1988 944 TURBO S, 67K miles from new, full history and MO30 restoration in 2015.

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S

Technical specifications of Porsche 944 1988

Price: US $35,000.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Seattle, Washington, United States
Make: Porsche
Model: 944
SubModel: Turbo S
Type: Coupe
Trim: Limited Edition "Turbo S"
Doors: 2
Year: 1988
Mileage: 67,700
VIN: WP0AA2953JN151740
Color: Black
Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Fuel: Gas
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
Interior color: Tan
Safety options: Limited-Slip Differential, Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Options: Sunroof, Leather Seats, CD Player
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

For all of you 1980s Porsche and 944 enthusiasts, his is the one.I'm the third owner of this beautiful 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S with 67K original miles. Black (L041) over grey beige (LQ) interior, t was sold by Rusnak Porsche in August, 988 to its first owner in California. In 1990, hat owner retired to Idaho and then in 2002 he sold the car to its second owner, lso from Idaho. In March, 015 that second owner retired to Washington State and sold it to me. No expenses were spared during its subsequent mechanicalrestoration and this special car is now garaged in Seattle.Modeled after the Porsche Turbo Cup race cars, nly 62 black 944 Turbo S examples were delivered to North America in 1988. Featuring the M44/52 engine paired with a K-26/8 turbocharger generating 247 bhp, n AOR transmission with hardened 1st and 2nd gears and limited-slip differential, s well as larger brakes from the 928 S4, his car comes with all documentation from new including original window sticker, ill of sale, arts and service records and receipts. It was previously driven and meticulously maintained by two older gentlemen in their 70s, hich shows through in its well preserved original condition today.A full description with every notable flaw is below, nd pre-purchase inspections are welcome.No stories and no disappointments with this very special Porsche.The car comes with all accessories including its original tool kit, ire inflation pump, nopened gloves, lastic sheeting, unroof cover and nylon tie-down straps, argo cover, nd even the original leather key pouch that all old Porsches came with upon delivery.Body.The car's exterior is straight and true with even panel gaps and original paint that still shines after 27 years. All panels wear their original VIN stickers. It has the usual 944 rock chips on the front bumper cover, eader and headlight covers from highway driving. The previous owner used factory touch up paint to fill the chips resulting in a good match, ut the paint surface is still uneven where some of the chips are present. No touch up paint was applied to the side mirrors, nd they are lightly mottled. There's a 7-inch scratch starting from underneath the passenger side rear quarter panel extending to underneath the door panel (close up photo available upon request), n the rock guard. There are two light indentations in the hood where it meets the header panel, ikely due to someone closing the hood with a little too much pressure. These are very difficult to see, mpossible to photograph and should be easily removed with paintless dent repair, ut I've chosen to leave all of the original patina in place. The body is otherwise excellent, ncluding a perfect hatch with no delamination. There was a crack in the windshield when I acquired the car, ut it's now been replaced with a new Sekurit unit from the factory (featuring the Porsche "P" parts logo). The foglight lenses are brand new and have Lamin-X protective covers. (These new lenses are only a couple of weeks old and not yet pictured. New parts are NLA from Porsche.) The Club Sport wheels still feature their original anodized finish and wear new Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 tires in their correct, ard-to-find sizes of 225/50/R16 (front) and 245/45/R16 (rear).Interior.Truly a time machine, he interior isn't perfect, ut close. The only notable flaws are a 1/2 centimeter crack emanating from a dash vent in the usual place, nd a light stain on the rear trunk mat. Wear on the driver's side bolster is minimal, nd the seats are otherwise immaculate (see photos for details). The interior lights, nobs and switches are all present and work, nd the AC blows ice cold following an R12 recharge. The Porsche CD-1 is Porsche's first factory CD player and was a very expensive option in 1988. Rare to begin with, orking units are impossible to find in 2015. This one was refurbished and now works flawlessly, side from the occasional CD skip due to road bumps, ommon among first generation CD players in the 80s. It's quite an experience to hear and see this unit working in conjunction with the Blaupunkt amplifier and lighted equalizer. Steering wheel and shift boot leather are original and excellent. Beautiful carpet, nd new 4-piece Lloyd "turbo" script floor mats were added in April. Every bolt, crew and screw cover are present. Just a beautiful, omplete interior.Engine and drivetrain.During my ownership, t's had nearly $20K in