Bonhams : 1987 Porsche 944 S CoupeVIN. WP0AA0944HN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281

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Lot 94
1987 Porsche 944 S Coupe

Sold for US$ 26,400 inc. premium
1987 Porsche 944 S Coupe

VIN. WP0AA0944HN452281

2,479cc DOHC 16 Valve Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection
190bhp at 6,000rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Exquisite example of the iconic 944 S
*Less than 15,000 miles - highly original condition
*Desirable 16-Valve S model with manual transmission
*Offered with CARFAX and original owner's manual


THE PORSCHE 944

Announced in 1981, the 944 was the third of Porsche's new family of front-engined sports cars. Beneath the bodywork (which was 50mm wider than the 924 predecessor) was a 2.5-liter, overhead-camshaft 'four' – in effect half of the 928's V8 bored out – fitted with twin balancer shafts to counter the vibration often encountered in such units. The rear transaxle (a five-speed affair this time) was retained, while the 924-type running gear was suitably up-rated to cope with the 944's superior performance. Subsequent developments included a Turbo, 16-valve 944S/S2 and a cabriolet.

Porsche has not made anything like it since and today this appreciating modern classic enjoys an enthusiastic following worldwide.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Offered here is what must be one of the best-kept 944 S Coupes available anywhere. Completed at the Neckarsulm-based Porsche factory in the initial production year, the 944 S was equipped for and delivered to the American market, accompanied by a long list of options and extras. According to the CARFAX report, the 944 S has remained in New Jersey since new, and has had just one previous owner.

As is commonly known, Porsches of this era were finished at Porsche AG as 'worldwide chassis', meaning that many have a different prefix in the stamped VIN than the one the car is identified under. This car was given worldwide chassis number WP0ZZZ94ZHN452281, as stamped on its chassis-tub, but was then assigned the US-market specific VIN of WP0AA0944HN452281 once it was eventually slated for US delivery.

Today, this sporting Porsche remains in highly original and extremely well-preserved condition, covering less than 15,000 miles since new. Recently serviced, this 944 S continues to impress in the factory original livery of Zermatt Silver Metallic over a black interior. All compartments are clean with the factory applied decals in place and the car's original owner's manual is still present. These very usable Porsches offer sprite performance in a well-balanced sports car and should be recognized as some of the all-time greats from the Stuttgart manufacturer. This extremely well-presented, low mileage 5-speed example deserves serious consideration.
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1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
1987 Porsche 944 SVIN. WPOZZZ94ZHN452281
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