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1992 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet

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3 Former Keepers | Very Good Condition | Keen Reserve

  • Mileage~72,626
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine3.0L
  • LocationBirmingham

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Introduction

Glyn Parry
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With the roof off, the Porsche 944 S2 can be enjoyed in its full glory - powered by the wonderful 3.0 litre 16 valve four-cylinder.

First released in 1982, the Porsche 944 was based on the 924 but featured considerably more striking contours as well as a redesigned front bumper with a lower spoiler and wider, more angular wings. Porsche then introduced the S2 in 1989, bringing along with it a 3.0L naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that broke records for being the largest four-cylinder engine of its time. With an increased power output of ~208BHP, the S2 was quoted to be a 150MPH car when matched with the manual five-speed gearbox, as we have on this example, making it substantially quicker and more capable than previous iterations of the 944.

This particular car comes to market with just 3 former keepers and a modest mileage of ~72,500 recorded. Finished in "Glacier Blue Metallic" over a blue leather interior, it presents in very good condition given its age and usage. It comes to market with a keen reserve, in the main due to it having an insurance loss recorded against the car in 2010, this could be a very sensible/good value buy if you're in the market for a 944 S2.

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

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Meet the owner

This was a fantastic car for me to enjoy during retirement - a car I've always wanted to own.

Manzoor, the owner, purchased this car as something he could tinker with in the garage and enjoy days out in the summer months during his retirement. However, the thing with retirement is sometimes you get itchy feet; this happened to Manzoor and he was soon back doing some volunteer work, steadily becoming busier.

Having less time means he’s not getting the time he had initially hoped to spend on his Porsche, and with the garage now being used for other things, it also means that storage has become an issue. Rather than have the car sitting not being used, Manzoor has decided to delay his retirement plans and part with the 944 S2 cabriolet. He'll be happy to answer any questions in the comments below.

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Exterior

Shapely wide arches coupled with the turbo front and rear bumpers gave the 944 S2 a modern and stylish look.

Wheels and Tyres

Fitted with the original Design 90 wheels, these have likely been refurbished at some point and are in excellent condition as a result.

The tyres are all Continentals, and there is a good amount of tread remaining on each. Please see the image gallery to take a closer look at the wheels.

Bodywork

Looking around the 944, there are no noticeable dings or dents to point out. The panel gaps look to align as they should, and everything opens and closes nicely. There is some surface corrosion starting on the passenger side rear arch, which, if caught and treated quick enough, should slow it down. It's worth noting the car was recorded as a Category C insurance loss in 2010, it underwent repair later and in 2019 was inspected as can be seen in the report documented in the history section.

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.

Paint

Finished in "Glacier Blue Metallic" or "Gletscherblau Metallic", the S2 presents very well. There are some age related stone chips here and there and a few chips to the edges of the doors, but on the whole it looks beautiful and is well presented.

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

The windows are in good condition for the age of the vehicle, as are the seals. The front and rear lights are in good order with no splits and cracks to the lenses, and the pop-up headlights operate as they should.

The blue fabric roof is in excellent condition and works as it should going up and down. There is a tonneau cover fitted, which also has its own storage bag.

Interior

Blue on blue was a popular colour choice for several Porsche models during the 90s, it suits this era for sure.

Seats and Carpets

The electric front seats in the Porsche are working as they should. There is some age related cracking to the leather on the seats, and the bolster is in good order from a previous repair. The rear seats are excellent and don’t really look to have been used over the years. The door cards are in good condition with no scuffs or damage as pictured.

Fitted with more blue, the carpet is in good condition; it may have lost a touch of colour through the years, typical for Porsche but it is in good condition. A set of 944 mats are fitted, which have helped to protect the main carpet. Please see the interior gallery for more detailed images.

Dashboard

More blue for the dashboard. It’s in good condition with no signs of cracking across the top. The later style oval instrument cluster gives a more modern feel over the earlier single style gauges. The instruments are working as they should, with an odometer reading of ~72,626 miles.

Please see the interior gallery for more hi-resolution images.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The leather steering wheel does have some shining to the rim and some marks, which is in keeping with the age of the vehicle. The gearknob has seen better days as the leather has split, but this is a relatively easy item to replace.

Please see the interior gallery for more detailed images.

Mechanics

In its day, the Porsche 944 S2 had the largest and most powerful four-cylinder engine ever produced.

Engine and Gearbox

The 3.0 litre engine fires up as it should from cold, as seen in our on the road video. No untoward noises are coming from the engine bay, and looking around, everything appears to be in good order with no areas for concern.

The car pulls well through the five-speed manual gearbox, and the change is nice and smooth. Manzoor reports there is no juddering coming from the clutch and the bite point is where you would expect it to be.

Suspension and Brakes

Being out in the 944, there were no noises coming from either corner of the suspension, and the car feels to have a firm ride but is also smooth.

Manzoor says the car pulls up to a stop as it should with no juddering through the brake pedal and in a straight line.

The Drive

What a great car to be in! You get the normally aspirated 3.0 litre four-cylinder engine which is no slouch, the fantastic looks of the 944 S2 Cabriolet, and you can quickly drop the roof as soon as the sun makes an appearance.

Electrics and Other

All of the switchgear is said to be working as it should, with no issues to report. The head-unit has been upgraded to a Sony unit with the original Blaupunkt graphic equaliser mounted beneath.

Please see the interior gallery for more detailed images.

History and Paperwork

Just 3 previous keepers, this UK RHD comes in a beautiful colourway, presents very good, and has a modest ~72,500 miles recorded.

All of the owners handbooks are present along with the service book, which shows 11 service stamps, and the last one carried out in December 2021, less than 1,000 miles ago. There are several invoices for work carried out over the years and, of course, the HPi report, which certifies the inspection and pass of the Porsche.

This is a great opportunity to become the owner of a classic Porsche 944 S2 cabriolet ready to be enjoyed. The perfect car to enjoy a spot of open-top motoring in a vehicle which still feels relatively modern in both driving characteristics and looks. Please note the car was recorded as a Category C insurance loss in 2010, it underwent repair later and in 2019 was inspected as can be seen in the report documented in the history section.

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
22.12.2021 Service 71,781
13.11.2021 MOT 71,791
17.11.2020 MOT 71,225
04.12.2019 MOT 71,167
15.11.2018 MOT 70,944
27.07.2017 Timing belt 70,454
06.12.2017 MOT 70,669
27.07.2017 Service 70,454
17.10.2016 MOT 70,440
16.10.2015 MOT 70,378
20.10.2014 MOT 70,168
24.09.2013 MOT 70,086
29.09.2012 MOT 69,937
27.09.2011 MOT 69,645
26.04.2010 MOT 69,540
26.02.2009 MOT 69,077
01.03.2008 MOT 68,414
07.11.2007 Service 67,797
23.02.2007 MOT 65,951
03.02.2006 MOT 64,724
21.10.2004 Service 62,909
18.08.1999 Service 61,606
18.05.1998 Service 57,594
14.01.1997 Service 48,113
18.01.1995 Service 36,539
23.03.1994 Service 25,351
09.03.1993 Service 12,482
17.06.1992 Service 2,174
Key Details
  • Model944 S2 Cabriolet
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date01.05.1992
  • CC2,969
  • Mileage~72,626
  • ColourGletscherblau Metallic / Glacier blue Metallic
  • Interior ColourBlue
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WP0ZZZ94ZMN430736
  • Engine #42M02350
  • HPi ClearCategory C Loss 2010
  • Former Keepers3
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~10 months
  • Key FeatureLow ownership, great condition, good value
  • Auction ID517242


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