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1990 Porsche 944

S2 Cabriolet
Mecum Orlando 2021
Wednesday, 28 July - Saturday, 31 July 2021
$21,450
Sale Price
Yes
Reserve
31 July 2021
Sold Date
S147
Lot Number
#3+
Original
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. WP0CB2944LN481693. Guards Red with black cloth top over beige leather. 2990/208hp, 5-speed, Blaupunkt cassette stereo, power windows, air conditioning.

Evaluation: Showing 56,420 believable miles. Tidy, maintained engine bay. Some paint blemishes on the nose and some scratches on the rear bumper. Some scuffs on the wheels. Excellent interior. It looks like a car with a tenth of the mileage on the inside. One of the last 944s and a relatively rare convertible, lightly used but well cared for in the typical Porsche fashion.

Bottom Line: 1990 was the second to last year for the 944 and the S2 is the most developed/best of the normally aspirated cars with its larger 3.0-liter engine and 16-valve head. The cabriolet version only sold in the U.S. for the 1990 and ’91 model years, and in the Porsche tradition the soft-tops are worth less than their fixed-roof cousins today even though they’re rarer. We saw this one in Kissimmee two years ago when it sold for $20,900 and this is a similarly fair result.

by Andrew Newton
4 August 2021
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Condition #1: Concours
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Condition #2: Excellent
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Condition #3: Good
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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