1986 Porsche 944 Turbo


AutoArcheologist
Middletown, CT 06457
United States

1986 Porsche 944
Price
$17,900
Condition
Very Good
Mileage
99,000
Transmission Type
Manual
Exterior Color
Beige
Interior Color
Brown
Category  Foreign Cars

Description
1986 Porsche 944 Turbo Owned by the current owner for several years and purchased with the idea of giving to his children when the time came, they aren't really interested in it, so it's time to sell her and put her in the hands of someone who will enjoy her and care for her. This edition, in Kalahari Beige, has just less than 100K miles and runs and drives beautifully. The 2.5L Turbo 4 cylinder, putting out roughly 250 HP and 250 lbft, through a 5 speed manual transmission, runs this car .....
up to 60 MPH in just a tad over 5 seconds. That is fairly respectable even by today's terms. From the factory, this came optioned with several niceties, including 018 elevated hub/sport steering wheel; 158 Blaupunkt Monterey stereo system; 454 auto speed control (cruise); 650 electric detachable sunroof; and 946 power, leather seats (brown leather). Aside from the above listed options, this car is equipped with A/C that works, power windows, power steering and power 4 wheel disc brakes. The rear seats fold down allowing for more room than one would expect in this hatchback. A previous owner installed an open element, free flow intake and a Magna Flow exhaust. Once wearing a dealer installed "Protection Plus" clear bra, that started to negatively affect the paint, so it was removed and the nose repainted; there was also some rust in the passenger footwell and jack point that was repaired with the correct Porsche patch panel. The car does have 99,000 miles and there is a little bit of wear here and there that shows her age but overall, she is in great shape and can easily be jumped into and immediately enjoyed. Do a deep detail and some attention to small issues (like the cracked speaker cover) and she'll be show ready. The paint shows very well with very little in the way of chips or scratches. The fairly firm price of $17,900 will put her in your garage. Any questions, for many more photos and video, to schedule a time to see her in person or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks for the interest.
Features
2dr
Power Locks
Air Conditioning
Power Seats
AM/FM Radio
Power Steering
Cassette Player
Power Windows
Cruise Control
Sunroof
Power Disc Brakes
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Finding Lost Automotive Souls

It must have started when I was a kid, at 4 years old, lying in a hospital bed, watching my roommate build model cars. I HAD to have a model car too, so my Dad went out and bought me a plastic model of a 1964 MB 230 SL that we built together before I was released; so began my love affair of all things automotive, fast cars, bright colors, loud engines.

My attentions have since "matured" to the subtle lines of a classic Jaguar, the growl of a Ferrari V12, the distinct aroma emanating from the original leather interior of a recently unearthed Cunningham, or cool fall air rushing through our hair as we drive Amelia, our 76 MGB roadster. Not that I don't appreciate the fast cars and loud engines anymore; my palette has simply expanded. To me, an automobile is not merely a mode of transport to bring one from point A to B, but an experience of all the senses.

We have all seen them; some may even have them right now in their own yard: what appears to be the carcass of an old car, wasting away in the side yard, under a tarp, in a barn... These automotive lost souls are what I have set out to save if at all possible. The souls of these relics are the stories that are attached to them through years of ownership, maybe by one person/family or possibly a dozen or more. In some cases, our friend may be too far gone to bring back to road-worthiness, however, many times that is not the case. Once matched up with the next conservator, the motorcar gains a new lease on life as additional memories are instilled upon it.


That is why we do it... What is it that we do?

Archeology is the study of man's past by studying the remains of his culture. Each automobile sitting in someone's yard, barn, garage or under a tarp is a way to dig into the past of the car, it's previous owners, by studying the the stories attached to it... looking into it's soul.

As I travel the back-roads and byways of Connecticut and New England I see many of these aforementioned "artifacts". What I have set out to do is document in photos and text the stories attached to many of these vehicles. If at all possible, to save them from disintegrating into iron oxide dust and put them into the hands of those who will enjoy adding chapters to the story, whether they chose to use the car as a donor so that another may live, or bring the car back and put it back into service. Sometimes, those cars haven't fallen into disrepair and the owners simply want or need to move the car. We're there to assist in putting those cars into the hands of the next conservator.

If you are interested in any of the cars for sale on my web site, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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