Inside the 944

Jun 18, 2014

Grass It smells like the 80’s.

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 full black interior. I’m not a big fan of coloured interiors in the 944, so the interior was one of the things I liked when I found it. The seats are leather/vinyl, no cracks. No air conditioning, 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 — I’m 1.71 m and my head touches the roof. But the interesting thing is that the back seats folds, increasing the already big trunk.

More interesting details:

  1. I still have to find out why the heater doesn’t work. No luck yet. [return]
  2. I believe some Ferraris and Aston Martins also use the same handbrake configuration. [return]