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 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:
The steering wheel is not the prettiest, but it’s not a bad steering wheel, it’s wrapped in leather, and although it looks bigger than it really is, it feels really good on the hands. Besides the 924 and 944, it was also used on the 911, 928 and 959, so it has the pedigree. I plan to get a Momo Prototipo sometime in the future.
The seats are unbranded Recaro seats. They are unusually comfortable for a sports car.
The handbrake is unusually located between the door and the seat 2.
It has that classic Porsche oily/leathery smell that sticks to your clothes.