Lot 172

2018   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2018

1989 Porsche 944 Turbo

SOLD $72,600


$80,000 - $120,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Time Capsule Example of Porsche’s Remarkable 944 Turbo
Highly Original Condition with Approximately 8,400 Miles from New
Final-Year Model Sharing Specifications with the 1988 Turbo S Clubsport
Meticulously Maintained and a Worthy Addition to Any Porsche Collection
Includes Service Records, CARFAX Vehicle History Report, and Manuals

Technical Specs

2,688 CC SOHC 8-Valve Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Motronic Fuel Injection
247 HP at 6,000 RPM
6-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Power-Assisted Disc Brakes with ABS
Front MacPherson Strut Suspension
Rear Semi-Trailing Arm Suspension with Coil Springs

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that this vehicle’s specifications include a 5-speed manual transaxle, not a 6-speed as stated in the catalogue, and the correct engine displacement is 2,479 CC, not 2,688 CC as stated in the catalogue.

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From an Important Private Collection

Porsche’s catalogue of offerings in 1989 was indeed a memorable one. It was the final year of models such as the 3.2 Carrera and 930, as well as the often underrated 944 Turbo.

This 1989 944 Turbo, showing just 8,406 miles at cataloguing, is surely among the finest to exist in factory trim. The 1989 model retains the specification of 1988’s Turbo S, including the M030 Clubsport package, which offered improved brakes, suspension, and engine output compared to earlier models.

According to the original books that accompany the car, the Turbo was delivered on May 30, 1989, to its first owner, Muhittin Hasan Atil, by Manhattan Porsche of Rockville, Maryland. The car would be dutifully maintained, as evidenced by the original service book, which shows 10 services by the time the 944 reached 6,416 miles in June 1995. A CARFAX Vehicle History Report indicates little activity thereafter, with the Porsche showing just 8,247 miles in 2005 and 8,249 in 2015, when it was purchased by the consignor. Significantly, the timing belts and water pump were changed in 2015 and the clutch was replaced in 2017, with invoices on file.

Among the rarest variants of the 944, the 1989 Turbo is an incredible driver’s car, and an example in this impeccable condition is a rare opportunity indeed.