DT: 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 5-Speed

Now available for auction is this 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo finished in Guards Red over a beige partial leather interior. Equipped with a turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine paired with a 5-speed manual transaxle, this first-year 1986 example also comes with factory options including a limited-slip differential, a sunroof, rear window wiper, and 16” Phone Dial wheels.  It is said to have always been garage kept under the care of three previous owners and is accompanied by extensive service records showing replacements of the timing belt, water pump, clutch, power steering hoses, and much more. With just over 94k miles on the odometer, this increasingly sought-after 944 Turbo is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Florida.


The 944 is finished in Guards Red and can be identified as a Turbo model by its aerodynamically revised nose with integrated fog lights and body-colored diffuser located beneath the rear bumper.  The seller reports a minor imperfection in the paint on the lower right rocker panel as depicted in photos #30 and #46 in the gallery.  This Turbo rides on factory 16” “Phone Dial” wheels which were recently refinished and dressed in new Continental ExtremeContact tires.


Inside, this 944 features a beige partial leather interior with an optional elevated steering wheel hub, power-adjustable seats, central locking system, sunroof, and rear window wiper.  The original radio has been upgraded to a vintage Blaupunkt Toronto RDM126 unit and the seller confirms all gauges and accessories to be fully functional.


This 951 is equipped with a turbocharged 2.5 L inline four-cylinder engine that sends up to 220 HP to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transaxle with an optional limited-slip differential. A major service was carried out in 2016 at 89k miles including a new timing belt, water pump, and thermostat along with new crankshaft, and cam seals. A new Sachs clutch kit was also previous installed. At the present time, the timing belt is being replaced once again in preparation for sale along with the power steering hoses.  The seller adds that the timing belt was replaced twice before along with all other associated parts including the rollers, tensioners, pulleys, O-rings, etc. Corresponding invoices are provided for reference in the photo gallery.

This sale will include a set of owner's manuals, a toolkit, service records, a spare tire, and a clean title. For any enthusiast in search of a vintage transaxle Porsche, this well preserved and thoroughly serviced 944 Turbo is not to be overlooked

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Comments (67)

  • Principe (seller) 6 daysago

    @Damaho912 Good afternoon.
    There is no broken parts, nothing to hide in this beautiful and very unique car.
    But remember or better saying, keep in mind, that I am the "owner".
    Having said that you should have the car inspected, (PPI), in order to have in paper a complete from an Independent Certified Tech. Shop, a report of the complete car condition. Body/Paint/Undercarriage/Structural critical
    points/Engine/Transmission/Clutch/Interior/Etc. It is not that expensive but very very important and helpful. If you are willing to do that and if the Report match my description and you end up buying the car I will deduct the +/- $300 expense, (DDI). The other option is going with other's "registered bidders" comments and keep on looking or join their Club.
    Most of them just place ignorant /insulting comments and or goes in circle looking for enemies and trying to jeopardize other people sales. Most of them could not accept the issue that I paid for this Beauty $13,200 . That's the main reason I can tell. Anyway....
    I remember a saying...Money talks and.....something walks..... Or something like that.
    Feel free to call me if you will like to personally inspect the car or if you will like to join a Video call so that you can see"in situ" the exterior/interior/etc.
    Thanks for your interest.

  • Damaho912 6 days, 1 hourago

    @trainwreck how can you tell from the pic (for my own benefit)? From how the oval around the instrument cluster stops/has a break right at the steering column?

  • Principe (seller) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @Awingold OK, I DID IT as you suggest. (Goggle the Vin)
    Here is the transcription;
    Ended:Jul 19, 2021 , 10:57PM
    Price:US $13,200.00
    Free Local Pickup
    Located in:Sanford, Maine, United States
    red944t (39 ) | Seller's other items
    Sell one like this


    Item specifics
    Condition: Used Year: 1986
    VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): WP0AA0955GN156547 Mileage: 94397
    Body Type: Coupe Number of Cylinders: 4
    Model: 944 Make: Porsche
    Transmission: Manual Vehicle Title: Clean
    1986 Porsche 944 Turbo finished in Guards Red and with a tan/black interior. The car is equipped with a 5 speed transmission with cooler, and the following options: Leather seats with a power adjustable drivers seat, AC has been converted to 134a and blows cold, sunroof, cruise control, power windows, central locking and limited slip differential. Current owner has owned vehicle for 16 yrs. Vehicle is being sold as is with no guarantees.

