Friday, February 1, 2019

German Slate: 1985 Porsche 944

The Porsche 944 was built from 1982 through 1991 on a platform shared with the low level Porsche 924, and it featured an upgraded engine and upgraded styling...and this next example includes a slight upgrade to the factory fender flares and significant application in decorative interior carbon fiber stuff.  Anyway, find this 1985 Porsche 944 offered for $6,500 in Tampa Bay, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!



From the seller:
1985 1985 Porsche 944 
condition: good 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
paint color: green 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
1985 PORSCHE 944 - Custom Body, Wheels, Interior ! See Pictures >>

Great Classic Car!
A/C Blows Cold !
Green - blue Color. Crystal Green Metallic - LM6Y / S5 paint code.
Real Carbon Fiber accent interior. with alcantara suede.'


Very Well Maintained ! Garage stored.
New Porsche Battery. New tune-up parts. All Fluids changed regularly.
New Water Pump, Timing / Balance Belts all replaced. All New Front Engine Seals. No Leaks!
+ many more parts. New Power Steering Pump and Rack. All Brakes . New Front struts. New sway bar bushings. Newer radiator hoses. Radiator has been replaced. New coolant overflow bottle.
New Window Scraper Seals. Door handles rebuilt.

Short-Shift Kit Installed. Custom shift knob and boot.
Custom Fit - Lloyds Floor Mats with 944 logo embroidered. And matching trunk carpet mat.
MSDS performance exhaust header.
ROH - Magnesium Wheels / rims.
Custom Fiberworks front air dam ! and side rocker skirts. I have the fog lights.
Rear Urethane Slotted Valence.
Rear Red Center Reflector.
Upgrade Tail light running / brake lighting *


Runs Very Well !
116,000 miles. Compression is still very good !


I will take serious buyers for a ride. if you are very serious, Have Cash, you can test drive, purchase and proudly own this car. Make an offer.
I have been the owner of this car for 12+ years. It needs to live on. And Not get trashed by anyone.
Its a Great Running Car with the maintenance done ! It could be driven daily ! Its ready to go.


Let me know if you have any other questions >


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8 comments:

  1. It may be sacrilege but I like the body kit. The slightly directional wheels, less so. And the carbon bits belong in the dustbin. Never seen this color before...

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  2. Have to agree. Someone did a pretty decent job on this one, save for the fake carbon fibery bits. But at least they did paint them some obnoxious shade of neon. I could live with it for awhile. I always liked these. A friend owned one way back in the day and it was a really nice drive. He used every penny he had to buy it used, but didn't take maintenance into account. It was too expensive for a 20 year old to maintain, and it began to show within a year or so after his purchase. Before that, it was joy to drive. These cars have always lived in the shadow of the 911, but that has kept prices reasonable.

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  3. Bargain it down to have some money to pick up some turbo twists off cl. I like the body kit and would complement it with a fixed headlight conversion - gives it that imsa race car look.

    When I looked at the map of were it was located I thought to myself that it will be underwater someday.

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    1. We have had a heck of a time trying to find a second set of wheels for my son’s 1985.5 944. Basically the only wheels that fit are Fuchs, phone dials, and a set of BBS wheels that cost $800 apiece. If this seller installed lug adapters to allow for more wheel options that would be pretty cool. If turbo twists fit a 1985.5 944 I’d sure be happy to hear that!


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    2. I think early 944s require a fairly small spacer to fit Boxster / 996 wheels.

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  4. I can’t help but ponder if the DT/BIR posse is purposely publishing these FL ads because they know I have comically weak self control, having bought three cars featured here already...

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  5. Looking closer, I’d budget a couple grand for a liveable interior. That cornucopia of kaleidoscopic color would wear heavily on the corneas. Well, retinas. But still.

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  6. That side skirt make me think there must be cheaper ways to drive something that looks like a Toyota.

    Speaking of carbon fiber, has anybody resto-modded a mid 60s Country Squire wagon with the fake wood trim re-done as fake carbon fiber ?

    Just as an aside “the golden hour” is the hour when the sun is just *ABOVE* the horizon, not the hour when everything looks like it’s in an aquarium.

    I know that color of paint and in real life it’s rather attractive.

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