Looking for a Porsche 944 Turbo S For Sale?

Richard left a message that he was looking for a pristine 944 Turbo S for sale, and I’ve found a couple that might be worth taking a look at that are available right now!

Porsche 944 Turbo S Silver Rose For Sale

Limited Edition – Silver Rose
Low Production Count ( 500 Silver Rose )
Fastest – This was produced with the Turbo CUP Specification
Low Miliage – 51076
Garage kept (with cover)
Unique Interior – most are leather – this is Plaid Cloth.
Only mod I know about is the race suspension which makes it a little lower and tighter than stock.
Fire Extinguisher – added
Very thick custom car cover included.
Tires – like new. About 2k miles on it.
Engine – Strong and fast. Runs Perfect.
Drives solid. No rattles


A rare 1988 Porsche 944 (951S) Turbo S on Craigslist South Florida for $16500

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo For Sale in South Florida

The mileage is 86,600 original miles, exterior is black and interior is beige. I have all the original maintenance receipts from certified Porsche shops. The car has been garaged all of its life so the original paint is immaculate. I purchased the car from the original owner and have all of the books, records and the original window sticker.


Hope that helps Richard. Take care,

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944 Turbo Low Mileage Double Post! 2 1986 Porsche 951 For Sale Right Now!

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.

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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:

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quote from seller’s listing:

One of the best original, always garaged, never tracked and adult driven 951’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, I’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 – no rust of course!

Next is another red 86 Turbo in North Carolina:

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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.

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Two Porsche 944’s For Sale: Less Than 50k Miles Combined!

As a low-miles sucker, I spotted these two 944’s on eBayMotors and was immediately sucked in. As the pictures show, they are flawless covering less than 30k miles each. And they’re both for sale from the same seller.

1991 Porsche 944S2 on eBayMotors for $21k buy-it-now:

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

This 1991 9442 s2 is probably the nicest one you will find. This is 1 of only 510 that was shipped to the U.S. in 1991. It comes with the upgraded 17″ Porsche cup wheels with Bridgestones all the way around. All services are up to date including the timing belt and the water pump, all shocks have been replaced, AC was just completely serviced. Everything works: electrical, lights, headlights, radio with EQ, all knobs and switches. Paint is pristine with just a few stone chips on the front. The interior is more of a charcoal gray ( the pictures show it as lighter gray) all leather is still supple and in excellant (new looking) condition, no cracks in the dash, carpet is clean an new looking. All books, tools, Porsche Bra in its Porsche bag, Porsche air pump, and misc. porsche stuff related ot this car come with it.

1987 Porsche 944 Turbo on eBayMotors for $19.5k buy-it-now:

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

This is a 1987 944 turbo with only 26,000 miles. It has all documents from new. Original window sticker, original sales invoices from new, original dealer paperwork from new, original 1987 Porsche 944 turbo dealer brochure in full color aprox. 15″x 15″ and all mechanical service receipts from day one. Timing belt service was completed, and all services are up to date. If you are looking for a PRISTINE “Collector Quality” 944 Turbo, then you have found it. This 944 Turbo is as nice as the photos, no paint work, no scuffs no dings dents, just simply a well preserved 944 Turbo. Im in Bonita Springs Florida. We have an international airport here. If this car isn’t as nice as described, I will pay for your flight. If you choose not to fly and truck the car to your home, I will refund you purchase price and shipping charges if this car is not as represented.

I realize the prices are steep, but the pictures really seem to demonstrate two really clean and original cars. Those interior pictures could be from a brochure. Considering these cars are practically new, they could be considered a cheap means to nearly new Porsche ownership compared to the MSRP of today’s new Porsches!

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Euro Spec 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo For Sale

Wow, there’s not much not to like on this great looking car. Low miles, gray over tan, beautiful upgrade rims, and rare European specification import make this car highly desirable to the Porsche 951 enthusiast. Here’s a 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo For Sale on eBaymotors:

quote from seller’s eBaymotors listing:

You are bidding on a RARE and UNIQUE 944 Turbo (aka 951). I have owned a number of 951’s over the years, but this one is by far the most unique. This CarFax certified 951 has low mileage (63,239), comes in the rare color combination of Graphite Metallic over Light Grey and has a binder of receipts. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind 951 with pedigree, read on!!!

This 951 has only had 2 owners. The first owner was a physician who purchased the car in Europe and brought it to the United States. The VIN is WP0ZZZ95ZGN101375. This car is 1 of only 2,760 944 Turbos produced for the rest of the world (ROW) in 1986!!! By comparison, there were about 3 times as many US spec 944 Turbos produced in 1986. The European versions had the highly desirable streamlined rear bumper and front fenders with marker lights in them (see photos). The most interesting feature on this car is the instrument cluster. The warning lights are written in German!!!

This car comes with the original European Delivery documents which consist of a Porsche Touring Pass and another book which appears to be a travel guide and is written entirely in German. I have included a photo of both of these items in their original plastic case. They are in pristine condition. The car also comes with the original First Aid kit (never used) which is also written in German.

This car was specially ordered from the factory with a single sport seat which is confirmed by a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. The car has the following option codes: C00 (Eurospec emissions), M74 (touring package), 197 (heavy duty alternator and higher amperage battery), 261 (passenger mirror – electric, heated and adjustable), 418 (protective side moldings), 431 (4 spoke leather sport steering wheel), 533 (alarm system), 573 (air conditioning) and 650 (removable sunroof).

