The Porsche 944 Turbo -- known as the 951 from 1985-1988 and from 1988-1991 as the 951S -- continues to be one of the better deals in turbocharged cars with the Porsche crest on the hood. Forget getting into a 930 Turbo for less than a Saudi King's Ransom (seriously, in 2013 the Hagerty value for a condition 3 example was $35k, today that same car goes for $190k...not a typo). In the same time the 944 Turbo Hagerty value has gone up a bit, but there is still plenty of room for growth. Find this 1987 Porsche 944 Turbo offered for $8,700 in Holyoke, MA via craigslist. Tip from Jdah.
The 944 design was a product of Harm Lagaay (who was also the designer of the 924) and it is a design that has aged well. The massive muscular fender flares look just as good today as they did when new, and the phone dial wheels look great on this one.
The Porsche 944 Turbo was powered by a 2.5 liter version of the basic
944 engine that has been turbocharged and intercooled to produce 217
horsepower and 243 ft-lbs of torque. The Turbo also added a revised
front fascia, bigger brakes all around, stiffer suspension and a
strengthened manual transaxle gearbox.
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