Up for auction is this low mileage 1985.5 Porsche 944 Coupe finished in Black over a Black partial leather interior. Featuring factory optioned cruise control, limited slip differential and Sport Suspension package, this 5-speed late-1985 example is reported to have been sparingly driven while under the care of the original owner’s family up until 2012. After taking ownership of this 944 in 2017, the seller performed a long list of maintenance items including the replacement of the timing belt, water pump and front engine seals. With approximately 29k miles showing on the odometer, this 1985 944 is now being offered in outstanding overall condition by its seller in Virginia.
Stated to have always been garage-kept and professionally detailed, the Black finish on this 944 is reported to be in excellent condition with paint protection film applied over the headlights, mirrors and partial front hood. A few minor paint touch ups and some minor road-going wear have been indicated as the only imperfections (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery). This 944 features a standard electric sunroof, flip-up headlights and 16" factory Fuchs wheels which were professionally restored by Harvey Weidman and are dressed in Continental all-season tires. The original 15” factory Phone Dial wheels will also be included with the sale.
Inside, the Black partial leather interior is said to be in fantastic condition with all gauges and accessories remaining fully functional. The factory Blaupunkt Monterey radio has been restored and is accompanied by a rare stereo demonstration cassette tape As a 1985.5 model, this 944 debuted a redesigned dashboard with larger air vents, revised switches, A/C and heating controls and 4 round central instrument gauges. The air conditioning system has been updated to R134a and is said to maintain a full refrigerant charge. The seller indicates that the sunroof storage pouch and rear luggage shade will be included with the sale as well.
This 944 carries a naturally aspirated 2.5 L inline 4-cylinder engine which was updated with redesigned combustion chambers and modified cam profiles for the second phase of the 1985 model year. Approximately 150 HP is delivered to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission with a factory optioned limited slip differential. This 944 was also factory optioned with the Sport Suspension package which adds upgraded Koni shock absorbers. The seller reports that when driving the car, one senses the like-new tightness of the car’s suspension, steering, and shifting; a testimony to the condition of the bushings, linkages, and factory Koni shocks. Shortly after the current owner’s purchase, this 944 was completely gone through and treated to the following list of service items bringing it up to top running order:
Proper routine maintenance has been performed throughout the car’s history with the most recent oil service carried out in the summer of 2020, and the seller confirms this 944 to be in exemplary running order.
The sale of this 944 will include a set of 2 keys, a clear title, the original owner’s manuals and warranty book with burgundy cover, extensive service records, the original jack and toolkit, a replacement Porsche spare tire and the original 15” Phone Dial wheels. Offered in fantastic condition while showing under 30k miles on the odometer, this 1985.5 944 presents a very special opportunity for any vintage Porsche enthusiast.