Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Impressive For Price: 1987 Porsche 944

The old adage of "you get what you pay for" couldn't be less true when it comes to vintage Porsche products.  Asking prices for 356 coupes have been high for decades, and recently the prices of 911s have skyrocketed into oblivion, but you can still find a deal on a watercooled front-engine Porsche if you pay attention.  Find this 1987 Porsche 944 offered for $6,200 in Pleasant Grove, UT via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.




The 944 was a watercooled Porsche with the engine at the correct end, built from 1982 to 1991 on a VW platform shared with the 924 and later replaced by the 968. The driving experience in a 944 is actually quite thrilling, if a bit dated. The turbocharged version is faster, but the engine in the non-turbo version will last forever if properly maintained. The base 944 is powered by a 2.5 liter inline-4 that is basically one half of the Porsche 928's V8 and good for 150 horsepower.



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2 comments:

  1. Sweet Speedline wheels! I had a n/a 944 and a friend of mine had the turbo. I like mine so much less after borrowing his for a week. The boost was addicting.

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  2. Not believable. Cars not loved are not "shown the love" i.e $$ spent on maintenance. No car treasured is described by a seller as "want to get rid of it". Broken odometer kills the deal.

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