1992 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet


  • 2.5L Turbo I4 powerplant with 5-speed manual transmission
  • One of only 625 Turbo Cabrios built, and one of only 100 with right-hand drive
  • Impressive history file
  • Valid MOT until September 2024

The Appeal

In the 1980s, Porsche was going through something of a change. Stuttgart was beginning to recognise the changing tastes for the sports car market. It was a difficult time for the legendary German brand. Thankfully, that breeds innovation and creativity - which is what led to the remarkable 944. 

With sharp retro styling, pop-up headlights and a solid level of build quality, these Porsches carried the unusual fixture of an I4 powerplant that - despite initial reactions - proved more than capable of holding its own.

The 944 Turbo was introduced towards the end of production, boasting a remarkable 250hp and exceptional styling. With its sculptural, quintessentially retro aesthetic, these cars are perhaps some of the finest convertibles to ever roll out of Europe. 

This example comes to us in excellent order, with a plentiful service history and a clean bill of health.

The History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1992
  • One of only 100 built with RHD - of which only 50 were reportedly sent to the UK
  • First registered in the UK in August 1992
  • The DLVA records 7 previous owners from new
  • Currently indicates 108,908 miles
  • From 2008 to 2018 the car appears to have been off the road
  • By 2018, the car had undergone some restoration to return to the road
  • In current ownership since January 2022
  • According to the MOT History, the car has under 3,000 miles since September 2008
  • The paperwork file includes:
    • A stock of invoices
    • A selection of MOT certificates going back to the 90s
    • V5c document 
  • Current owner is a member of the Porsche Great Britain Club (PCGB)

The Interior

  • Impressive black interior in original condition
  • Leather sports seats in very good order with no rips or tears
  • Some light patina and cracking, commensurate with age
  • However, the upholstery is largely excellent
  • Door cards are clean and well-presented
  • The smoothly sculpted dash is in very good order
  • Curvy instrument binnacle is clean and well-presented
  • All instruments are clean and well-presented with no issues
  • The music system has been replaced with a modern unit 
  • Steering wheel and shift gear in good order with light wear
  • Carpets in good order with no rips or tears we can discern
  • The soft-top’s headlining is in very good condition with no significant wear
  • Round the back, the boot is in good, solid order with clean carpets

With a quintessentially 80s design, built of sweeping curves and a simple, tightly-designed dashboard, the cabin of this 944 Turbo is excellent. The car has clearly been cossetted - we can spot very little sign of wear and no significant damage across the board. Perfectly comfortable and cossetting, the car is a wonderful place to be for both passenger and driver. 

The Exterior 

  • Distinctive retro styling penned by Harm Lagaay
  • Impressive sculptural details including ridged coachline and arches
  • Pop-up headlights seal an exceptional character
  • Bodywork is free of dents and dings with a good, tight panel fit
  • The paintwork is in good order with only light wear
  • Glasswork and lenses are free of chips and cracks
  • Chromework and branding all present and correct with signature Turbo script
  • Black soft top is in excellent order with no rips or tears, and very little creasing
  • The car is sat on its original branded alloys
  • These are shod in Potenza tyres
  • Some surface corrosion to the underside, though nothing severe

With its impressive, sculpted bodywork, the 944 is an attractive swathe of sharp angles running alongside smooth, subtle curves. It’s a real looker, a car that represents the best of Stuttgart’s design team with - of course - those ever-essential pop-up headlights. This example has been beautifully cared for, with very little signifying its advancing years. 

The Mechanics 

  • 2.5L 2.5 L M44/52 turbocharged I4 powerplant 
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • One of only 35 known RHD manual examples in the UK
  • Excellent engine bay with the distinctive head clean and well-displayed
  • We’ve no reports of any leaks, knocks, bangs or smoke
  • The car is reportedly starting first time with the turbo working as expected
  • Recently serviced
  • The mechanical history proves that the car has wanted for nothing over its life
  • We understand the car is ready and waiting to be driven away

With plenty of paperwork backing a consistent routine of care and servicing, the car’s life has been a quiet and uneventful one. With a clean MOT until September 2024, this example is practically as good as it can get - and should prove to be a very reliable companion out on the roads. 


A highly impressive example, with plenty of paperwork and a winning interior - this is a simply spectacular piece of the German maker’s legacy, and one that’s more than capable of holding its own out on the road. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1992
  • Make Porsche
  • Model 944 Turbo
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 108,908 Miles
  • Engine size 2479
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Brentwood
  • Location Essex
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
5 bids
  • Calain6•••• £5,100 24/09/23
  • tom-arm•••• £5,000 23/09/23
  • carl-mi•••• £3,000 23/09/23
  • 427kmsl•••• £2,000 21/09/23
  • paul@pm•••• £1,000 20/09/23

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