Thrift Before Antique: 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 951
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 perhaps for you. Find this 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 951 offered for $14,000 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
From the seller:
cylinders: 4 cylinders
title status: clean
Up for grabs is my 944 Turbo. I have touched or had a Porsche shop work on just about everything on this car except the suspension (original) and the clutch (it’s fine). This car is pretty much stock and original with the exception of the Alpine Bluetooth stereo and a couple of Lindsey Racing add-ons. I cannot list everything done however, no, the clock doesn’t work and yes the odo and trip work fine. AC is new and cold, timing belt and waterpump with all pulleys and related are new, all cooling is new etc etc. . Porsche dealer just did a driveability on it for me and smiled and said “ wow this cars tight – it’s a good one!” $14000 is what it will take for me to part with it. If you don’t have it don’t text me. I will not respond to low ball offers. I know what my Porsche is worth. This is not a low mile $30000 Porsche or an $8000 junky one either. If you want a fast fun driver that won’t go down in value then here it is. No free rides. Cash up front please. I have a clean title and Carfax is clean as well, I believe I’m the third owner. I have all receipts for work I’ve done. Thanks for the look.
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When we owned our little 944 a few years ago we were told “don’t ever drive a turbo 944 — it will ruin your non-turbo 944 for you.”
So we didn’t. I thought our 944 was great so I suspect this one is DOUBLE great.
Absolutely worth it, if they have service records and you can contact the servicer.
-Stan (…yeah… *that* Stan…)