How Well Do You Know Your Convertibles?


Can you figure out what this is?







Give yourself a pat on the back if you identified the car as a 944 S2 Cabriolet.

According to Wikipedia, out of the 625 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolets built, there were exactly 0 of them exported to the US, which is really weird, since I’ve seen two of them driving around North Phoenix now.

The body of the convertible 944 was done by ASC- yes, the same guys who did those weird-ass ASC/McLaren Mustangs from ’84 to 1990. I think they did a great job of making one of the best looking cars of all time still look decent as a convertible, although I would still rather just have a 944 coupe. Somehow, the lines kind of remind me of a the Sky/Vue.

I’m struggling to understand how I have managed to live my entire life in the same place without seeing a single one of these cars, until the last two months, when I’ve seen both of them. Oh well, I guess it’s just one of those interesting anomalous things that is better off staying interesting and anomalous.

It’s an awesome car and I’m just happy to have had the chance to see it.

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About Mike Ross

I love anything you can drive. But I love it even more if it has a small block Chevy or Ford motor, a turbo, four wheel drive, is a hatchback, or was made in the 80s. My ideal car would be a combination of all of these things, and I’m working on building a time machine so I can go back to the 80’s and convince Chevy and Ford to collaborate on a twin-engine, single turbo 4×4 XR4Ti/Fox Mustang/Third Gen F-body and hide one in a mineshaft for me to recover in brand new condition. Look for a blog post about it just as soon as it happens. Or maybe it already did, and I’ve already posted about it in the future and the internet just needs to catch up with it.

Okay, my head hurts, never mind.

2 thoughts on “How Well Do You Know Your Convertibles?

  1. I know my convertible really well. I know it well enough to be surprised when random pictures of it show up in an internet search for 944 convertibles. Yes, that is my car in your pictures. I’m glad you like it. I’ve done a bunch of things to it since these pictures were taken. Shoot me an email and I can send you more recent pics.

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