1992 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ95ZMN130523

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Lot 287
1992 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet
Registration no. J85 KLR Chassis no. WP0ZZZ95ZMN130523

Sold for £ 27,600 (US$ 37,952) inc. premium
1992 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet
Registration no. J85 KLR
Chassis no. WP0ZZZ95ZMN130523
*One of an estimate 100 UK-supplied cars
*Full service history
*Restored in 2015
*73,396 miles from new

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.

    Offered here is a rare right-hand drive Turbo Cabriolet, delivered new in the UK via AFN Porsche (London) Ltd. It is estimated that only 100 such cars were supplied to the UK, with 87 believed to survive. The stamped service booklet and a detailed list of parts purchased for a restoration (carried out in 2015) testify to the fact that this car has been very well cared-for and has wanted for nothing. The last (major) service was carried out in July 2017 at 73,212 miles by Porsche Centre Solihull, with fewer than 200 miles covered since then.

    Finished in Cobalt Blue Metallic with matching interior and hood, this rare and beautiful Porsche soft-top comes with MoT to June 2022, a V5C document, and the aforementioned service history.
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1992 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ95ZMN130523
1992 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ95ZMN130523
1992 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ95ZMN130523
1992 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ95ZMN130523
1992 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ95ZMN130523
1992 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ95ZMN130523
1992 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ95ZMN130523
1992 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ95ZMN130523
1992 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ95ZMN130523
1992 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ95ZMN130523
1992 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ95ZMN130523
1992 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ95ZMN130523
1992 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ95ZMN130523
1992 Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ95ZMN130523
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