1990 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet 5-Speed

Now up for auction is this 1990 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet finished in Alpine White over a Linen partial leather interior.  Marking the final evolution of the Porsche 944, the S2 model was launched in 1989 featuring a larger 3.0L 4-cylinder engine and updated styling derived from the Turbo model.  Originally sold in New Jersey, this 944 eventually made it was down to Florida where it was purchased from the original owner by the seller’s family in 2006.  The car is said to have been garage-kept and sparingly driven ever since with approximately 55k miles currently showing on the odometer.  It is now being offered for auction by its seller out of California accompanied by the original books, toolkit, spare tire, and service records.

This S2 is finished in Alpine White with a black convertible top, and the car is noted to have been garage kept for most of its life.  Some cosmetic imperfections are present throughout the exterior including a small blemish on the passenger-side front fender.  The third-brake light has one missing bulb, and signs of age are reported on the clear stone guards and cabriolet top rear window, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.  The 944 S2 distinguishes itself from earlier models by its Turbo-derived front fascia and rear valence.  This particular example features body-colored side moldings and aftermarket 18” three-piece wheels that are currently dressed in older BFGoodrich tires.

Inside, this 944 features a Linen Grey partial leather interior with a contrasting black dashboard and upper door panels.  Factory options include power-operated front seats, cruise control, an alarm system, and air conditioning.  The cabin shows to have been well preserved with only minor signs of wear noted.  An aftermarket radio has been installed and the power convertible top motor has been disconnected as a precautionary measure.  The top remains manually operable, and all other gauges and accessories are said to be working properly aside from the automatic trunk release button. The seller notes that the odometer has been previously repaired and suspects less than a thousand-mile discrepancy. 

This S2 carries a 3.0 L 16-valve inline 4-cylinder engine that sends up to 208 HP to the rear wheels through 5-speed manual transaxle.  The timing belt is said to have been replaced in 2006 within the last 2k miles, and other maintenance items addressed more recently include a new starter motor, fluid and filter changes, new oil pan and valve cover gaskets, ignition components, a new oil pressure sender unit, and a new battery. Service records are provided for reference in the photo gallery.

The sale of this 944 will include the original owner's manual and maintenance book, toolkit, a spare tire, some service records, and a clean title.  If you have been in search of a vintage transaxle Porsche, this 1990 S2 Cabriolet makes a fantastic choice.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $15,500
  • Auction End: May 18, 2021, 5:41 p.m.
  • Number of Offers: 2
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Comments (14)

  • Offer from unknown location 4 weeksago

    Sold for $15,500

  • $15,500 offer from unknown location 4 weeksago

    Offer in the amount of $15,500

  • $11,000 offer from Lisle, IL (60532) 4 weeksago

    Offer in the amount of $11,000

  • H20koooled 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $10,250

  • BrianWindsor 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • KingP993 (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Those are SSR wheels, made in Japan. I believe they are the GT3 model... my son had them in his BMW before so I am familiar. SSR is still around but don't make that model anymore.

  • sjcollias 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $2,000

  • Spokayman (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Thanks @tsturkie,
    Thought I might pursue this car, but something I’ve been waiting for appeared for sale in the meantime.

    To others who might be considering this car, they are really fun to drive, very solid, rare, and it remains one of two Porsches that I regret selling to this day.

  • tsturkie (seller) 1 monthago

    @tsturkie Concerning the wheels, Part 2. I am not sure whether if these are Speedlines or replicas. I will upload some additional closeups pictures of the wheels..

  • tsturkie (seller) 1 monthago

    @tsturkie Concerning the wheels, I am told that they are Speedline 3 piece wheels.

  • tsturkie (seller) 1 monthago

    @Spokayman I do not see any indications of anything leaking when I look under the car and there is no fluid on the ground where it is parked. I do not have the original wheels, the current wheels were on the car when I got it. The power top was working when I disconnected it. I converted it to manual after reading how expensive the top was to repair if the one of the motors went out. The top is very easy to put up and down and it actually quicker to do manually. The A/C compressor was replaced a few years ago and the A/C system works great.

  • Spokayman (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Hi @tsturkie (Tim),
    I’m always drawn to these S2s as I have great memories of one from years ago.
    Do you have the stock wheels (16”?). I would expect that the car would ride much differently with the 18s now installed.
    I understand you disconnected the power top mechanism, but will the mechanism work properly if simply hooked back up?
    A/C working properly?
    Any leaks (engine, steering rack, etc)?
    Thanks!

  • tsturkie (seller) 1 monthago

    Hi everyone, my name is Tim and I am the owner of this car. I will be happy to answer any question concerning the car.

  • RehovLLC12 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

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1990 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet 5-Speed
Final offer: $15,500