parts and service work performed for mechanical restoration and now drives as new. Porsche OEM parts were sourced from Sunset Porsche in Beaverton, regon and work was performed by:1) Engine and drivetrain by Porsche factory technician Erik Niemann at Chris German in Bellevue, A. Until 2014, rik worked for Barrier Porsche in Bellevue, A and has serviced 944s since they were new. He is our local subject matter expert on first generation water cooled Porsches.2) Suspension and brake work was performed by Tru-Line Seattle. PCA and BMW CCA members consistently recommend this third-generation family owned business because they are, uite simply, he best at what they do.No fluid leaks anywhere, he engine seals have recently been replaced and work is detailed below. Never chipped or otherwise performance modified, he following has been performed since March:Engine and drivetrainPorsche jumper fuel line replaced (precautionary)[Done 67,700 miles October, 015]Clutch replaced (full Turbo Cup clutch kit) [Done 67,400 miles June, 015]Short-shifter linkage and shift linkage arm (from Only944.com) installed during clutch replacement. Original hardware retained. [Done 67,400 miles June, 015]Rear main seal [Done 67,400 miles June, 015]Transaxle input shaft seal [Done 67,400 miles June, 015]Engine mounts (Porsche factory) [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Timing belt, alance shaft belt + rollers [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]A/C belt [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Power steering belt [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Water pump + thermostat [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Thermostat (secondary for Turbo) [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Front engine seals [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Cam box gasket [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Replaced power steering feed line hose and fitting with updated unit [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Tires (Bridgestone Potenza RE-11) [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Spark plugs (Bosch WR7DC+) [Done 66,200 miles March, 015]Spark plug wires (OEM Beru) [Done 66,200 miles March, 015]Cap and rotor (OEM Bosch) [Done 66,200 miles March, 015]Castrol 20W-50 V-Twin oil and (Porsche OEM) filter [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Fuel filter (Porsche factory) [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Transaxle fluid (Redline MT-90) [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Brake rotors (Porsche factory cross-drilled 968 MO30).Original hardware retained.[Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Brake pads (Porsche factory).Original hardware retained.[Done 66,300 miles April, 015]StopTech stainless steel brake lines [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Brake fluid replaced [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Koni rear shocks (Porsche factory MO30).Original hardware retained.[Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Koni front struts (Porsche factory MO30).Original hardware retained.[Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Strut tower brace (KLA) [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Alignment [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Air filter (K&N) [Done 66,200 miles March, 015]AC recharge (R12) [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]ElectricalHeadlights replaced (Hella H4) [Done May, 015]3rd break light bulb (Type 1156) [Done May, 015]Osram Sylvania (Type 6411) hatch area light [Done May, 015]Porsche CD-1 stereo repair [Done May, 015]Rear hatch micro switch [Done May, 015]Headlight knob switch light bulb [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]DME (engine and fuel pump) relay [Done 66,200 miles March, 015]Interior / Misc.Front seat motor covers [Done April, 015]Floor mats (Lloyd "turbo" script) [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Turbo air box screw x 2 [Done May, 015]BodyHood struts [Done 66,200 miles March, 015]Windshield + molding, rim (Porsche factory Sekurit windshield, ith "P" parts logo) [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]Sunroof seal trim [Done 66,300 miles April, 015]This isn't the 7K mile Silver Rose with burgundy/plaid interior going for $50-72K that you can't drive (besides, hey made 339 of those!). This is a drivable Turbo S in a desirable color combination with just 67K miles that's ready for weekend getaways, ars and coffee or PCA events. These special cars are hard to find inunmodified, riginal condition and are appreciating quickly. No 27 year old car is perfect, ut this one is as close as it gets.A rare, pen checkbook example. This car turns heads wherever it goes and is for a special buyer, true Porsche enthusiast.Please see photos and feel free to call (310) 597-2758 if you have any questions. Thank you for looking![Please note: AutoCheck started indicating a fourth owner after I received the personalized Law Enforcement Memorial "Turbo S" license plate in Washington State. There was no change in ownership, imply a new plate and registration. Thank you and good luck!]

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