Inside the 944
Jun 18, 2014
The interior of is the quintessential 80’s car interior, plasticky and dark. Plastics are mostly of good quality and soft, except in few places, like the instruments frame and air grills that tend to squeak a lot. The dashboard has no cracks, a good sign that the car was always kept in a garage.
This particular car has the black interior. I’m not a big fan of coloured interiors in the 944, so the interior was one of the things I liked on this one when I found it. The seats are leather/vinyl, no cracks. No aircon, and the heater doesn’t work 1. It has an old Pioneer radio, but it also doesn’t work, and frankly, I don’t need it, I’d rather hear the engine, but I would love to find the original Blaupunkt unit just for the sake of keeping it original. Other than that, everything works.
It has a 2+2 seat configuration, a (small) adult fits in the back seats, but not comfortably. But the interesting thing, is that the back seats fold, extending the already big trunk.
More interesting details:
The handbrake is located on the left. It’s a bit unusual.
The steering wheel is ugly. It is not a bad steering wheel, it’s wrapped in leather, feels really good on the hands and not too big. It was also used on the 911 and the 959, so it has the pedigree. I plan to get a Momo Prototipo sometime in the future.
- I still have to find out why the heater doesn’t work. No luck yet. [return]