Improving upon the original 924 front-engine sports car design, the Porsche 944 was introduced in Europe for the 1982 model year featuring improved suspension, brakes, and a new inline four-cylinder engine. This 1983 example is one of the earliest to have been sold in the United States and comes finished in Guards Red over a Black and Grey/Beige Berber cloth interior. It had been driven very sparingly by its prior owner and was treated to extensive recent service under the seller’s care including a new clutch, ball joints, battery, motor mounts, and more. Having logged just over 32k miles in the nearly four decades since it left the factory, this 944 is now being offered for auction.
This 944 comes finished in traditional Guards Red paint and features distinctive pop-up headlights, integrated front fog lights, and a black polyurethane spoiler surrounding the glass rear hatch. Refurbishment completed in the last year by the current owner includes the replacement of the rear hatch struts, fog lights, and radio antenna. The factory 15” Fuchs alloy wheels come dressed in BF Goodrich tires. The seller notes that the exterior remains in very good condition and that the car placed 2nd in a recent local car show. Additional images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
The cabin is upholstered in black vinyl with grey/beige Berber fabric seating surfaces. Factory equipment includes an optional air-conditioning system, power windows, a sunroof, and an analog clock. An aftermarket Kenwood head unit has been installed and paired with a trunk-mounted Kicker subwoofer. The footwells are lined with red carpet mats and a protective cover has been placed over the steering wheel. Recent maintenance includes the replacement of the rearview mirror, driver’s side window lock, and window regulator.
A naturally aspirated 2.5L inline-four engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transaxle delivering up to 150 HP and 142 lb.-ft of torque to the rear wheels. Standard features include four-wheel independent suspension, power-assisted rack and pinion steering, and power-assisted ventilated disc brakes. Service completed in the last year includes replacement of the clutch, master cylinder, brakes, front ball joints, engine mount, battery, tie rods, spark plugs, auxiliary fan switch, and an oil change.
This sale will include a clean title.