DT: One-Owner 1990 Porsche 944 S2 Coupe 5-Speed

Now available for auction is this 1990 Porsche 944 S2 finished in Panthero Metallic over a black partial leather interior.  Representing the final evolution of Porsche's iconic 944 transaxle sports car, the S2 series was debuted with standard equipped power steering and anti-lock brakes, Turbo body styling, and a new 3.0L inline-4 DOHC engine with four valves per cylinder.  This 1990 example is said to have remained under the care of its original owner while always being garage kept and regularly serviced including timing belt and water pump replacements.  Having also recently received a comprehensive rebuild of the steering system, this 944 S2 shows just over 105k miles on the odometer and is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Florida.

This 944 comes finished in Panthero Metallic, a rarely seen dark metallic grey color originally offered on the S2 models from 1990-1991.  The S2 also features body-colored side moldings and the bodywork of the 944 Turbo including an aerodynamically revised nose with integrated fog lights as well as a body-colored diffuser located beneath the rear bumper.  Some minor road-going chips are noted on the front end and the seller reports the factory-applied clear stone protection has begun to yellow, additional images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.  This S2 rides on a set of updated Porsche 17” 996 Twist wheels dressed in Nitto NT555 G2 tires.

Inside, this 944 is appointed with a black partial leather interior factory equipped with air conditioning, an alarm system, a sound system, an additional amplifier, and automatic speed control.  An aftermarket radio has been installed with satellite radio and USB compatibility.  The cabin is described to have been well kept with only normal signs of wear present and all gauges and accessories remaining fully functional.

The largest displacement four-cylinder of its time, the 944 S2 carries a 3.0L 16-valve DOHC engine rated at 208 HP and 207 lb.-ft of torque.  The rear wheels are driven by way of a 5-speed manual transaxle while stopping power is handled by fixed four-piston calipers with ventilated disc brakes and ABS.  A comprehensive collection of records is said to accompany the sale showing previous replacements of engine belts, the water pump, and the oil pump as well as other routine service items.  More recently in 2019, a new steering rack was installed along with a new power steering pump, tie rods, tie rod boots, and hood release handles.

This sale will include a toolkit, spare tire, and a clean title. Vintage transaxle Porsches have never been more desirable, do not miss your opportunity to become the next owner of this well-maintained 944 S2.

 
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Comments (36)

  • critter (registered bidder) 2 days, 22 hoursago

    It looks like the car has been resprayed (judging by the lack of model badging). Are there any indications of the car being painted (overspray, etc)?

    Also: do you have a copy of the options sticker (found under the trunk carpeting on the inside rear of the trunk)?

  • $13,000 offer from Costa Mesa, CA (92626) 1 week, 5 daysago

    Offer in the amount of $13,000

  • $11,950 offer from Naples, FL (34104) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Offer in the amount of $11,950

  • Spokayman (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    @AirCooledLife,
    @guardsredd is absolutely correct that the timing and balance shaft belts need to be changed before the car is really driven.
    Apparently it’s been 13 years and 31+K miles since it was last changed which greatly exceeds the 4-6 years interval, and even exceeds the 30K mileage interval as well.
    My reason for re-iterating this is to discourage a new owner from driving hundreds of miles home greatly risking the whole top end of the engine.

  • vucegripper 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $11,250

  • AirCooledLife (seller) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Reserve lowered again guys!! 1 Owner car with great service history, All books, original window sticker, tools, panthero metallic!

  • Mitchg27 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $10,751

  • Pat 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $10,501

  • Mitchg27 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $10,251

  • vucegripper 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $10,001

  • AirCooledLife (seller) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Reserve lowered again!!!

  • Pat 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $8,400

  • DrPepper (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    This is getting interesting between Mitch and Pat!

  • Mitchg27 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $8,050

  • AirCooledLife (seller) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    We just lowered the reserve ;) Good luck y’all!

  • Pat 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $7,800

  • Mitchg27 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $7,550

  • Pat 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $7,300

  • Mitchg27 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $7,044

  • AirCooledLife (seller) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    @Crober99 reserve is secret until the auction ends.

  • Crober99 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    What is the reserve in the bidding?

  • AirCooledLife (seller) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    @peterb yes! A/C system works properly. A/C upgraded to R134a.

  • peterb (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Just to confirm, the A/C works as it should?

  • akang02 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $6,794

  • AirCooledLife (seller) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    @DrPepper Our dealer fee is only $350 (Propably lowest fee you'll pay in High-end cars dealership) but, this auction was submitted as "No Fees" and we'll honor it... No fees will be charged to the next and second owner of this beautiful Panthero Metallic 944!

  • DrPepper (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    What additional fees would have to be paid if this is a dealership that is selling the car? I know Florida tend to be a little… Tedious with their fees from a dealership

  • AirCooledLife (seller) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    @Pat The car would definitely make it with no hesitation :) I wouldn't be able to do delivery at the airport but our dealership is just 10 minutes away from the Miami International Airport and I can provide you a Temporary tag to drive it back in case its needed.

  • AirCooledLife (seller) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    @guardsredd In my opinion, a good time belt service, including rollers, valve adjustment, cams adjustment, with water pump and gaskets for it will last a lot longer than 3-5 years. This vehicle is a great driver example.

  • Pat (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    In your opinion will it make the drive to PA?
    Be fun to drive back
    Will you deliver it to the Miami airport?

  • Pat 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $6,544

  • guardsredd (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    Most 944 owners are comfortable with a 3-5 year time on replacing the timing belt. So right off the bat, before driving this car , it needs that service. Most will replace the other things like tensioners and the water pump at the same time.
    I'm interested to see where this goes. GLWA!

  • p-talk 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $5,944

  • AirCooledLife (seller) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Good afternoon!! I summited a Timeline of the service records available physically for this beautiful 944 S2 to Pcarmarket and should be uploaded soon.

    @p-talk All 5 Rollers Pulleys were replaced together with timing belt in 2008 with about 73,800 miles on the car. New Water Pump together with Water Pump Plate and Gasket were installed back 2013 with Aprox 90k miles.

    @Ajay213 Latest Clutch record shows Clutch, Slave and master clutch cylinder were replaced in 2009 with 74k miles.

  • Ajay213 (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    @AirCooledLife - You mentioned service records? Any records on a clutch change? Any records on the chain guides being changed?

  • CARS458 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • p-talk (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    At what year and mileage were the timing and water pump last replaced?

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DT: One-Owner 1990 Porsche 944 S2 Coupe 5-Speed
Buy Now: $15,000 Current Offer: $13,000