The old adage of “you get what you pay for” couldn’t be less true when it comes to vintage Porsche products. Asking prices for 356 coupes have been high for decades, and recently the prices of 911s have skyrocketed into oblivion, but you can still find a deal on a watercooled front-engine Porsche if you pay attention. Find this 1987 Porsche 944 offered for $6,200 in Pleasant Grove, UT via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
The 944 was a watercooled Porsche with the engine at the correct end, built from 1982 to 1991
on a VW platform shared with the 924 and later replaced by the 968. The
driving experience in a 944 is actually quite thrilling, if a bit
dated. The turbocharged version is faster, but the engine in the
non-turbo version will last forever if properly maintained. The base 944 is powered by a 2.5 liter inline-4 that is basically one half of the Porsche 928’s V8 and good for 150 horsepower.
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