1985 Porsche 944 – Today’s Sportscar Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1985 Porsche 944 1985 Porsche 944

‘80s icon!

The Porsche 944 is a two-door sportscar that was built between 1982 and 1991 by the Stuttgart firm.

Seen as the bigger brother of the 924, the 944 utilised a reworked version of the 924s platform but ditched the 924s underpowered, Volkswagen derived 2.0lt inline four-cylinder in favour of an all new, all-alloy 2.5lt inline four-cylinder complete with dual balance shafts.

Throughout the 944s lifespan, the displacement of the four-pot donk grew from 2.5lt to 2.7lt and then 3.0lt, depending on what model customers chose.

In addition, the 2.5lt was also turbocharged for the 944 Turbo and Turbo S models which were introduced in 1985 and 1988 respectively.

The shove from these donks was sent to the 944s rear wheels via either a three-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission.

Initially, customers were only able to purchase the 944 as a two-door coupe, however, in 1989 Porsche released the 944 S2 Cabriolet.

The 944 was a highly successful model for Porsche, with over 163,000 models being sold in its nine-year lifespan.

This particular 944 is an ’85 model and, according to the seller, the vehicle has had the same owner for the past 27 years.

In addition, the seller adds that the vehicle comes with its service books, a lift-out sunroof, air-conditioning and power steering.

The 944 is $19,500 and anyone interested in this classic Germanic sportscar can view the full listing here.     

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