This is a tastefully modified Corrado with lots of bright yellow. It has low miles, 50,000. Add on parts from Kompressor Kanada, Zender, Tial, Techtonics, Borla, H&R, Koni, and Zender show the car was liked. It has 18,000 on the rebuilt engine. The car is up with no reserve and starting bid under $2,000. The seller indicates it needs new axles and that it slips out of 5th gear. It isn’t clear how major these problems are. These problems will keep the price down, but a new owner will need to plan financially on expecting the worse just in case. Also not the low feedback seller, this should also keep the price down, but bid at your own risk.
I was driving behind one of these the other day and was reminded of how cool these funky little coupes are. Depending on the angle and mood, they can look like bloated space pods or excitable rally monsters. Sightings are rare as only 1730 came to the US, and this is an great example with a mere 55k miles covered.
It’s not perfect, but the pearl white looks really good here, and a few small upgrades (wheels, suspension) would make this a very attractive little car. The interior and engine compartment are in great shape and the low mileage is a huge plus, but asking nearly $10k is a bit much. The last one I posted was half that, albeit with twice the miles. I’d much rather spend $5k on a 110k mile car than $10k on a 55k mile car.
The 1990 model year marked the second to last year for the 944 and the first of a two year run for the rare 944 S2 cabriolet. Just shy of 2,500 cabriolets were ever produced. Carried over was the 16 valve, 3.0 liter four cylinder engine producing 208 horsepower.
Here is a very fine 1990 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet. These cars are very rare, only a few thousand were imported into the USA.
This car is in mint condition, and has a new power top, New boot cover, New tires, and New brakes. Everything works great, no excuses or stories.
Has 102k miles, but you would never guess this by looking at or driving the car.
New OEM Blue canvas top and boot cover, Power top works flawlessly.
Original paint shines very brightly (these pictures were taken in dull light conditions), Car was always garage kept.
No Dents, No Rust, No scratches.
New tires on mint condition original wheels. New Brakes, 4 Piston Brembo brake setup is awesome! ABS standard
Interior is very nice, just a one tiny nick, in each seat bottom, about 1/2 inch long.
Dash has typical small cracks, and a dash pad to cover it. Has drivers side airbag.
Engine runs very smoothly ,sweet sounding to redline, no leaks, no oil usage.
5 speed Manual trans shifts very smoothly.
This car is really nice, and very addictive to drive. Powerful, balanced and light feeling, a real joy to drive.
MotorWeek road tested the S2 cabriolet back in 1990. They provide a good run down on how involved the assembly process was. Here’s the clip:
While over 100,000 miles might seem like a lot, the Porsche four cylinders are pretty reliable, given proper maintenance. Few cabriolets were produced in the first place, so survivors these days are becoming scarce. NADA lists average retail right around the seller’s asking price, so if the car could be had for between $10,000 and $11,000, this would be a good deal.
A very low-mileage Audi V8 Quattro is up on eBay with 20 days left at a Buy-It-Now or Best Offer price of $6500. This was the predecessor to the A8, offering a 3.6L 247hp V8. Weak by today’s standards, but not too shabby in 1990. It was also the only full-size sedan with AWD at time and came with a galvanized body, so rust shouldn’t be a problem.
I think the big selling point here is the extremely low 41k miles. It’s no Ur-S4 or S6, but $6500 for a fun, big AWD sedan is not too bad at all.
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