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Stunning 1990 Classic Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet 3.0L 16v - one of 48 left, great investment.

Totnes, Devon £9,500.00
Posted
26 days ago
Make
Porsche
Model
944
Year
1990
Mileage
164500 miles
Seller type
Private
Body type
Hatchback
Fuel type
Petrol
Transmission
Other
Colour
Red
Engine size
2969 cc
CO2 emissions
0 g/km
Previous Keepers
13
Top Speed
149 mph
Doors
3
Engine Power
210.9 bhp
Derivative
S2 FH 2+2
Brochure Engine size
3.0 L

Description

Hi there

Here for sale is my lovely 1990 Porsche 944 S2 Manual, Cabriolet (3.0L 16v).

A fabulous car for any weather condition but begging to be taken out in these mini heatwaves we are having. I have been driving this car every day since my van sold 3 weeks ago and it hasn't missed a beat - 1000 miles in the last 3 months!

Rapidly increasing in value and great potential investment.

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Vital Stats:-
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Rare 1990 944 S2 16v Cabriolet
164350k miles
12 owners
3.0L 16v engine (uprated late engine)
Manual gearbox
Porsche Guards Red

MOT until November 2018
Recent 6000 Mile Service as of Feb 2018
Belts and Tensioners all replaced in 2016 less than 1500 miles ago.
Porsche turbo twist wheels
Updated momo steering wheel
Completely full service history back to the first service in 1991
Original Porsche books and wallet, t
wo keys, spares and immobilizers, spare tyre and tool kit.
Complete remote central locking and alarm system overhaul (March 2017)

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About the Porsche

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This car is in superb condition, the paintwork is lovely, with only very minor cosmetic attention reauired around two sills.

It has an entirely full service history with the full book of stamps until 1998 and receipts and MOTs since 1995 with a plethora of tax discs and receipts for work over the course of almost 30 years of motoring.

The history file and document list is huge as well as retaining all the original Porsche booklets and leather case. It has had 12 owners in the last 28 years and has 163,500 miles on the clock which is rising through use.

You might be forgiven for thinking 'that's a lot of mileage?' and you'd be right if it was a Fiesta, but don't forget, these were hand built by Porsche in the days when that meant cars were built properly. I may also add that I would far rather own a Porsche that has been driven every year and serviced up to its eyeballs than take a chance on a car that hasn't been driven for a few years simply to have a low mileage example.

This version is absolutely gorgeous and has wanted for nothing, the price reflects the mileage accordingly and as you can see from many websites had the car covered only 65k miles it would be up for double the price (and worth every penny).

That said it is not a 'concours winning' car (although that is always a rather subjective description - one man's 'concours winner' is another man's 7/10) but it is a very good version, with straight lines, a working, recently serviced hood /roof and a quality interior in generally excellent condition for age, in fact you wont believe that has covered the miles recorded.
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Driving Experience

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The car itself drives well with a silky smooth clutch and gearbox and a nice strong engine.

It pulls well, and feels very well balanced, it is crash free and original in almost every aspect (bar mentioned below).

Although the engine is only 211 bhp she still moves nimbly along the road and the brakes work very well as disc brakes should, the tyres are continental sport contact 2s and they provide fantastic grip.

Of course the main benefit of this car is the top down experience which is fabulous, it really is one of the best driving cabriolets of this or any other generation. Compare it to a z3 or even a newer boxster and you’ll see what I mean.

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Upgrades
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The car has 'Porsche turbo twist' non- original OEM wheels which update it fabulously from the dire D90s.

This car also has the ugly late 80s steering wheel replaced with a Momo sports wheel which feels fabulous and is well worth the extra £300 or so what was spent. Please note this means no airbag driver's side.

The interior is that lovely Porsche grey leather that lifts the car from either the vileness of the special order colours or the drabness of the standard black. As you can see apart from a mark or two on the driver's bolster (a perennial issue Porsche have never mastered) the interior is gorgeous and really looks the part.

The carpets and general interior are good but could do with a shampoo, but if you suffer from OCD a new set would be nice, however it is not essential.

The stereo has been upgraded at some point to a very swanky model with a little remote control and the sound is pleasant albeit I wish people didn't update stereos in classics. The sound itself I suppose justifies this update which is very good.

The heater (a necessity of course) works really well and generally the car's electronics all work as they should. .

The car was treated in March 2017 to a fully specced up remote central locking and alarm system which is very useful and can bring down the insurance premium with some classic insurers (Lancaster, Adrian Flux, etc).


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Recent Work & Porsche Specialist Health Check

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The car has just (Feb 2018) benefitted from an £800, 6000 mile service - including checking of plugs, belts, plus oil change, hood service, brake fluid change so it should be good to go for another 20k miles and probably many more (remember these were the cars that saved Porsche from extinction).

The car has also been independently inspected by Williams Crawford Porsche Specialists in Saltash, Cornwall with a view to providing an independent view of the car for any prospective buyer.

This Health Check Report will be provided to the new owner for peace of mind.

Please bear in mind any car when given a 130 point health check will come up with a list of 'improvable' things. My 964 is immaculate but I bet they'd find something!

I have already had the urgent / important stuff undertaken.

In the future the new owner may wish to consider other items such as:-

1. ABS overhaul (it was tested and working but at some point a new pump may be required or a strip and service of pump).

2. Very small leak seep / leak from the coolant tank. I have driven the car every week for 3 months and the level hasn't changed, but at some point a fastidious owner may wish to do so.

3. Some wear on the hood arms, purely cosmetic.

4. Some wear on the wheels (cosmetic) and the tires are getting on a bit but still with good tread.

5. Small patch of rust in the boot / spare wheel well unnoticeable but may need repatching at some point

6. Various other little things like a slightly sticky indicator and carpet cleaning (?!)

These are all minor wear and tear items that will not break the bank and are non urgent.
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Collectable?
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As of Q3 2017 only 238 1989 + S2 Cabriolet's remained on the road and this number is dropping by approximately 10% per year. Only 48 of those 238 are 'late revision' (1990+ cars) so it's not exactly a common sight. I think this may the only one for sale in Devon.

The 944 and particularly the 944 S2, and especially the much rarer cabriolet are increasing in price rapidly. Don't take my word for it, ask your local Porsche specialist and if you don't have one of them then take a look at Pistonheads.
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And Finally...

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If you require more photographs or videos just let me know. I've got nothing to hide, its a cracking little car and I've got 40 other hi res pics and walk around video available upon request.

Will be cleaned / valeted for the new owner of course.

£1000 deposit upon agreement with balance paid upon collection.

Collection within 3 weeks of agreement please.

£9500 ono, ready to go and be enjoyed during this fabulous Summer!

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