The Porsche 944 made its debut in 1982 and would remain in production until 1991. It was constructed on the same platform as the 924 and it would become one of the most successful Porsche production car of the era. In 1989, Porsche introduced the S2 version powered by a new three-liter, normally aspirated engine. At the time of its debut, it was the largest four-cylinder power plant in series production. The S2 had an increase in power (over 50 horsepower per cylinder) and offered an excellent torque curve.
The S2 had an integrated front bumper and several other changes. A cabriolet configuration became available for the first time in the 944 range. It had a lower windshield than on the coup and a new tail-end treatment.
In total, 1,702 examples of the 944 S2 Cabriolet were produced in 1991, with just 562 units originally planned for export to the United States.
This 944 S2 Cabriolet is finished in red and has a black interior. The ownership history has not been recorded, though it appears the car has always been carefully maintained. It currently displays 8,681 original miles. The 2990cc dual overhead cam four-cylinder engine is fitted with a Bosch Electronic fuel injection system that offers 211 horsepower. There is a five-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes with ABS.
In 2012, this car was offered for sale at the Amelia Island sale presented by Gooding & Company. It was estimated to sell for $25,000 - $30,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $39,600 inclusive of buyer's premium.