1989 Porsche 944 Turbo 5-Speed

Up for auction is this 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo presented in Satin Black Metallic over a Burgundy partial leather interior.  Representing Porsche’s most successful front-engine sports car, this 944 highlights desirable factory options including power adjustable Sports Seats and an electric sliding sunroof.  Accompanied by a long list of recent service items and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this exceptional 1989 example is now being offered for auction in fantastic driver-grade condition showing approximately 84k miles on the odometer.

The understated Satin Black Metallic finish is stated to be in nice condition with some minor signs of road going wear, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery.  The seller indicates that the front hood has been professionally refinished for cosmetic purposes. Although the rest of the paint is believed to be factory, the seller notes that there is some slight paint discoloration on the driver’s side door.  Factory features include a rear window wiper (currently inoperable) and chrome 5-spoke wheels which come wrapped in new Toyo Proxes tires.

The Burgundy partial leather upholstered interior is shown to be in excellent condition for its age.  A generously equipped example, this 944 is optioned with the factory HiFi Sound System, Amplifier System, Blaupunkt “Reno” radio, cruise control, electric sliding sunroof and Sport Seats with power height adjustment.  The seller notes that the front seats wear covers due to some cracking in the original material and that the upgraded sound system is currently nonfunctional.  All other electrical components, gauges and accessories remain in good working order.

Built to the same specifications as the previous model year’s Turbo S, this 1989 Turbo is powered by a 2.5L turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 250 HP and 258 lb.-ft of torque.  Power is sent to the rear wheels by way of a 5-speed manual transmission making for a claimed 0-60 time of 5.7 seconds.  Included maintenance records highlight the following service items which were carried out in 2018:

  • New Bosch Alternator
  • Timing Belt Kit
  • Camshaft Seal
  • Intermediate Shaft Ring
  • Balance Shaft Belt Tensioner
  • Serpentine Belt
  • Thermostat
  • Water Pump Gasket
  • Water Pump
  • All New Seals
  • Thermostat Shim
  • Breather Hose
  • 4-Wheel Alignment
  • Replaced Tie-Rod Assembly
  • Ignition Wire Set
  • Airflow Tube
  • New Hoses
  • New Filters
  • New Fluids

Having received new brake pads as well as a fluid and filter change in 2019, this Turbo remains in excellent driving condition.

The sale of this 944 will include a set of three keys, original books and accessories, service records, a clear title and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.  Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity to get behind the wheel of a well-sorted and maintained Porsche 944 Turbo.

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Auction Results

  • Highest Offer: $12,795
  • Auction End: June 21, 2020, 3:16 p.m.
  • Number of Offers: 3
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Comments (22)

  • 89_3point2 7 months, 2 weeksago

    Any idea if the cat is available or the scope of work to make this thing CA DOT compliant?

  • cesaro401 (registered bidder) 8 months, 3 weeksago

    Is the car available to view in person?

  • $12,795 offer from North Kingstown, RI (02852) 8 months, 3 weeksago

    Offer in the amount of $12,795

  • $12,500 offer from Miami, FL (33134) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Offer in the amount of $12,500

  • $12,250 offer from Miami, FL (33134) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Offer in the amount of $12,250

  • sidewalk 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $12,000

  • waa222 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $9,000

  • ExoticAutoRepair (seller) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    @9teen71 Carpet is in great shape

    No the seats don’t have the original leather underneath

  • Mroytman 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $8,500

  • purelike 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $7,850

  • jcrod55 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $7,500

  • waa222 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $7,250

  • Mroytman 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $7,000

  • 9teen71 (registered bidder) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Hello. Is that a vent to atmosphere catch can behind the passenger strut tower? The original seat upholstery is underneath those covers? How is the carpet underneath the driver floor mat? Thanks in advance!

  • ExoticAutoRepair (seller) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    @Greejeff Yes

  • ExoticAutoRepair (seller) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    @URS6 It will pass VA inspection. It just passed MA inspection

  • purelike 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • URS6 (registered bidder) 9 months, 3 weeksago

    Looks like the catalytic converter is missing. Do you have it? Would the car pass a VA smog test?

  • Greejeff (registered bidder) 9 months, 4 weeksago

    Is the clutch original?

  • waa222 9 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

  • rsabeebe (registered bidder) 10 monthsago

    so rare for reupholstered seats to look right. 1 in 20 might look good.

  • winegeek968 (registered bidder) 10 monthsago

    driver grade is right ...could be better prepared BUT potentially a nice buy ! GLWS

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1989 Porsche 944 Turbo 5-Speed
Final offer: $12,795