After attending the Rose Cup races at PIR this past weekend, I had a hankering for a Porsche 944 Turbo. Big Time! As we walked by this pair, we were all reminded what a striking car the 951 is when properly taken care of.
Naturally I was motivated to check in on the Porsche 951 market to see how values were holding up.
First up is this 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo in Wisconsin:
quote from seller’s listing:
One of the best original, always garaged, never tracked and adult driven 951â€™s around anywhere, only 54K on her and is the best classic colors guards red with black interior. Only modifications are new Pioneer CD player with iPod input, and Lindsey chips with boost enhancer. Original radio and chips included. All needed maintenance done (see below list).
Interior is original and like new!!, perfect dash (rare), carpet is like new throughout the car and the seats are exceptional, Iâ€™ve never seen one like this before.
Exterior is excellent, original paint still has a great red shine and only the normal very minor rock nicks. No accidents or bodywork, amazingly clean, zero door dings, looks more like 5 years old, does NOT need paint. Glass is excellent with no cracks. Original rims are very good with just minor nicks and new rubber. All electronics work (yes, even the clock) Sunroof works flawlessly as well. The car is stored in my heated garage and covered. Only taken out on sunny summer days â€“ no rust of course!
Next is another red 86 Turbo in North Carolina:
blockquote from eBay listing:
I bought this car a little over a year ago and I’ve put 1000 miles on it. It is in excellent condition. The paint looks fantastic, with only a few nicks here and there from normal driving, none of which are noticeable from 10 feet (maybe less even). The clutch job has not been done, but shows no signs of needing replacement either, probably due to the babied nature of the car. (Porsche recommends the clutch be replaced at 36K miles, but that service has not been done and so far doesn’t need to be done) I do recommend replacing the rear brake calipers as they are showing slight signs of rust from the previous owner. Personally, I have never driven this car in the rain and refuse to. (Sunny days only!) The interior is equally near perfect and has not been smoked in, eaten in, nor have any drinks been allowed inside. There was a dash repair done by a previous owner but it is minor and almost unnoticeable. The leather on the shifter and steering wheel show SLIGHT signs of use, but nothing more than one would expect from 39,000 miles of use. You can replace them if you want, but it doesn’t take away from the interior beauty of the car in my opinion. This is practically a show car. The car comes equipped with Fikse lightweight racing wheels and Continental street/track tires (plenty of life left). A Bursche exhaust makes it purr really nice and boosts performance when combined with the installed PA chip. I have not dynoed the car, but guess that it produces in the neighborhood of 250hp. (More than enough to get you a ticket or two) I have and will include in the auction, all of the original equipment for the car, including the original wheels and tires, exhaust, and chips. I will also include an unused dash mat, a car cover, the original manual, and a certificate of authenticity from Porsche.
Here are the current values from Excellence:
1986 good: $7,834 excellent: $10,488
1987 good: $7,918 excellent: $10,600
1988 good: $8,441 excellent: $11.300 and 1988 Turbo S model $9,188 / $12,300
1989 good: $9,888 excellent: $13,238
I’ve always had a soft spot for the 944/951/968 series and both of these examples get me a little excited! These are sure to continue to climb in value and aren’t getting any easier to find in this condition.