Motorsports Monday: 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S

I get it. You want to tell your friends that on the weekends you race a Guards Red Porsche Turbo S. But your bank account tells your friends that a Kia Soul is more your speed. What’s a Porschephile to do? Look to the watercooled transaxle cars, that’s what you do. Though prices of 944 Turbo S models have been soaring, if you’re less interested in a pristine, low mile street worthy example, a track prepared car can provide you with the thrills of boosted ownership at a much more reasonable rate. Today’s example shows us why:

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Year: 1988
Model: 944 Turbo S
Engine: 2.5 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: Not Listed
Price: No Reserve Auction

88 Porsche 944 Turbo S Race Car.
Kelly Moss built and raced
John Milledge built engine
John Miller tuned Leda coil over suspension
Poly bronze suspension bushing upgrade
Turbo Cup sway bars
Full Turbo Cup exhaust
Cup Turbo installed on engine
Race built transmission
QUAIFE differential
Porsche Design 90 wheels
Accusump installed

Full prep October 2015 for NJMP track day. Ran great.

Was raced in PCA E Stock so full interior is installed
Car would be competitive in NASA GTS3 if the interior was removed.
Includes build book from Kelly Moss.
Has typical track patina, the odd scratch or chip.Paint is NOT faded as might be viewed in a couple of the photos. Crappy cellphone shots, sorry.
Very limited usage last 10 years, occasional track days, no races.
Seats and belts may be out of date for your club/organization.

Selling at no reserve, car will sell if bid on.

Trailer pictured not included.

Preparation of this mostly stock Turbo S has been much less extreme than many other examples I’ve looked at, but that doesn’t mean it’s been skimped on. Rather, the more stock preparation levels have helped to keep the running costs in check and still race in a very competitive realm. Kelly Moss is known for great builds and the car features some big-dollar Turbo Cup items, Recaro race seats and a Quaife differential. The seller says the car sits on Design 90s, but pictured are the stronger and lighter Turbo S Clubsport forged wheels. The John Milledge engine alone would set you back more than the current bid on the car. And let’s look at that bid – for $12,501 you could buy this running, driving 944 Turbo S. And, you could go racing. I’m not even sure $12,000 gets you a competitive vintage Porsche flat-6 block anymore. This car is quite simply a ridiculous deal as it sits.

-Carter

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