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1989 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet

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  • Mileage~128,000
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine3.0L
  • LocationBournemouth


1989 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet

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Jacob Boodrie
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A stylish and modern Porsche classic matched with superb handling with a torquey 3.0L under the hood.

The 944 was first introduced in 1982, it was a new front-engine, rear-wheel-drive mid-level sports car based on the 924. In 1989 Porsche introduced the S2 which had the same rounded nose and a rear valance found on the Turbo model, and the largest production 4-cylinder engine available at the time. A new gearbox came with the model to, to utilise the ~208BHP on offer, and in manual guise these can be considered a bit of a driver's car.

This 944 S2 comes to market after 6 years of ownership, and 9 former keepers registered. It's a lovely drivers example having covered ~128,000, coming to market with ~12 months MOT, and recently having had some remedial work actioned with new slave and master cylinder for the clutch.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Jacob after meeting Graham the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

6 years of proper good fun, reports Graham

Graham has thoroughly enjoyed the car as a weekend cruiser with his wife. He loves driving the car and appraises the tight and responsive handling paired with the torquey 3.0L front-mounted engine. When he came across this 'Baltic Blue' example with Cream leather seats he knew it was the one for him.

Over the last year, he hasn't been able to enjoy the car as much as he'd like and therefore has decided to find a like-minded Porsche enthusiast to hand over ownership to. Graham will be more than happy to answer any of your questions in the comments below.

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Receiving the same front and rear as the Turbo, the revised 944 S2 with pop up headlights still has that iconic 80s look.

Wheels and Tyres

Fitted with Porsche Design 90 16" alloys, the wheels on this car look in used condition in line with the mileage. They would benefit from a really deep clean and/or a refurb in areas.

Wrapped in Falken ZEIX's rubber all around, the tyres are dated 2019, and appear to have a decent amount of tread left for the new owner. Take a look at the photos and videos for a closer view of the wheels and tyres.


The car stands straight and true, panel gaps etc look ok as does the soft-top fit. With its 33 years on the road, the car does have a number of little dents, as pointed out in the pictures. We also noticed early signs of surface corrosion around the offside side skirt, a typical issue on this model, and some other areas of surface corrosion as pointed out.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our hi-resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view at what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.


The "Baltic Blue" paintwork on this car looks good, yet would benefit from some professional touching up in some areas. With the age and mileage, there are a number of marks/scuffs etc across the body panels that comes with use.

The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these hi-resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

All the glass, rubber and seals appear in line with the age and mileage of the car. Take a look at the photos and videos for a closer view of the glass and trim.


Designed for the driver, the 944 is fitted with everything you'd ever need for a grand road trip - tastefully styled.

Seats and Carpets

Cream leather seats are in good general condition within this 944, but the bolsters show some creases on the leather and some colour has worn away in the creases too.

The carpets tell a similar story, clean and tidy just as you would expect. The carpet lining the book would benefit from some attention.


The dashboard follows the rest of the interior, in enjoyed yet ok condition with signs of wear. All the dials, switches, controls and gauges look great and Graham reports they're all working to his knowledge. We did notice quite a few cracks on the top of the dashboard.

Please take a look at the photos and videos for a closer look at the interior.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Both the steering wheel and gear stick appear to be in good original condition, the stitching and condition of the leather look good on both, ready to be enjoyed by the new owner.


A torquey 3.0L 4 pot, manual gearbox and rear wheel drive, Porsche created a very capable sporting roadster.

Engine and Gearbox

On our visit we actioned a cold start as captured in the video. The car fired up, and we didn't observe any smoke etc from the exhaust on gentle revs of the engine.

We've captured a detailed mechanical video that shows the car out on the road and a view around the engine bay. On the short trip out, the car went through the gears with apparent ease. Please take a look at the detailed media pack to see a closer view of the engine bay. More recently, the car has had new slave and master cylinders for the clutch fitted. In addition to this, the car had a major service which included belts and a de-coke of the head, ~4,000 miles ago in 2015.

Suspension and Brakes

Graham confirms that suspension and brakes work exactly as they should and, this being a Porsche, will be well matched to the car's performance. We did notice a small squeak coming from the brakes, Graham mentions this is probably due to lack of use.

The Drive

On our short drive with Graham for the mechanical review, the video showed the car performing well, this 944 is comfortable and there are no obvious unusual noises that we could hear.

Electrics and Other

Graham advises that all lights, switches and CD player, electrics work as they should to his knowledge.

History and Paperwork

In desirable cabriolet form, this 944 S2 comes to market from ~6 years ownership and as a drivers example, could be considered a good value sporting roadster.

Registered new on the 23rd November 1989, this car has been enjoyed by Graham over the years. There is a record of a brake fluid change and 10 service stamps in the maintenance/service book.

Factory options: M288 - Head Light Washers, M424 - Automatic Heating Control, M533 - Anti Theft Device, M593 - Bosch Anti Lock - Abs System, M605 - Head Light Aim Control, M946 - Seat Covers Front - Leather/leather/leatherette

Graham will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the car in the comments below.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
01.08.2022 MOT 128,153
02.08.2021 MOT 127,918
04.08.2020 MOT 127,865
29.07.2019 MOT 127,413
01.08.2018 MOT 126,708
19.07.2017 MOT 126,419
29.07.2016 MOT 125,862
14.08.2015 Service 124,897
06.08.2015 MOT 124,897
29.05.2014 MOT 124,670
26.05.2012 MOT 124,595
21.05.2011 MOT 124,073
04.05.2010 MOT 122,738
11.06.2009 MOT 122,085
11.06.2008 MOT 121,325
15.03.2006 MOT 120,613
20.02.1998 Service 85,075
25.08.1999 Service 79,546
16.10.1996 Service 74,578
16.04.1996 Service 71,993
09.10.1995 Service 60,017
19.01.1995 Service 48,764
29.03.1994 Service 34,280
04.08.1993 Service 15,135
18.04.1991 Service 7,499
26.03.1990 Service 2,378
Key Details
  • Model944 S2 Cabriolet
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date23.11.1989
  • CC2,969
  • Mileage~128,000
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourBaltic Blue (LM5P)
  • Interior ColourCream
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WP0ZZZ94ZLN430168
  • Engine #42L00883
  • MOTYes. Exp - 05.08.2023
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers9
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • Tyre BrandFalken
  • Tyre Age2019
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~6 Years
  • Key FeatureDrivers car
  • Auction ID497009

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Is the colour really Baltic blue, looks more like a midnight blueish ?


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