Thursday, September 3, 2015

Price Dropped: 1984 Porsche 944 Custom Porvette

Update 3-Sept-2015: It appears the price of custom Porsche 944s closely follows the Shanghai stock exchange, because this 1984 Porsche 944 Porvette was offered for $18k earlier this year, but now it's for sale at a dealer's lot for $6,599 CAD ($5,431 USD).  Tip from JJ who writes:   Hey there… I just noticed that this Porvette is still/back on the market at 1/3 the asking price from April. I’m still not interested, but WOW, what a price drop!!!! 

Original Feature 18-Apr-2015: This next feature comes as a tip from JJ  who writes:  Plenty of people have put American blocks in their Porsches, and we all have names for that, but someone in my neighbourhood found a different way to make their Porsche more ‘murican! Here is an overpriced 944 that has been stylized to look like what I can only assume is a ’65 Corvette.  Porsche purists take note - under all that Botox, the original 944 block is still resting where the factory put it.  This is what I would call a sheep in wolf’s clothing.  Find this 1984 Porsche 944 Custom Porvette offered for $23,000 CAD ($18,409 USD), located in Nepean, Ontario, Canada.

You know you've found a good custom when it makes you recoil in horror and wish for more pictures at the same time.  I would love to have a better look at the front end and I can't figure out where the builder found that funky wrap around rear window. The seller mentions that the car is running stock 1984 Porsche 944 powertrain with 78k miles (kilometers?) which should put out 143 horsepower.

See another Porsche that seriously needs a Corvette engine swap?


  1. I am surprised K2_Mystery Car didn't post this up and ask year make and model.

    It is fascinating that it looks like many different cars at different angles. It would definitely stump most car guys.

    1. Thanks, Sean Scott! The cowl gives it away. And even though it's the next day, it's still fugly.

      I feel for the owner. But like RyanM and HBM wrote, it's clearly a labor of love that resulted in a car that only the originator can truly appreciate. There's no way they're going to get even a penny an hour for all their time, labor and money they've sunk into it. And as much as I think swaps are stupid (you...bought...the!), this is one that would absolutely require it, as DT wrote.

    2. I am NOT making fun of the car or the owner but it does remind that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


    3. So help me, the front of this car is growing on me like a fungus. The rear end, though, continues to not be my bags of wormy nails.

    4. In profile it looks like a two door Panamera (or as Clarkson called it a mangled ape).

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  3. Holy crap I thought the FJ Cruiser had a terrible blind spot... this thing, oh my. Diggin' the wheels and the colo(u)r. Not much else, unfortunately.

  4. Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others see things that might be and ask:"Why not?”
    When yet other men see the results they ask "Why?"
    I appreciate the ambition, the workmanship, and the tenacity that it took to pull this off. But for the too-small rear window it would have been marvelous.

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    1. I don't want to see this either. Make it stop.

    2. I don't want to see this either. Make it stop.

  6. That rear window's out of a 77-79 Camaro, isn't it?

  7. Need a cow in the background of the car lot picture. This is the exact opposite of a sleeper. In my day (sound of walker being moved across the floor) people would put sidepipes and wide tires on their stock 289 2 barrel Mustangs. This car evokes the same feeling of sadness and rising bile. If this is a Porvette, give me a Corsche instead please.

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  9. As a happy P924S owner it does not make sense to me either. I really had to consider a recent 944 with LS2 engine (about 400 HP) installed without hood mods and might still make an offer and keep it for midnight runs. For sale in Texas.

  10. the rear window might be out of a dart instead >>>> has DT done a "curved rear window" segment yet?


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