1987 Porsche 944SOLD

COYS - Ragley Hall auction - Sunday 9th September 2007

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Estimate: ú2,000-4,000

Without Reserve

Sold: ú1,764

In many ways, the 944 was a landmark car for Porsche, demonstrating, as it did, that a successful sporting model could emerge from the legendary 911's shadow and be respected in its own right. Although the front-engined four-cylinder format terminated with the subsequent 968 series, the 944, introduced in 1982 and sporting a 2.5 litre Porsche engine, essentially half of the V8 engine from the 928, paved the way for smaller Porsches such as the Boxster. Following on from the unloved, Volkswagen-engined 924 model, this was quite some achievement and gives an indication as to the 944's merits. Between 1983 and 1991, the Porsche 944 was the benchmark sub-supercar coupe and with used models becoming increasingly tempting, it proved to be popular. The original Porsche 944 Lux is a surprisingly rugged car with plenty of tried and tested Volkswagen suspension parts and a relatively under-stressed engine. As it developed, the 944 grew more mechanically complex but if well looked after, 944s are trustworthy performers. The more comfortable, post-1985, oval dashboard versions are certainly the ones to go for.

Presented in good all round condition and with a MoT test certificate valid until the end of this year, this good looking coupe is described by the vendor, a collector of some note and founder of the established transport company, The Devon Express, as ready to be used and driven regularly. Offered here at no reserve, Porsche ownership has never been more affordable.

Reference Number 12691

as of 8/31/2007

Car 1987 Porsche 944