The 944 is a luxury sports car that was built by Porsche from 1982 to 1991 and was a step-change evolution of the preceding 924 model. The car was the brainchild of the newly appointed Peter Schutz, the CEO of the Porsche company, and the bodywork was revised with wider wheel arches (similar to that of the 924 Carrera GT), the interior was modernised and the suspension and braking systems were upgraded. With a brand new, Porsche designed and developed, 2.5 litre four cylinder engine, the car had greater visual presence and the performance to match, plus better handling, stopping power and more creature comforts. A turbo version of the 944 was always on the cards and it boosted the 2.5 litre engine by nearly 60bhp, whilst both the clutch and gearbox were uprated to suit. The chassis got thicker anti-roll bars, four pot brake callipers were fitted and a smooth nose panel and a larger rear spoiler distinguished it from its less powerful sibling.
MPD 15P is a 1986, manual, right-hand drive 944 Turbo and was delivered new to Colin Campbell in Nottingham on 12th April of that year. It's been the 'pride and joy' of six owners in total and Mr. J Dunne, the custodian prior to our vendor, had the car for 22 years and there is a bill of sale relating to his purchase in the history file. The mileage is stated as 78,300 and there is a full service history with 17 stamps from main dealers and specialists. It was serviced last year when the mileage was 78,103. The car looks good in Porsche Black (L041) on its polished phone dial wheels and the interior is tidy in grey/ beige pinstripe cloth. The vendor is planning to put the car through an MoT prior to the sale.
944s look better in dark colours and this example looks splendid and 'all-square'. In the vendor's words "It's all original and a peach of a car".