1988 Porsche 944 “GTS”

This Porsche 944 sold for $7,800

I don’t often look at plain 944s, especially late examples, for a reason. By the end of the run, the standard 944 was overshadowed by the introduction of the 944S and 944S2 with their twin-cam motors and even a Cabriolet. Of course there was still the 944 Turbo and for 1988, the pumped up Turbo S. Then there was the Special Edition and the 944 2.7. Nevermind that there was also the lightweight 924S Special Edition, too. In short, there aren’t too many reasons to look at a “normal” 944 from the late production run. But with 924 Carrera GT/GTS DNA pumped into it, this particular 944 is anything but normal looking:

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Year: 1988
Model: 944
VIN: WP0AB0948JN471905
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 260,000 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

1988 Porsche 944
Very nice tribute to the 924 Carrera GT

-17″ Fuchs replica wheels w/Continental tires
-Porsche M030 Koni suspension with Weltmeister springs and 968 M030 sway bars
-Brand new (cross drilled)brake rotors, pads, and sensors…about 50 miles on them
-New starter
-Stock Porsche 2.5l High compression motor
-Magnaflow exhaust with custom factory style tip sounds great! You will love how it sounds!
-Runs and drives wonderful…A/C blows cold…everything works!
-I have maintenance records and owner info from day 1
Car shows 260k+miles but you would never believe it…does not smoke or burn oil…runs and drives very strong..needs nothing…just to be driven!
Paint is excellent…paint and body work was done 2 years ago…I did not go all out on mega expensive concours paint and body work, but it is very nice…there are a couple of runs, but they are not immediately noticeable…the car presents itself very very well, has a good shine…Took 2nd place at a PCA Concours in the front engine category….photos speak for themselves..this car turns heads!

Interior looks great!…has a professionally installed dash cover(shell)…carpet is nice
Factory Porsche SPORT SEATS – professionally custom recover in vinyl with mesh inserts …These seats sell for $2500 by themselves…even sports seats that need recovering often sell for $1500-2500
There is no back seat back…there was not one in it when I got the car….rear carpet is nice and has a PORSCHE scripted rear cargo mat.

email with questions…come drive it!
PLEASE DO NOT BID IF YOU DO NOT INTEND ON PAYING FOR IT…I HAVE HAD TO RE-LIST THIS CAR BECAUSE I HAVE BIDDERS THAT SAY THEY DID NOT BID OR THEY JUST DO NOT PAY…PLEASE DO NOT WASTE MY TIME….
No reserve auction…good luck and thank you for bidding!

What a cool look. The Carrera GT/GTS bits really add a macho look to the 944 even if it wasn’t a wall flower to begin with. That the Carrera GT flares were added to the already flared 944 rear quarters brings this car towards Group 5 proportions. The lowered M030 suspension coupled with the Fuchs wheels are a perfect look to match it, while the squat Euro front and rear end treatment gives a more racey appearance to match the GT’s hoodscoop and venting. White with the traditional ‘Porsche’ lettering on the rockers was a perfect choice, too. Inside sport seats and the MOMO wheel are the real highlights. With 260,000 miles, it’s certainly no spring chicken – but with all the records and the body and interior transformation, this is one great looking driver and as the seller notes, 1988 boosted the power to 160 with higher compression pistons.

It’s no surprise that this package has gotten some attention, and the no reserve auction sits at $7,600 at time of writing. Having priced out a Carrera GT conversion myself, most of the current bidding could be eaten up just sourcing the parts – never mind installing them. If you’re looking for a slick and unique driver Porsche that’ll turn heads on a budget, here’s your chance.

-Carter

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One Comment

  1. It bugs me when sellers “gloss” over details like the ODO actually being closer to 265,000 miles. It registers doubt regarding what else is hyped a bit.

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