1988 Porsche 944 Turbo Coupé  Chassis no. WPOZZZ95ZJN101107 Engine no. 45J01731

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Lot 204
1988 Porsche 944 Turbo Coupé
Registration no. F364 KND Chassis no. WPOZZZ95ZJN101107 Engine no. 45J01731

Sold for £ 4,600 (US$ 5,790) inc. premium
1988 Porsche 944 Turbo Coupé
Registration no. F364 KND
Chassis no. WPOZZZ95ZJN101107
Engine no. 45J01731

Footnotes

  • Introduced in 1985, the turbocharged version of the Porsche 944 represented a welcome improvement to an already much admired model. The 944 was the third of Porsche’s family of front-engined sports cars and had been launched in normally aspirated form in 1981; it was closely related to the first of the line - the 924 – and constructed along similar lines. Beneath the bodywork (50mm wider than the 924's) was a 2.5-litre, 163bhp overhead-camshaft 'four' - in effect half of the 928's V8 bored out - fitted with twin balancer shafts. The rear transaxle - a five-speed unit this time - was retained, while the 924-type running gear was suitably up-rated to cope with the 944's superior performance.
    In appearance the Turbo did not look that different from the original 944, Porsche limiting the styling revisions to a new front end and flush-fitting windscreen, changes which, together with a rear under-tray, brought about improved aerodynamics. The engine was strengthened to cope with the extra power generated by the KKK turbocharger and produced 220bhp – some 35% more than the un-blown unit – which was good enough for a top speed of over 150mph, matching the performance of the 3.2-litre 911 Carrera. Appropriate upgrades were made to the gearbox, differential, suspension, wheels and brakes, while power-assisted steering and the 928-type instrumentation were standardised. 944 Turbo production ceased in 1991, by which time around 51,000 had been made.
    Finished in red with black leather interior, this original, right-hand drive example has enjoyed only four owner’s from new - two of them ladies - and for the past 12 years has been driven by the vendor’s wife. Regularly maintained and presented in good condition throughout, it benefits from a recent major service that included a change of cam belt and new tyres (invoice available). The vehicle is freshly MoT’d, taxed for six months and comes with Swansea V5 registration document.
1988 Porsche 944 Turbo Coupé  Chassis no. WPOZZZ95ZJN101107 Engine no. 45J01731
1988 Porsche 944 Turbo Coupé  Chassis no. WPOZZZ95ZJN101107 Engine no. 45J01731
1988 Porsche 944 Turbo Coupé  Chassis no. WPOZZZ95ZJN101107 Engine no. 45J01731
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