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Anyone know if any 944 Turbo Cabriolets were originally sold into Australia back in 1991/1992?  I recently aquired this one which is a UK import, never seen any others here.  

I understand they only made around 100 in RHD.  It's basically a 944 Turbo S without a roof plus extra weight!  

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For the 1991 year model , there were no (  0 )  944Turbo cabriolets imported officially by Porsche Cars Australia

For 1991 ( M )  the imports into Australia for the entire 944 series is as follows }

944S2  3.0L 16v  coupe        = 6

944S2 3.0L 16v Cabs           = 2

Total number for the 1991 year model officially imported in Australia ( new )   = 8

From 1991 ( late 1990 )  to 1994 Australia was in the grip of a VERY HIGH interest rate recession & the sales of expensive cars sold new in Australia basically dried up & companies ( all different types ) and individuals were going broke   , if you had a job in the private sector in those years and kept you're job , you were the lucky ones

Regards
Bruce Buchanan
Buchanan Automotive

 

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1 hour ago, Buchanan Automotive said:

For the 1991 year model , there were no (  0 )  944Turbo cabriolets imported officially by Porsche Cars Australia

For 1991 ( M )  the imports into Australia for the entire 944 series is as follows }

944S2  3.0L 16v  coupe        = 6

944S2 3.0L 16v Cabs           = 2

Total number for the 1991 year model officially imported in Australia ( new )   = 8
 

Thanks for the info. I thought the numbers might be low around that time for all the reasons you mentioned, but not quite that low!

I assume there's probably been one or two others imported here in the past. If anyone knows of any let me know.

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Looks like a nice example Ossie. The sports seats look to be in superb condition! How many miles?

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Car looks fantastic and even better it’s a turbo I’ve always had a soft spot for the 944 cabs

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11 hours ago, OzJustin said:

Looks like a nice example Ossie. The sports seats look to be in superb condition! How many miles?

Thanks yes it's been well looked after. The seats have been restored, but done very well. It's travelled just over 60000 in total and came with all the service books to confirm this.

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I've got a 1991 S2 Cab, non turbo in cobalt blue just like yours. Also a UK import. See my profile pic. Cheers, Sohan 

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