Renaissance Classics are extremely pleased to offer this investment grade example of a 1987 Porsche 944. With only one former owner, full service history, OEM equipment and such low mileage - this is easily one of the best examples on the market currently, making it a perfect choice for any future collector or enthusiast.
Launched in 1982, the 944 was created as a replacement for the 924. Although the chassis structure is very similar to that of its predecessor, it benefitted from upgrades to the suspension and braking systems, along with general refinements to the rest of the interior and exterior. The 944 also featured a rear transaxle/gearbox assembly in order to improve handling characteristics of the car and create an almost 50/50 weight distribution.
One of the most prominent features of the 944 was the engine. Porsche actually developed a large 2.5 litre inline 4 engine specifically for the model, in effect half of the 928’s V8; it was designed to be mounted at a 45 degree angle for more clearance, with a single-over-head camshaft, 8valves, electronic fuel injection and a clever counter-balance shaft to improve engine longevity and smoothness. Naturally aspirated these engines produced 160bhp and 150lbft of torque which, combined with the vehicle’s overall low weight and even weight distribution, propelled the car from 0-60mph in just over 8.5seconds.
This fantastic Guards Red example not only represents a popular colour choice within the Porsche community but also proudly displays the car's sharp, 80's, flared arch design. As a later generation and standard 944, the car benefits from a stronger and more reliable 8v M44/40 engine, along with higher offset alloy wheels and a more refined cabin space. A summary of the vehicle’s specification has been listed below:
- 2.5 litre inline 4 (160bhp & 150lbft)
- 5speed manual gearbox
- Guards Red paint
- 15” Porsche “Teledial” alloy wheels
- Pop-up headlights
- Black leatherette interior
- Black/White Pinstripe velour seat inlay
- Sports steering wheel
- Porsche/Panasonic radio and tape player
- Tunnel top tape cassette holders
- Electric sunroof
- Electric seats
- Electric mirrors
- Luggage compartment cover
Like the majority of vehicles here at Renaissance Classic Sports Cars, this example comes with a very comprehensive provenance and history portfolio, including; the original Porsche leather wallet, vehicle handbook, fully stamped service book, tool kit and spare tyre. The car will also come with any of the previous owner’s receipts and previous MOT certificates. As this particular vehicle arrived with such low mileage and only one previous owner, we decided it was special enough to bring it back to its former glory. As a result it has been lovingly recommissioned and lightly restored to an exceptional standard by our professional workshop team. All of the work carried out during this process will be added to the vehicle’s provenance file. A brief summary of the history has been listed below:
01/08/1987 Porsche main dealer Delivery
24/08/1987 Porsche main dealer 1,085
11/01/1988 Porsche main dealer 8,281
21/03/1988 Porsche main dealer 11,613
28/06/1988 Porsche main dealer 16,134
15/09/1988 Porsche main dealer 19,427
20/02/1989 Porsche main dealer 24,820
04/04/1990 Porsche main dealer 32,007
24/06/1991 Porsche main dealer 38,148
04/12/1992 Independent specialist 44,436
16/08/1996 Independent specialist 53,790
14/08/2000 Independent specialist 59,137
** Vehicle placed in professional storage
30/08/2017 Independent specialist 63,126
23/01/2018 Independent specialist 63,616
** Oct 2018 Recommissioning and light restoration carried out by Renaissance Classics
This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a rare and investment grade example of Porsche’s most successful front engine sports car to date. Every aspect of this car has been presented to an exquisite standard that we are proud of, viewing is highly recommended and ANY inspection is welcome, please do not hesitate to contact us on the details listed below if you have any queries about this special vehicle.
At Renaissance Classic Sports Cars we pride ourselves by preparing and testing all cars to the highest standards and would not offer our clients any vehicles that we wouldn’t be happy to personally own or drive ourselves. All our vehicles go through our meticulous 131 point pre-sales checks and all cars come with a comprehensive 6 months warranty as standard, with the option to upgrade the warranty cover and length of cover to up to 36 months for total piece of mind. Delivery can be arranged to anywhere within the UK and most worldwide counties through our approved and trusted transport agents, please call us for a quotation.
If you have a specific requirement or particular make or model of vehicle you are looking for, please let us know and we would be delighted to source the exact car for you. ** Don’t forget we offer a part exchange scheme against any manufacturer’s vehicles and I would be happy to give you a price on your vehicle.
If you have any questions or require any further information or pictures please contact us via email at email@example.com or Tel: James Wilson or Graham Beeson on 01483 225878 or 0780 123 5272