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944 Turbo 2.5 – 220 ch [1985 à 1988]

Porsche 930 Turbo vs 944 Turbo… Préjugés !

Finalement, tout les oppose. L’une à un 4 cylindre, l’autre un Flat 6 refroidi par air. L’une à le moteur à l’avant pendant que l’autre l’a dans son sac à dos. L’une à une ligne carré avec pop up et l’autre est une grenouille rondouillarde aux courbes musclées. Pourtant, les deux embarquent une bricole qui […]

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This 1986 944 Turbo Just Sold For $74,000: Is It A Sign Of Things To Come?

Has the 944’s time finally come? The model’s popularity has led to a steady upward creep in prices in recent years, and this recent BAT result may just be the tip of the iceberg. Indeed, even Jerry Seinfeld is getting in on the action, having just acquired a black Turbo and this S2 Cabriolet. This 5k-mile 1986 Turbo just smashed Bring a Trailer’s auction record for the model, doubling the previous top result for a 944 Turbo, and besting the previous top 944 sale by more than $30k. At $74k, this Pearl White coupe has reached beyond the model’s typically-modest pricing, and well into territory normally occupied by low-mile Supra Turbos, Ferrari 328s, and well-optioned 993s.

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This result is the latest in a streak of increasingly impressive results for the model. Recent results from other auction houses, including an impressive $72,600 result at Gooding & Co’s Monterey sale, have approached the result achieved on BAT. According to the included original window sticker the car originally sold for $33,600, meaning that over three decades the car more than doubled its original sticker price, and roughly kept pace with inflation.

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Credit is due to the seller’s exceptionally thorough approach. While BAT sellers are generally very thorough, with galleries often creeping beyond 150 images, this seller went above and beyond with over 400 images. Everything from paint meter readings, to the stampings inside the included set of color-keyed Fuchs wheels were documented. It is pretty clear that this is an exceptional 944 Turbo.

Interestingly, this car came from the same town as the Utlimate Enthusiast Garage featured here in 2017, though it was not owned by the same person. It’s pretty clear, however, that this car lived an extremely pampered life.

While aficionados may argue about the merits of this first-year Turbo compared to the later cars, we challenge anyone to find another comparable Turbo of any year. The real question with this car is whether to keep the phonedials on the car, or mount up those deliciously-’80s Pearl White Fuchs.

Photos from Bring a Trailer LLC used with permission.

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Future Collectible Factory Hot Rod: 1987 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup

This 1987 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup car was featured for sale as a BringATrailer.com exclusive almost 3 years ago already, but we still consider it to be one of the finest examples left to exist today. Only 192 of the race cars were built to compete in the worldwide single spec series, this one being 1 of only 9 of those that were imported into the United States by Al Holbert, the head of Porsche Cars North America. From new it was sold to an executive at Escort radar detectors, which just so happened to be the title sponsor for the US series at the time. The absolute holly grail of the 944 Turbo (aka 951) series, we imagine these ultimate factory prepped race versions to be the next highly collectible Porsche on this side of the 911 world and their recent asking and selling prices have been supporting that theory quite well. Let’s take a closer look at this particular example while we glimpse at the differences that distinguish the racers from their street driven brethren. Extensive parts “delete” help shave some 400 pounds off of their weight, with additional help from the use of magnesium for such parts as […]

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Vintage Photos: 1986 Porsche 944 Turbos at the Factory

It’s the summer of 1985, and Rennlist.com forum member “jerhofer” stumbled upon the first Porsche 944 Turbos (Type 951) at the Audi factory in Neckarsulm while on a trip to Germany. Need we say more? Find more photos of them mixed in with Audis and normal 944s and a link to the full thread on the following page… 8 cylinder engine blocks at the Audi factory.   Find the full thread HERE.

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SOLD for $41,100?!!? 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo

Every time Bringatrailer.com posts that they are looking for more writers, I roll the dice and email them a car or two’s descriptions to see if I got what it takes. This 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo is the car I submitted this time around, which can be found in full on the following page. Considering what other similar examples have sold for recently on their site, it is very hard to believe this car really closed today on eBay at $41,100… This 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo (VIN: WP0AA2952KN151150) is one of only 715 examples sold in the U.S. that year which included all of the previous year’s “S” upgrades. Some of those special features included the M-030 Sport suspension with Bilstein Sport shocks, larger sway bars and torsion bars, 928 S4 brakes and an M-220 LSD with its own dedicated oil cooler. The most recent service of this example included replacing the cam belt, shaft belt, cam idler, idler roller and both tensioners 15k miles ago, although there is no mention of how long ago that was time wise. Everything is said to have been retensioned last month, with an inspection of the motor mounts and original clutch revealing everything was in good working […]

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