1987 Porsche 944 S 5-Speed w/ CanCan Red Interior

Now up for auction is this 1987 Porsche 944 S finished in Black over a rare CanCan Red interior.  Introduced for the 1987 model year, the 944 S debuted several performance upgrades including a new inline four-cylinder engine with dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder.  This 1987 example was originally delivered to the U.S. and came optioned with a rear window wiper, Koni Sport shock absorbers, a sunroof, and leather seats.  It had been under the care of an older gentleman in Montreal who kept the car in one of his buildings where it sat idle for many years before it was eventually acquired by the current owner, who refurbished and restored the car to the condition we see today.  Now with just under 69k miles showing on the odometer, this beautifully appointed 944 S is being offered for auction by its seller out of Canada.

This 944 is finished in nonmetallic Black and rides on factory 16” flat-dish wheels.  Since the seller’s acquisition, the front bumper, left front fender, and both doors were professionally refinished to address cosmetic imperfections.  Some stone chips and minor surface scratches are noted throughout the exterior as well as a few touch-ups on the hood.  Additional images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.  The Falken ZIEX tires show date codes from 2012 and are described as being in good condition with 8/32 tread.

Inside, this 944 S showcases a stunning CanCan Red interior with optional leather seats and contrast piping.  Other factory features include a rear window wiper, 8-way power-operated driver’s seat, cruise control, a sunroof, and a steering wheel with an elevated hub.  The driver’s outer bolster is reported to have been refinished to address wear marks and the shifter bushings are recommended for replacement. The speedometer is currently nonfunctional, although the odometer is said to be working properly along with all other gauges and accessories.

This 944 S was debuted with a new 2.5L inline four-cylinder DOHC engine which sends up to 190 HP and 170 lb.-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transaxle.  Other updates for the 944 S include progressive springs for improved handling, larger front and rear anti-roll bars, strengthened wheel bearings, a more powerful brake servo, and improved Bosch DME programming with dual knock sensors.  This example was also optioned with Koni Sport shock absorbers for a firmer and sportier ride.  Recent service items are said to include a new timing belt, water pump, starter, front shocks, brakes, valve cover, gasket, clutch master and slave cylinders, and new engine oil and coolant.

This sale will include a clean title.  Presented in an exceptional color combination and recently treated to some major service items, this 944 S is a perfect choice for any enthusiast in search of a vintage transaxle Porsche.


Auction Results

  • Sold for: $13,721
  • Auction End: 2021-08-09 19:21:23+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 12
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Comments (42)

  • PaulEJLin 1 month, 1 weekago

    Sold for $13,721

  • PaulEJLin 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $13,721

  • PaulEJLin 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $12,721

  • gheltz 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $10,251

  • PaulEJLin 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $9,924

  • Thin 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $9,500

  • PaulEJLin 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $8,924

  • gheltz 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $8,250

  • zigermanz (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @DSC78 thank you for your bid!

  • zigermanz (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Less than an hour left, i stay available for questions on this Cancan red(possibly special order interior colour) porsche 944 S. Thank you everybody for your bids and your questions and imput.

  • DSC78 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $8,000

  • zigermanz (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @PaulEJLin For your future reference, limited slip option code is 220. The option code sticker in the trunk(pic74) does not show 220. So the car does not have limited slip.

  • PaulEJLin (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Is the car equipped with LSD (limited Slips differential) ?

  • zigermanz (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Hello P-nuts. Less than 3 hrs left on this 944.
    I will be present for last minute questions or concerns. It is a lovely example. It will be a while before another 944 S in this colour combo and in this condition becomes available. Good Luck!

  • zigermanz (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    2 more tiny videos will be added to show the state of the rear trunk wells and the inside of the rocker panels (accessed from the plastic grill’s hole on the door jamb) to show how clean/shiny, rust free they are as they are rust known prone areas on 944.

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 1 weekago

    A cold start video has been added to the listing page.

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Thin We do not ask the sellers their reserve prices. This is mainly due to the fact that reserves typically get pulled at the end of an auction. If it’s higher than you would pay, you may not bid, then it could wind up selling at a much different price costing you the opportunity to own.

  • zigermanz (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Cold start video just added. Thank you Pcarmarket.

  • gheltz (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @zigermanz Has reserve been met?

  • zigermanz (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Thin The reserve is not very Fat (lol)

  • Thin (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    What’s the reserve

  • zigermanz (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Cold start is sent to listing manager, should be uploaded shortly.