    Factory Option Codes: CO2,018,158,220,341,425,454,650,946.Paint Code: LM3A/LM3A

    Additional Details: Oil and filter along with air filter replaced this year

    Brake fluid changed last year

    New Hatch Struts last year

    Rebuilt power steering pump with feed and return lines replaced last year

    New German stone guards installed within 4000 miles

    Know flaws: Central locking on drivers side does not work, clutch slave cylinder is leaking Paint defect on drivers side rocker panel.(see picture)

    I don't see a problem. Any defects mentioned have being take care off and or described in the listing.
    So, everything tells me that more than one bidder can't live with the Price that I paid for this GEM.
    I wonder where were them by the time this car was advertised for sale and or why the didn't bought it.
    Don't worry, you can try hard, in any case you won't be able to stain my reputation.
    Why? Because I am as honest and good as you should.

  • Awingold (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @sjc61 just google the vin, you’ll find an eBay link.

  • sjc61 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @Awingold - eBay search for ViN is empty…

  • trainwreck (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @Principe Just putting it on the record for the buyer. I can't help it if you don't know your car.

  • Principe (seller) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @Awingold Order a PPI for only $250 / $300 you can have an excellent report.
    I can certify that mine won't discourage nobody because of the results of any Professional
    pre-purchase inspection, test drive and or etc.
    Good luck.

  • Awingold (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    I am actively looking for a well documented and represented 944 at any price, not just a cheap price. This one I will pass on for many reasons. Thank you.

  • Principe (seller) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @Awingold Be careful with your comments. You can't doubt my honesty. I believe that the site have very clear who I am. If you couldn't afford to buy my car or was looking to get it cheaper, too bad.
    In any case, please don't you dare to insult me. It is not fair not a good idea.

  • Principe (seller) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @Awingold So you are implying that I am not a honest Seller?
    Why don't you had the car Inspected?
    Or you just walk around looking for enemies and hurt people that you don't even know.

  • Principe (seller) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @trainwreck There is no dash cover. I can't understand why the desire to stain my reputation.
    If you don't like my car that's OK, but you should not offend me or doubt my reputation.

  • trainwreck (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @kirbyrr photo 56 shows a dash cover

  • Awingold (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    @kirbyrr @kirbyrr. Buyers rely on seller honesty. Pcarmarket needs to up their basic listing inspections.

  • Awingold (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    @sjc61 google the vin/ebay.

  • kirbyrr (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    My sincere apologies. These old eyes saw something incorrectly. You have a beautiful car. I have owned a 944 in the past, and dash cracks are almost universal.

  • Principe (seller) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    @kirbyrr A cover on the Dash????
    You have no shame. That is what you need to cover.
    Why is that you were trying and hard to hurt my Sale ?

  • Principe (seller) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Thanks everyone!

  • H20koooled 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $19,000

  • kirbyrr (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Looks like a cover over the dash. Are there cracks underneath. Most 944s have these.

  • Principe (seller) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    HI and Tks everybody. Almost 6000 views!
    I believe that a lot. Many "saves".
    Let's see....Hopefully in the last "Cardiac" minutes the reserve is met, so I'll have the chance to miss this beauty... We'll see.
    Don't be surprised...I might go for a walk.
    It's very stressful to me. Maybe I am going Old.
    Actually,... I am already there....
    Gentlemen....Start your engines!!
    Good luck!!

