Tempting Porsches #29

Tempting Porsche #1

I’m continually amazed at the prices of 944 Turbos these days. If you find a decent one, that hasn’t been abused like so many 944s have, you can have yourself one heck of a car with a lot of power for not a lot of cash. This brings us to the first Tempting Porsche for today. It’s a 1987 Porsche 944 Turbo. Guards Red (a must have color) with black interior. It’s got 140k miles on it.

Here’s some info from the Craigslist ad:

1987 Porsche 944 Turbo. 140xxx freeway miles, 5 speed. Guards red with black leather interior. Very fast and fun to drive! Autothority stage 2 chips new front engine reseal with water pump, cam housing reseal with new lifters and new timing belt and rollers. Paint in good condition, only minor flaws, the car has spent all its life in a garage and has been babied. The interior is in excellent shape only a couple very minor cracks on the passenger side of the dash, otherwise in perfect condition Has a nice Kenwood cd player with I pod jack, and Bluetooth ready, 6 disc cd changer. The previous owner had the car for 13 years and was a Porsche technician. It is all stock accept for the pads/rotors and chips. I have 2 sets of wheels and tires for the car as well, and the factory car cover from Porsche, as well as all the maintenance records dating back to 1990.

Asking Price: $8900

I think this could be a great car at a great price. I passed a 944 on the road the other day and found myself reminiscing about my buddy’s 944 from the late 80’s. I’d love to own one some day and a 944 Turbo would probably be my choice.

Tempting Porsche #2

The second Tempting Porsche today is a Guards Red 911 Carrera Targa. It’s a 1985 with just over 91k miles on it. Looks like a nice car. Here are some specs from the Craigslist ad:

91,078. miles, RED with Black Leather Interior, Nicest one in town, NO Damage History, Very Nice, We are the second owners. This has been my wife’s car for the last 7 yrs and was driven only on sunny Sundays every once in a while. Has perfect maintenance, ALWAYS garaged, New clutch and rebuilt transmission, New tires and brakes. Absolutely the nicest one around. Garaged and flawless. Divorce forces sale.

Asking Price: $11488

Not a bad price given the other cars I’ve seen online the past few months with similar miles and time period. At least this one didn’t get beat to crap over the divorce (at least not visibly). As much as I love the whale tail on the 911 Turbo, I’ve never been a big fan of the tea tray spoiler. Always seemed a bit out of place to me without the flared fenders. This is a nice looking car though.


  1. What a Deal! I have been dreaming about having a weekend Porsche. I am in the process of getting super hot by end of March – maybe by then I can get my super hot Porsche to go with the body=)