Porsche 944 manual, registered 20/12/1983, 117k miles, 12 months MOT, good service history, 11 owners, HPI clear.
Walk-around video of this car available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2h0MRadk8A
Exterior / intro
Here we have a lovely early example of the Porsche 944, which in 2012 benefitted from Porsche specialists "JMG Porsche" installing the 3 litre engine from the later version of the 944; the S2. As a result, here lays a 944 with the charming, dainty styling of the very early car, but with the improved performance of the later model. The bodywork is in great overall condition, with both sills and all wheel arches free from rust and all the panels beautifully straight. The deep blue paintwork is vibrant throughout and the front end of the car has benefitted from a recent respray to remedy stone chips etc. The respray works is to a high standard and really freshens up the front end of the car. The classic "cookie cutter" wheels are in nice condition and have four good tyres fitted with good amounts of tread.
Everything electrical inside the 944, from the electric mirrors to the headlight washer jets works as it should. The beautiful 80s "pasha" seats are in fabulous order, having just had the front seats re-trimmed while in with us. The top of the dashboard has the usual cracking from the sun, but other than this there is no damage or note-worthy wear.
This example has been very well cared for by its previous owners, as is backed-up by the large folder of servicing history that is with the car, which evidences over £8,000 worth of mechanical work completed by Porsche specialists since 2012 when the 3 litre S2 engine was installed. The engine runs just as it should and pulls hard through its five gears. The original S1 gearbox with its short gear ratios remains in the car and the combination of these short gear ratios and the more powerful 3 litre S2 engine equates to a particularly fast accelerating 944. The 50/50 weight distribution of the 944 produces a car that handles beautifully and gives great feedback to the driver. The suspension is tight, without any knocks or abnormal noises produced as the car negotiates its way along the bumpy British B roads, boasting lots of recent suspension and steering component renewals. The brakes pull straight and true with good stopping power, having renewal of its front and rear brake discs and pads in the last 12 months.
As noted previously, there is history in abundance with the Porsche, arranged in a hard-backed folder and including invoices for works, MOT certificates, HPI certificates etc. The original owners wallet is present, containing the service booklet and owners manuals. The stamps in the booklet show the service intervals completed in the earlier years of the car's life and the invoices and paperwork show all the works for the later years.
Some works carried out in recent times outside of routine servicing include: Battery, all brake discs and pads, brake fluid, steering tie rods, steering boots, rear wheel bearings, rear shock absorbers, lower suspension arms, alternator, rear main oil seal, clutch condition check, crankshaft speed sensor, used gearbox, lower arm ball joint, sump pan gasket, oil level sender, track rod ends. As has been noted earlier, in 2012 Porsche specialists "JMG Porsche" installed the later 3 litre engine from the S2 model at the cost of over £2,600.
In prep for sale we have carried out the following: Pop up headlight motor repair, rear wiper motor repair, passenger door lock mechanism repair, fuel gauge recalibration, under bonnet insulation, rocker cover remove and respray, front pasha seats reupholstery, new MOT.
Thanks to all of the above, here lies the opportunity to own a 944 that can be enjoyed without expenditure for the foreseeable furture.
Porsche 944 - SOLD