Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
2/27/24 8:53 a.m.

1987 Porsche 944 Turbo, a bit over 140K miles, excellent shape.  5sp manual, located in southern Dayton OH.  I bought the car almost exactly a year ago, looking for the "next big thing" & expecting another MR2 really, but I saw this in Cincinnati and couldn't pass it up.

The "turbo" emblem was replaced after this photo.

Lots of little things like Rennline bits and pieces, I added LEDs here and there to modernize it a bit, including the headlights from 944Only.

3" binder of full documentatiion back to 1987 including delivery information and photos of the original owner in Germany with the car and on the Autobahn.

 

I knew I would forget things so I saved the seller's information on Marketplace.  Add onto this two trips to Porsche specialist garages for quite a few things like new air-oil separator, balance shaft adjustment, and more.  My build thread has more information.

My build thread and adventures here...

That RS wing is still in the box and goes with the car along with other parts like another air-oil separator, original corner windows, OEM shifter, old radio (forget the brand), ...

With the purchase of the Celica race car, and impending re-purchase of my old WRX, I can't park 5 cars.  Of all of them, believe it or not, this is the one I'm least invested in (emotionally anyway lol).

SWMBO said I should list it for $25K to the general public, see where it goes.  For friends and GRM types, I will make a much better deal.  $20K

dyintorace
dyintorace GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
2/27/24 8:59 a.m.

Price?

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
2/27/24 9:00 a.m.

In reply to dyintorace :

Sorry, I hit Post by mistake and wasn't done.  "SWMBO said I should list it for $25K to the general public, see where it goes.  For friends and GRM types, I will make a much better deal."

Also forgot short shifter that PO included but never installed, as mentioned the original is still included. Honestly it isn't very "short".

Cotton
Cotton PowerDork
2/27/24 11:51 a.m.

I've had a couple of 944 Turbos and love them.  Very cool car.

drew944
drew944 New Reader
2/27/24 12:39 p.m.

Lot of car for the money, these are. Can we get a pic of the option code sticker (in rear hatch or otherwise)?

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
2/27/24 7:02 p.m.

In reply to drew944 :

This?

drew944
drew944 New Reader
2/27/24 7:50 p.m.

That's the one! Thank you

 definitely some good options (474 is sport shocks and 414 is a transmission cooler)

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
2/28/24 8:39 a.m.

In reply to drew944 :

Interested?  ;)

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
3/4/24 1:19 p.m.

No interest here, only a few comments on the local AX Facebook groups.  Before I delve into the general public I'm wondering if it would be worth it to try BaT?

Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter)
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
3/4/24 2:28 p.m.
Jerry said:

No interest here, only a few comments on the local AX Facebook groups.  Before I delve into the general public I'm wondering if it would be worth it to try BaT?

Probably. In that condition, with all the records, the BaT crowd will eat it up.

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
3/15/24 11:17 a.m.

One last bump before photos for BaT.  I'm picking up the WRX this weekend.  $19K.

Flynlow
Flynlow Dork
3/15/24 11:54 a.m.

Just peanut gallery chiming in, saw the ad when you first posted, car looks great, records look great, I just have a mental block on 944's being over $20k.  Several friends traded 944 turbos back and forth for $8-10k (years and years ago) and that's where i'm stuck mentally.  I know the markets changed, and i think your car is absolutely worth your asking price, I just can't get there.  
 

In case you wanted feedback :p

Docwemple
Docwemple HalfDork
3/25/24 1:33 p.m.

Very nice and love the color.  Wish I had the spare dosh

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/25/24 1:36 p.m.

That's definitely BaT worthy.

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
3/26/24 8:34 a.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

Hoping the rain stops after work, to get photos in overcast sky.  Sunday was bright sunshine and after 3-4hrs of vinyl removal on the WRX this old man's back was done.

The one local guy from an SCCA FB group that seemed interested has ghosted me.  Another reason I don't want to deal with MP or CL.

dyintorace
dyintorace GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
3/26/24 9:26 a.m.
Jerry said:

In reply to Keith Tanner :

Hoping the rain stops after work, to get photos in overcast sky.  Sunday was bright sunshine and after 3-4hrs of vinyl removal on the WRX this old man's back was done.

The one local guy from an SCCA FB group that seemed interested has ghosted me.  Another reason I don't want to deal with MP or CL.

Having sold a few cars on BaT, getting professional pictures (and lots of them) really helps. I don't have the equipment or knowledge to do that so I hired it out in both cases.

docwyte
docwyte UltimaDork
3/26/24 10:40 a.m.

You can pay BaT for a photographer, I think it was $200?  Totally worth it.  My experience with BaT was overall positive but the car sold for 20% less than what I thought the bottom dollar would be, and I still had ~6 people show up to my house to look at it.  None of them bid on it and it was a gigantic waste of my time, which was what I was hoping to avoid by listing it, not have to deal with tire kickers.

Docwemple
Docwemple HalfDork
3/26/24 10:54 a.m.

In reply to docwyte :

I've heard from too many buyers ans sellers on all the sites with bad experiences.  Worst was a guy who paid market for a solid 2002, only to find it needed an engine rebuild and loads of body filler.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/11/24 7:46 p.m.

Is this sold yet

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
4/11/24 10:06 p.m.

Nope. 3-4 seemed interested, two dropped off. One offered 16k cash after a lengthy phone call and time to look up some information. One just flat offered $16k cash early on but now doesn't reply.

Another said he couldn't do anything for at least a month and was thinking $15k.

At this point, if the $16k cash guy replies I'm in. If I don't hear from him by end of weekend it goes on BaT no reserve and what happens, happens.

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
4/12/24 8:27 a.m.

Unless I want to trade for a bike or Subaru Baja, those were offered as well.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/12/24 1:17 p.m.

In reply to Jerry :

I have two mountain bikes and a Playstation, I know what I got

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
4/16/24 7:36 p.m.

I deleted the FM listing in the 3 places it was shared. Just submitted everything to BaT with no reserve. See what they say.

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
4/24/24 9:05 a.m.

Wednesday morning I got the approval email from BaT. I literally put my credit card with my lunch so I'd remember to pay the $99 fee on my lunchtime.

Then with an hour to spare, I got an email from Cotton with a phone number for some questions. After a couple texts, sent the Google Drive of photos and videos, and a quick Carfax check, he asked for my banking info for a wire transfer.

Last night a delivery guy picked it up and took it to it's new owner.

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
4/24/24 9:55 a.m.

Jesus. Thank goood ness this is gone.  What an amazing car and I was looking at 944's for sale last night.   
 

I had a chance to buy a nice 1985 a few years ago with full service history for $4500 from a pca guy.  Loved the car. Hated how slow it was.  A turbo would help close that gap.  

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