  • kirbyrr 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $18,000

  • BOOOM 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $17,500

  • kirbyrr 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $16,750

  • BOOOM 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $16,500

  • kirbyrr 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $16,250

  • Principe (seller) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    @Awingold Perfect.
    There is no issues with it. (Clutch slave cylinder).
    As a matter of fact, there were no leak, nor nothing.
    The car is in amazing condition.
    There are videos posted driving the car were the excellent response can be seeing.
    (Engine;Clutch;Transmission, etc.) Also the power options, etc.
    The undercarriage pictures show a "Perfect" condition. Superb!
    The quality paint condition. The interior including dashboard is in almost new condition.
    All new Continental tires. Service records, including several timing belt kit replacements, water pump, etc, etc. Books, Manuals, etc.
    The car is in very very good condition, super original and better taking care off since new.
    I saw that on the very last day/hours, in most of the interested car auctions here on this and other sites/platforms, there is a lot of comments and questions that should be evacuated already in the previous days . Not to mention the ability to perform a Pre-Purchase Inspection. That's kind of weird....
    Let me know if you have any additional questions.

  • Awingold (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    What’s the status and condition of the clutch slave cylinder?

  • Principe (seller) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Paint coat measurements already posted !

  • Principe (seller) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    @trainwreck DEar Gentleman here is the list of options loaded on my Car;
    018 Sport Steering Wheel w. elevated Hub
    158 Radio RENO Monterrey**
    220 Limited Slip Differential
    341 Central Locking System
    425 Rear Whipper
    454 Cruise Control
    650 Sliding Roof
    946 Leather-Leatherette
    Picture of the Stickers on the Owners Manual and on the inner trunk are posted.
    I can't try and call PORSCHE AG....(I don't speak German :). Just kidding!
    Thanks for your interest.

  • Principe (seller) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    @Awingold Please read my comment/answer.
    Your comment might hurt my sale and or became a little offensive. I understand that you might ignore some of the rules and regulations and I am willing to clarify all your questions or explain you why and or etc, but please don't you risk or jeopardize my sale. Thanks!
    You are welcome to ask for clarification and proof of it.

  • Principe (seller) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    @Awingold Good morning. That's what I have,(CARFAX), in any case you can order a new one. Or from a different source.
    I don't mean to be rude, please don't get me wrong.
    What you see and I didn't hide it is my Dealer Plate. I have being buying; collecting; restoring and selling Classic European Cars for the last 30 Years, that's all.
    On the Description, clearly states than I am a Dealer.
    We are not required in the State of Florida to use a Tag on the front bumper.
    The previous owner have the address in ME. Being a Licensed, Insured and Bonded Independent Car Dealer I don't have to Title nor register the car. In any case I did titled under my company name. That's why the last Title issued is in Florida. A copy of it was forwarded to Pcarmarket in order to have the car listed.
    Let me know if you have any other questions. I'll be around all day.

  • trainwreck (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Not an expert, but an owner of several. Option 220 limited slip and the transaxle cooler on the same car in 1986 may be somewhat rare.

  • Awingold (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    @sjc61 ownership seems off….

  • Awingold (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Can you post the complete carfax. Pics of car show Florida plates and unnecessary front plate bracket. Trying to follow the chain/circumstances of ownership. Thank you.

  • CX750 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $16,000

  • Principe (seller) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    @sjc61 Hi!
    I will take pictures of measurements later on today.(Paint meter).
    I can tell that the car have not being repainted. Good!!
    The undercarriage is super clean. Never saw one as clean and unmolested.Factory Clean!!
    The over-spray that you mention is nothing but....believe it or not....FACTORY OVER-SPRAY.
    I saw it so many times before. Nothing new to me.
    I will submit the Paint Meter pics in the next hour or so. In any case I don't believe that they will be posted before tomorrow morning. The will be taken inside since the weather is no good today.
    Let me know if there is anything else.
    Thanks for your interest!!

  • sjc61 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Are there any records of, or do you have knowledge of, the car being re-painted? The phots of the underside of the car appear to have many areas of paint overspray, despite being remarkably clean otherwise. And have you put a paint meter to the car?
    Thanks you!

  • Principe (seller) 3 weeksago

    The very last picture on the Gallery id the Invoice for the last Service. (Timing Belt).
    As you can see it was performed last week.

