TIMING BELT JUST CHANGED, NEW CLUTCH, NEW A/C, VERY WELL CARED FOR, NICE 944
The Porsche 944 is quite possibly the biggest bang for the buck in sports cars, and this ultra-clean 1985 944 has a lot going for it, not the least of which is its outrageously affordable price tag. With lots of recent maintenance and a look that still turns heads, you probably can't have more fun than this for so little cash.
Guards Red is the penultimate Porsche color and few Porsches wear it better than the 944. A distinct change from the rear-engined, air-cooled 911, it still carries all the Porsche hallmarks: impressive performance, great build quality, and iconic looks. The wedge shape has aged well and thanks to Porsche's attention to detail, it still looks great. Sure, the paint is showing some age but people are still going to think you inherited some cash when you show up in this car. Body gaps are excellent, as is typical with these cars, and things like the urethane bumpers and deep front air dam are still in good shape. Details like the black bumper overriders, door handles, and rear spoiler are a bit faded, but that's because this car spent most of its life in a warm, dry climate where the sun was out all the time, which is only good news for the steel underneath. It's been used as a daily driver, which is not a problem for these ultra-reliable machines, but it has also been properly maintained and it shows.
The black leather interior has an inviting, purposeful look that's a hallmark of Porsche design. If it didn't make the car work better, they didn't bother. As a result, you get supportive high-back bucket seats, well-positioned controls, a fat leather-wrapped steering wheel, and arguably the best shifter ever built. There's some wear on the driver's chair, surely commensurate with the car's age and mileage, but it still holds you in place and has a handsome look. Big, clear gauges are easy to read at a glance, although in typical Porsche fashion, many of the secondary controls are kind of cryptic. No worries, though, because once you figure it out, you'll discover that the A/C still blows cold, the power windows go up and down, and the sunroof lets in plenty of light. The stereo has thankfully been upgraded to a modern AM/FM/CD head unit with big speakers in the rear hatch area, and it sounds great. The back seat is reasonably sized, and you can always drop the seats to make the trunk area truly cavernous.
The 944's naturally aspirated 2.5 liter inline-four doesn't make big horsepower numbers, but it's plenty potent enough to make the lightweight 944 a ton of fun when the road starts to twist. This car isn't about sheer speed (although it's plenty quick), but rather the balance between acceleration, handling, and braking that make it one of the most consistently beloved cars of all time. The engine has been properly maintained, which is obviously critical on a Porsche, and had its timing belt changed just 5000 miles ago. The list of new equipment includes the A/C compressor and condenser, clutch, radiator, water pump, motor mounts, master cylinder, and fuse panel, so it's all sorted and ready to rock. It's not detailed under the hood, but it's fully functional, and the same is true underneath, where there are no nasty surprises awaiting you. The brakes remain powerful and confidence-inspiring and the handsome "phone dial" wheels carry new tires all around.
Documented with maintenance records and an owner's manual, you can drive this 944 with confidence and nobody will ever guess how little you actually paid. Call today!
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- 2.5 Liter
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- 5 Speed Manual
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- 141,549 (Actual)
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- Center Console