DT: Zyclam Red Pearl 1990 Porsche 944 S2

Up for auction is this 1990 944 S2 presented in rare Zyclam Red Pearl Metallic.  Produced from 1982 to 1991, the 944 was the most successful sports car in Porsche history prior to the introduction of the Boxster.  Originally purchased from MCL Porsche in Vancouver Canada, this 1990 example is believed by the owner to be one of less than ten 944’s painted in this exquisite color.  This 944 has been driven 85k miles to date and is being offered for auction in turn-key condition by its owner in Canada. 

This 944's Zyclam Red Pearl Metallic paint shows to be in excellent condition with a few noted flaws including rock chips on the front-end as well as a small paint nick on the passenger rear quarter panel (shown in gallery photos).  The seller believes all paint on this vehicle to be original with the exception of a high quality respray on the rear bumper and lower valance.  The original 16" alloy wheels are showing to be in good condition and come wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport tires.

The black leather interior is said to be in exceptional condition for the vehicle's age.  An upgraded Blaupunkt radio unit has been installed and remains the only modification to this otherwise stock example.  The dashboard is free of any cracks and the leather sport seats remain in excellent condition with the only notable flaw being some very light wear on the driver’s seat bolster.  All electrical components, accessories and gauges are reportedly in good working order, however, the cruise control function is intermittent.   A tastefully configured build, this 944 is equipped with the following factory options:

  • Heated Electric Sport Seats
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Automatic Speed Controller 
  • Sound System 
  • Additional Amplifier
  • Anti-Theft Device 
  • Air Conditioning 
  • Anti-Lock Brakes “BOSCH”
  • Detachable Roof Electrical

Powering this 944 is a water cooled inline-4-cylinder engine rated at approximately 208HP.  Power is sent to the rear wheels by way of a 5-speed manual transmission.  The seller states that this car is up to date on all maintenance and currently stands in perfect turn-key condition.  Incredibly well-sorted, this 944 received extensive services and replacement parts earlier this year totaling nearly $10k at Alpine Autowerks consisting of:

  • New Original Porsche Windshield with Antenna
  • New Master Cylinder
  • New SASCH Clutch Kit
  • Replace Rear Main Seal
  • Resurface Flywheel
  • Pressure Plate Bolt
  • Crankshaft Seal
  • New Porsche Engine Mounts  
  • Replace Gear Oil
  • Gear Shift Leaver
  • ST Gasket Set (Partial)
  • Axle Shaft Seal Replaced
  • New Engine Bay Water Channel
  • Rebuild Front Control Arms
  • Ball Joint Kit Install
  • Replace Gas Struts (Hood) (Hatch)
  • Brake and Clutch Bled
  • A/C Recharge
  • Receiver Dryer -A/C
  • A/C Adaptor High Side
  • A/C Adaptor Low Side
  • New Timing Belt Kit
  • New Balance Shaft Belt
  • Reseal Front of Engine
  • Camshaft Sleeve
  • Camshaft Seal Kit Install
  • Intermediate Shaft O-Ring
  • Oil/Filter. Liquimoly 5W-40
  • Power Steering Fluid Flush
  • Replace Oil Cooler Housing Pipe O-Rings
  • Clean/Flush Cooling System
  • Oil to Cooler Gasket Set
  • New Michelin Pilot Sport AS Tires
  • Replace Spark Plugs
  • Replace Valve Cover Gasket

Included in the sale of this sensational 1990 944 will be most service records, a stamped service manual, both owner’s books as well as all original accessories.  Also included will be a clean Carfax report and clear title.  Diligently maintained its entire life, this rare Zyclam Red 944 is ready to be enjoyed by a new owner; don’t let this opportunity pass you by.

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Comments (25)

  • Pormans_944 (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @Sevenwood thank you, importing this vehicle into the US is a straight forward process. Please contact my Broker Tawny Toth for more information. Tawny can be at the web site ”border buddy . Com” my 1988 Porsche 924S sold on Pcarmarket last month and it shipped out yesterday headed for Chicago.. My Broker made this process very easy and also supplied the shipping company.

  • Sevenwood 1 week, 3 daysago

    Gorgeous car. How difficult to get it into the states?

  • Pormans_944 (seller) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    “Buy it now” or make me an offer, let’s make a deal. If you have any questions or concerns please ask.

  • Pormans_944 (seller) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    Keep the bids coming...getting closer to meeting reserve

  • Amtrak88 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $13,000

  • bobmilleriii 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $11,750

  • Amtrak88 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $11,500

  • switchcars 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $10,500

  • crainpack8 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • 550bryan 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    What a beautiful 944 and a bargain at this bid.

  • Pormans_944 (seller) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @CaptCoyote thanks for the comment...this colour “LZ3T” Zyclam Red Pearl Effect was produced for 1990-91 only...very rare colour. This 944S2 gets hand washed only . I never use the car wash, their detergents are too harsh, it will strip oils and UV protectants from the paint....this applies to any vehicle. The 944S2 is professionally detailed and protected using Meguiars Products..

  • CaptCoyote 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    My God! I’ve never seen this color before.....it is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous! I own an S2 cabriolet.....whoever ends up with this beauty.....I promise it will bring “smiles with the miles”! One question......did you have that paint specially treated (for example, ceramic coating)? If not, could you tell me what wax you use? Best of luck, sir!

  • 912R 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    What a gorgeous and well sorted car. The new owner will be well set up!

  • Alpine917 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    A real time machine. All deferred work done and ready for its new owner. Ready for years of enjoyment.

  • Pormans_944 (seller) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    The recent major service listed in the write up was completed at the end of August/19.totalling $12000 CAD This S2 has covered approx 1000KM since the service to ensure all system are functioning 100% I can assure you this car is fully up to date turn key ready. Fly in and drive it home.

  • Pormans_944 (seller) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Genxclassic thanks for the comment my friend I really appreciate the kind words.

  • Pormans_944 (seller) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @sinciardi good day! 3 undercarriage photos have been added to the gallery. Also added a picture of the new Porsche motor mounts....very smooth with no vibrations....like new again.

  • switchcars 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $7,500

  • Genxclassic 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    I follow the owner on Instagram and can say with confidence that this gentleman is very meticulous with his vehicles and is a true transaxle enthusiast. Plus....look at the colour!!!

  • Amtrak88 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

  • sinciardi 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @Pormans_944 Thank you!

  • Pormans_944 (seller) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @sinciardi the car will be on the hoist at some point today to have new Porsche engine mounts installed. I will be sure to take photos of the undercarriage to post. Thanks!

  • sinciardi 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @Pormans Any photos of the undercarriage to post? Thanks GLWTS!

  • KG1500S 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    As a 951 owner myself, I’ve had the chance to go through this particular S2 up close when the owner has brought it out to local cars & coffee and PCA events. Unmolested, high spec S2’s (love the sport seats) are getting quite hard to find, especially cars without deferred maintenance issues. Beautiful, loved and maintained car, in a uniquely rare colour. Someone here should be able to drive home a very nice 944.

  • Pormans_944 (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Welcome to my auction everyone, thank you for your time. If you have any questions I will be sure to answer as soon as possible. Best of luck, bid high, bid with confidence.

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DT: Zyclam Red Pearl 1990 Porsche 944 S2
Buy Now: $18,000