5k: LS1 V8 Powered: 1985 Porsche 944

I love optimistic sellers.  You know, people who say stuff like “With some TLC and a fresh coat of paint this car could go from amazing to super amazing!”  But you know what I like even more?  Cheap LS1 swapped cars that have suspensions and chassis designed for handling.  Combine that optimistic seller with a V8 swap and the seller’s listing goes from amazing to super amazing.  Find this 1985 Porsche 944 with Chevy V8 power offered for $7,550 in Boston, MA via craigslist.  Tip from Eric.


The seller starts out by describing all the awesome things going on around the car — 5.7L LS1 from a 2004 GTO! Brand New Oil Pan! Brand new in the box parts for power steering! But then mentions that it needs a paint job. (Nothing a body shop can’t fix for short money) and also that there is some mysterious ticking noises (a bomb!! run away!!) coming from the torque tube.

Under the hood is a 5.7 liter Chevrolet small block V8 that came from a 2004 era Pontiac GTO — when new it was rated at  350 horsepower and 365 ft-lbs of torque and should be a massive improvement over the stock 944 4-cylinder engine.

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