COMING TO AUCTION
1991 PORSCHE 944 S2 CABRIOLET
Registration: H116 ECW
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ94ZLN432079
Engine Number: 42L07324
Number of cylinders: 6
Year of Manufacture: 1991
Estimate (£): 25,000 - 30,000
In 1989 the second series of the 944 was introduced, powered by a 210 bhp normally aspirated, double overhead-cam 16-valve 3.0 Litre version of the 944S engine, which was the largest four-cylinder engine in production at the time. The 944S2 also benefited from a revised transmission and the gearing was tweaked to better suit the torque and peak power characteristics of the 3.0 L M44/41 powerplant.
The S2 had the same rounded nose and a rear valance found on the 944 Turbo model and this was the first example of the use of an integrated front bumper, where the fender and hood profiles would merge smoothly with the bumper, a design feature that has only now seen widespread adoption on production cars from the early nineties. In 1989, Porsche released the 944 S2 Cabriolet, a first for the 944 line that featured a cabriolet body built by the ASC-American Sunroof Company at Weinsberg in Germany, creating a very good looking car with excellent dynamic qualities that was rewarding to drive and was well received by the motoring press.
This 18,900 mile, 944 S2 Cabriolet has enjoyed the sunshine with two previous owners who were obviously fastidious and caring, as is evident from the car's proud stance and immaculate appearance. It has always been garaged and maintained to the highest standard. According to the full history (with the car) it was most recently serviced by the Porsche Centre in Bournemouth during August 2015. The car's history file contains all the relevant records and invoices, leather wallet, service manuals and all its previous MoTs.
Built in the last year of 944 production, there can't be many 944 Cabriolets with mileage as low as this. The car positively shouts "Buy me" with its gleaming Silver paintwork, unmarked Dark Blue interior and hood, and its cared-for alloys. Inevitably, as the prices of good 911s creep ever higher, 944s, 928s, and 968's will surely follow, so now may be as good a time as any to join the party.
Viewing and Bidding
The viewing and auction take place at The Wing, Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN.
Viewing will take place from 10am on Saturday 24th October and from 9am on Sunday 25th October 2015.
The auction takes place on Sunday 25th October 2015
The Porsche Automobila Sale starts at 10:30am.
The Porsche Car Sale starts at 1:30pm.
Bidding at the auction can be done either in person by attending the sale, by telephone, by leaving a commission bid or live, online viaProxibid. Full details of registration requirements and a buying guide can be found on the Silverstone Auctions website (http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/buying).
For further information please contact Silverstone Auctions on +44 (0)1926 691 141.