If you are going to get into a classic Porsche and don’t want to pay an arm/leg for entry fee, you might need to look into the less loved front-engine water-cooled Porsche club. Thankfully, you’ve got a number of options, but if you can’t find one of the rare 924 Turbo models you probably can’t go wrong with an inexpensive 944. Like this 1985 Porsche 944 offered for $3000 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
title status: clean
Up for sale 1985 Porsche 944 project 148,000 miles,nice body, runs and drives !
This Porsche has really valuable 911 wheels
Fuchs 15×7 205/55/ R15 in the front and 15×8 225/50 R15 in the rear.
I’m selling the vehicle and wheels together!
Please don’t waste my time if you’re not serious .
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