This is a 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo RHD manual, finished in Linen Metallic (W5W5) with a cream interior. The clock shows 112,000 miles.
Introduced in 1986, the turbocharged version of the mid-level, front-engined Porsche 944 was released to worldwide critical acclaim, thanks to its impressive power levels, GT-car levels of refinement, and near-perfect weight distribution, thanks to the transaxle gearbox setup shifting weight over the rear wheels. Boasting a 2.5-litre turbocharged inline-four engine generating nearly 220bhp, the 944 Turbo was capable of a respectable 0-60 time of 5.9 seconds, though the 944 was more about long-distance touring with occasional sporting prowess, rather than out-and-out performance.
Car and Driver tested the 944 Turbo and achieved a 0–97 km/h (0–60 mph) time of 5.9 seconds. The Turbo was the first Porsche production car utilising a ceramic port liner to retain exhaust gas temperature along with new forged pistons and was also the first vehicle to produce an identical power output with or without a catalytic converter. The Turbo also featured several other changes, such as improved aerodynamics, notably an integrated front bumper. This featured the widest turn signals (indicators) fitted to any production car, a strengthened gearbox with a different final drive ratio, standard external oil coolers for both the engine and transmission, standard 16 inch wheels (optional forged Fuchs wheels), and a slightly stiffer suspension (progressive springs) to handle the extra weight. The Turbo's front and rear brakes were borrowed from the 911, with Brembo 4-piston fixed calipers and 12-inch discs. Engine component revisions, more than thirty in all, were made to the 951 to compensate for increased internal loads and heat.
This exterior of this lovely example presents well and the paint is in good condition, aside from a scratch to the bonnet as clearly shown in the photos. The wheels are in excellent condition and are free from significant scuffs or kerbing.
Inside, the car is fitted with many modern features including electric seats, electric windows and a fully functioning sunroof. The interior presents nicely aside from some staining to the seats.
The car comes with the original drivers manual and booklets in a leather wallet. The history file contains the V5, Certificate of Authenticity, previous MoT results, a workshop manual and an inch-thick wedge of receipts and invoices relating to servicing and work done to the car over the years. She has been regularly serviced and maintained in more recent years by Precision Porsche Specialists in East Sussex. Invoices indicate that the car was regularly serviced there and has had around £6,000 spent between 2015 and 2017 on making sure the car is in excellent order. More recently in 2022 the car has had several new parts fitted including a new oil filter, belt camshaft and water pump.
This car has 5 former keepers and an MoT valid until until January 2023. This desirable shape in great colours is in lovely condition and ready to hit the road.