While the Porsche 944 has never been as widely praised or loved as the 911, it still remains quite a very capable and appealing front-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car and has its own, much smaller than the Neunelfer, yet dedicated fan base.
The 944 was produced between between 1982 and 1991, and as a 1990 model, this model seen here is one of the later variants built. It’s far from a common sight, too: Porsche built just 3,938 examples of the 1990 944 S2 Cabriolet, and only 1824 of them made it to the United States.
Power comes from a dual-overhead-cam 3.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 208 hp – the largest capacity four ever made at that time. The 944 S2 could scamper off the line and reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in roughly 6.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 150 mph (240 km/h), and those numbers are nothing to be sniffed at even by today’s standards.
What makes the 944 S2 Cabriolet in question so desirable is its condition. The listing states that the car has only ever had one owner from new and has just 4,511 miles (7259 km) showing on its odo. This is believed to be one of the lowest mileage 944s in existence, which might very well make it worth every penny of its $39,944 asking price.
The car is painted in Crystal Silver and features a Marine Blue interior and a blue folding soft top. Both the interior and exterior look absolutely immaculate and, despite the car’s low mileage, it has been frequently serviced, so it should run like clockwork. Thus, if you’re a Porsche sports car lover who isn’t hell-bent on a 911, and are willing to pay the price, it’s definitely worth a close look.