Announced in 1981, the 944 was the third of Porsche’s new family of front-engined sports cars. A close relative of the 924 original, the 944 was constructed along similar lines and from a distance was hard to tell apart from its progenitor. Beneath the bodywork (50mm wider than the 924’s) was a 2.5-litre, 163bhp overhead-camshaft ‘four’ fitted with twin balancer shafts to counter the vibration often encountered in such units. The rear transaxle – a five-speed affair this time – was retained, while the 924-type running gear was suitably up-rated to cope with the 944’s superior performance. Subsequent developments included a Turbo, 16-valve 944S, 3.0-litre S2 models and a cabriolet, while the base model’s 8-valve engine grew to 2.7-litres. Porsche claimed a maximum power output of 211bhp for the S2 and a top speed of around 150mph.
This particular Porsche 944 S2 is a two owner car from new. An original UK specification car that was shipped to Hong Kong. The next owner purchased it from a local doctor in 2000 who then re patriated to the UK shipping the car with him and has owned the car ever since. With its Original hood, immaculate interior, carpets and door panels, and all dials and gauges work as they should it has had a recent service and fluid and filter change. Having covered just 65,000 miles in total this low mileage S2, from such long term ownership must be one of the best on the market today. Offered with sundry service bills, current MoT/tax and Swansea V5C document, this is a great value-for-money car offering performance approaching that of a 3.0-litre 911 Carrera at a fraction of the cost.