Up for auction is this 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo finished in Alpine White over a Light Grey partial leather interior. Marking the inaugural model year for the 944 Turbo, this 951 features rare Sport Seats with Porsche script pattern inserts as well as a removable sunroof, optional Koni Sport shock absorbers, and deletion of factory body preservation coating. It was also specified with the option code “900” indicating it was delivered to the original customer at the factory in Germany before being imported to the U.S. Acquired by the seller in November of 2020, this 944 is now being offered for auction out of Connecticut while showing just over 68k miles on the odometer (TMU).
This Turbo comes finished in Alpine White and can be distinguished from a standard 944 by its aerodynamically revised nose and body-colored diffuser below the rear bumper. The seller notes there are minimal scratches and chips given the car’s age and mileage. Additional images are provided in the gallery. CARFAX indicates damage to have occurred to the front driver’s side in 2004 and the seller reports the left front fender to have been repaired and refinished as a result. This Turbo comes with body-colored side moldings and 16" Phone Dial wheels which are currently dressed in older Goodyear tires.
Inside, you will find a Light Grey partial leather interior showcasing a set of Sport Seats with Porsche script pattern inserts. Additional features include Automatic Speed Control, a removable sunroof panel, an alarm system, and air conditioning. The seller notes that the seating surfaces and dashboard remain free of any tears or cracks. An aftermarket radio has been installed and the fuel-level gauge and tachometer are currently inoperable. CARFAX shows a potential mileage discrepancy and the seller reports that the true mileage remains unknown.
This 944 is equipped with a turbocharged 2.5L inline 4-cylinder engine that sends approximately 220 HP and 243 lb.-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transaxle. This example was also factory equipped with performance-oriented options including Koni Sport shock absorbers and deletion of the body preservation coating for weight savings. No previous maintenance history was provided at the time of the seller’s purchase in November of 2020. The seller adds that the acceleration is smooth and spirited, the turbo demonstrates good boost, and the transmission shifts smoothly with no clutch slippage.
This sale will include a clean Missouri title (mileage exempt). Highlighting rare specifications, this 944 Turbo provides an excellent value for any enthusiast searching for a vintage transaxle Porsche.