1987 Porsche 944S

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This series has included quite a few Porsches so far, with a 356, some 912s, a couple of 928s, a pair of 914s, and- of course- a bunch of 911s. But what about the 944? Porsche sold quite a few of them, and not all have been turned into $500 race cars. For whatever reason, I just haven't found any 944s in Alameda... until now.

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Porsche definitely got into the 80s thing with the sell-the-brand-name backlit PORSCHE lettering on the back of the 944.

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The 944 is a beautifully engineered car, with near-perfect front/rear weight distribution and lots of shiny aluminum stuff... but just try to work on one! No, don't! You can buy a pretty clean 944 for peanuts (the '87 944S listed for $28,250 new, a few hundred bucks cheaper than the '87 Buick GNX), but the bill to replace a timing belt or clutch pushes the cost of ownership orders of magnitude higher.

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This example seems to drive every day and looks decent in spite of paint fried by the California sun. Now I need to find a 924, of course, so we can look at some Porsche Malaisitude.



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@theeastbaykid: I am lacking two of the main things needed to go racing: extra time and extra money. I was going to get the cars and pass them on to someone else. I figured I might have an easier time selling them to racers than finding someone to buy a truck that gets 8mpg. I am also lacking seveal of the small things needed: driver skill, enough garage space, trailer, a wife that is THAT understanding. Anyone know if I could get about $1K for a running 944 in primer with "issues" and maybe $300-500 for a complete (low miels) 924 turbo minus transmission in the Atlanta area?