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Old 04-06-2019, 11:46 PM
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Just purchased this 1987 Porsche 944 in Lemon Yellow - LM1A. I read that it was marketed as Summer Yellow in the US. Any idea how many came in this color in 1987? This 944 has 58512 miles completely original - dash has no cracks - clock works - script seats -still has Blaupunkt radio - plus tool kit and air pump. True survivor.

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Fun car great color

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Old 04-06-2019, 11:59 PM
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Great find. AFAIK, no one has records for color production. (Porsche does have the records but they are not organized in a way that they could easily tell you). Summer yellow is however one of the rarer colors. If I had to hazard a guess, I would say <5% of cars on which it was offered are that color. But that's a guess!

The name was indeed changed for North America - marketing decided that anything titled "Lemon" would imply that it actually was. The paint sticker should say Lemongelb ('lemon yellow').
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Old 04-07-2019, 12:23 AM
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I posted the manufacturing codes - LM1A. No Lemongelb.
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Old 04-07-2019, 12:31 AM
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Thanks. This is my 3rd 944, previously owned both 1986 NA and a Turbo. Really good sports car. Undervalued!
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Originally Posted by CMW126 View Post
I posted the manufacturing codes - LM1A.
M158...Reno SQR 46
M404...Stabilizers, Front and Rear
M418...Side Protection Moldings
M431...4-spoke Steering Wheel, Leather, 363 mm
M454...Automatic Speed Control
M474...Sport Dampers, Front and Rear
M650...Detachable Roof, Electric

Do the rear seats match the front M990 cloth/leatherette script seats?
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:45 AM
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I will let you know when the car arrives. Currently being shipped.
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Beautiful and unique 944! Summer Yellow with black script seats might be 1 of 1??
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Thanks, that would be interesting if I could find that out. Currently debating on whether I want to sell it.
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Welcome to the club!
I have a '87 944S in Summer Yellow, or Limonengelb as it was called in the EU, as well, just with full leather and some different extras. I absolutely love the color although it definitely splits opinions. I've searched far and wide for information of how many was painted in this color but so far without success. I've owned mine for nearly three years now and have only very rarely seen others in this colour online (about 3-4 including yours), so my guess is that it is less than 1% of the cars that were painted in this colour. It was also only available for 1987 so it is very rare.
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Originally Posted by Kaenned View Post
Welcome to the club!
I have a '87 944S in Summer Yellow, or Limonengelb as it was called in the EU, as well, just with full leather and some different extras. I absolutely love the color although it definitely splits opinions. I've searched far and wide for information of how many was painted in this color but so far without success. I've owned mine for nearly three years now and have only very rarely seen others in this colour online (about 3-4 including yours), so my guess is that it is less than 1% of the cars that were painted in this colour. It was also only available for 1987 so it is very rare.



Thanks. Can you post of picture. I would like to see your 944.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:51 AM
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Here is a better picture
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