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2020/02/14 12:27:58 (permalink)

944 S2 - last of the line?

Hi
 
As my 944 S2 is an August 1992 car (but according to the VIN built in 1991), does anyone have a chassis range for the last of the line? According to my VIN, the chassis is 00684.
 
Just for my own interest I'd love to know what was actually the last RHD chassis number to see how near my chassis is to that.
 
Many thanks
Chris

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    blade7
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    Re: 944 S2 - last of the line? 2020/02/14 12:44:32 (permalink)
     It was no secret the 968 was coming, and Porsche probably struggled to shift the last S2's. I'd have thought the ones that were chipped and had the up rated suspension fitted were the last RHD ones. Earlier cars probably sat in a compound somewhere until they were heavily discounted.
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    Re: 944 S2 - last of the line? 2020/02/14 12:51:41 (permalink)
    I'm sure that's right. It's a cracking example with only 54k miles.

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    Re: 944 S2 - last of the line? 2020/02/14 15:44:42 (permalink)
    It's quite a low VIN number, but they probably made a lot less in MY91 than previous years. I've seen S2's on a K plate before, late registered like yours. As Blade says, the S2 SE was the chipped last of the line S2. Yours has most likely laid about unsold for a while. I don't have the chassis range, it will definitely help you in your quest.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_944#944_S2_2
     
    Edit to add, there you go. 3,118 MY91 S2, so you're not even close to end of the line!!
     
    Stuart
    post edited by scam75 - 2020/02/14 15:47:09

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    Re: 944 S2 - last of the line? 2020/02/14 16:42:13 (permalink)
    I've never been a fan of the S2, but with that mileage it would be a great base for a 3.0 16v turbo conversion.
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    Re: 944 S2 - last of the line? 2020/02/14 17:16:42 (permalink)
    already been lowered a mile, so why not

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    Re: 944 S2 - last of the line? 2020/02/14 17:28:53 (permalink)
    It was lowered slightly by previous owner in readiness for 17" wheels. Otherwise absolutely standard and immaculate!
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    Re: 944 S2 - last of the line? 2020/02/14 17:39:37 (permalink)
    looks good!
    They certainly had slowed down production by then and even if it wasn't the last, there are not that many left - especially with that low mileage,
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    Re: 944 S2 - last of the line? 2020/02/14 18:33:20 (permalink)
    congaman
    It was lowered slightly by previous owner in readiness for 17" wheels. Otherwise absolutely standard and immaculate!




    Why would it be lowered for bigger wheels?
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    Re: 944 S2 - last of the line? 2020/02/17 16:39:53 (permalink)
    blade7
    congaman
    It was lowered slightly by previous owner in readiness for 17" wheels. Otherwise absolutely standard and immaculate!

    Why would it be lowered for bigger wheels?

    blade7
    congaman
    It was lowered slightly by previous owner in readiness for 17" wheels. Otherwise absolutely standard and immaculate!

    Why would it be lowered for bigger wheels?



    It's a Popular look...known as Slammed and rimmed!
    (Big Wheels and lower than a snakes belly...lol)
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    Re: 944 S2 - last of the line? 2020/02/18 15:04:12 (permalink)
    That surely can't move? Unless it's ploughing snow..........

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    Re: 944 S2 - last of the line? 2020/02/18 16:04:27 (permalink)
    scam75
    That surely can't move? Unless it's ploughing snow..........



     
    Could be on an air ride suspension (air bags) hence it's sits on the floor when static and is raised when it goes to the shops! 
    Or it's just one of the millions of "Big wheels and lowered" car's to an extremity and hence.. "All Show and no Go"
     
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    Re: 944 S2 - last of the line? 2020/02/18 16:07:30 (permalink)

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    Re: 944 S2 - last of the line? 2020/02/18 16:57:27 (permalink)
    I did think about air suspension.........but on what looks like a track car.......hmmmm!
     
    I think 14 is correct for S2 SE models. No idea if it coincided with last 14 VIN's though or was most likely the last 14 unshifted vehicles after production stopped.
     
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    Re: 944 S2 - last of the line? 2020/02/18 17:31:08 (permalink)
    scam75
    I did think about air suspension.........but on what looks like a track car.......hmmmm!
     
    I think 14 is correct for S2 SE models. No idea if it coincided with last 14 VIN's though or was most likely the last 14 unshifted vehicles after production stopped.
     
    Stuart



    No, this isn't a Track car...
    https://999.md/ro/42804984
     
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    Re: 944 S2 - last of the line? 2020/02/18 18:14:33 (permalink)
    I've looked on 'how many left' and there are 75 S2s on the road and 79 SORN'd, registered in 1992. There must have been a load pre-made and put into dealers, considering production stopped in 1991. This is the link to an S2 SE that was for sale at auction. Interesting story. Mine definitely is an 'ordinary S2'.
     
    https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auctions/2018-03-03/cars/ref-47-1992-porsche-944-s2-se-coup%C3%A9/
     
    Interesting that this SE has chassis number 540 and mine is 684.
    post edited by congaman - 2020/02/18 18:44:39
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    Re: 944 S2 - last of the line? 2020/02/18 20:05:03 (permalink)
    I'd pick a 968 over a blinged S2 every time.
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    Re: 944 S2 - last of the line? 2020/02/19 08:43:29 (permalink)
    blade7
    I'd pick a 968 over a blinged S2 every time.



    Not a lot of difference Same chassis / car / interior / brakes /  block etc.. different front & rear plastic styling / bonnet
    the VVT cylinder head and twin tube exhaust system. 
     
    It was destined to be the 944 S3, but marketers decided to opt for a new number and attempt to rekindle a model / chassis designed in
    the 1970's with a fresh look. They didn't sell well because they wanted like 35K!, hence they reduced the price by 5K and did a cheaper version with lighter seats, wiring harness and a CS sticker!
     
    They are in Essence the Mk3 924, as is the 944 a Mk 2 924 !
     
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    Re: 944 S2 - last of the line? 2020/02/20 17:20:10 (permalink)
    Meanwhile in the forum of stating the bleeding obvious . . . 

    Current:
    2002 996 3.6 C2
    1988 944 Turbo S (not exactly standard)
    Past:
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    1988 944 2.7
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    Re: 944 S2 - last of the line? 2020/02/20 20:33:49 (permalink)
    Almost right but no cigar, the basic CS was 27,995 plus what ever weight you wanted to put back in off the options list
     
     

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