Porsche over the years has developed a traditional style, one that incorporates a familiar appearance that is recognisable worldwide. But there was a time when this tradition of rear-engined, curved bodies and front frog-eye headlights was not the only offering from the Stuttgart giants.
The 1970s and 80s saw the dawn of a new automotive design, a style used by every manufacturer wherever possible. The ‘Wedge’ became the go-to look, from affordable family cars to expensive Italian grand-tourers, the wedge style took over and Porsche wasn’t going to miss out.
Initially introduced in 1975 the 924 was a different Porsche, first of all, it was front-engined, something that caused quite a stir amongst enthusiasts. Over the years it became more refined and improved and eventually its successor the 944 was born.
The 944 was faster, better and all-around more cultivated than its predecessor. Handling was improved, it was more comfortable plus its mechanics were adopted from the 924 GTP Le Mans race car, using the same 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. In 1989, things got even better when the 944 S2 and its 3.0L M44 were released, bringing more power plus a revised transmission and gearing.
Offered in Cabriolet form from 1989 to the end of the 944’s production in 1991 only 5,656 were built, making them a rare and sought-after variant of the 944.
This late-registered variant is presented in very good condition with several Concours Show Winner trophies around 2000-2003 provided with the car. Also accompanying this 944 is a large folder full of invoices and receipts for its care over the years plus a very well-stamped service book and an array of past MOT certificates.
This offers potential buyers an uncommon opportunity to own a rare variant of a much-loved marque from an era of Porsche that went against the grain. A wonderful car in wonderful condition this would make an excellent classic for an enthusiast to take to car shows once again and display its 80s good looks.
History & Paperwork
UK registered 1st June 1992
5 previous owners
Used in UK with a short time in the Malaga region, Spain
Well documented history with 2" inch thick file
Service portfolio present with entries from new in 1992 to 2014 and 77,706 miles
12 Porsche main dealer stamps and Independent Specialist invoices on file
Original Porsche wallet with service and hand books
Kept in heated storage facility for last 10 years
Every MOT certificate from new
Over £9500+ in invoices from new on file
Large collection of past part invoices
Invoices cover years of maintenance with work including cambelt and clutch being completed
New cam belt, clutch and electric Mohair hood within last 6k miles
Multiple Porsche Club Great Britain concours show winner trophies
Class and overall show winner
Will be supplied with a new 12 month MOT
Tonneau cover included
Impressive condition with very little sign of use
Attractive 80s styling
Comfortable and supportive sports in overall fantastic condition
Grey leather with matching carpets
Small usage creases present on seats
Small blemish on the front passenger seat where stitches have come away
The rear seats are in great condition
Carpets clean with original mats present
Driver and passenger electric seats
Original Blaupunkt stereo with graphic equalizer
Dash and centre console appear damage free
All switchgear reported being in working order
Refurbished LCD clock
Original steering wheel included in the sale and Momo rim as fitted
The interior of the foldable roof is in a good undamaged condition
Rear boot presented well with clean carpets and no tears
Boot CD changer with original cover
Presented in excellent condition
Alluring wedge design
Stunning in cabriolet form
Rich black paintwork
The roof is in great condition with no damage visible
Roof fully operational
New front tyres
Electric door mirrors
The engine bay is presented well with no dirt or signs of leaks
No reports of any paint issues or patina forming
Clearly a very well-cared-for car
2,990cc 16v M44 Engine
Naturally aspirated 4-cylinder
Largest production 4-cylinder of its time
5-speed manual transmission
Reported to run and drive superbly
No issues reported
Extensive history file with numerous receipts documenting its no-compromise maintenance
A front-engined Porsche always initiates a conversation! Released at a time when Porsche was trying something different with the ambition of showcasing that they can do what everyone else is doing but better. The 944 S2 is the perfect example of that, it's a front-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car that provides, thrill, fun and comfort better than other manufacturers' models that have been trying to get that winning formula for decades.
This 944 with its exceptional history of winning concours shows is still in fine condition today, add in the rare cabriolet variant and its extensive history file, and you’ve got one appealing classic Porsche.
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1992 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet
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