Finished in Guards Red over a Black interior, this 1983 Porsche 944 was purchased by the seller as their first car during high school in 2015 before they sold it two years later. The seller eventually located the car in Massachusetts where they reacquired it in March 2023 accompanied by an extensive collection of records kept by the prior owner showing over $16k invested in maintenance. This 944 has been modified with Safari-style off-road accessories including General Grabber ATX tires, a roof rack, LED lights, lifted suspension, traction boards, a jerry can, a CB radio, and a camping shower tent. Supported by extensive service completed over the past several years, this 944 is now being offered for auction by its owner out of Texas.
This 944 is finished in Guards Red and rides on factory 15” ATS cookie cutter wheels dressed in General Grabber ATX off-road tires. The suspension has been lifted and the car has been equipped with a Yakima roof rack holding a spare tire, an axe, a shovel, a KickAss ensuite camping shower tent, and a 30” LED light bar. Other modifications include H4 LED headlamps, 7” LED front driving lights, 4” LED rear floor lights, a quick-disconnect CB antenna, a rear-mounted jerry can, and a pair of traction boards mounted on the rear hatch. The seller notes a replacement black hood from a Porsche 924 was installed under their ownership in 2016 after the original hood flew open while driving. Some imperfections and signs of road wear are present throughout the exterior, detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
The Black leatherette interior has been fitted with seat covers, a 350mm MOMO Prototipo steering wheel, a President Bill CB radio, a switch box for exterior lighting, an auxiliary engine fan override, a USB charger & voltage meter, a dash-mounted cup holder, and a Kenwood Bluetooth head unit. A phone mount has been installed in place of the factory center dash speaker and the original clock has been replaced with an inside/outside temperature gauge. Additional sound-deadening material has been installed throughout the cabin as well. Some tears are present on the seats beneath their covers and the carpets are discolored with age. The seller adds that the shift boot is newer and there are no leaks reported from the sunroof and rear hatch.
This first-generation 944 is equipped with a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine producing up to 150 HP and 142 lb.-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels by way of a 5-speed manual transaxle. The seller provided the following list of service history below:
This sale will include owner’s manuals, a spare tire, extensive service records, and a clean title.
The seller would like you to know: “Greetings and welcome to my auction. Embark on a journey with a car that reshaped my automotive worldview. Originally defying my allegiance to American makes, this vehicle, owned during my high school years, is more than metal and machinery. It's a vessel for experiences and memories. Reclaiming it was an adventure—an urge to reconnect with my automotive past. Purchased for the second time in Massachusetts after a spontaneous decision, its value goes beyond market price. Meticulously documented with $16,500 in parts and a comprehensive service history, its history, also chronicled in Rennslist, speaks volumes. Since March, it has proven trouble-free through journeys, both on and off-road. This vehicle was met with meticulous care. But as the odometer ticks away, I've learned the true treasures lie in the memories. Now, at the crossroads of past and future, I'm ready to let go—an exchange for new experiences. Bid on this car, not just for the metal, but for the stories it carries.