1989 Porsche 944 S2 Coupe Manual Very original w/Tartan Seats,LSD,ABS,#'s Match

Price: - Item location: Costa Mesa, California, United States
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 944
  • SubModel: S2 Manual
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1989
  • Mileage: 104,800
  • VIN: WP0AB0947KN451839
  • Color: Blue
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1989 Porsche 944

1989 Porsche 944 S2 Manual

Mostly Original Paint

Factory Tartan Plaid Interior

Heated Sport Seat, ABS, Limited Slip Differential

Stock #0788

VIN # WP0AB0947KN451839

Numbers Matching 104,800 Miles Dove Blue Metallic (LM5P) on Navy Blue with Blue/Gray Tartan Inserts

Clean and Clear California Title 5-Speed Manual

Active PCA (Porsche Club of America) Member Owned

Mostly Original Paint (except left rear fender)

Most Records from New/Dealer Stamps in Book

The S2 was the final iteration of Porsche’s 944 model. It was the largest displacement and most powerful normally aspirated example. It’s 3.0L engine was the largest 4-cylider engine produced in the world. This dual overhead cam/16-valve engine produced 211hp. The braking and suspension package coupled with nearly perfect weight balance made these cars wonderful for spirited drives. The challenge is many of these did not survive the test of time. Furthermore, the 3.0L engine 944s were only built for a few years and production was limited.

This S2 was built in January of 1989 and sold new by the Porsche dealer Mark Motors of Ottawa, Canada on March 28th, 1989. It was special ordered with the following options:

Heated seats (left and right)

Limited slip differential

Headlight washers

Sport seat left with electric height adjustment

Automatic speed control

Alarm system

Air conditioning

Anti-lock brake system (ABS)


The first owner was Peter Wilson of Ontario Canada. It appears he took this 944 back to the selling dealer at least once a year for service. There are dealer stamps in the book up to around 60,000-miles. Then, another local Ontario resident, Alan Greenberg, purchased the car in 2000 with around 62,000-miles. He continued the same maintenance regiment for the next 15-years all at his local Porsche dealer. Highlights of his services included:

Replaced dashboard

Annual oil services

A/C recharge

Major service

Water pump, timing belt, balance belt (@ 76k-miles)

Brake flushes

Brake job

Cruise control servo and module

Rear wiper motor

Finally, last year, he sold the car to a U.S. enthusiast who legally brought the car into the States and got documentation from Porsche that it was emission compliant (see pic). It was then shipped to the current owner here in Southern California where it passed California’s strict smog test and is currently licensed and registered in California. Upon receiving the car, this owner/collector immediately took it to his Porsche specialist to have it checked over and any services it needed performed. This included:

New Continental Extreme Contact tires

Water pump inspected (was new)

Replaced timing belt and balancing belt

New motor mounts

Oil service/top off fluids/minor service

New front brake pads (rears are at 75%)

Recharge A/C

In total over $2,500 was recently invested making sure this 944 is ready for use.

The condition of this 944 is excellent and very original. I would classify this as a high level survivor/driver. The paint looks great and is mostly original (verified with a paint meter) except the right rear quarter panel. Visually, you cannot tell a difference. There are light signs of use to be expected on a car of this age/miles. We had some of the nicks professionally touched-up, but there are others (see pics). Pretty typical for a 27-year old/100k-mile Porsche. The wheels have some minor curb rash (see pics) and are wearing new Continental tires. The front brakes have fresh pads (rotors are worn and will need to be replaced on next set of front pads) and the rears have about 75% life remaining with good rotors. All the glass is original including the windscreen, which has a chip by the passenger side (see pic). It has been professionally repaired. The original clear plastic factory fender protectors are showing age as well (see pics). The underside of the car is very dry and original. It certainly tells the story of how well cared-for the car was. There are no signs of damage or rot. Some of the hardware has surface corrosion on it, but that’s about it. Even original Cosmoline is still evident.

The interior looks amazing and is mostly original. The seats show minimal wear and the original factory tartan inserts are in excellent shape. The carpets, headliner, dash, and door panels look perfect. All the gauges function properly. The A/C has just been recharged and blows ice cold. The sunroof works great as does the later-style radio. All the lights function properly as well.

This 944 is a wonderful driving example and evident that it has never been abused. The power feels great with excellent low-end torque. The brakes are responsive and steering is very tight. There are no squeaks or rattles. This Porsche feels very solid and would be great for either daily use or long weekend tours.

This Porsche comes with the owner’s manuals/books, tool kit, spare, jack, cargo cover, and lots of records/notes.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or paul@autokennel.com For tons of pictures, go to: http://www.AutoKennel.com

This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, written or implied. In some cases, the vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. All vehicle sales will require a $65 document fee. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s). To the best of our knowledge, the above information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand new vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition.