RARE DOCUMENTED WERKS FACTORY OWNED SHOW CAR! PROTOTYPE PREPRODUCTION 944 CABRIO
- Make: Porsche
- Model: 944
- SubModel: S2 Cabriolet
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Werks Prototype Concept Show Car
- Year: 1989
- Mileage: 167097
- VIN: WP0BA2948KN480110
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 3.0 Liter DUAL CAMS 16 VALVE
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
- Options: CD Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1989 Porsche 944 Werks Prototype Concept Show Car
This stunning Guards Red example has been meticulously maintained to Concours Preservation Class level of detail. With complete originality and in wonderful preserved condition this 944 S2 Cabriolet is the perfect example to drive and enjoy as well as a remarkable inventment given its ultra rareity.My family is proud to offer this 1989 944 S2 Cabriolet, from the pre-penultimate prototype year of production, to the most astute automotive investor, collector or enthusiast who appreciates the remarkable rare legacy of the 1989 Porsche Prototype 944 S2 Cabriolet.Classic Porsche modelshave proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting whopping gains of 467% over the last 10 years and this uber rare1989 Porsche Prototype 944 S2 Cabriolet example will only surely continue that trend.
This 1989 Porsche Prototype 944 S2 Cabriolet was the 2017-18 Limited Production Class Winner at the prestigousPORSCHE CLUB OF AMERICA WERKS REUNION GATHERING held annually during Monterey Car Week in Monetery California.It is considered one of the very rarest Porsche cars ever produced in Porsche history.
Fascinatingly, the1989 Porsche Prototype 944 S2 Cabrioletexceeds in higher rarity than 7 of the 10 cars on theTen of the Rarest Factory Porsches Ever Built list. This fasct from an article in the 2016 Road & Track'sMagazine highlight of the very rarest Porsche models produced.
As a matter of fact, It is onlyeclipsedin greaterrarity of those TopTen of theRarest Factory Porsches Ever Builtby only three Porsche models:
#1) The One Off (1)Porsche 356B Abarth Carrera GTL
#2)The One Off (1)Porsche 935 Street
#3)The Two (2)Porsche 914-8's
All of these 3 super ultra rare Porsches are priceless and worth millions upon millions of dollars without question and without doubt.
Conversely, if they could even be had at all by the well heeled astutePorschephile collector. It would be those of the Jay Leno and JerrySeinfeldDNA bank account gene pool andessentiallyout ofreach for most.
But where does the 1989 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet actually rank within in thepantheonof those other seven rarest factory Porsches ever built you ask?
Take a look at the Porsche production numbers and see where it would fall in the order of Road & Track's Top 10 Rarest Porsche Ever Made.
#7 is the Porsche 993 Carrera with1000built from Porsche.
#6 is the Porsche 924 GT with426produced out of Stuttgart.
#5 is the Porsche 356 Carrera Speedster only151of them crafted.
#4 is the Porsche 964 Turbo S Flachbau just93examples turned out.
#3 is the 73' Porsche Carrera RS33of these rolled out of the factory.
#2 is the Porsche 911 GT Strassenversion atonly25ever made.
And the #1 rare mass produced Porsches is the 1967911Rwhich only23of these bespoked their way out ofStuttgart into production and FIARally history.
And so there it is.
(Had it been Included On Road & Track Magazine's List)
The 1989 Porsche Prototype 944 S2 Cabriolet would come in at #1 as the rarest of all of the rarest Limited Mass Production Factory Porsches ever having been built in history by Porsche to date.
With its staggering lowproduction number of just (16) sixteen of these prototype Porsche 944 S2 examples ever manufactured. It is quite possibly one of the few times in Porsche's iconic history that a prototype model was offered and sold to the general public at large.
Vaulting it in rank to the # 1 spot over all mass produced Porsches in the prestigious history of the company and only being exceeded by the likes just (3) three Porsche models that are in of itself beyond thecomprehension of "One of One" (or 1 of 2)rarity.
Of course we all know that "production numbers" don't lie in the Collector Car Investment World and there were just (16) of these one of a kind of uber rare special 1989 Porsche Prototype 944 S2 Cabrios to have been produced. We can only speculate on how many of the "Sweet Sixteen" have actually survived or even left on the planet to be marveled at.
Which speaks to another kind ofcaveatthatelevates the 1989 Porsche Prototype 944 S2 Cabriolet as a (dare I even say) a commonmassproduced Porsche sportscar.History has already propelled it into thatrarefiedspace ofexclusivity anduniqueness as a one of a kind concept prototype Porsche that only(16) sixteen examples were fast tracked out of Stuttgart Germany and into prototype production by Dr. Porsche.
It's fascinating that Porsche does not even list the 1989 Porsche Prototype 944 S2 Cabriolets on it's production records...
Here?s a look at the official production numbers from Porsche on the Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet from 1989 to1991 which shows that no (zero) "production" 944 S2 Cabriolets where even on Porsche's production books for the 1989 Model year.
Confirming that the (sweet 16) 1989 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolets were indeed Limited Production Porsche Prototypes.
944 S2 Cabriolet
Rest of World
16 US Only
Clearly one can see by the numbers and the documented photo it's status as a rare Prototype Concept Porsche is real and valid.
One of the amazingly cool things about Porsche cars in general as the company has continued to evolve, it has created somevery special (almost one off) gems and productionanomaliesthat have leaked their way into the marketplace sometimes without anyone knowing just how rare and special these gems actually are in Porsche productionhistory.
In fact, the Road & Track article only further bolsters the case to be made for the 1989 Porsche 944 S2Cabrioletsrarity at the highest level.It also confirmed just how little is known about the car as well asitsranking chief among limitedproduction Porsches.
Nevertheless, here is it being offered on eBay as a very unique Collector Car that will rarely if ever be seen again.If you have any questions pleasecontactme for more information.I will be happy to give you complete details and supply you more details and further description to answer any questions you may have.Bid with confidence!
A BRIEF OVERALL HISTORY OF THE PORSCHE 944The Porsche 944 was introduced to the market in 1982 and was based on Porsche?s successful 924 platform which featured a front engine and rear wheel drive layout.Porsche mounted the transaxle in the rear, providing a near perfect 50/50 weight distribution which made 944 one of the best handling cars of its era.The four cylinder engine featured revolutionary counter rotating balance shafts that gave the engine the smoothness of a six cylinder.1989 saw the introduction of the 944 S2 powered by an enhanced 3.0 liter 16-valve engine with dual overhead camshafts that produced over 200hp. 0-60 time was under 7 seconds and top speed was in excess of 150mph.The 1989 S2 was the first 944 to offer a cabriolet with special body work constructed in Weinsberg, Germany.These exclusive prototype models were produced in limited numbers of just 16 total units produced for the entire world and cost nearly $50,000 when new ? the equivalent of over $150,000 today.The 16 Prototypes 944 S2 Cabriolets were Automotive Press Cars and Auto Show Model Cars to introduce this model to the world and were never intended to be sold to the general public and were supposed to be returned back to Porsche after the feasilibility study and Auto show season was completed.But the Head of Porsche Cars North America, President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Bowler, made the move to dispurse the sixteen 1989 944 S2 Cabriolets out to select Dealers throughout America and Canada.Once this was done the 16 prototypes were basically sold as "regular" 944 S2's Cabrios to launch the new Porsche and they would go on for years in obscure anonymity.It was only 3 years later that when Porsche released the final production numbers on the 944 S2 Cabriolet that it became known that these first year of production 1989 Prototype 944 S2 Cabriolets had been actually sold to the general public in North America and zero (0) produced for the rest of the world market.Vaunting this rare Porsche to it's lofty place among the most rarest Porsche models ever manufactured in Porsche history.Vehicle Warranty
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