SOTW: PORSCHE 944
All right it's not a 993RS, but what do you expect for a thousand quid?
In that regard a Porsche SOTW is hard to beat, because when you casually drop the fact that you drive a Porsche into general conversation, people will often jump to the conclusion that you own and run a car that cost several tens of thousands of pounds. Which you manifestly don't (well, you might, but it won't be your Shed).
It's an appealing idea (providing you don't break the illusion by actually showing your car to those with whom you are conversing), which makes it all the more odd that the Porsche shield doesn't grace SOTW's pixels on a more regular basis.
Perhaps more importantly, although a Shed-level Porsche's sticker price might have fallen from premium levels, it won't have forgotten its premium roots when it comes to running costs. Put simply, while a Porsche like this might be cheap to buy, it is unlikely to be cheap to run.
Still, this particularly 944 looks like a surprisingly non-sheddy proposition. Its interior looks tidy, those refurbished teledial alloys look lovely and the vendor certainly claims to have done plenty of work on it.
Oh, and we do find it odd/worrying that the seller omits any mention of how rusty the car is, but go in with the view that there is no such thing as a cheap Porsche, merely a cheap purchase price and you're unlikely to be disappointed.
So there we have it, a Porsche as SOTW. hope fully that makes up for the three Rovers we've featured in the past six weeks (sorry about that).
Advert is reproduced below:
160,000 miles £1,000
Porsche 944 2.5. The very last of the 2.5's. This car comes in (without doubt) the best colour.
6 months tax
6 months MOT.
The car has done 160k but till feels tight. This was gonna be an ongoing project for me but my girlfriend can't drive the car so it's gotta go.
Electric sunroof, wing mirrors, central locking, Porsche immobilizer, CD, uprated speakers, electric drivers seat, rear wipe etc.
Refurbished Interior. Seats and interior look like a new car (very expensive). Just had new armrest made (not in photo)
Refurbished teledial wheels - look fantastic (again, not cheap)
2 new tyres (50 miles ago)
Power steering belt
All the electrics have been overhauled and everything works.
The bad news:
There is a knocking noise coming from the back on when you come of the power. I'm told this is to do with the clutch but the clutch is fine.
Just drove over 400 miles to Derbyshire and back with no problems - oil pressure, volts, & temp prefect, a real pleasure to drive. Feels like a new car.
There are a few dents in the front wing
The is a whole in the front wing where is got curbed.
The previous owner lost the history but it doesn't matter on a car this age (it didn't matter to me!)
Not that bad for a 22 year old car.
Believe me this is a good solid car and I love it. It drives lovely and I absolutely love the car but after 18 months she has to go.