Very cool pics! Post up more of the 944 and tell me how you like it...........I've always liked the look of them, but heard not so good reports from most people.
The 944 is one of the best handling cars in the world, that is a fact.
Still is, and it also delivers decent fuel mileage and is pretty comfortable at the same time.
I bought mine for $3500.00 and over the past decade +, I've put over $20,000.00 into it, and a lot A LOT of my own labor, blood, sweat and tears.
I might be able to sell it for $3500.00 today, if I was lucky.
You either have to be very mechanical or have a lot of money to keep them maintained, and a poorly maintained one is best avoided. Even then, parts are far from cheap and if the car is allowed to sit, things go wrong.
They are good cars, do not get me wrong, and there are several varients.
The 83-85.5 early versions are the lightest, and the crudest as well. Very early examples, such as mine, did not have power steering.
In 86, a upgraded version was introduced, better climate control system, modern dash - and a Turbo option that, to this day, is one bad mo-fo.
The 924S is basically a 944 engine in the 924 body - the 924 used an Audi engine, the 944 a true Porsche engine.
The 944S used a 16 valve engine, it's a runner.
The 968 was the final evolution in the line.
The engine is in the front, transaxle in the back - perfect wieght distribution. One of the latest Corvettes uses that set up, it works.
Rennlist Discussion Forums
is one excellent forum, and the car has enough of a cult following that you may be able to find a local club as well.
944online.com Your Place For Porsche 944 Parts.
is another great resource, giving saving grace to Florida.
Here are some addition pictures of my83944 -
Other than some body work and a paint job, I did all the other work myself, from the new carpet to the clutch (not easy).
Timing belts are critical, that is what most people screw up on, you'll see more than a few 944's with bent valves, cheap.
Oh - there is/was a company in Las Vegas with really nice conversion kits for the 944, for those wanting an aluminum V8 under that hood -