Sharing its engine with the prior model year's exclusive Turbo S version, the 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo features a 944 Turbo Cup racing power unit with an enlarged turbocharger, a 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 250 HP, a transmission oil cooler, a limited-slip differential, a 5-speed manual transmission, and more. This 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo comes finished in Guards Red over a black leather interior. It is now being offered by its seller out of Minnesota while showing just over 52k miles on the odometer.
This example came factory-optioned with a Guards Red (LM3A) finish. The 944 Turbo is characterized by its sleek and aerodynamic shape, featuring Turbo-specific body enhancements including front and rear spoilers, side skirts, and a rear diffuser. Equipment also includes iconic pop-up headlights and 16” alloy disc wheels dressed in new Pirelli P Zero tires. Additional images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
The cabin sports black partial leather upholstery with a removable sunroof panel. Equipment includes a factory alarm system, Blaupunkt radio, power steering, a central locking system, automatic climate control, and a headlamp cleaning system. The seller notes very slight wear on the driver’s seat bolster and confirms all gauges, electronics, and accessories to be working properly.
Power is derived from a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine rated at 250 HP and 258 lb.-ft of torque. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 5-speed manual transmission with a factory limited-slip differential, allowing for acceleration from 0-60 MPH in approximately 5.7 seconds stock. Performance features include a specially-tuned sport suspension, an uprated clutch to handle increased torque, larger brakes borrowed from the 928 S4, and a Bosch anti-lock braking system. The seller adds that a new timing belt and retention, water pump, radiator hoses, rollers and seals, rear shocks, and front brake pads & sensors have been installed and a transmission fluid change was carried out. Additionally, the R134 refrigerant is said to have been filled. No outstanding maintenance items have been reported at this time.
This sale will include a clean title, owner’s manuals, sales literature, a spare tire, a toolkit, and some documentation.
The seller would like you to know: “I have been around Porsches since I was 18. I am an active PCA member, past chapter President, Chapter chief driving instructor, and National PCA certified instructor. The car was a one-owner car until he passed away, I got the car from the estate and went thru and update what was needed. The car drivers like new. The car is completely unmolested and stock. This is a 34-year-old time capsule.”