RE: Porsche 944 Turbo | Spotted

RE: Porsche 944 Turbo | Spotted

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mundo-kombi

402 posts

60 months

Wednesday
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"And it comes to you via the Porsche dealer network for some added peace of mind".

You're very naive if you believe that. Do you really think that an OPC knows the first thing about these?

I took my 964 to Tewkesbury OPC last year for nothing more than an air-con recharge, I figured it wouldn't hurt to entrust them to something as simple as that. I got a call from them 24 hours later to tell me they didn't have the tools to recharge an R12 system.

At the same time I had them take a quick look at a 986 I'd recovered. The bullst they came up with on what needed to be done to make it roadworthy was insulting.

Winge over biglaugh

s m

21,533 posts

174 months

Wednesday
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Stroudy1 said:
Top notch look of 'intent' on the drivers face of 94 For. Proper bit of Helmsmithing going on there biggrin
smile

He was certainly trying in the 911 too!

danny tattersall

267 posts

227 months

Wednesday
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I owned a very rare 944 Turbo cabriolet between 2005 and 2008 and it really was a lovely thing. It had a Promax Stage Performance Kit and a sports exhaust so could really pick its skirt up and dramatically outperformed the brand new Subaru Impreza WRX that I bought in late 2006 which had a similar 2.5 litre 4 cylinder turbocharged engine. Unfortunately the exhaust note was dull and it felt very strange to have an engine that was as smooth as a 6 cylinder (due to the balance shaft) but lacked the engine note. For me that spoiled what would otherwise been a long term keeper.

MissChief

6,060 posts

139 months

Wednesday
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Harry Flashman said:
Phil Cook said:
£50k for a 944, really?
I have seen plenty around as good for significantly less money.
I can also think of a lot of ways to spend £50k which doesn’t include a 944, as good as they are
This.
For that price I’d have the 968 posted the other day. Every day. https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11814410

Edited by MissChief on Wednesday 24th November 15:29

blade7

10,619 posts

187 months

Wednesday
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It is too much money, but how much is a standard 86/7 3dr Sierra Cosworth. And the 944 turbo is a better car.

matt21

3,983 posts

175 months

Wednesday
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My dad owned a really nice 1992 S2 in guards red between 2000 and 2013. It was perfect in every way. Went to Isle of Mann and think it’s still there. Should never have sold it, would love it back

blade7

10,619 posts

187 months

Wednesday
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MissChief said:
For that price I’d have the 968 posted the other day. Every day. https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11814410
If you like the 968 CS fair enough. But I wouldn't buy into the 968 light weight hype, when the plain old 944 S2 was lighter.

Hoofy

72,317 posts

253 months

Wednesday
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Was checking one out the other day next to a 928. I still really like both models. (I was standing outside Eporsch's workshop.)

Phil Cook said:
£50k for a 944, really?
I have seen plenty around as good for significantly less money.
I can also think of a lot of ways to spend £50k which doesn’t include a 944, as good as they are
Aye. I thought it might have an ultra low mileage but nope.

skylarking808

560 posts

57 months

Wednesday
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Is that a 968 sport steering wheel?

Great cars, although at that price it would mean I am unlikely to buy another. Enjoyed a couple of non turbos in the late 90's and always wanted to drive a late turbo version.

SFTWend

338 posts

46 months

Wednesday
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Market tastes appear to be shifting. Until fairly recently a genuine "non optioned" 968 CS was twice the price of an equivalent condition/mileage/history 944 Turbo.

Hoofy

72,317 posts

253 months

Wednesday
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MissChief said:
Harry Flashman said:
Phil Cook said:
£50k for a 944, really?
I have seen plenty around as good for significantly less money.
I can also think of a lot of ways to spend £50k which doesn’t include a 944, as good as they are
This.
For that price I’d have the 968 posted the other day. Every day. https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11814410

Edited by MissChief on Wednesday 24th November 15:29
Wonder if these cars go for that kind of price. No way I could bring myself to pay more than £20k for it but I guess the market dictates the price. I used to see them for under £20k. As for the 944, I've seen them for under £5k so I definitely couldn't bring myself to buy one at over £10k.

s m

21,533 posts

174 months

Wednesday
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skylarking808 said:
Is that a 968 sport steering wheel?
It’s an Atiwe steering wheel - a lot of sporty cars of that era used them including Porsche, Ford and others

cerb4.5lee

21,002 posts

151 months

Wednesday
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s m said:
skylarking808 said:
Is that a 968 sport steering wheel?
It’s an Atiwe steering wheel - a lot of sporty cars of that era used them including Porsche, Ford and others
I had one in my XR4x4, and it was such a lovely steering wheel to hold I thought.

blade7

10,619 posts

187 months

Wednesday
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In 1991 the list price was around £45k. I think the 87 Sierra Cosworth list was around £17k.

s m

21,533 posts

174 months

Wednesday
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blade7 said:
In 1991 the list price was around £45k. I think the 87 Sierra Cosworth list was around £17k.
An E30 M3 EVO Sport was about £38k …… they’re 6 figures now!

JD2329

291 posts

139 months

Wednesday
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Always liked 944s, especially the facelift versions.
It seems hard to price stuff in this mad market, but £50k for this car - with a six figure mileage?
That's twice the cost of a very decent Cayman.

SidewaysSi

9,909 posts

205 months

Wednesday
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Looks great but really quite a boring package.

blade7

10,619 posts

187 months

Wednesday
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SidewaysSi said:
Looks great but really quite a boring package.
LOL.

Court_S

6,236 posts

148 months

Wednesday
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It looks like a really tidy example but that price….sod that. The 944 has aged pretty gracefullyn I was never a huge fan but I really like them now.

Phil Cook

49 posts

27 months

Wednesday
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This one better value with the same mileage
https://oldcolonelcars.co.uk/listing/porsche-944-2...