PORSCHE 944 TURBO COUPE
EXCEPTIONAL SHOW CONDITION – LADY OWNER SINCE 2015 // COVERED JUST 509 MILES FOLLOWING MAJOR RESTORATION
Electric windows, electric adjustable door mirrors, electric front seat adjustment, central locking, alarm, Thatcham Cat 2 insurance approved immobiliser, front leather sports seats, leather Club Sport steering wheel, driver/passenger vanity mirrors, heated rear screen with wiper, retractable load area cover, cargo net, Porsche over mats, un-used space-saver wheel/tyre, jack, tool roll, A/C, LSD with 40% lock, headlight wash system, ABS Bosch anti-lock braking system, electrically operated detachable roof panel, Panasonic MP3/CD/Tuner, Koni adjustable shock absorbers.
The 944 Turbo Coupe presents overall to an extremely high standard. The unmarked bodywork in Guards/India Red radiates a deep shine with excellent panel gaps. Period correct Turbo decal adorns the off-side front wing, echoed on the rear by the Turbo badge, also benefiting from the more desirable boot mounted Bridge Spoiler. All the lenses and glass are clear and crack free, front /rear fog-lights and pop-up headlights all operate perfectly. The sleek, low profile, swollen front and rear arches, and rear wing, enhance the muscular, purpose appearance, and still look fresh and contemporary.
Showing very little sign of any wear and totally without damage to the interior surfaces. The electrically adjustable front Sports Seats have perforated central swabs and high supportive side bolsters. The headlining and door cards remain un-marked, as does the curved oval dashboard, being totally free of any cracks or sun damage. The Club Sport black leather steering wheel displays a central coloured Porsche shield motif, a welcome up-grade from the standard, while the black leather gear selector and gaiter also display no sign of wear. All carpets have been protected by Porsche over mats, hence their excellent condition. The boot retains the original retractable load area cover and cargo net. Rear seats easily fold forward to offer a considerable load capacity. The large metal roof panel can be electrically operated or removed entirely, then neatly stowed in the rear space.
WHEELS AND TYRES
Unmarked 16”inch alloys with a full set of matching Continental Contisport Contacts with generous tread depths, 4 x silver centre caps with Porsche shields
Front – 25/50 ZR16 (N1) / Rear – 245/45 ZR16 (N1) – All have generous tread depth
SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE
Originally supplied by Swinford Motors Porsche
01/12/190 – PDI – Swinford Motors Porsche
01/02/1991 – 2276 miles – Evans Halshaw Porsche
28/05/1991 – 5912 miles – Swinford Motors Porsche
09/10/1991 – 12,006 miles – Two Plus Two Porsche Specialists
16/03/1992 – 15,300 miles – JCT 600 Porsche
17/12/1992 – 24,838 miles – JCT 600 Porsche + Brake Fluid
31/03/1993 – 29,936 miles – JCT 600 Porsche
08/07/1993 – 34,890 miles – AFN Porsche
29/03/1994 – 42,943 miles – AFN Porsche
18/07/1994 – 47,576 miles – AFN Porsche
03/02/1995 – 53,556 miles – AFN Porsche
03/07/1995 – 59,380 miles – AFN Porsche + Brake Fluid
13/11/1995 – 65,327 miles – AFN Porsche
26/06/1996 – 73,583 miles – Shirleys Porsche Specialists
13/01/1998 – 76,907 miles – Shirleys Porsche Specialists
16/05/2000 – 80,015 miles – Shirleys Porsche Specialists
30/04/2001 – 81,486 miles – Shirleys Porsche Specialists + Cambelt/Balance Belt
01/05/2002 – 82,595 miles – Shirleys Porsche Specialists
07/05/2003 – 83,173 miles – Porsche Tech Porsche Specialists + Brake Fluid
17/05/2004 – 83,900 miles – Porsche Tech Porsche Specialists
01/06/2006 – 84,545 miles – Porsche Tech Porsche Specialists
26/11/2006 – 85,881 miles – Porsche Tech Porsche Specialists + Brake Fluid
02/06/2006 – 86,067 miles – MOT
31/05/2007 – 86,545 miles – MOT
01/06/2007 – 86,565 miles – Martin Brown + Brake Fluid
31/08/2007 – 86,943 miles Cambelt + Balance Belt + Tensioners/water pump/oil seal front/head gasket
30/06/2010 – 88,391 miles – Porsche-Shop (Records)
11/02/2011 – 88,900 miles – Porka Parts (Records)
04/07/2015 – 90,040 miles – GT One Porsche Specialists + Cambelt etc..
19/04/2018 – 90,289 miles – Hans Axle Specialists + Brake Fluid
01/04/2020 – 90,400 miles – Star Autotech Specialists + Brake / Clutch Fluid
16/06/2021 – 90,569 miles – H.D Porsche
Other recent works include:
Genuine Porsche ignition coil + lead fitted/ brake + clutch fluid replaced/clutch master cylinder/ spark plugs/distributor cap/rotor arm/cambelt+ balance belt/steering geometry set-up/air filter/v-belt/front L+R drop-links/Handbrake cable + shoes/brake lines/rear sway bar/AC converted to R134A.
Supported by a large Service History file containing original invoices and MOT certificated dating back to the early 1990’s. There are two keys present, original black leather owners wallet, handbooks and other Porsche literature. An extensive 190 point, eleven page report, conducted by the renowned Porsche expert and author Peter Morgan at 86,621 miles is included in file.
There is also an accompanying “Memory-Stick”, containing a detailed record of the major restoration which took place in 2015 @ 90,040 miles. As his own vehicle, these works were instigated by a body-shop proprietor as a promotional project for his business, so all carried out to the highest of standards, evident in the finish which can be seen today.
2 x New front wings /bare metal re-spray/base coat + lacquer/replacement windscreen/under-body strip + re-apply stone-chip/rear torsion beam removed + re-paint/check + coat all fuel + brake lines/stainless-steel de-cat exhaust system/new front wheel arch-liners/4 x new brake discs/4 x refurbished calipers/4 x flexi hoses/bleed system/handbrake cable + shoes/4 x new Koni adjustable shock-absorbers M030 spec/new bushes + links/ re-furbished original 16”inch alloys/4 x Continental tyres/geometry set up/new M030 sway bar.
The 944 Turbo has been under local lady ownership ever since.
THE DRIVE & ENGINE
The 944 is powered by a front mid-mounted 2479 cc, in-line 4 cylinder Turbo charged engine, with forged pistons, developing an estimated 247 bhp, and capable of achieving 0-62 mph in 5.7 secs with a top speed approaching 165 mph, so even by modern standards, certainly no slouch! With the pioneering use of turbo ceramic port liners, which help to retain gas temperature, reliability and efficiency. Transmission is via a slick rear mounted 5 speed manual gearbox, with Audi designed, rear mounted trans-axle provided a near perfect weight distribution. Efficient braking is provided by Brembo 4 piston fixed calipers with 12” discs all round. Legendary lithe handling results in a true driver’s car and this, a fine example with a comprehensive service history.