DT: 26K-Mile 1983 Porsche 944 Coupe 5-Speed

Up for auction is this 1983 Porsche 944 5-speed presented in excellent condition.   Originally purchased from Fred Lavery Porsche in Detroit, this 1983 example had been diligently cared for by its lifelong owner of of 35 years before being acquired by the seller only two years ago.  Accompanied by a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, comprehensive service records from date of purchase, and an original window sticker, this 26k mile 944 has earned several awards from different concours events over the years.  This is a rare opportunity to get behind the wheel of an exceptionally well-preserved Porsche 944.

The classic Guards Red finish on this 944 is stated to be in excellent all original condition with all trim, moldings, and lenses clean and present.  Comprehensive images can be found within the photo gallery.  This 944 rides on 15" factory cast alloy Cookie Cutter wheels which come wrapped in new Yokohama Avid Touring S tires that are 1 year old.

This 944 sports a black interior that features Berber cloth front bucket seats and full thick-pile carpeting.  The interior is reported to be in fantastic shape with no modifications.  Accompanied by an original window sticker totaling over $20K, this 944 is equipped with the following factory options:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Tinted Safety Glass
  • Tilt/Removable Sunroof
  • Power Operated/Heated Mirrors
  • Power windows
  • Rear Window Defogger
  • Automatic Antenna
  • Stereo Speakers / Balance Control
  • Leather Covered Sport Steering Wheel
  • Full Thick-Pile Carpeting
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Stabilizer Bars Front/Rear
  • Cassette and Coin Holder
  • Alarm System

The seller has indicated that the dashboard clock is currently non-functioning and the A/C needs to be converted and recharged.  Otherwise, all other gauges, electrical components and accessories are reported to be in good working order.

This 944 carries a naturally aspirated inline 4-cylinder engine that sends approximately 150 HP and 142 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels by way of a smooth 5-speed manual transaxle.  The 944 accelerates from 0-60 in under 9 seconds while reaching top speeds upwards of 130 MPH.  Extensive maintenance records indicate that this 944 is up to date on all scheduled service.  The seller notes that the water pump and timing belt were done in 2013 at approximately 24k miles.  The top and bottom timing belt sensors have also been replaced. This 944 is being offered for auction in excellent driving condition.

The sale of this 944 will include two sets of keys, original books, the original window sticker, comprehensive service records and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.  If you have been on the hunt for a true show-quality Porsche 944, this outstanding 1983 example makes an excellent choice.

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Comments (43)

  • Murphy911 (seller) 4 days, 5 hoursago

    @orclean1 Just posted paint meter pictures

  • Murphy911 (seller) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    @PCARMARKET I am not able to get a paint meter on it until Friday Feb 7th Next week. I will sent pictures to PCARmarket when I get them
    If any of you have questions txt or call me at six one zero 24six one663

  • PCARMARKET 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    @maybeillbuyit see below.

  • PCARMARKET 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    @tmagda Hello, we do not relist cars unless there are a unique set of circumstances. The car is now in DealTank. If you are unfamiliar with DealTank you can get full details in the "How it Works" section. Anyone who is interested can submit an offer for the seller to either accept or reject. Thank you.

  • tmagda 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Does it get relisted?

  • maybeillbuyit 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    How long are bidders able to make offers?

  • tmagda 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Do we get to know the reserve?

  • Kowledge410 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $11,000

  • kevinbeer 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $10,500

  • Kowledge410 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $9,944

  • tmagda 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $4,750

  • RickDeMan 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $4,500

  • mwinsborrow 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $2,750

  • PapaCar 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    When was the last time that the suspension was refreshed?
    Is the spare tire the original rubber?
    Since there is only 1 picture (#80) of the wheel well, can you comment on any rust in the underbody or elsewhere in the vehicle?
    The same (grainy) picture #80 shows what appears to be a crack in the wheel well. Please take a better picture showing a better close up of this area and/or explain.

