This 1987 Porsche 944 turbo, known internally as the 951, is a clean example and nearly completely unmodified, rare for these models. This example was sold new in Canada but is now being auctioned with a clean, Colorado title. This Canadian market car features some options specific to Canada such as a speedometer in kilometers per hour and a non airbag steering wheel. The odometer indicates just over 169,000 kilometers which is equivalent to about 105,000 miles.
This 1987 944 turbo is equipped with a 2.5 liter turbocharged inline 4 cylinder engine rated from the factory at 217 horsepower. The engine runs strong, does not overheat, and starts easily even when cold. The turbo, and turbo gauge function well and indicates peak boost at roughly 4,000 RPM. Power is sent to a rear mounted 5-speed transaxle via a torque tube. The transmission shifts smoothly through all 5 gears and reverse. Braking is done via power assisted 4-wheel discs (no abs as equipped). A shake in the steering wheel is present at speeds over 60 miles per hour. The battery has a slow drain that causes the battery to go flat after about a week.
The exterior condition is very good. The guards red paint presents well. The previous owner did state some paint work had been done to the front bumper, and a paint chip and ding from a rock is present on the nose. The car is overall extremely straight throughout. The factory equipped phone dial wheels are found at all four corners and are in extremely good condition. The headlights pop up and function thanks to a replaced headlight motor. All lights throughout the car work well. The glass is in excellent shape and shows no signs of chipping or scratches.
The interior features black leather surfaces. The upholstery appears to be original. A 2 inch seam is beginning to become unstitched along the driver bolster. Overall the seats present well. The dash, steering wheel, and original shifter are in excellent shape. The shift knob is original. The power windows and electrically ventilated roof panel work as new. All gauges work. The 944 has an aftermarket head unit feeding factory speakers. The heat works well, the air conditioning is non functional.
This Porsche 944 Turbo is being sold as-is with a clean, Colorado title.