1988 Porsche 944 Turbo

Mileage
53,323 mi
PREV OWNERS
7
Engine
2.5L
Horsepower
247 BHP
Fuel
Petrol
Gearbox
Manual

Description

𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀

● Rare Nautic Blue Metallic paintwork ● Just under 54,000 miles from new ● 2.5-litre inline-four turbo ● Five-speed manual transmission ● Gorgeous leather interior trim ● Excellent history and overall superb condition

𝗢𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄

Few cars offer such a compelling blend of performance, practicality and pure style as the 944. And for that added dash of panache, the Turbo has to be the one to have. Of course, with the last model rolling off the production line in 1991, finding a good one is quite the task these days. But never fear! Here we have a quite lovely example, with verified low mileage, a fine history and bedecked in one of the rarest colours in the range.

Fans of the marque will need no introduction to the 944 Turbo – a superbly balanced grand tourer offering gorgeous proportions, lashings of practicality and truly fine handling. In recent times, this late 80s classic has begun to really gain traction with enthusiasts and collectors alike, with good examples becoming increasingly sought after. It’s easy to see why, the 944 is a modern classic you can reliably use every day, yet will still turn heads at your favourite meet on a weekend.

In our opinion, whether you’re looking for an interesting daily classic or something special to pull out of the garage for high days and holidays, you can’t go wrong with this stunning sports car.

𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗼𝗰𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

● First registered in June 1988 ● Current owner since July 2021 ● Comprehensive history file, including recent invoices for servicing and maintenance, previous MOT certificates and the original handbooks ● Currently SORN since October 2023, but will come with a fresh MOT ● Just under 54,000 miles indicated, verified by the MOT record ● Excellent MOT record, with no outstanding issues ● Mechanically unmodified and presented in factory specification ● Complete with two keys and an immobiliser fob ● HPI clear

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● It appears that the seats have been retrimmed in fresh black leather at some point, the work clearly having been carried out to a very high standard and presenting very well ● Both the front and rear seats look to be in excellent order, with no notable wear, no sagging and no tears or wear we could see ● Matched black carpets and overmats look to be in good order, with no tears, threading or notable damage we could identify ● Electrically operated front seats ● Electrically operated windows and door mirrors ● Factory fitted sunroof ● Air conditioning ● Modern VDO stereo system fitted, featuring CD, DAB, USB and Bluetooth ● The vendor tells us the only minor issues are that the digital clock doesn’t work and that the handbrake light stays on after it has been disengaged ● We’re assured by the vendor that everything else in the cabin functions as it should, with no issues noted other ● Overall, the switchgear and instrumentation in the cabin looks to have worn very well, with minimal evidence of age and use – we saw no cracks or warping to any of the trim or the dash top ● The commodious boot space in in fine fettle, finished in black carpet and with the retractable load cover present and correct

𝗘𝘅𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗿

● Rare factory finish Nautic Blue Metallic paintwork (LY5Z) – one of the rarest 944 colours and one that truly suits the elegant lines and details ● The paintwork looks to be in very good order, with some very light blemishes in places, but nothing that a polish wouldn’t solve ● The vendor notes some very slight paint bubbling on the sills, but we couldn’t see any evidence of corrosion or damage to any of the bodywork, with all of the panels looking very clean, straight and neatly gapped ● All of the trim elements, badging, glass and light lenses present in great condition, with no cracking or warping we could discern, and nothing missing or showing significant wear ● The iconic foam rubber spoiler is intact and in lovely condition, with no sun damage, cracking or fading apparent – highly unusual for a 944 of this vintage ● Original 928-specification, 16-inch polished alloy wheels, shod with a matched set of Pirelli Cinturato tyres which look to be in very good condition ● The wheels themselves wear an attractive sheen and look to be in good order, with no notable kerbing or lacquer peeling ● Working pop-up headlights – the ultimate expression of 80s automotive cool

𝗠𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹

● 2,479cc longitudinal, inline-four turbocharged engine, offering a healthy 247bhp (243PS) from the factory ● 5-speed manual transmission ● Rear wheel drive ● The engine bay looks very tidy and clean, with no evidence of leaks or damage we could see ● Mechanically the car appears to be completely standard, with no modifications on show ● We’re told by the vendor that a new battery has recently been fitted ● The vendor assures us that the car starts, goes and stops just as it should, smoothly changing gear, accelerating strongly and braking well ● Excellent maintenance record, fine MOT history and low mileage indicate that this fine motor car should offer many years of motoring joy for its new owner

𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗮𝗿𝘆

We believe the 944’s time has come. For too long it has lived in the 911’s shadow, but no longer. It’s a compelling and capable grand tourer and sports car in its own right – and this is a truly beautiful example of the breed.

Handsome, elegant, increasingly sought-after and sure to attract the right kind of attention, we think it’s the perfect regular-use modern classic for the discerning Porsche fan. And with this example offering such a great (and rare) specification, fine history and genuinely low mileage, how can you lose? This is the perfect car for anyone who wants to put a true connoisseur’s choice in their garage – and it’s just in time for this year’s show season. Perfect…

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