Porsche 944 Turbo - Sold - £17,995
Very often a model's qualities can be lost through time as cars gain a reputation for being "cheap" and are treated as such. This is especially common for the entry-level models in any manufacturer's line-up and Porsche is no different. The vast majority of Porsche's fantastic 924/944 series of cars have sadly been neglected, abused or simply suffered the ravages of time.
For this reason, we were very proud to take delivery of this absolutely immaculate, one-owner 944 Turbo with barely 21,000 miles on the clock. One of the very last 944s, this model featured the specification of the earlier Turbo 'S' car as standard. Upgrades included a power hike to 250hp, the venerable "MO30" option suspension, Club Sport 16" alloy wheels, the front brakes from the 928 S4 and ABS. It was the ultimate evolution of the 944 and posted 0-60 times of 5.5 seconds, very respectable by modern standards.
The 944 was always praised for it's superb handling, thanks to a near-perfect 50-50 weight distribution. With the power from the turbo-charged four-pot, many contemporary magazines and road tests showed the car as being faster than Porsche's own 911. In late 1991, for the 1992 model year, the 944 was killed off to make way for the 968. For many though, the 944 remains the best of them as it's combination of power, weight and 80's styling makes it a distinctive and alluring sight even now.
This particular car really shows off the model as they were meant to be seen, having been perfectly preserved by a very caring and dedicated owner of 21 years. The car's history file paints a very clear picture. The car saw mild usage from new until the early 90s, but from 1995 to today the car has covered just 1500 miles. In the past five years, the only mileage it has accrued have been for it's MoT. Despite this phenomenally low usage, it is good to see a complete and unbroken MoT history for the car. Despite the car being unused, it was certainly not unloved and a regular annual check-up means that this car has none of the common issues from cars that have been stored for a long period without maintanence.
It starts on the button and drives immaculately. The Glacier Blue paintwork is quite unique and depending upon the angle the car is viewed from and the light in which it is seen, it varies from a light silver to a gentle blue and always garners remarks. The interior is half-leather, with blue/white pinstripe fabric. Generously specified, this car's options include a 40% locking limited-slip differential, headlight washers, electrically adjustable sports seats, upgraded hi-fi, door trim to match the interior, a factory fit immobiliser, air-conditioning, adjustable headlights and a removable sunroof.
Ideal as a car to enjoy, this 944 would surely make a wise investment. As values of these iconic sports cars begin to rise, it is standout examples such as this which will surely be the first to benefit. It is, without a doubt, the tidiest 944 we have seen in the showroom for many years and will definitely not disappoint.