1989 Porsche 944 Turbo with 43,000 Miles

Here’s a listing I am genuinely interested in seeing end in a few days. Why? Well, I’ve covered a string of 944 Turbos recently, and we’ve seen some very nice examples trade for quite reasonable amounts. But today’s 944 Turbo is special for a few reasons. First, it is one of the last of the run, S-spec 1989 models. Properly, they’re not called “Turbo S” models, but only because all of the 1989 models came equipped with option code M030 – the Club Sport Package, featuring adjustable Koni suspension, forged Club Sport wheels, upgraded 928 brakes, and 30mm/25.5mm swaybars. It also meant by default you needed to select option code M220 – the 40% limited slip differential. Coupled with the upgraded M44/51 turbo motor producing nearly 250 horsepower, these are the Ninjas of the Porsche lineup in the 1980s – silent supercar killers. Today’s example is especially desirable since it comes from a single owner, is claimed all original, and has only covered 43,000 miles:

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Year: 1989
Model: 944 Turbo
Engine: 2.5 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 43,372 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

This auction is for a 1989 Porsche 944S Turbo, attached in the pictures is a letter from the dealer explaining the uniqueness of this particular vehicle. This car is completely original, except tires and usual maintenance as needed. No accidents, original paint with a couple of minor scratches on the hood. Garage kept, non-smoker, very clean car, runs great! Also see attached invoice from it’s last service in May 2016. Vehicle is being sold “As Is” buyer responsible for pick up of vehicle in New Jersey. Please email for additional pictures or info, thanks for your interest.

On Oct-14-16 at 05:28:55 PDT, seller added the following information:

ORIGINAL OWNER

There isn’t much description to go on and the photos aren’t grand, but this Stone Gray Metallic (LY7U) example is matched well by the partial Burgundy (LX). Other options included 454 (Cruise Control), Sound Package (490), Amplifier (494), Alarm (533), Air Conditioning (573), Anti-Lock Brakes (593), Electric Sunroof (650), and Partial Leather (946). In short, this is a pretty standard model, but what differentiates it is the original owner, original condition, and low mileage. That has translated into active bidding – with two days to go, this 951 is set to break $30,000. How much is it worth? Well, the market will soon speak, but these late turbo models are about as desirable as the road-going 944s get and this is probably one of the best ones out there, overall, so the price will be pretty high – but still it seems a steal compared to the omnipresent specter of the E30 M3. I wouldn’t be surprised to see another $10,000 or even a bit more, though, if the right person wants this nice specimen.

-Carter

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3 Comments

  1. I’m curious what “nefarious activity” this car suffered, as noted on one of the few portions of the service record not redacted.

    ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS proceed with caution for any sale occurring in New Jersey or Florida. Buyer beware.

  2. “Do not start…” I wonder whether that comment refers to the timing belt, ±6K seems like a lot of deferred maintenance. Compression test absolutely required…

  3. Why would they show a pic of a redacted service record? If you’re going to show the record, show the record. It should be a source of value not one of question. Also odd that the original owner, who presumably knows a thing or two about 951s, refers to it as an S2 in the add title.

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