AutoHunter Spotlight: 1984 Porsche 944

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Featured on AutoHunter, the net public sale platform pushed by ClassicCars.com, is that this 1984 Porsche 944.

Over time I’ve owned many Porsche highway automobiles together with 28 911s, a 912, a Boxster S, a 914, and a 914/6. All of them had been superb automobiles and delivered on the Porsche promise of efficiency, high quality, and reliability, however the Porsche I owned most lately was a 1984 Porsche 944.

That 944 was a automobile that I had wished to purchase for years nevertheless it all the time appeared that one other air cooled Porsche obtained in the best way bumping the 944 out of the operating. Then I obtained a name from my buddy Peter Lombardo who advised me that he had a 1984 Porsche 944 on the market and that I would prefer it. I noticed the automobile and realized that it was fully unique, in an amazing colour mixture, and had service data from new. I purchased the automobile from Peter on the spot and after having the timing belt, water pump, and engine mounts changed, drove it cross nation to Monterey Automotive Week with my greatest buddy Trent.

As you’ll be able to see from the above hyperlinks to the story of the journey with the automobile, didn’t miss a beat and carried out faultlessly. My takeaway was that the 944 was all the things I wished in a Porsche highway automobile: it was enjoyable to drive, comfy, had sufficient room to carry every week’s price of garments for the 2 of us, and made for an amazing journey. In a variety of methods the 944 was a greater highway automobile for a cross nation journey than any of the varied 911 automobiles I’ve owned, but nonetheless felt like a Porsche in each manner. Some idiots will let you know {that a} 944 is just not an actual Porsche and my reply to them is that since Porsche stated it was a Porsche, who was I to disagree with the corporate. I ended up promoting the automobile on the finish of Monterey Automotive Week to the (then) head of Pirelli Motorsports, and in some ways want I had stored it. Fortunately you’ll be able to nonetheless discover good examples of the 944 available on the market, and this AutoHunter Highlight is a type of.

The vendor of this 1984 Porsche 944 states that it’s an all unique Guards Pink over a tan vinyl and material inside and has lined a complete of solely 33,732 miles from new.

The outside of this 944 is acknowledged to be in its unique paint and options contrasting black accent trim and badging. Tools consists of fog lamps, pop-up headlights, an built-in rear spoiler, and a elegant exhaust outlet. It rides on its manufacturing unit 15-inch “Cookie Cutter” wheels wrapped in 215/60 Bridgestone Winter Radial tires.

The inside of the automobile has its unique tan vinyl and material bucket seats, matched to the door panels, carpeting, and Porsche-branded ground mats. Facilities embody air con, a Blaupunkt AM/FM/cassette radio, an analog clock, and energy home windows. Instrumentation consists of an optimistic 170-mph speedometer, a 6,500-rpm tachometer, and auxiliary gauges for the gas degree, coolant temperature, and instantaneous gas economic system. The five-digit mechanical odometer reads 33,732 miles, which based on the promoting vendor is correct and is backed up by the automobile’s final mileage determine of 33,130 miles on the CARFAX report dated August 2012.

The engine compartment and the underside of the automobile additionally look to be in glorious situation, being clear and rust free. There may be some slight floor rust on the muffler, however that is frequent and nothing I might fear about. The vendor states that this 944 acquired a current oil change and inspection per the promoting vendor. A sticker within the engine compartment states that the timing belt and water pump had been modified in 2006. Personally, I would check out the belt situation and exchange it not because of the mileage, however the age of the belt as rubber does put on down over time and it’s a cheap service merchandise.

The CARFAX report for this 944 exhibits no historical past of accidents or harm. The car handed a New York security inspection in June 2021. The sale consists of documentation from the unique level of sale, two units of keys, proprietor’s booklets, toolkit, and a folder full of service data.

If I had been to purchase one other 944 that is one which I might significantly think about. I personally like automobiles from this period which are unique and never restored, as you might be shopping for the automobile the best way it was constructed initially and a automobile is barely unique as soon as. This actually appears to be an amazing instance of the primary technology 944 and one I might fortunately park in my storage. Discovering a 944 this unique is getting more durable and more durable and I might bid on this one if I had been available in the market for considered one of these nice Porsches.

The public sale for this 1984 Porsche 944 with 33,000 unique miles ends Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 11:45 a.m. (MST)

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