According to the seller, this 1990 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet was kept in storage for 24 years, since 1995, after being purchased as new in the United States from a Houston-based dealer. Six months ago, the original owner of the car sold it to the dealer who listed it on Bring a Trailer.
We can see that it features a Titanium Metallic exterior with a black soft-top, a partial leather interior and a 3.0-liter inline-four pot, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. It also has just 15,000 miles (24,140 km) on the clock.
Some commentators on BAT were quick to point out that while the mileage is super low, after sitting idle for over two decades, it would definitely need work done to it, the most important of which would be changing the timing belt to avoid a costly engine rebuild.
According to the seller, the following maintenance was done: “Fuel pump,fuel sending unit,brake master cylinder, complete brake system flush,engine oil and filter then the car was driven locally on several occasions over the past six months the odometer now reads 14,892 it looks and drives as a low mile garage kept car should it is really outstanding and would be very difficult and cost prohibitive to restore one to this level”.
There’s no mention whether (or when) the timing belt was changed, but whenever dealing with cars from premium brands like Porsche, it’s always wise to have the car thoroughly checked out by a professional if you don’t want any costly surprises down the road.
This car’s staggered-width 16-inch Design 90 wheels (fitted with new Goodyear Eagle GT tires) also add to its overall classy appeal, although unfortunately, the previously-mentioned Titanium Metallic paint job isn’t exactly pristine, at least as far as the door sills are concerned.
Moving on to the interior, we notice the Linen leather upholstery mixed in with the black upper dashboard, upper door panels, center stack and floor mats, plus a stock Blaupunkt Reno stereo with a factory hi-fi sound system. Meanwhile, the gauge cluster features a 165-mph speedometer, a tachometer and dials for oil pressure, voltage, coolant temperature and fuel level.
As for performance, the naturally aspirated 3.0-liter inline 4-cylinder unit was rated at 208 HP (211 PS) and 207 lb-ft (280 Nm) of torque when new, enabling you to accelerate from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in around 6 seconds – not exactly fast by today’s standards, but definitely quick enough for three decades ago.
The S2 Cabriolet comes with factory literature and accessories, a top cover, a window sticker and sales invoice, a clean Carfax report, and a Texas title.
At the time of writing, the highest bid was $10,000 with 5 days left before the auction ends.