultant 944 became one of the most desirable sports cars of the 1980s, highly popular among the young and upwardly mobile – and later on an icon of “yuppie” Britain.

But Porsche wasn’t done yet. In 1986, it introduced a 944 that was as fast and as agile as a 911. The 944 Turbo used forced induction to deliver 250 bhp with a 0-60mph in 5.7sec and top speed of 162 mph.  It was edging on supercar territory. 

This particular example is a terrific example of the 944 Turbo – impeccably well-maintained and garaged all its life, the car has been with its current owner for 23 years. There aren’t many in this kind of condition and with such pedigree.


  • First registered on August 1, 1991 – the very first day of ‘J’ registrations
  • UK V5C
  • MOT July 2023, but new MOT will be provided for new buyer
  • Genuine mileage of 126,527 miles
  • Clutch replaced at 120,000 miles approx
  • Huge pile of invoices and receipts going back to the 1990s
  • Several old MOT certificates from the 1990s onward
  • Copy of old Used Vehicle Warranty from supplying dealer
  • Previous tax discs to 2001
  • Always garaged and kept MOT’d during current ownership
  • Invoices for annual servicing
  • Laserline alarm and immobiliser
  • Original Porsche tools and tool roll


  • Oxblood sports seats with pinstripe velour facings
  • Electrically adjustable driver’s seat
  • 2+2 formation with rear bucket seats
  • Matching Oxblood dash with black highlights
  • Superb condition – tiny amount of wear to driver’s side seat bolster
  • Electric windows and sunroof
  • Electrically adjustable mirrors
  • Carpets, door cards and headlining in very good order
  • Sony radio-cassette player with 10-CD changer


  • Original Zermatt Silver paint – excellent finish all over
  • Structurally excellent – never welded and said to be in superb order underneath
  • No major dents or damage
  • Very slight corrosion to back end of one rear wheelarch, beneath paint
  • Excellent factory alloys with Continental ContiSport Contact tyres
  • Pop-up headlamps
  • Blemish-free glass tailgate
  • All original badges and trim in very good order
  • Rear boot spoiler and lower diffuser


  • 2.5-litre 4cyl turbo
  • Low mileage service undertaken in July 2022
  • Five-speed manual transmission 
  • Carefully maintained and annually serviced for at least the past 23 years
  • New clutch fitted circa 6,000 miles ago
  • Cam & balance belts replaced in 2017
  • The battery was replaced in 2019
  • DME module replaced in 2022
  • Reversing lights and bonnet struts repaired/replaced in 2022
  • Starts and drives without fault – reported by the vendor to be in exceptional running order and looked after by a specialist during his ownership


This is a very smart and beautifully presented example of the 944 Turbo, wholly original, unrestored and in gorgeous condition, while the silver and maroon colour scheme is discreet, tasteful and undisputedly smart. 

The 944 was a hugely desirable car when new, a popular and enjoyable one as a used car and has embraced becoming a classic at a time when Eighties and Nineties nostalgia has reached its zenith. A delightful, usable and collectable example of one of the best cars of its era – what’s not to like?

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1991
  • Make Porsche
  • Model 944 Turbo
  • Colour Zermatt Silver
  • Odometer 126,527 Miles
  • Engine size 2479
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Redhill
  • Location Surrey
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
25 bids
  • ga•••• £16,750 05/06/23
  • Ja•••• £16,500 05/06/23
  • Ja•••• £16,250 05/06/23
  • lo•••• £16,000 05/06/23
  • ga•••• £15,750 05/06/23
  • lo•••• £15,500 05/06/23
  • ga•••• £15,250 05/06/23
  • lo•••• £15,000 05/06/23
  • ga•••• £14,750 05/06/23
  • ma•••• £14,500 05/06/23

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