Thursday, March 8, 2018

Complete Sentences: 1983 Porsche 944

This next car looks almost too good to be true -- a low mile Porsche offered for less than 5-large with what looks like perfect paint.  And then I found the reason for the low price "Please email me with full and complete sentences to set up a time to view the car."  With my experience with buyers on craigslist, this car could be offered for a LONG time...but I completely agree with the seller's request.  Find this 1983 Porsche 944 offered for $4,500 in Santa Cruz, CA via craigslist.


From the seller:

Up for sale is this stunning 1983 Porsche 944. Very low miles with just a little over 50k. The paint brilliantly shines on this 944 in original Guards Red paint. Never been hit and not monkey with over the years, very original and very well kept . Comes with original tools and case. Has the original spare tire and jack that have never been used. The factory alarm works, and has the antenna key. If you are looking for a 944 that you can be proud to park next to any modern car at any high tech firm parking lot, then this is the one. Lots of the little things have been done to make sure it's ready to go. New fuel pump and filter. New windscreen. All hood shocks front and back have been replaced. Please email me with full and complete sentences to set up a time to view the car. Thanks.


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13 comments:

  1. You'd be hard pressed to find a cooler cash car to zip around in at this price point.

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  2. This looks nice, reminds me of this one I ran across recently:

    944, bring your own bottom end

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  3. That is an amazing price.

    Considering most of the speedos went kaput at 100K miles, it's highly likely this front porch is on its 2nd (or 3rd?) replacement.

    CarFax sometimes has mileage, and a full set of records on the car would also help.

    -Stan (who loved his water cooled 924 and 944... and went through a few speedos...)

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  4. I have owned a few cars that were forgiving to bad driving and were hard to get in trouble in. The 944 is a very balanced car that is easy to drive pretty quickly. E30 M3 is also very easy to correct when a mistake s made.
    The turbo is the one that is so much fun.

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  5. Nice car especially since "it not monkey with".

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  6. I don't want people to know my plate number. Maybe I should undo the 4 (8 at the most) screws. NOPE painters tape will be easier. Come on people if you can't take the plate off what else can't you do?

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    1. I always find that a fat dirty finger covering the plate installs confidence in a buyer.
      The funny thing is that on a site like 6speed online there are 100k plus cars for sale with no concern about license plate numbers.

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  7. Me. You. See car. Now. Buy. Have cash.

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  8. The title of this one should have been "Barn painter throws in free Porsche paint job." Check the over-spray on the barn and the door sills. The only thing funnier would have been if the paint colors matched! :D

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  9. Interesting car, very reasonable price, these cars can be very costly to fix and maintain if you can't do it yourself. the AC is R12 unless converted, the power steering is troublesome and has a tendency to leak. The oil drain plug looks like it has been monkeyed with with those rounded corners, he does not mention the sun-roof condition. Certainly a CARFAX is mandatory and test drive as well. The rear suspension looks low? George in Toronto

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  10. There is no such thing as a cheap Porsche. Or, as my buddy in the PCA says, "Every Porsche is a $40,000 Porsche: either you buy an original owner car with receipts for $40K, or you buy a $5K car and put in $35K in repairs." After watching him lose money on his money pit Porsches (yeah, he was crazy-foolish) I was convinced never to buy a Porsche.

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    1. Oh, and the "low mileage"? Since the car only has a 5-digit odometer, more likely this car has 150,000 miles, rather than 50,000, which means everything needs to be replaced (which explains why he is selling it now).

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