STREET OR TRACK USE, CLEAN HISTORY, 3 OWNERS, COMES W/ 2 SETS OF TIRES & TRAILER
Name another 30-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 professionally modified 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" and still looks fantastic, a testament to the care it has received for the past few decades. A clean history report which indicates just three owners prove it's been loved since day one. 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. It's been upgraded with a set of Sparco racing buckets with harnesses, which are grippy but all-day comfortable. There's a reinforced Rennline roll bar where the back seats used to be, which gives you an idea of this car's capabilities and intentions. Clear analog gauges put function over style and the 5-speed shifter is the best one this side of a Mazda Miata's joystick. A custom Sparco flat-bottom steering wheel enhances the race-ready look, but it's still quite civilized with plenty of sound deadening and features like power windows and locks and a great-sounding Sony AM/FM/CD/iPod/USB stereo system, replacing the original 80s vintage stereo. The 944 is also practical, with a large hatch area that's upholstered in a minimalist way to save weight.
In stock form, the 944's turbocharged inline-four cranked out a robust 217 horsepower from just 2.5 liters, but this one goes a little bit beyond. Fortified with an Autothority Stage II chip, a billet fuel rail, a fuel pressure regulator, and an Accuboost manual boost control with billet bypass valve, it now makes a rather impressive 286 horsepower. 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. 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, especially when fortified with Zimmerman cross-drilled rotors and stainless flex lines. 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 also comes with two sets of wheels, the 3-piece Speedlines shown in photos and a second seat of CCW "Classic" 3-piece wheels with satin black centers. Oh, and check out the sticky rubber, too!
Go ahead, give this one a try. At 30 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 cleverly modified, there's a lot of fun awaiting its new owner. Call today!
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- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
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