The Porsche 944 was another chapter in the watercooled front engine Porsche sport coupe saga that started in the late 1970s with the 928…but the 944 is in essence a beefed up replacement for the 924. The 944 is actually one of the better cars of the 924/944/968 extended family to pick up from a cost/drivability/fun perspective and the color on this next one is magnificent. The interior is torn up and the ride height appears to be modified, but otherwise it looks like a decent car for the asking price. Find this 1986 Porsche 944 offered for $5,600 in Berkeley, CA via craigslist.
This next car comes as a seller submission from TC who describes his Porsche 951 as a “very nice car”. Wait, what is a 951? The 951 is the Porsche internal designation for the turbocharged version of the 944. Porsche took the front-engine transaxle equipped successor to the 924 and boosted it to 220 horsepower…but that doesn’t matter for todays 951, because it has a Chevrolet LS1 V8 borrowed from a Pontiac GTO squeezed into the engine bay. Find this 1987 Porsche 944 offered for $22,000 in Tampa, FL on Pro-Touring.com.
It wasn’t that long ago that 80s Porsche 911s were selling for something in the $10k-15k range in okay condition. It wasn’t that they were under priced…it was simply that there were a bunch of them sold…343,134 aircooled 911s from the first 4 generations (1963-1997) to be exact, and they were expensive to maintain/keep. But about a decade ago something clicked in the mind of buyers and prices have skyrocketed from affordable to silly. What is strange is that the watercooled front-engine 924/944/968 lineup (that put money in Porsche’s wallet so the business could continue to make 911s) didn’t get as much love from this Porsche appreciation frenzy…but that’s okay, because I still want to own one and I don’t want (or need) to raid the kids’ college fund to do so. Find this 1983 Porsche 944 offered for $9500 in Long Beach, CA via craigslist.
This next car comes as a seller submission from DT regular Michael who writes: My son is selling his 1985.5 Porsche 944. This car has a sunroof, extra snow tires, original wheels, and of course the Fun Pedal. This is a wonderful driver’s car in reasonably good condition inside and out. Before we purchased the car […]
The Porsche 944 was another chapter in the watercooled front engine Porsche sport coupe saga that started in the late 1970s with the 928…but the 944 is in essence a beefed up replacement for the 924. The 944 is actually one of the better cars of the 924/944/968 extended family to pick up from a […]
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 […]
I know, I know. I hate to be a pessimist. I hate to be yet another voice on the internet that laments how all the cheap fun cars have been purchased by stamp collectors who’ve inflated their values to the detriment of everyone but the wealthy elite who can afford them. And the collector car […]
The Porsche 944 was built from 1982 through 1991 on a platform shared with the low level Porsche 924, and it featured an upgraded engine and upgraded styling…and this next example includes a slight upgrade to the factory fender flares and significant application in decorative interior carbon fiber stuff. Anyway, find this 1985 Porsche 944 […]
The number of vehicles with swapped small block Chevy V8s is comical, to the point that they aren’t really even that “special” anymore, but it makes sense because Chevy build a billion of their small blocks in every manner of vehicle from the Corvette to airport tugs. But what is even funnier is that Toyota’s […]
This next car might not be as exciting as Miley Cyrus’ magical jacket, but it does fill the need for speed if you are a Porsche lover on an extreme budget. Find this 1983 Porsche 944 offered for $8990 near Austin, TX via craigslist. Tip from Rock On! From the seller: 1983 Porsche 944 condition: excellent […]