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This Porsche 944 Was Neglected For 19 Years, Watch Its Revival!

This 1984 Porsche 944 has been off the road for more than half of its life, and was last registered when it was just 16 years old. After 19 years spent sitting, apparently outside based on the sheer volume of mold and mouse waste, the car was donated to Kars 4 Kids. The car was filthy, not running, and had a stuck brake caliper. Kars 4 Kids was taking the car to auction to help fund their organization, and it was pretty clear that its condition was going to hamper bidding. Enter Larry Kosilla.

If you’re not already familiar with Larry, the man is a master detailer. For newbies to car detailing his introductory and intermediate series on detailing are invaluable. Each of his videos is laden with tips on how to make the most of often tragically-neglected cars. This particular video introduces a handy technique for filling stone chips with a medical syringe, as well as how to preserve deteriorating carpets.

For those of you who might not handle your own detailing though, this video is sheer catharsis. Watching this 944 transition from a feces-laden home for mice to an unusually-handsome project car is refreshing. Seeing the car leave Larry’s garage with its excited new owner, hopefully destined for a renewed life out of the weeds, is emblematic of what makes this hobby special.

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Porsche revient sur l’histoire de ses modèles « transaxle »

Moteur avant et transmission à l’arrière pour une répartition des masses parfaites ?

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Porsche 944 modernisée – un projet intéressant

Les PMA intéressent de plus en plus, il suffit de voir les cotes augmentées pour certains modèles dont les 928 et les 944. Certains modèles anciens continuent à susciter l’intérêt de jeunes designers, notamment la Porsche 944 qui a été modernisée avec les tendances actuelles. Comparée à la 928, qui était uniquement motorisée par un …

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What It’s Like To Drive a 400k+ Mile 944 Turbo

This 944 Turbo should seem familiar to long-time Flatsixes readers. Though it recently came into Ethan Tuft’s care, for the last year it has lived with Bradley Brownell. This white 1987 944 Turbo is nicknamed Corporal Kaos, which makes for one of the most amusing vanity plates I’ve ever seen, and has hilariously high miles. Though it currently shows somewhere North of 350k, the odometer has been stuck at that figure since the late 1990s. The true total is likely stratospheric. But how does Corporal Kaos drive?

Despite the mileage, the car sounds unusually tight. Perhaps my own experience is creeping in here, as cracked and cratered Northeastern roads seem to expose every single creak and rattle in every car I drive.  Where miles of Albany County potholes can make my 98k mile car sound like a collander of loose change, the audio from this 400k+ car isn’t showing anything untoward. The exhaust is also exceptionally subdued, and the cabin sounds surprisingly pleasant. Again, my long tube headers and single Magnaflow are definitely coloring my perceptions here. Not to mention turbochargers act as something of a pre-muffler.

Notably this is not a wildly modified 944, and according to Ethan the experience is defined by a broad powerband from the large 2.5 liter turbo four. While you’ll never mistake a 944 Turbo for a modern turbocharged car, the large relatively large displacement goes a long way towards preventing the peaky and laggy behavior exhibited by many of its contemporaries. Though you can hear occasional whistles from the wastegate, everything seems quite buttoned down and well sorted right up to the moment it doesn’t.

Ethan’s fun in this video is curtailed by an issue with the cooling system, which caused it to leak profusely and overheat. Hopefully the issue can be resolved swiftly, and Ethan can get back in the ring with Corporal Chaos.

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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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