Cheap But Not Beat: 1988 Porsche 944

There is no shortage of cheap cars that you can find for sale on the internet. But many of them are total piles of garbage. Rust and bad decisions plague the world of $5K and below…, but occasionally, you can find a car that isn’t bad for that price. Find this 1988 Porsche 944 offered for $5,500 in North Hollywood, CA via frameshake bookplaque.

From the seller:

1988 Porsche
Listed 22 hours ago22 hours ago in North Hollywood, CA
About this vehicle
Driven 83,000 miles
Manual transmission
Exterior color: Red · Interior color: Black
Fuel type: Gasoline
Seller’s description
For sale is one of the cheapest 944’s on the market. clean title. Is smogged. Registration will be redone before new buyer gets the car.

83,000 miles (Odometer has stopped working I have no clue what the true mileage is)


New Tires
Fresh Oil change
Clutch is a year old
Motor was rebuilt a year ago with full paperwork and receipts
Car was resprayed and reupholstered at one point
Car is from TX and has 0 rust


Brakes are spongy and it needs a brake master cylinder
When the car was shipped from TX it was involved in a Hail storm and has slight damage on the hood. Nothing that sticks out like an eyesore but just being honest.

Price reflects due to these nuances about the car

Please be nice and respectful. It’s not perfect but it ones and drives very well, and yes even brakes and comes to a stop.


See a better way to own some phonedials?