There was a time when all I wanted in this world was a low mileage 1987 Porsche 944.Â Not the turbo, too much work there and my pocketbook couldn’t handle the drama.
I got close too.Â The husband of one of my co-workers decided to sell his one owner 944 with 90k.Â Not as low mileage as I would have liked but it was loved and darn tempting.Â I took it for a drive and was amazed by how tight it still felt and how well it was aging.Â I took the weekend to think about it and…
Well, I bought a fully restored 1974 914.Â In the end the allure of open air motoring was just too hard to resist.Â I never should have sold that car!Â If I had a dime for every time I said that I would have enough funds to buy another.
Anyhow, about those ’87 944’s.Â Here is as nice an example as you will find.
From the seller –
“This is totally original w/all the service records. It is a 2 owner car since new w/all the original paperwork, window sticker, warranty books & sales brochure. This car has never seen any weather, always stored in a climate controlled building. The body paint, interior, motor compartment are as they were the day it left the dealership – NEW NEW NEW! This is most likely the best original available in the country today. Options: Color – Porsche Guards Red Interior – Tan leather seats Power windows (all glass tinted) Rear window defogger Electric rear hatch release Power driver’s seat Alpine AM/FM stereo radio (4 speaker system) Reclining front bucket seats Climate control air conditioning Stainless muffler w/chrome tips (factory) Touring package Limited slip differential Central locking system 5 speed transmission 2.5 liter motor 215/65 radial tires mounted on alloy 15×7 wheels.”
In looking at the pictures this car seems to be as clean as the seller states.Â About as clean as any 944 I have seen.Â Oh, but it has been in a wreck and if AutoCheck caught it chances are it was substantial.Â Even with the accident I peg this car in the $12-13k range.Â You just don’t seen 944’s with this kind of mileage all that often.
What?Â Bidding is already up to $15.1k with quite some time left in the auction?Â Shows you what I know, very little.Â I am guessing the reserve is in the $20K range and would be shocked if bidding ran that high, only time will tell.