Purple Peel: 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo

The Porsche 944 (1982-1991) was a fun chapter in the watercooled front engine Porsche sport coupe saga that started in the late 1970s with the 928. The 944 is a beefed up replacement for the 924, and actually one of the better cars of the 924/944/968 extended family to pick up from a cost/drivability/fun perspective because they have been (mostly) shunned by the larger Porsche community. That is changing, however, since 911 prices have shot into the “why are we doing this” territory and now suddenly the water-cooled step children of the 80s are getting some attention. Get a turbo aka the 951) before they get expensive. Find this 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo offered for $8,500 in Berkeley, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo
VIN: WPOAA2956JN151019
condition: good
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 123058
paint color: red
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe
1988 Porsche 944 Turbo (128K Miles)

Selling my 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo with low mileage and clean title.
I just replaced both the clutch master and slave cylinder.

The car starts, drives, and power windows are functional.

Body is straight and structurally clean with no dent or rust. Original factory paint, but clear coat has faded on the hood and roof as clearly shown in the pictures.

This car will need some TLC such as and new paint, driver, passenger seats reupholstered and basic tuneup, because it has been in my garage for few years. This is reflected in the price.

Recent maintenance includes:

  • New master clutch cylinder
  • Oil and oil filter replacement
  • New spark plugs, distributor, rotor and wires

The car is drivable and comes with original owners manual.

To save your time and mine, here are frequently asked questions:

  1. Does it run and can I dive it? Yes
  2. Are you original owner? No
  3. How many previous owners? The VIN is posted, use it to obtain a CarFax
  4. Any modifications? No, it is in original condition
  5. Why are you selling it? To reduce my collection and make room in my garage
  6. Do you have the clear title? Yes
  7. Is the Porsche 944 Turbo still available for sale? Yes, you are reading the post now and I will delete it once sold

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