Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
10/5/17 9:26 a.m.
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While we were traveling to the SCCA Runoffs last week, we stopped by Northshore Sportscars to browse their latest arrivals. What struck us? This beautiful original 1987 Porsche 944. They are asking for $14,995, which is a little less than Hagerty's No. 2 value.

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Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Digital Experience Director
10/5/17 9:29 a.m.

Mmmmmmmmmm

mtn
mtn MegaDork
10/5/17 11:02 a.m.

This place is a Morgan dealer too. Just FYI. 

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
10/5/17 11:28 a.m.

That is 951 or S2$$$. Low millage really nice car but that I think is the very top money for a plain old 87 944. I would not pay that. These cars like to be driven. They tend to age better if they are driven. Unless that car has had a complete service recently it will need thousands of dollars of preventative service. 

mtn
mtn MegaDork
10/5/17 12:07 p.m.
dean1484 said:

Unless that car has had a complete service recently it will need thousands of dollars of preventative service. 

Not from this dealership. They'll tell you exactly what is up with all the vehicles. 

 

"We have the original sales invoice and all service records back to 1987. The timing belt was replaced just 3000 miles and 2 years ago. It has a Clean CARFAX and a full set of factory repair manuals. "

NickD
NickD SuperDork
10/5/17 12:52 p.m.

Meh. Having driven a 944, I don't think they are worth 15 grand, no matter how nice.

Vigo
Vigo UltimaDork
10/5/17 12:59 p.m.

That is 951 or S2$$$. Low millage really nice car but that I think is the very top money for a plain old 87 944. I would not pay that.

 

I agree with that. Im sure the dealership does too as they probably paid much less. It's almost impossible for a 'buy low' person to make a deal with a 'sell high' person, which is why i just avoid dealerships altogether. Some things are hard to find any other way, and i respect the whole concept of making money doing something you love (flipping cars). I would just have to know the owner of the dealership and be on very good personal terms to feel ok buying at full-retail asking price unless it was something so friggin rare that i had no reasonable hope of finding the car again any other way. 

Also technically that is more than 'rough 996' money, which is the route i went. I bought low from a kid who got in over his head and needed out when the easy money from oil fields dried up. I like buying from desperate people. cheeky

 

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
10/5/17 1:47 p.m.

And two years means it is due again. 

SEADave
SEADave HalfDork
10/5/17 2:04 p.m.

Nice General tires!   I kid, really.   My 90 Foxbody 5.0 is on the original 4-lug wheels, and it's probably gonna end up on a set of Generals too.  That's one downside to an original older car - no high performance tires in those old sizes.     

I'm surprised is that 77k is considered "low miles" for one of these.   For the price I was expecting to see 50k or less.   

 

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
10/5/17 2:21 p.m.

one of my favourite cars in looks.

Tom_Spangler
Tom_Spangler UberDork
10/5/17 3:00 p.m.

There's no way I'd pay $15k for an NA 944, and I freaking LOVE 944s!

penultimeta
penultimeta HalfDork
10/5/17 6:04 p.m.

There are so many other cars I'd rather spend 15k on and I really like the 944. 

chandler
chandler PowerDork
10/5/17 6:19 p.m.

I agree with Dean on this, 951 or late cars for that kind of money. Heck I sold my triple blue convertible for about that money twelve years ago, late cars are really the best cruisers anyway.

racerdave600
racerdave600 UltraDork
10/6/17 5:11 p.m.

And two years means it is due again. 

So true!  I know from experience with these that you cannot go by mileage alone.  I had one break almost on the 2 year change anniversary.   Fortunately it was a 951 and at idle, or it could have been much worse.  Do not, do not, do not go more than two years on a 944 timing belt. 

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