Silver Fox: 1983 Porsche 944

I finally got around to ditching the family this weekend and hitting the movie theater to see the new Star Wars The Force Awakens movie — it was really good (not gettin’ paid to say this folks!).  Got me thinking that the last Star Wars movie was in the theater 32 years ago [ed. CFlo: obviously Vince is overlooking the 1999-2005 prequel series, Episodes 1 thru 3; not sure if this was intentional but I’ll go with it] — that is a long time to wait for some force action.  And it also got me thinking that if you plop the VHS..LaserDisc of the Return of the Jedi into your player, and fire up the old THX surround sound, that movie hasn’t aged badly at all.  You know what else is still a treat from 1983?  Certainly not Madonna’s eponymous debut, that has aged like Carrie Fischer’s voice, but this next car has aged well — It’s a 1983 Porsche 944 found here on eBay bidding for $4,500 reserve-not-met with a $13,000 buy-it-now located in Chesterfield, MO.

This might seem like a bit much to pay for a non-turbo Porsche 944, but this car does look clean and has only 74k miles on the odo.  

Powering this 32 year old classic is a 2.5 liter inline-4 that produces 143 horsepower in US spec and is mated to a 5-speed manual transaxle mounted out back.  Thankfully the 944 only has 2600 lbs to haul around, so it isn’t too pokey even with the basic engine.

See another classic from 1983?