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Lot 132: Porsche 944 LUX

Carfest North Pride & Joy Auction, Silverstone Auctions (4 August 2013)

The Porsche 944 and all its derivatives were the mainstays of Porsche production throughout the 80's. The 944 was launched in the United Kingdom in May of 1982 and immediately answered all of the criticisms aimed at its predecessor the 924. Its exquisite looks, excellent fuel economy, advanced engineering, superb build quality, towering performance and near perfect neutral handling courtesy of 50/50 weight distribution meant that the 944 quickly became top of every sports car enthusiasts shopping list. By the end of its production run in 1991 the 944 had evolved into a more than capable supercar and is today still capable of embarrassing more modern machinery. This particular model is an early 1985 example of the 944 and is finished in silver with black half leather interior. It is presented in lovely condition as a result of its pampered life and having covered only 85,000 miles. The car has a great history file, which shows an extensive list of work undertaken on the car. Examples of this work are a gearbox and rear axle service along with the suspension having been replaced and reset. A new drive shaft was fitted in 2004 along with a new steering rack and wheel bearings shortly after in 2005. The interior has also received attention during its life span and has been recovered in black leatherette, there is also a new spare wheel and carpet fitted in the boot. The cambelt and tensioners where also replaced on the car approximately 3 years ago. The Porsche 944 is possibly the most affordable Porsche sports car that you can get your hands on but don't be confused in thinking the price effects the performance!

Lot Details
Auction Carfest North Pride & Joy Auction
Silverstone Auctions, Oulton Park, Cheshire
TypeCar
Lot Number132
Estimate£3000-£5000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£3220
Year1985
Condition rating
Registration numberB490 DCY
Mileage-
Chassis numberWP0ZZZ94ZFN422435
Engine number41F42230
Engine capacity (cc)2479
Engine - cylinders4
Number of doors