1988 Porsche 944 Turbo SSOLD

Gooding & Company Classic Car Auctions

See all the Images for this Car
To be sold at the Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction on March 9, 2012. For further details please visit www.goodingco.com or contact a vehicle specialist at 001.310.899.1960. Engine Specifications: 2,479 CC SOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine Single KKK Turbocharger 250 BHP at 6,000 RPM 5-Speed Manual Gearbox 4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes with Servo-Assisted Rear Brakes Independent Front Suspension with Lower Wishbones and Coil Springs Independent Rear Suspension with Semi-Trailing Arms and Transverse Torsion Bars About this Car: In 1986, Porsche introduced the 944 Turbo, designated internally as the 951. Two years later, the Turbo S debuted with a more robust engine capable of nearly 250 bhp. In addition to the added power, the Turbo S received numerous suspension upgrades, an external transmission oil cooler, 928 S4 brakes, a limited-slip differential and Club Sport design wheels similar to the popular Design 90 wheel. The Turbo S was essentially a road-going variant of the racing Turbo Cup 944s. The car featured exceptional all-around performance with superior handling and serious stopping power. From the onset, the 944 Turbo S received critical acclaim from both motoring journalists and motorsports professionals. Porsche went so far as to say, ?For lunch, the Porsche 944 Turbo generally prefers Ferraris, although it has been known to occasionally snack on Corvettes.? The Turbo S designation was dropped in 1989, but the S package included with the cars remained in the subsequent 944 Turbo Models. In total, just 1,874 examples of the 944 Turbo were delivered to the US for the 1988 model year and production of the Turbo S was limited to just 1,000. This 1988 Turbo S, like a number of those produced, was originally finished in the distinctive color combination of Silver Rose with a burgundy plaid interior. Originally delivered to MVP Inc. of Merriville, Indiana, the car was optioned with a Blaupunkt Reno radio, automatic speed control and a removable sunroof with electric tilt. Currently displaying 718 original miles, it seems as though the car was stored for much of its existence. The 944 appears factory-fresh throughout, with original paint markings, stickers, hoses, clamps and tires. In addition, the car retains the original window sticker, books, keys, touch-up paint, brochure and dealer directory. This must be among the lowest mileage surviving 944 Turbo S models in original condition, and its availability on the market is a treat for any Porsche enthusiast. Matthew C. Drendel Exposed to the exciting world of motorsports as a young man, Matthew Drendel nurtured his love of automobiles through racing, where he felt the closest connection with the cars. Through direct competition on the race track, Matthew Drendel developed his deep appreciation for Porsche automobiles. While his racing career began behind the wheel of a Ferrari, he soon recognized that he was regularly competing against ? and losing to ? Porsches. It did not take long for him to find his way with the German marque ? in 2001, while driving a 911 GT3-R for G&W Motorsports, Matthew became part of a championship-winning team and, from then on, his focus was directed towards the great competition-oriented Porsches. Although Matthew Drendel?s own racing successes were primarily associated with normally aspirated Porsches, the turbocharged models and their profound influence most interested him as a collector. The Drendel Family Collection began with a single 930 road car and eventually expanded to incorporate almost 25 years of Porsche?s motorsport heritage. Matthew?s boundless enthusiasm for Porsche led him to discover the firm?s golden age of turbocharged race cars and form relationships with some of the foremost experts in the field. A forward-thinking collector, he brought together an extraordinary stable of cars that spoke to Porsche?s innovation in a wide variety of racing series and represented the company?s finest achievements. With a sophisticated eye for the most significant and influential examples, he sought to acquire cars that carried a special pedigree ? factory team cars, prototype and development models, and the most successful customer cars. Having spent many years refining the collection, Matthew recognized rare qualities in these cars, particularly those with great originality both in concept and condition. Consisting of 17 automobiles produced between 1973 and 1997, the Drendel Family Collection is, without question, the finest assembly of turbocharged Porsches ever amassed by a private collector. Well-known for his world-class collection, Matthew Drendel was even more admired for his generosity of spirit and support of the Porsche community. He was always willing to open his collection to other enthusiasts and was a regular participant at Rennsport Reunion, the Amelia Island Concours d?Elegance and Porsche gatherings throughout the country. His commitment and passion for the marque was even recognized by the factory who sought his cars for official displays and promotions including the famed ?Family Tree? commercial ? a celebration Porsche?s illustrious history. Gooding & Company is honored to present the Drendel Family Collection at auction. For collectors who share Matthew Drendel?s vision and appreciation for these historic motorcars, we invite you to experience 25 years of automotive excellence. The Drendel Family Collection 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.14 1976 Porsche 934 1976 Porsche 935/76 1980 Parnelli-Porsche Indy Car 1980 Porsche 924 GTP 1981 Porsche 944 GTP 1984 Porsche 962 1985 Porsche 962 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup 1987 McLaren MP4/3 Formula 1 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S 1991 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet 1992 Porsche 968 Turbo RS 1994 Porsche 968 Turbo S Clone 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution

Reference Number 164074

as of 3/13/2012

Car 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S
VIN (VIN) WPOAA2957JN151272 
More Images
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
Known History

The Drendel Family Collection