This 951 was well maintained and comes with the original books, including the stamped service book, and a binder of receipts. All of the important maintenance and updates have been performed and documented.

There’s a little wear detailed in the ad, but none of which detracts that much from what, in my mind, is a really cool and rare example. I’ll update after the auction ends. 3 days to go and currently reserve not met at $6100.

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1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S For Sale in White on Black

The gap between average-to-good condition 944 Turbo’s and pristine-and-maintained examples is about a mile wide. I’ve listed the prior a few times, but once in a while, one of the latter comes out from hiding. And judging from the seller’s $15k asking, it appears he knows what he has.

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S For Sale on Craigslist SF:

quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

This is one of the cleanest 944’s I could find. The car is Alpine white with black leather interior. I am the third owner. I bought it from the mechanic of the original owner. The car was purchased at Carlsen Porsche in Palo Alto. The car has only 74k miles on it. The mechanic who I bought it from kept it in impecable condition. You can find many other cars for a lot cheaper but you will end up spending the money on them over time. This car is ready to drive and you will not need to worry about issues. I have the certificate of authenticity from Porsche. Options listed as: cruise control, leather seats, electric sliding roof, cd player with radio, amplifier system, emissions control – California, special model 944 turbo. production date 6/10/1988 MSRP $46224.00

The Turbo is a fast car anyway, but the S ups the ante with a bigger turbo, bigger brakes, standard limited slip differential, and market exclusivity. And I’m a sucker for white on black.

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Very Low Miles 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo on eBay

What a great looking, totally original, and super low miles car! This example has only 27k miles and did not sell at $17k:

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo For Sale by owner on eBay

Quote from sellers auction:

The color of this Porsche is a Titamium Metallic with black leather interior. The photos show it to have a bronze tint to it, but it doesn’t. As you can see it is in Excellent condition. I just had all the services done to it and completely gone through. Everything works. The AC blows hard and cold. The paint Excellent with just a few stone chips in the front. No accidents not even a door ding. I have the books and keys. Please give me a call if you have any questions.

I love the color combo of dark gray on black leather. And that leather looks brand new, even on the steering wheel. But if it didn’t sell for $17k, how much more is it worth? Leave a comment with your opinion.

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Porsche 944 Turbo Resources: Your Guide to 951 Information on the Web

The Porsche 944 Turbo, known internally at Porsche and amongst enthusiasts as the 951, is a performance bargain. Stunning examples can be had for the same kind of money as a well looked after BMW e36 M3’s. But suddenly I’m seeing prices lower than I’ve seen the past few years. Naturally it’s re-sparked my interest.

I have been a fan of the design and potential of the 944 series since high school. Stunning looks and genuinely German details combine with a perfectly balanced platform, 200+ hp, and final performance numbers that nearly rivaled even the mighty 911 Turbo of it’s day. Someone remind me again why I haven’t owned one of these?

For starters, they’re not exactly plentiful with only about 15,000 examples sold in the U.S. (though this could be good for U.S. investors willing to export as only 10,000 more were sold worldwide.) Couple that with the generous aftermarket offerings and the amazing potential for these cars to easily exceed 300whp with bolt on upgrades, and you may be hard pressed to find a well cared for example in the neighborhood. The easy numbers and low entry price have resulted in many cars falling into the hands of owners who weren’t prepared for the total price of ownership. And the market reflects it with a range of asking prices going as low as $6000ish for well used examples with high miles, to beyond $15k for low mileage and even more rare ‘S’ models with 247hp, upgraded suspension and other rarities standard. But somewhere in between lies a serious performance, racing pedigree’d, prestige bargain.

For what it’s worth, Excellence has updated values for the 944 Turbo in their April 2008 issue: 1986 models range from $7892 for a so-so car, to $12k for an excellent car. The last model year, 1989, as $11k – $16.9k.

Online Resources for Researching the 944 Turbo

Enthusiast Sites:

  • The 944 FAQ – A current and very comprehensive FAQ for the Porsche 924/944/968 series.
  • The Water Cooler – An enthusiast created one-stop-shop for everything 924/944/968.
  • Bill Underwood’s 944 World – A great enthusiast site with personal ownership experiences, buying guides, 944 FAQ, and even more links.

Other sites:

Porsche 944 Turbo Aftermarket Vendors

  • Lindsey Racing – Manufacturing proven and surprisingly affordable aftermarket products for the 944 Turbo and other Porsche models. They have a 270whp kit for under $1500!

Online Communities Supporting 944 Turbo Enthusiasts

  • Pelican Parts – This link should be listed in all the link categories shown here really. But I’m listing them here because not just because Pelican considered the best, but because of the community that has grown up with them as a result of their long standing online presence.
  • 944online.com Forums
  • Roadfly’s 944 Forum

Porsche 944 Turbo’s For Sale Right Now

In the cheap but has potential category, this 944 Turbo out of San Diego for $7200:

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This car deserves a look due to it’s recent maintenance and spendy upgraded rim combination. If most everything else checks out with a few thousand required to make it right, could be a very good buy.

The next car has more reasonable mileage for an enthusiast who is looking for what appears to be a well looked after example:

Black 1986 944 Turbo on Autotrader for $13.5k:

If you’re new to the 944 Turbo, I hope this post was helpful. If you’re 951 experienced, please leave your comments below on how I could improve this post and your story with the car. And if you have a 944 Turbo for sale within a half day of zip code 97330, I’d love to examine your car in person for feature in it’s own post with a DSLR photos, interview and short video. Email me for details.

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