- Portsmouth, United Kingdom
- Linen grey/gold
- Navy cloth
- 119,000 miles (indicated)
- 3% (minimum £300, maximum £3000)
This striking little monster presented in Interlagos blue needs no introduction and first appeared on the global stage in 2006 sharing the same S54 straight six engine found in it’s bigger brother the E46 M3.
Considered to be one of the most successful sports cars in Porsche’s history (prior to the Boxter and 997 Carrera), the 944 was introduced to the world in 1982. This lovely example is a true testament to the previous owners who have clearly looked after this car and, as a result we are pleased to offer this auction at NO RESERVE.
This particular model was first delivered on 12/01/1989 by Merlin Porsche in Chesterfield in what can be described as a true period correct 80s colour of Linen grey metallic with very rare navy electric lined Porsche logo seats, and a detachable roof panel.
Being a 1989 model, this 944 has the benefit of the upgraded and more desirable naturally aspirated 2.7 engine, which was only produced in limited numbers for one year and boasts 165bhp. Not only does this make it more rare, according to records there are currently only 41 RHD models left on the UK roads.
Although small in stature the powerful 3.2 litre engine under the bonnet should alone capture the heart of true BMW enthusiasts, pushing a nice 338BHP this pocket rocket is not one to be messed with.
Achieving a 0-60mph time of just 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 155mph, it is safe to say this car is guaranteed to leave you smiling and wanting more.
WALK AROUND VIDEO
Captured beautifully in this video, you will quickly be able to get a good idea of how stunning this car is from every angle and picture yourself in the drivers seat.
The Z4M currently has 78k miles and comes with BMW/Specialist service history. It was last serviced at 70K miles, receiving an inspection 2 along with new discs and pads.
This 944 is backed by a very thorough detailed service history supporting its mileage with 22 MOT certificates, 15 book service stamps by Porsche specialists and 6 brake fluid changes until 2007. The service invoices and receipts are then present from 2007 to date, which results in a huge A4 file of documents with service receipts and bills in excess of £17,000 over the years.
The car has benefited from having the brakes overhauled and fuel lines replaced recently along with other consumable items. All book packs and literature are present and the current owner describes this 944 as mechanically excellent and drives very well.
BODYWORK & INTERIOR
The bodywork of this stunning Z4M presents well overall and is complimented with that gorgeous unmarked, comfortable heated black nappa leather bucket seats that proudly wear the trademark embossed M logo on the headrest.
It is clearly evident that this Porsche has been well looked after and can be described as in great overall condition for its age. The bodywork is in excellent condition with only a few age related stone chips and one spot of rust in the passenger door about the size of a 50p coin (please refer to the pictures). Although this is present, this will not even be noticeable when you drive this beauty. We pride ourselves on full transparency and honesty.
As you step into this 80s classic, the dashboard brings back a feeling of true 80s nostalgia: you will be able to see the carpets, roof lining and cabin area in excellent condition all around.
Please keep in mind due to the age of the car there are some normal dashboard cracks present, but in our opinion this adds to the character of the car and goes well with the originality offered by this example.
The wheels of the Z4M show little sign of any kerb marks and polish up nicely, with the dimensions of the rear tyres at 255/40 R18 and the front tyres at 225/45 R18.
All 4 wheels have been professionally refurbished and fitted with matching Continental tyres all around.
With a sensible reserve the M Roadster lives up with BMW’s reputation of being “The Ultimate Driving Machine”.
In today’s market it will be very hard to find a better example of this very original 944. With prices going one way, it is safe to assume that this is one of best value 80’s era sports cars money can buy which will provide the lucky new owner hours of driving enjoyment.
As an added bonus the owner will be leaving the 944 private plate with the car and hopes the new owner will cherish this 80s gem of a Garage Queen for many years to come.
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