A high-mileage S2 version of the 944 is up for sale, even supposing it be restful no longer exactly cheap
We cherish a high-mileage vehicle here at CT. We’ve drag a 400,000-mile Skoda Octavia known as Miles and a half 1,000,000 mile Audi A4 to determine factual two, however what impresses us mighty more is when a sports actions vehicle hits orderly-leggy territory.
This 944 S2 is a ideal example. Although this 2+2 is never any doubt one of Porsche‘s more purposeful sports actions vehicles, you don’t in most cases be aware them clocking figures considerably above the 100,000-mile designate. Our classifieds get rid of for nowadays? It’s on 264,000.
No longer that you just’d know. It restful appears to be like very novel on the launch air (presumably it’s had a respray one day), and other than for the anticipated bolster wear on the motive force’s seat, which doesn’t even in finding that unsuitable, the cabin is in unheard of shape. Plus, it’s an S2, arguably the get rid of of the 944 bunch.
These received 944 Turbo physique parts and a bump in displacement, with the entrance-mounted, naturally-aspirated inline-four growing from 2.5 to 3.0-litre. Hey 208bhp and a 0-62mph time comfortably beneath seven seconds. Mercurial succor then, and restful respectably brisk nowadays.
There are some downsides, nonetheless. The gloomy-painted Boxster wheels, aftermarket side skirts and the entrance flee ‘gills’ received’t be to all americans’s tastes (I have some particularly staunch emotions about the latter), however of more remark is the reach-13-year gap between the hot MOT and the last one. It’s never reassuring to search out that a vehicle has been laid up that prolonged, even supposing there is as a minimum some carrier history documenting work finished sooner than that point.
It also doesn’t appear to have moved since the hot MOT became as soon as issued last June, leading us to fetch it’s been sat on a forecourt for some time. Sure sufficient, the worth in the windscreen on the advert photos is a lot better than the hot figure the 944 is listed for – £7995 vs £6595.
No longer so prolonged previously, this would have been deal-basement, ~£1000 get rid of. On the different hand, 944 values have shot up in contemporary years, that formulation you’ll want as a minimum £10,000 to get rid of a first rate one. We can’t blame the vendor for attempting to capitalise on 944 values launching into the stratosphere, however £8k is a stretch obsessed with the vehicle’s mileage and history, and £6595 is restful on the high side. We wouldn’t be enormously very a lot surprised if this stays on the forecourt for just a puny while.
With a puny of luck, it’ll finally discover a first rate dwelling, despite the proven fact that, and who knows – presumably someone will grab it to 300,000 miles.