1990 Porsche 944 S2 CabrioletSOLD

Cabriolet

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Registration No: H713XUB
Engine No: 42104343
CC: 2969
Colour: Black
Trim Colour: Ivory
MOT: April 2012

Reference Number 121322

as of 4/7/2011

Overview
Car 1990 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet
VIN WPOZZZ4ZLN430938 
Mileage 108,581 miles 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

An evolution of Porsche's successful 924 Carrera GTP (Grand Touring Prototype) racing program, the 944 was introduced at the 1981 Frankfurt Motor Show. Powered by an all-new 2479cc SOHC four-cylinder engine equipped with twin contra-rotating balancing shafts, the usage of a rear-mounted transaxle to house its five-speed manual gearbox gave the two-door near perfect 50:50 weight distribution. Lauded by the contemporary motoring press as among the best handling cars of its generation, Autocar magazine found one capable of 137mph and 0-60mph in 7.4 seconds. Thoroughly revised in mid 1985, the model gained a redesigned 'oval dash' interior, various cast aluminium suspension components (front wishbones, rear semi-trailing arms), a larger sump capacity and an improved ventilation system. Though, its impressive output figures (163bhp and 151lbft) and ventilated disc brakes remained unchanged. Launched in late 1988, the Porsche 944 S2 boasted an enlarged 2990cc powerplant that was credited with 211bhp and 207lbft of torque. Available in coupe and cabriolet guises, the newcomer's startling performance (contemporary road tests spoke of 0-60mph in 6.2 seconds and 149mph) was kept in check by revised suspension, wider wheels and ABS brakes. Just 5,640 944 S2 Cabriolets are thought to have been made before the model was superseded by the 968 in 1991.

 

The 944 on offer is a right-hand drive S2 Cabriolet manufactured in 1990 at a reputed initial cost of over ú42,000. It is finished in Black with contrasting Ivory leather interior. The original comprehensive specification reportedly includes: electric hood and tonneau, cruise control, heated seats and factory alarm. We are informed that 'H713 XUB' is a former prize winning show car whose owners have included a Porsche regional enthusiast club officer. The vendor considers the Cabriolet to be a very reliable and practical classic whist being "a real head turner". Coachwork, paintwork, engine, transmission and interior are all rated as "excellent". It comes with "full history" and is MOT'd for nigh on a year and taxed until the end of September.