944 turbo, underrated?

944 turbo, underrated?

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BertBert

14,275 posts

170 months

Wednesday 19th August
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I look back very fondly on my 944 turbo experiences back in the day. Here's one...
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202006270...

williamp

17,278 posts

232 months

Wednesday 19th August
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Loved mine, too. Sold it for £4k. It didnt last the next winter, I believe. They can be tricky in ice and snow

james.a.c.911

55 posts

27 months

Saturday 29th August
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they are undeinably great cars.

Anyone here have any ides of the cost to get a road car to 951 Cup Car spec? i would immagine the magnesium wheels are a big cost.
I never tracked my 951 as i was too afraid to damage it but now would really like to build a track day one - if only prices could go back to where they used to be (think i paid £4.7k for mine and sold for nearly £20k, now i'd like prices to go back down silly )

julian987R

777 posts

18 months

Sunday 30th August
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I feel we have hit peak 944 Turbo prices now.

MarkKo

150 posts

156 months

Wednesday 23rd September
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Disagree,nice ones are becoming harder to find.

blade7

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9,756 posts

175 months

Thursday 24th September
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True.

julian987R

777 posts

18 months

Thursday 24th September
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MarkKo said:
Disagree,nice ones are becoming harder to find.
Agree, but the prices don't reflect that - scarcity and values are not in sync. We have hit peak 944 Turbo prices.

blade7

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9,756 posts

175 months

Friday 25th September
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julian987R said:
MarkKo said:
Disagree,nice ones are becoming harder to find.
Agree, but the prices don't reflect that - scarcity and values are not in sync. We have hit peak 944 Turbo prices.
If you are referring to the £30-50k+ auction cars, maybe they have. The really good £20k cars that actually get used sparingly, probably not.

julian987R

777 posts

18 months

Saturday 26th September
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blade7 said:
If you are referring to the £30-50k+ auction cars, maybe they have. The really good £20k cars that actually get used sparingly, probably not.
But by default of the £30-£50K+ auction cars hitting peak prices, then the £20K ones have stalled in price increases too. I've been monitoring it as an ex 944Turbo owner of 12 years (until recently sold a few months) ago, and 944 prices have flatlined or dropping.

carspath

730 posts

136 months

Saturday 26th September
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I had a 1988 220bhp 944 Turbo that I kept for 12 years and did over 80,000 miles in .

A truly brilliant car -- so much more useable than the V12 monsters , but just as memorable .
And you could trust it look after you at high speed , and at high G's .

Build quality was outstanding .

BUT , it was expensive to maintain , and as the years piled on , it became inordinately expensive to maintain properly .

I miss it a lot , but not the bills

Desert Dragon

873 posts

43 months

Sunday 27th September
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Mine too bills were inordinately expensive at indy and Charles Follet

blade7

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9,756 posts

175 months

Sunday 27th September
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julian987R said:
But by default of the £30-£50K+ auction cars hitting peak prices, then the £20K ones have stalled in price increases too. I've been monitoring it as an ex 944Turbo owner of 12 years (until recently sold a few months) ago, and 944 prices have flatlined or dropping.
I'm not selling or buying, so prices are of little consequence to me. However excellent 80-100k miles, or properly rebuilt cars aren't dropping much, if at all. They're still worth £15-20k IMO. There's always been cheap, leggy turbos around, but turning one of those into a great one rarely makes economic sense now.

MarkKo

150 posts

156 months

Thursday 1st October
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I'm not selling,and the nice ones will rise deffo.