And now it's for sale.
You could go and buy a brand new Porsche 718 Cayman for about $58,000, but it's important to know this would only get you the base model. A 718 Cayman GT4 will set you back a whopping $100,000. Cayman customers should also be aware that base trims are powered by a 2.0-liter turbo flat-four with 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. It's not a bad output but we all know the Cayman is capable of so much more, hence the GT4 and GTS. But with so many Caymans on the road, wouldn't it be cooler to get an older, less ubiquitous, Porsche. Say, a 1990 Porsche 944 S2.
It's currently up for sale on eBay right now with an asking price of $58,000. At first, this amount does sound high, but there are a few things you need to know.
First off, it has less than 2,000 documented miles. And second, it's been stored for the past 27 years in a temperature-controlled garage. It's a genuine 90s time capsule. Originally purchased in 1990 at Connecticut Porsche dealership, its original owner, then a recent medical school graduate, drove it very little and it was last registered in 1993. It was placed into storage at that time.
When it was taken out decades later, an inspection revealed it to be blemish-free inside and out. Even the original wheels are still in perfect condition. Although the hard to find Baltic blue exterior paint is free of scratches, chips, and dings, there was initially some slight clearcoat discoloration on the hood scoop because of tree sap. But that's been taken care of.
The Porsche 944 S2 was introduced in 1989 and came powered by a naturally aspirated 3.0-liter inline-four, which was the largest production four-pot of the era. Total output comes to 208 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque, which is directed to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox.
Porsche claimed a 0-62 mph time of 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 150 mph. This example even includes the optional dual airbags and ABS brakes, two features not every new vehicle had in 1990. To make it look more like the 944 Turbo, Porsche gave the 944 S2 similar aerodynamic bodywork including a rounded bumper, underbody trays, a rear diffuser, and rocker extensions.
Anyone interested needs to know the car is currently located in New York and comes with the original title and both 1990 and 1993 registration. Two sets of keys, dealer inventory key tags, brochures, and unused tools and driver's manual are some additional original items included in the sale. A brand new Porsche 718 Cayman is definitely a cool thing to have, but sometimes going old school is the better choice.