Mid Engine Monster: 1987 Porsche 944

The Porsche 944 (1982-1991) zoomed onto the scene as an exhilarating episode in the chronicles of water-cooled front-engine Porsche sports coupes that kicked off in the late ’70s with the 928. It wasn’t just a snazzy successor to the 924; it was the beefed-up, turbocharged hero of the 924/944/968 clan. Surprisingly, it’s often been overlooked by the Porsche connoisseurs, but truth be told, it’s a top pick for those seeking an affordable, thrilling ride that’s been unfairly sidelined in the Porsche family album. Today’s 944 however, isn’t your typical front-engine inline-4 attached to a rear-mounted transaxle and instead is a mid-engine (or is that rear-engine…I dunno) LS4 powered thingamawhatsitcalled that uses some Porsche transaxle to decimate tires, pavement, and speed limits. Find this 1987 Porsche 944 offered for $16,995 buy-it-now or make-offer located in Beaumont, TX via ebay. Tip from Chris.

From the seller:

  • The only rear engine swap Porsche 944 on the Planet! This is a LS4 Engine making 400 hp and it is hooked up to a Porsche 5 speed transmission! This car is very reliable and super fast! Everything works on the car as is should including windows locks sunroof, all gauges, power seats, ect. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own a very unique car! The the cars exterior comes with alot of customization including custom wide body rear fenders and rear lighting as well as front and rear grills. everything is here to do an ac conversion ect the condenser, compressor and lines but would be easily installed. The paint work is a 10 footer tho.

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