  • Principe (seller) 3 weeksago

    Just to clarify. The timing belt service was done by the 3rd time last week. August 24th, 2021 - There is no need to perform any maintenance/service.
    Also the Passenger's Side power lock is working.
    At the very same time the P. Steering hoses were replaced.
    The new tires Continental, no cheap ones, were also mounted days before. I've already uploaded the Invoices in order to be posted.
    Sorry. My Fault....I thought I have done it...
    I will be around for any questions and or concerns. Hopefully the Service invoices will be posted soon.

  • BOOOM 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $15,750

  • Principe (seller) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @CX750 Absolutely no stains. It is the shadow.
    If you tale a look at Pics 50;51 & 52 you see the branch leaves shade increasing.
    In any case and if you want me to I can take extra pictures and upload them.
    Please let me know.

  • CX750 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Hi Principe, is it just the shadow or does the driver seat have black stain? Thx

  • CX750 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Principe no not me. Thx for info so far. Very clean, crisp.

  • Principe (seller) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @CX750 Sorry. Are you the one interested in set up an appointment to inspect and test the car on Saturday?

  • Principe (seller) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @CX750 Hi. Sir, Yes Sir!
    Everything, Cold AC, all electrical including power Tilt top, Rear wiper, etc, etc are in good working condition. New timing belt installed this week, (Just before recording the driving videos). Gentleman, this is a one of a Kind 944. Believe me, I know what I am talking about.
    Hard to find one in this unique quality condition.

  • CX750 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Hi there. Can you confirm AC and all electrics work? Cruise, dash lights, window switches, rear wiper etc? Thanks.

  • CX750 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $15,500

  • Principe (seller) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Good Day!!
    Already forward Cold Start and Driving videos to be uploaded.
    Engine pushes really strong and the response up-shifting and or downshifting is really impressive. Engine revs better that it should....Yes....again; BETTER!
    Judge by yourself.
    Thanks for all the comments and interest.
    I am here to answer your questions and or etc.
    You guys have a wonderful Thursday!

  • PCARMARKET_MODERATOR 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Additional content has been added to the listing gallery.

  • tdskip 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $14,999

  • sjc61 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @Principe you can find the report at "searchquarry.com" where you can receive a premium VIN report which includes recalls, title info., and other details similar to a CARFAX report. The reports are $9.95 each or $24.95 for five searches. The fee yields a PDF with all the detailed information available. The car presents as very well maintained and in very nice condition. I'm looking forward to the upcoming videos. I'm in Georgia and may consider a drive to Naples if I decide to conduct a PPI. Thanks.

  • Principe (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @sjc61 Hi Thanks for your interest. I don't have docs to support any recalls.
    I do believe that at this time, these two "Recalls" that you've mentioned, have been taken care of. Especially being that, at that time, it was a brand new and expensive Sport Car. As a matter of fact, I can stop by the PORSCHE Dealership here in Naples, Fl and try to get any info on those, if still there are Records available on their system. May I ask you where you found them, recalls? May I have copies or etc? It will help me a lot on my research.
    I appreciate your cooperation.
    Yes the car is Titled in the State of Florida. As I stated already, I never had the car listed for sale before. Car is in my Garage here in Naples, Fl together with other special toys. (To me....)
    Please allow me to tell you, after having the car inspected and serviced and considering myself as a Car enthusiast, I can certify that the quality , education and proper manners of the previous owners is nothing but outstanding. I didn't have to clean not even "blow" the
    undercarriage in order to take the pictures. The car was nothing but amazingly taken care of and pampered for his whole life. Not to mention, properly driven and never being abused or neglected.
    You can contact PORSCHE of Naples, Fl and schedule a P.P.I. anytime. They are super nice.
    I am sure they will take very good care of you.

  • sjc61 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Hello. I see two recalls - one from 1986 and one from 1990. Both are related to Fuel System (Fuel Injection and Fuel Lines & Fittings). Can you validate these have been resolved? Also, I see only two titles; Maine and NY. However porsche_dreamer indicates having seen the car on another auction site recently? Was that your listing on another site or another owner listing from which you purchased the car? How long have you owned the car and is it titled in Florida (where the car is now located)? Finally, where is the closest Porsche Dealership to your location for a PPI? Thanks, and GLWTA!