  • zigermanz (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Speciale458 Thank you for your bid!

  • Speciale458 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $7,250

  • zigermanz (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    I have been asked via a direct message for a cold start video. I will be posting one very soon, stay tuned. Please feel free to ask for additional pictures or videos.

  • zigermanz (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Radstr1957 As mentioned in the description and as per paint thickness readings pictures, all the car is factory paint except both doors, front left fender and front panels (rock chip receiving panels) i.e front bumper, front panel between headlights and headlight covers as well as front skirt/spoiler.
    The doors were repainted to correct substandard previous touch ups and door dings and the front fascia was repainted to address rock chips that were far too many on to simply touch up. The front left fender had a dent that was not repairable with Paintless Dent Repair (on the very corner of the fender). As for re-importing the car back to the US, it is a fairly straightforward procedure as the car had started its life as a US vehicle.

  • Radstr1957 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Original paint through-out??

    How does one title in USA.???
    Merci, Denny

  • zigermanz (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @alessio As per the supplied bills, the speedo was sent to Palo Alto speedometer for a complete refurbishment. After it was overhauled the speedometer stopped working again. We have contacted them to inquire if we can do something in our end (possibly an adjustment to avoid the downtime of sending it back to california) and their reply was that they will be more than willing to look at it again and fix it but only if we send it back. There is a chance of getting it fixed for no cost (under warranty) but i preferred to not promise something that is not 100% sure, and declared it unoperational and inform the next owner that they can possibly (repeat possibly) get this problem sorted for no cost by putting them in touch with Palo Alto speedometer.

  • alessio (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Nice looking machine! Any reason the speedometer has not been fixed, or what the issue with it might be?

  • zigermanz (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    A driving video is added to the listing. Not the most high tech, but serves the purpose. If there are any specific pictures that are needed, please ask away, i do have easy access to the car and i can post them with little delay.

  • zigermanz (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @p-talk The clutch has a good progressive friction point and has a good bite ( no slippage and engagement is pefect at all speeds) and as such no further investigation was done. The only thing that has been serviced (changed) as per bills are the master and the slave cylinder. The slave cylinder was showing signs of weakness so we opted to change both the slave and the master just to be on the safe side.

  • p-talk (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Has the clutch been checked to verify whether it is a rubber-centered OEM style, or has it been replaced?

  • zigermanz (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @DSC78 Thank you for your bid!

  • zigermanz (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @pm2207 That is exact. All was done less than 2000 miles ago(Timing Belt, Water pump, and all WYIT(while you are in there) parts as per the bill). As per the manufacturer recommendation, the belt will be due because of time (30k miles/5 years if i remember correctly) , but not the WYIT parts. That said, it is really left to the discretion of the next care-taker to change the timing belt that has less than 2000 miles. Since the car was driven sparingly since, we thought that changing the belt is not urgent. In the event that the new owner wants to change the timing belt, all the WYIT parts will not need to be changed as they are all less than 2000 miles old. So the budget for such a preventative maintence should not exceed a few hundred dollars(say 1k to be safe).

  • DSC78 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $6,500

  • pm2207 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Is the first invoice saying the TB/WP we’re replaced in 2016 with a mileage of 68115?

  • zigermanz (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Davidspelchre, thank you for your bid!

  • Davidsepulchre 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $6,000

  • zigermanz (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @manuals4ever It sure does! Thank you!

  • manuals4ever 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $944

  • manuals4ever (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    that interior along deserves a bid!

  • zigermanz (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Greetings. First time seller on Pcarmarket and an avid lover for anything Porsche (and German) i am very juiced to represent this nice Porsche 944S. This 944S is a very clean example of an unmolested, cared for 944 that has received quite a bit of care and attention as of late. It came from factory with a very uncommon interior colour, Can Can Red. The first owner must have been a real fan of the CanCan dance attire that he chose to replicate it on a his 944(Red on Black). This car will not disappoint, it will give many happy miles and smiles to its next custodian. Bid to own, the car is in CAN but originally a New York car that came very early in its life to Canada. I will assist in the transportation whether local, National or International. I will be replying to questions one to two times a day(or more if i can) so please don’t be shy asking, but most importantly, don’t be shy bidding!

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1987 Porsche 944 S 5-Speed w/ CanCan Red Interior
Final bid: $13,721 This auction has ended.