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1987 Porsche 944 Turbo
This 1987 Porsche 944 Turbo flies under the radar as a performance classic, having been prepared with a list of high-end mods. Under the bonnet is a turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine which outputs 194kW (260hp) to the rear wheels. This car is equipped with a five-speed manual transmission. It currently shows 254,351km on its odometer.
Of all the attempts made by Porsche to replace its quirky 911 with a more conventional replacement, the Porsche 944 came closest to matching the 911’s unique qualities. It was unveiled in 1982 and succeeded the compromised 924 by adding more power and a notable improvement in chassis balance. Weight distribution for the 944 was nigh-on 50:50, which was a rare quality for the period. While it was Porsche’s best run at a performance-orientated front-engine car, it was still an entry-level model for the brand and contained relatively few amenities. With that said, the 944 Turbo was the range-topping 944 model and featured suitably impressive performance, running the zero to 100km/h sprint in 5.9 seconds. These days the 944 is desired for its impressive handling qualities and is often used in competition rally.
This 944 specification selects red paintwork over a black-upholstered interior. There is a neat list of aftermarket mods to add onto this 944’s character including a 4-inch performance exhaust, high performance ECU, Bilstein Escort Cup coilovers, MAF air intake system, braided brake lines, and a Garrett ball bearing turbo. The car rides on a set of 17-inch Porsche alloy wheels which come wrapped in Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 R tyres.
This car was manufactured by Porsche in Germany in July 1986 and was delivered new to Australia in March 1987. It received extensive modification around the time the vehicle changed hands to its current owner in 2013. Most work was completed by Jim Beylan Automotive in Moorabbin, VIC. As part of the upgrades the original KKK turbocharger was replaced with a Garrett turbocharger, it received a high capacity fuel pump, Kevlar timing belt, larger intercooler, braided brake lines, and Sachs clutch unit. The car has remained in storage since 2014 and has not seen competition use.
The exterior condition of this 944 shows in very clean order for a car of its vintage and mileage. The red paintwork shows in great order overall with clean reflections and next to no swirl marks showing on the duco. There are various stone chips and paint nicks consistent with the car’s use over the years, especially at the front end and on the side mirrors. On the underside of the front bar some scraping can be seen. All four wheels show without curb rash and the tyres have a good amount of tread remaining, though they are near-on ten years old.
Inside this 944 has been kept in good condition. The black upholstery shows no major signs of wear and tear or damage, though obvious creases and weathering is seen on the fabric. Some fine points of scratching are seen on the dash, though the carpeting appears without significant wear. The car uses an aftermarket Momo steering wheel and Clarion head unit.
This vehicle will be supplied with original documentation items.
To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria under a club permit. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.
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