1983 Porsche 944 5-Speed Safari-Style
Final bid:$8,000
Categories: Water-Cooled
Auction type: ReserveEnded
14 bids

Vehicle Details

  • Year: 1983
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 944
  • VIN: WP0AA094XDN463022
  • Mileage: 22,989mi (5-digit odometer)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Guards Red
  • Seller Type: Private Party
  • Location: Plano, TX 75093
  • Lot #: V-0036917

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:

  • Replaced Starter Motor - 3/16/2021
  • Water Pump, Rollers, Oil Seals, All Coolant Hoses, Fuel Filter - 3/24/2021
  • Timing and Balance Shaft Belt, Spark Plugs, Distributor Cap, Rotor, Gasket, Radiator, Coolant - 4/4/2021
  • Fuel Pump - 4/12/2021
  • New Motor Mounts - 8/28/2021
  • Oil Cooler Seals, AOS Seals, Intake and Exhaust Manifold Gaskets and Hardware, Rebuilt Fuel Injectors, New Oil Pressure switch - 9/22/2021
  • New CV Axles - 4/17/2023
  • A/C Overhaul with new AC Compressor, R134A refrigerant, new A/C belt - 5/3/2023

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.

Best regards,



Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $8,000
  • Auction End: Nov 27, 2023 07:39:44PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 14
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Comments (25)

  • JBoxerGT2 (registered bidder) 3 monthsago

    @commute2coffee right Yakima, oops!👊

  • xjhigg 3 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $8,000

  • junkman356 3 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $7,750

  • xjhigg 3 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $7,250

  • junkman356 3 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $7,000

  • punkij 3 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $6,500

  • junkman356 3 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $6,250

  • bug747man7 3 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $5,750

  • junkman356 3 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $5,500

  • bug747man7 3 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $5,250

  • junkman356 3 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • bug747man7 3 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $4,250

  • commute2coffee (seller) 3 monthsago

    @WH911 The headlights are fixed in the up position since I think they look better with the off-road lights in the front. I pulled the fuse for it so that they don't move. They still operate as designed with no issues when the fuse is in.

  • WH911 (registered bidder) 3 monthsago

    Are the headlights folding up and down electrically or stuck in up position?

  • Daytona930r (registered bidder) 3 monthsago

    This thread covers the entire car from pre-safari spec to what you see here: https://rennlist.com/forums/924-931-944-951-968-forum/1238304-ok-this-is-a-disease.html?ispreloading=1

  • commute2coffee (seller) 3 monthsago

    @JBoxerGT2 I already checked everything I have and the rack itself and cannot find the model number. The branding is Yakima not Thule.

  • JBoxerGT2 (registered bidder) 3 months, 1 weekago

    @commute2coffee could you check for me if you can, underneath the bars? Might have a number. Thx! If you can't, no biggie, I'll contact Thule

  • commute2coffee (seller) 3 months, 1 weekago

    @JBoxerGT2 I’m not able to find the model number on the bars themselves and they came with the car when I bought them. So I’m not sure of the model number. Sorry!

  • JBoxerGT2 (registered bidder) 3 months, 1 weekago

    What is the model number for the Yakima roof bars? Thx!

  • junkman356 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $4,000

  • Craignyc 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $3,000

  • commute2coffee (seller) 3 months, 1 weekago

    @Craignyc The speaker on the left of the steering wheel is for the CB radio. The auxiliary switches control the overhead light bar, interior and exterior temperature gauges, phone charger (replacing the center dash speaker), rear light pods, and an auxiliary fan override switch. The leather on the seats show wear, with tears along the seams that require a complete recovering. Despite this, the underlying foam remains in good condition. I prefer not to remove the seat covers, as the process is a bit time-consuming. Additionally, removing the passenger seat organizer can be a bit cumbersome.

  • Craignyc (registered bidder) 3 months, 1 weekago

    What is the small speaker left of the steering wheel for? What do the aux switches control? Can we see pictures of the seats without the covers. Thank you.

  • Nicholasivanclark 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

  • commute2coffee (seller) 3 months, 1 weekago

    Hello PCarMarket community!
    Welcome to the auction of my 1983 Porsche 944. I look forward to answering any questions and sharing this fun adventure mobile with you. Clocking 13,000 miles since I acquired it in March, this ride has brought joy to both daily commutes and long trips. The vehicle has undergone thorough maintenance and servicing, ensuring optimal performance. It runs and drives remarkably well and is all set for its next adventure, wherever that may lead.
    Massive thanks to the outstanding PCarMarket staff for hosting the 944. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, concerns, or other inquiries by using the 'contact seller' feature. I'm looking forward to, albeit with a bittersweet feeling, seeing this awesome rig off to its next caretaker. Thanks for viewing!

1983 Porsche 944 5-Speed Safari-Style
Final bid: $8,000 Ended
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