  • 63split 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

  • Murphy911 (seller) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    @maybeillbuyit Yes Crack Free

  • Decatorfamily04 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $2,250

  • 63split 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $2,000

  • JohnTornetta 3 weeksago

    I wil call you Monday morning at work. Thanks

  • mbuerkle 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $1,750

  • maybeillbuyit 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    That dash looks crack free! is it?

  • joseph 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @JBoxerGT2 You can order OEM parts directly from Porsche at $50 each

  • Murphy911 (seller) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @JohnTornetta I don't have your number? Look up Long Financial in Blue bell and call me at the office

  • Murphy911 (seller) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @orclean1 It can be removed
    I will do paint meter tonight and upload

  • mwinsborrow 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $1,500

  • orclean1 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    can you provide paint meter results for all areas ? any undercarriage shots ? the number 944 on front bumper can it be removed ?

  • JohnTornetta 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @Murphy911 Did you get my number? I can send my email as well if you like to come look at it if possible. Thanks

  • JohnTornetta 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @JohnTornetta You can text me. Not sure if you called. I don’t answer unnoticed numbers. Are you calling from 215-951?

  • Murphy911 (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @Silver930 Thanks Just ordered-but they don't look like the same ones. I will try. As you can see from the picture the shapes are not the same. But it's 100 bucks so worth a try.
    Stay Tuned

  • Murphy911 (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @JohnTornetta Bryn Mawr, PA (Philadelphia)

  • JohnTornetta 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Where are you located? Would like to
    See car in person if possible. Thanks

  • JBoxerGT2 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Beautiful car! I love it ! Most of the transaxles have fallen in the hands of people who could only afford a 944 or 924S but lack the funds to properly maintain them. They have ended up in driveways, backyards and junkyards left to rot. They are very reliable and fun cars and handle great with lots of cargo room. Not all Porsche mechanics are passionate and skilled when it comes to transaxle Porsches. Find one who has a passion, truly knows the ins and outs of these cars electronically and mechanically and you will be just fine. Drive them often, and never let them sit too long. The more you drive them the more reliable they are.

  • JBoxerGT2 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @Silver930 I've seen those. Someone makes a closed cell foam type that can take high temperatures and i think i saw them on ebay long time ago. It's not so much the low mileage and that it should still look like new but the age of it is what makes them crumble. You and I know that. But I agree, with that low of mileage I would scrape that old insulation off and instal a brand-new set so it matches the entire like new condition of the vehicle.

  • Silver930 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @JBoxerGT2 That certainly is an option.
    Poss here
    http://www.autoatlanta.com/Porsche-944-Hood-Insulation-Pad-srch.html

  • JBoxerGT2 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @Silver930 What would you fix that cheap factory hood insulation with? These cars shouldn't sit for a long time . Not good for seals or electronics. The hood insulation is useless. Scrape it off and leave it at that.

  • Murphy911 (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @Silver930 I don't have time to detail that is why I am selling it. I also looked for the insulation everywhere but can only find one side. Please anybody direct me to find both sides of insulation and I will do it tomorrow.

  • cacampco 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

  • Silver930 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Fix that hood insulation.
    Put on some 15 or 16 Fuchs
    clean up engine bay a bit.
    And you have a very nice classic Early 944

  • maybeillbuyit 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Very nice car, love those seats. Timing belt last changed 2013? I wasn't aware of a Full Thick-Pile Carpeting being an option? Its not listed on the option code sticker. Neither are those fantastic seats, which must be a fairly rare cloth. Very tempting

  • mwinsborrow 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $500

  • porshah 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    WOW! Brings back some great memories. My very first Porsche was this same exact spec. Vividly remember the center console with Cassette holder. Wish I had the room for this beautiful example. Good luck seller!

  • IGM930Turbo 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @LongRunner @LongRunner, Thank you. The update is being addressed.

  • LongRunner 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Beautiful Example, just want to correct you on your wheel comment, those are Cookie Cutter Wheels, not Fuch Wheels. Hope this one goes to a great enthusiast who will maintain it to a high degree!Best of luck to the seller ad the future Buyer!

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DT: 26K-Mile 1983 Porsche 944 Coupe 5-Speed
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