Thu, 28th Jul 2016 13:15

Donington Park

  Lot 31

1985 Porsche 944

Sold for £10,350

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: B717YYY
Chassis No: WP0ZZZ94ZFN423030
Mot Expiry: May 2017

- Automatic example with just c.24,500 miles recorded

- Document wallet with service book and handbook

- In one family ownership prior to acquisition by the vendor in 2015

Introduced in 1982, Porsche's front-engined, rear-wheel drive 944 was a direct development of the 924 and was built around a re-engineered 924 platform. The company replaced the Audi engine with their own four-cylinder unit of 2.5-litres which, despite having few common parts, was effectively half of the 5-litre V8 that powered the 928. Other significant changes included wider wheel arches similar to those of the 924 Carrera GT, a better equipped, more refined interior and upgrades to the suspension and brakes. The model's respectable performance was surpassed by its excellent handling characteristics - the specification of a rear transaxle endowing the 944 with nigh on 50/50 front to rear weight distribution.

Finished in Guards Red with beige leather, this automatic transmission example has just c.24,600 miles recorded on its odometer at the time of cataloguing, having been in one family ownership for most of its life. Purchased new as a gift for the buyer's wife, it was placed in storage on her death before passing to various family members prior to being acquired by the vendor in 2015 who intended to use it as a daily driver. Conscious of the car's rarity with so little mileage under its belt he has reluctantly decided it should really lead a more pampered existence and would like it to be cherished by a like-minded collector instead.

Accompanied by its document wallet with service book and handbook, assorted MoTs and invoices together with a V5 registration document, this well-preserved and extremely low mileage 944 is worthy of close inspection. New tyres have recently been fitted and the car is expected to possess a fresh MoT in time for the sale.

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