The Porsche 944 turbo is known to its proponents as the 951, but haters will call it a fancy 924. And the haters had it right for years as front-engine Porsche prices languished somewhere between nill and zilch…but a few years ago all cheap 911/912/914 disappeared, and buyers headed to 924/944/928/968 for cheap Porsche to […]
With the basic, non-special, rough-running, daily-driven, mid-80s Porsche 911 going for something North of $35k it is just about silly to even consider buying a classic 911 unless you’ve got extra money sitting around…which could be the case if you’ve recently sold any number of other classic cars that have seen ludicrous appreciation in the past few years. However, if you are a working man, a sensible collector, or someone who enjoys rummaging through a thrift store more than an antique store…then a 944 Turbo is for you. Find this 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 951 offered for $14,000 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
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.
I know what you are going to say. You guys have been featuring too many watercooled front-engine Porsches on DT recently, can’t we get back to Volvos? First, CFlo has been on vacation, so the Volvos will return, but second (and more importantly) — there is no such thing as too many inexpensive German sports […]
The Porsche 944 Turbo — known as the 951 from 1985-1988 and from 1988-1991 as the 951S — continues to be one of the better deals in turbocharged cars with the Porsche crest on the hood. Forget getting into a 930 Turbo for less than a Saudi King’s Ransom (seriously, in 2013 the Hagerty value […]
The Porsche 944 was first released in 1982 riding on an upgrade Porsche 924 platform, but the car really didn’t come into its own until the 1985 release of the Turbo (aka 951) spec. It transformed the lithe corner carver into something that could run toe-to-toe with a contemporary 911, at least the naturally aspirated […]
It’s Wednesday, so that means it’s time for another edition of Daily Turismo’s better than playing naked twister with a randy octopus game also known as Mid Week Match-Up! Today’s search is for the best turbocharged car for $5k-$10k. Go forth and search!! My choice is this 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo (aka the 951) found […]