This Porsche 944 has been stored in a temperature controlled vault for 27 years
It's basically a time capsule
A couple of days ago, we talked about the owner of a rare supercar who had never even registered the vehicle and then he put it on sale with only 34 miles on the clock. Well, it gets worse than that (or better, depending who you ask) because this 1990 Porsche 944 S2 is for sale after sitting in a temperature controlled vault for 27 years.
The owner originally bought the 944 brand new from a Porsche Center dealer in Connecticut in 1990 and the vehicle was registered again in 1993 when the car, with hardly any miles under its tires, was placed into a temperature controlled garage and left there.
Under the hood, you'll find the naturally aspirated 3.0-liter inline-four, producing 208 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque, sent through the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. When it was new, this car had a top speed of 150 mph and a 0-60 time of 6.8 seconds.
The car is in excellent condition, with less than 2,000 documented miles. The original wheels are spotless and so is the original Baltic blue body paint. This version of the 944 also features all the components that Porsche had fitted to the S2 to make it look like the Turbo, including the rear diffuser and the rocker extensions. It also comes with all the bits and bobs including dual airbags and ABS brakes, which were optional extras that had been fitted. Inside, there's a perfect interior with seats that look brand new, because they basically are brand new.
The car was listed on sale from eBay in New York with a buy-it-now price of $58,000. At the moment, there are over 90 watchers and the seller will consider offers. Included in the sale, there's the original title from 1990 and also the 1993 registration. Then there are two sets of keys, dealer inventory key tags, all the original brochures, the unused tools, the driver's manual and a lot more besides.
It is a steep price, which makes this more expensive than most 944s currently on sale. It is indeed unique and well preserved but I'm not sure you're doing your car any favors if you leave it unused in a garage for nearly thirty years. What do you say?