• Stock:

    381-DFW

  • Engine Size:

    2.5 Liter

  • Transmission Type:

    5 Speed Manual

  • Miles:

    113,044 (Actual)

  • Location:

    Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas

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VERY CLEAN FOR AGE AND MILEAGE, NEW A/C, RUNS GREAT, WELL MAINTAINED

Name another 25-year-old car that can still run with the big dogs both on the street and on the track like this 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo. Few cars represent bigger bang for the buck, and this immaculately maintained original car still commands respect wherever it goes.

Maybe some 911 guys look down at the front-engined, water-cooled 944, but one drive will convince anyone that this is a serious driver's car. The all-white bodywork is a little "Miami Vice" but still looks fantastic, a testament to the care it has received for the past few decades. There's no evidence that it was ever raced or abused, and unlike many of its siblings, it hasn't been chopped and gutted to make a track day special. The Turbo's special front fascia carries large fog lamps and extra cooling ducts, but no scuffs or cracks from steep driveways. Fit and finish are typically Porsche excellent and even the black rubber trim like the rear spoiler and weather stripping is smooth and supple. Look at the condition of this car, then look at the price and be prepared to be impressed.

The interior is as pure a driving environment as you'll find. Designed by the same guys who win at Lemans, it avoids the quirks of the 911 and delivers all the gear you need to get the most out of the hardware. Supportive leather buckets are grippy but all-day comfortable, and the textured surface seems to be defying the years with its condition. Clear analog gauges put function over style and the 5-speed shifter is the best one this side of a Mazda Miata's joystick. Just about everything was standard (this IS a Porsche, after all) including A/C, power windows and locks, cruise control, and a sunroof overhead. The original 80s vintage stereo has been replaced by a great-sounding Pioneer AM/FM/CD head unit, but otherwise it's as the factory built it. The 944 is also practical, with a large hatch area and two rear seats that are useful in a pinch.

The 944's turbocharged inline-four cranked out a robust 217 horsepower from just 2.5 liters. Canted over at an angle for a lower center of gravity, it makes big torque at low speeds, yet its light weight means that the car has almost ideal 50/50 weight distribution. While these cars are ridiculously easy to modify, this one remains completely stock, and given Porsche's impressive durability it should continue to run for years and years. The 5-speed manual transmission has its own oil cooler for track use, and the fully independent suspension is race-bred yet supple and everyone knows Porsche's binders are legendary. Expert maintenance means that it's turn-key ready, and the impressively clean undercarriage is more proof that this car has led an easy life as a fair-weather toy. It's even worth noting that the exhaust system is still stock. This car also carries optional (and valuable) color-matched Fuchs forged alloy wheels with 205/55/16 front and 225/55/16 rear Toyo performance rubber.

Go ahead, give this one a try. At 27 years old, it's still impressive on the road and it should be no surprise that these are still incredibly popular track day toys. This one is so clean and well-maintained, there's still a lot of fun awaiting its new owner. Call today!

Features

AM/FM Radio, Air Conditioning, Anti-Lock Brakes, CD Player, Cruise Control, Defrost, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Fuel Injection, Heat, Leather Seats, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Power Steering, Power Windows, Rear Defogger, Seatbelts-Front, Seatbelts-Rear, Sunroof

Documentation

Owner's Manual

Drivetrain

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
2.5 Liter
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual

Body

Body Or Basic Color
White
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1986
Make
Porsche
Model
944
Miles
113,044 (Actual)

Interior

Interior Or Basic Color
Beige
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

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