In 1982, a fourth Porsche model came onto the market. The 944 bridged the price and performance gap between the 924 and 911. Although the body of the 944 was based on the 924, it had considerable more striking contours. In 1989, the S2 model replaced the 944 S. It had the more muscular body, rear diffuser and body of the 944 turbo.
The 944 S2 was a radical development of the 944 S. Its 16-valve 3.0 litre engine was one of the most powerful normally-aspirated, 4-cylinder engines in the world at the time. Porsche had applied its unrivalled racing experience to build one of the largest yet smoothest of any 4-cylinder engines.
The 3.0-litre 4-valve engine of the 944 S2 generated 211 hp and brought the successor to the S model to a performance level that almost matched that of the Turbo model.
The 3.0 litre 16-valve 211 bhp engine of the Porsche 944 S2 delivers 0-62.5 mph in 6.9 seconds and onto a maximum speed of 149 mph with 280 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm; these were big numbers in the 80’s. The 944 was therefore viewed as a "true" Porsche in the eyes of drivers.
This striking Guards Red Porsche 944 S2 has just received a major overhaul by Smith Classic and Performance Cars, with the parts and labour totalling over £7,500. We can now give you a sense of how a 944 looked way back in 1989 proudly sitting in that Porsche showroom awaiting its collection.
This Porsche was supplied new by Porsche Douglas Cameron (Perth) and supplied to its first owner from Perth on 1st August 1989. This example boasts an extremely thorough service history file. The original stamped service book contains 12 service stamps, 9 of which are Porsche main dealer stamps and the remainder are Porsche specialist stamps. Also included with the service history is a collection of invoices throughout the history of the vehicle, including Porsche main dealer and specialists. Every MOT certificate is present bar one, that’s 26 certificates in total.
Service book stamps
- 1989 – 2826 miles
- 1990 – 12282 miles
- 1991 – 23997 miles
- 1991 – 31436 miles
- 1991 – 36256 miles
- 1992 – 44243 miles
- 1992 – 48993 miles
- 1993 – 59251 miles
- 1998 – 84763 miles
- 2001 – 91996 miles
Additional Porsche main dealer invoices, not stamped in service book
- 1993 – 60491 miles
- 1993 – 63185 miles
- 1994 – 66526 miles
- 1994 – 68557 miles
Supplied with the original Porsche document folder containing all handbooks, including the original service booklet, hand book, user guides, a selection of old tax discs, a Porsche 944 S2/Turbo brochure. Two master keys, two main keys, four locking wheel nut keys, two alarm fobs and a brand new genuine Red Porsche keyring.
Guards Red exterior with 944 turbo rear diffuser, pop up headlights, glass rear lid with black PU rear spoiler, bumpers integrated in body shape, front spoiler in exterior colour, flared wheel arches all in outstanding condition. Wearing its original front and rear lights with unmarked lenses. The rubbers and trim wear well. All glass is original including the front windscreen and all windows carry matching vehicle identification etching.
The guard’s red paint is extremely glossy, bright and striking. The body has been treated to new paint where needed, this was expertly colour matched using LM3A Indian red paint. As expected, due to the age of the vehicle there is the small mark/patina in places however this is on very close inspection and does not distract from the overall finish of the car. The body has received new stone guards to all corners.
This 944 S2 has received a three-day specialist interior and exterior detail. To add further depth, shine and UV protection a full ceramic coating to the exterior paint has been applied. To add that finishing touch a brand-new genuine Porsche bonnet crest has been fitted.
Studio check fabric seats with matching studio check door cards work perfectly with the red exterior. This interior fabric option is extremely rare: we finally sourced the last roll from Germany after extensive research.
The front driver’s seat bolsters and both front door cards have been retrimmed. We have also installed a brand-new centre armrest unit. Linen coloured carpets virtually defect free, still bright and soft to the touch. All dials, digital clock, sunroof and switch gear function correctly. Original Blaupunkt cassette player in place which has just been serviced by Chrome London and carries a 12 month warranty. The optional aircon performs ice cold.
The dash is free from any damage or cracking. The gear knob has been retrimmed and various switches/trim replaced with genuine new Porsche items where needed. The interior is spotless.
The rear boot carpet is in exceptional condition, bright, clean and soft to the touch. The car carries its original sunroof holder, load cover, Porsche air compressor, complete tool kit, unused space saver wheel and a brand-new battery has been fitted. Factory identification/option sticker in place.
Engine and Transmission
The 3.0 litre 16-valve engine has just benefited from a major service to include a new cambelt, balance belt, pulley, rollers, tensioner kit, new water pump, oil and fluids. Having just benefited from this work the Porsche is an absolute pleasure to drive.
Wheels, tyres, brakes
The four original Porsche Design 90 alloy wheels have benefitted from a full wheel refurbishment from front to back including the Porsche centre caps. The alloys are wrapped in matching 205/55 ZR16 front and 225/50 ZR rear Eagle F1 tyres with ample tread remaining. Wheels have been tracked and balanced. Brand new front discs and pads and serviced brakes all round. This 944 S2 pulls extremely hard, stops and handles as it should.
- 288 - Headlight washers
- 526 - Door panels covered with cloth
- 533 - Alarm system
- 573 - Air conditioner
- 593 - Anti-lock brake system
- 605 - Vertical headlight adjustment
- 650 – Sunroof
- 990 – Front seat covers – Cloth/Cloth/Leatherette
We have documented and warranted all our work with all invoices supplied to the vehicles history file.
Private number plate included in the sale ( XXX 9445 ) Full HPI clear, fresh MOT at point of sale.
One of the very few Porsche models from the 80’s left at an affordable price.