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1990 Porsche 944

S2 Convertible
Mecum Tulsa 2022
Thursday, 9 June - Saturday, 11 June
$5,500
Sale Price
No
Reserve
11 June 2022
Sold Date
T76
Lot Number
#4-
Unrestored Original
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. WP0CB2945LN481671. 2999/208hp, 5-speed, power windows, air conditioning, aftermarket CD stereo.

Evaluation: Late 944 showing every single one of the 117,330 miles on its odometer. The paint is faded, chipped, and discolored. All the plastic is faded and discolored. There are huge rips and stains in the seats and popped seams in the shifter boot. It’s a struggle to find something good to say about this Porsche, because if it looks this bad, we can only assume what its mechanical state is. This is exactly the type of car they tell you not to buy at auction.

Bottom Line: Credit to the buyer at least, they could make more in parts than the $5,500 purchase price here. And that’s probably the most financially sensible option, because despite rising values, a 944 is still one of those cars that isn’t worth a ton of money, but will always be harried by Porsche levels of parts and service costs. It likely wouldn’t be worth much more than 15 grand, no matter what you spent fixing it up.

by Andrew Newton
18 June 2022
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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