944 S2 Cabriolet
WHITE OVER BURGUNDY CABRIOLET, 62K ACTUAL MILES, WELL-MAINTAINED SURVIVOR CAR!
Say what you want about water-cooled, front-engine Porsches, but the 944 was one of the best-handling sports cars in a generation. The final iteration, with a tractable, naturally-aspirated engine was the 944 S2, and this cabriolet provides one heck of a driving experience for pennies on the dollar. We challenge you to find more drop-top performance for less money anywhere else.
With only 62,864 original miles, this extremely clean white cabriolet proves two things: one, the 944's styling was timeless, and two, Porsche built some incredibly entertaining hardware. There's a reason the 944 is still wildly popular with club racers-they're very user-friendly and they just don't break. And for one like this to survive completely unmodified for more than 20 years is simply remarkable. The original paint shows you what you got from one of the world's most careful and efficient car makers, and even after all these years, it has a great shine that you'll be pleased to own. There are a few signs of use, of course, and the left front fender was repainted a few years ago, but you simply don't see many 23-year-old cars that look this good. Porsche build quality is legendary, and even on the convertibles, there's an ingot-like solidity to the body that other automakers are still striving to match decades later. And like most Porsches, someone clearly treated this 944 like something special.
Nobody does driving environments like Porsche. From the moment you climb in and note that the tachometer is the primary gauge, you know you're in no ordinary sports car. The 944 also offered plenty of luxury, with handsome burgundy leather buckets and a ton of standard comfort/convenience features including power windows, A/C, a power driver's seat, cruise control, and power locks. Climate controls are typical Porsche (i.e. indecipherable), but the rest of the controls are easy to use and the 944 still offers what might be the finest manual shifter ever created. An AM/FM/CD stereo is the lone modification in a car built during the height of the stereo cassette player. There's also a back seat area, but it's best reserved for children or your briefcase, and the burgundy canvas top was replaced just recently so it seals up quite well. The trunk isn't all that spacious, but it is nicely finished, just like the rest of the car.
The 944 S2 featured what was the largest modern four-cylinder engine, a 3-liter brute that made 208 horsepower without the need for turbochargers and their associated complexity. In practice, it turns out that these engines are virtually indestructible and deliver the performance that bested the Turbo model from just a few years earlier. Canted at an angle to allow a low hood line, it offers great low-end torque that's surprising for a high-winding four cylinder, and is perfectly happy to trundle around at low revs yet rips to redline in every gear. The suspension is tenacious yet supple enough to drive every day, and Porsche's binders are legendary. There's no evidence of abuse in this car's past, and if it has ever been raced, you wouldn't know it because these cars are ultra-tough. The wheels are handsome 5-spoke alloys that aren't original to the car and wear 225/45/17 front and 245/40/17 rear Kumho radials.
The biggest bargain in sports cars? One drive will convince you that the 944 was one of Porsche's best ideas. Call today!
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 3.0 Liter 4 cylinder
- Transmission Type
- 5 Speed Manual
- Body Or Basic Color
- Body Style
- 62,864 (Actual)
- Interior Or Basic Color
- Center Console