1987 Porsche 944 Turbo with 5k miles

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The Porsche 944 Turbo, known internally as the 951, is leading the charge in terms of the 944’s popularity with collectors. As such, prices have been on the rise for these forced induction coupes, as P-car enthusiasts begin to view them as worthy alternatives to the almighty 911. We saw a low mileage 1986 944 Turbo sell last month for $21,500. Good examples are regularly approaching and exceeding the $20,000 mark. Now comes along this 1987 944 Turbo with just under 6,000 miles. Surely this is one of the lowest mileage examples we’ve seen yet at GCFSB. The asking price is also one of the highest we’ve encountered. Worth the price of admission for an almost new 944 Turbo?

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Year: 1987
Model: 944 Turbo
Engine: 2.5 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 5,987 mi
Price: $36,500 Buy It Now

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Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1987 Porsche 944 Turbo 5 speed in Maraschino Red Metallic with Burgundy leather interior. ONLY 5,987 miles from new with clean CARFAX. Equipped with limited slip differential, Touring Package, central locking, 16″ rims, drivers power seat. Absolutely perfect body with virtually perfect original paint (passenger fender has a couple of tiny marks where something dripped onto it – shown). Perfect interior and I mean perfect – no cracks, nothing dyed, no wear anywhere. Mechanically absolutely superb. Just had a service, fluid/filter change etc – drives like a new car – really! Comes with its unused tools, sunroof bag, original books stamped to 3,311 miles with 3 services. I doubt there’s a better original 944 anywhere and this is a Turbo with Touring Package. Drive it or collect it – you can’t go wrong. Inspections encouraged. All sales AS-IS. Sales tax and lic fees due if delivered in California.

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This car is certainly a lot of red, but that’s doesn’t bother me as much as the rear filler panel between the tail lights. This was an accessory in fashion at the time, but how many times do you need to have the word “PORSCHE” scribbled across the back of your vehicle? It looks a bit tacky and out of place on such a fine machine. Hagerty is pegging the value of a top notch 944 Turbo of this vintage solidly in the mid $20k range. Have we moved on to a world of 944 Turbos fetching $30,000 or more? We’ll be watching closely.

-Paul

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2 Comments

  1. Sheesh….what an anomaly. Only a virgin once (or twice).

    And every mile you put on it, the value drops….just like a new car.

    So hard to wrap my head around. Too expensive to drive…just a damn novelty.

  2. Hmm. I’d like to see the price drop by around $10K…, but OTOH, this was a $30K car when new, which is around $60K in today’s dollars. So if a buyer could get the price on this practically unused classic sports car down by at least $5K they’d be getting a time-capsule whose performance will match and better that of many modern ones, and even if it sees light use (say 2 or 3K miles per year) is almost certain to appreciate steadily. Assuming that everything is in good shape mechanically, etc. the only question is how many years ahead of the market you’re willing to buy – I’d guess this is 2 to 5 ahead at most, given the growing appreciation these cars are getting.

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