  • motionclassics 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $9,440

  • PCARMARKET_MODERATOR 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Additional content has been added to the listing gallery.

  • Silver930 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    When you see a 944 or 944 turbo on the road it really takes me back to the 1980s. These cars are special and really are fun to drive on the back roads track or on the highway. They are very reliable and versatile vehicles. Oh did I forget amazing on the track too.

  • Principe (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @Crash_Boat Ok. I will post videos today if it's possible.
    -(Seriously shifting)- There is no Track in the area and I don't think that it is a good idea to abuse my beautiful car for 20' or more driving it hard (6000/7000 RPM), just for showing how good or bad I can be able to do it and the car to handle it. I can even shift without using the clutch and do some interesting things on the Driver's side also that you won't believe.
    In any case not for free and or at my own expense. (I am also not available for hire....)
    You are more than welcome to request for a PPI, (Pre-Purchase Inspection), so you can have an exact idea of the car condition and quality.
    Thanks for your interest.

  • Principe (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @CX750 Good morning. No leaking at all.Central locking system in good working order.
    Tilt Sunroof also.
    I will try my best to have the videos posted today.

  • CX750 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Hi there. Any known flaws? I saw from an older listing - Central locking on drivers side does not work, clutch slave cylinder is leaking. Looks overall very clean. Has that been fixed ? Nicely presented.

  • CX750 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Nice. Look forward to seeing the videos. Thx

  • Crash_Boat 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Would like to see a cold start and driving video with at least 20 miles of serious shifting.

  • Principe (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Good afternoon everybody!
    Just picked up the car from the Garage, (New timing belt and P. Steering Hoses, etc).
    I took a lot of undercarriage pictures that are being forward right now in order to be posted.
    BEAU-TI- FUL !! Please take a look at them. Super nice, original, clean, excellente!!
    Prima Donna almost Madonna!!
    Will be posting driviong videos and etc. tomorrow Wednesday.
    Stay safe and driving!

  • Principe (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @porsche_dreamer Hi. Yes, I believe so.
    Let me ask my assistant.
    I never had the car listed before.
    I will post undercarriage pics today. It really worth to look at them! PERFECT!

  • Principe (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @Nygator09 Good afternoon and thanks for your interest.
    The CARFAX posted together with the present listing is only one month old 07/04/2021
    Also I mentioned there that all the Major Services have being done and I've just got the car back from Techs Garage where the Timing belt, P.Steering hoses and misc. have being replaced. Having said that together with the brand new continental set of tires there is no services nor nothing left to be done but driving and enjoying this car. I will be uploading undercarriage pictures later on today.
    My Hobby is buying, driving, keeping and selling Classics/Sport European Cars.

  • Nygator09 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Nice looking 944T.

    Is a recent PPI or Carfax available?
    Any particular reason for selling now?
    Any major service required in the next ~20K miles?

  • porsche_dreamer (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Hi Seller,

    Beautiful car!

    Did you buy this car from New England? Or are you the seller of this same car on another (much different) platform in July?

  • Principe (seller) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Hello again!!
    I hope that this very nice and super well taken care of Turbo meets your expectations and/or allows you to enjoy viewing the listing and condition. I expect that you will appreciate this very well preserved and better kept & serviced 944T.
    Cold start, driving and power features videos as well as undercarriage pictures will be posted soon.You are welcome to ask as many questions and/or to request additional info and or etc. Bought this car to a Super Nice Gentleman that had it for some many years and pampered and enjoyed driving it only under nice weather condition. It was never his daily driver.
    Thanks for your time and attention.
    I am ready and looking forward to answer any questions and or etc. (but the reserve...)
    You can also use the Contact Seller button if you prefer to also, (Privacy).
    Thanks for your time and interest.

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DT: 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 5-Speed
Buy Now: $26,500 Final Bid: $19,000