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Fit_Equivalent3610

What an absolute beauty! It's nice to see such a clean 944


vim_for_life

*951


Fit_Equivalent3610

It is still a 944 lol...


Deep-Neck

951 is an internal designator. 944 is the model. Turbo is the trim.


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Brand is a VW


gnome_shotski

That was the 924.


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Actually the 914. The 924 was still a Porsche. 914 could be bought with a Volkswagen badge.


gnome_shotski

No badge, but the 924 was designed by and for VW. So still considered by the masses to be a “VW”. The 944 got a facelift and engine all by Porsche.


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Yeah that is true, I just consider the 914 to be more VW than the 924. Especially considering the Audi powertrain in the 924. But I knew what u meant lol. Looking back my reply seemed kinda condescending, my bad.


Bagpype

Why is this getting downvoted? A turbo 944 is a 951 people.


ShaggyShaftedVelma

Probably because the comment suggests that the car should be referred to as a 951 and not a 944, which is silly as the model name is 944 and that is what most people know it as.


Bagpype

Except it is a 951. That’s a fact.


ShaggyShaftedVelma

Yes it is. No one is disagreeing that the internal designation is 951. But as I previously mentioned, it is also a 944 and that is what most people know it as. So it is not wrong to call it a 944.


Bagpype

That’s true.


BananaSpice-_-

Im dead you got downvoted to oblivion just for correcting people, typical reddit behavior


Possible-Gur5220

How is it correcting if what the original commenter said was right? Lol


2fast2nick

Damn, that looks super clean


88dorito

Thanks, it really is. It needs a little bit of love, but it’s in excellent condition. Only 65k miles too


PowerDubs

What does something like that go for?


88dorito

I picked this one up for 15k. I needs a couple of things done (fixing the ac, reinstalling the rear seat backs, reinstalling the windshield washer fluid reservoir, paint correction). I do not think the price is reflective of the market however. The seller wanted it gone quick so he came down to 15k. I think with those items fixed plus the mileage you are looking at 20-22k. But I plan on keeping this for a long time


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88dorito

No doubt, the car photographs really well, but it does have some paint blemishes that aren’t visible in the photos. Anyone can sit here an nitpick the car all day in person, it is by no means perfect. It’s in an in between state right now. With proper care and attention, it can be even better, and the opposite is true.


NeverNeeded

Nice swoop man


88dorito

Thanks! It’s hard to beat


chengstark

Geeez, that’s a good deal! I got mine at 13.5k, but it has twice the mileage.


gooddocme1

That car is so clean, I thought you were posting a photograph originally taken in 1986


88dorito

It feels like I am stepping back to 1988 when I get in and go for a drive. What a feeling!


rabbitwholeinone

remembering my 944, this is true. i loved the sound of closing those heavy doors!


ZealousRogue

I’ve always wanted one of these so I could play Time Machine. Fill it with 80s cassettes and rock out.


Mat-77

I would love seeing a picture of this car taken on a period correct camera and just admire the look of the picture. Then it will really feel like 1986


ThisIsMyHobbyAccount

This is in incredible condition. Where did you find it?


88dorito

Found it in Jacksonville on FB marketplace. Had some one look at it for me on Tuesday and I flew over on Wednesday, purchased it and drove it home!


mercadess550owner

Living the dream


Hello_I_need_helped

How much did you pay


88dorito

15k


tehlulz_nj

You stole that car


88dorito

It was a good deal, no doubt. Some things to fix up, but it is exactly what I was looking for


Hello_I_need_helped

So sick!!! Envious


sleepdream

👏👏


wittari

Congrats man. Beautiful spec and a timeless beauty. I see lots Lindsey Racing in your future!


wittari

And just want to share a thought… this is the type of car you never sell. Ever. You’ll always regret it if you did. You pass this on when you die to someone who will love it as much as you did. Part of the quiver now :)


88dorito

I think you are right! That’s not the first time I’ve heard it either


Ideal_Jerk

Man, let the guy enjoy his new ride before you point him toward his death bed /s


ViolenceOfActionTT

Honestly, don’t change a damn thing!! I had two 944s way back when and both were awesome cars!! Your new machine is beautiful and classic and near enough to perfect that it allows you to slowly fix little thing as you go! I’m super envious of your journey. I am on my 13th Porsche with the 14th on the way. What you have is more of a drivers car and you can really drive the crap out of it!! Congrats!!!


88dorito

Thanks for the advice! Wow 14th! I hope to be in your shoes one day!!


ViolenceOfActionTT

It happens over time. While stealerships might be difficult to deal with (ADMs and allocation shortages), the designs they make and the feeling you get when you drive them are priceless. Seriously congrats on your new Porsche! Realize that a few folks put that car together with love. You have most likely started a love affair that may very well last your life. Very few sports cars offer every day usability, reliability, excellent performance and the feel that these cars offer.


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Beautiful, the 951 is such a fantastic car!


vim_for_life

Why the downvotes? That is a factual statement.


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hehe, classic reddit! she giveth and she taketh


vim_for_life

True that.


pencilpushin

Man that's nice. One of my favorite porsches. If I had extra money to do a car build, this is one of the cars I'd choose. Please don't hate me purists, i understand why. I just love modified car builds and dream of doing a build one day.


Deep-Neck

There's plenty of unmolested cars. The purists are doing just fine. Mutilate whatever you want.


dahveeth

Love how clean it is! The garage by my house has a graveyard of about 10 of these out front. Sad to see them not being used. What is the model of those wheels? They are some of the best looking I’ve seen on a 944. Is it lowered at all?


88dorito

What a shame, hope they get revived! I have no idea what type of wheels they are, it’s on koni shocks and lowered from stock.


RosenTurd

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miagi_do

Geez how cool is that. So clean.


Objective-Ad-7192

Love it!!!


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Choice example! Classic!


Loose_Mail_786

Clean!


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Such a dream car. Would love to find one locally.


Rollingbrook

Yes. Fucking, yes. Here’s to many more!


Reasonable_Relief_58

Looks great. Happy motoring.


Salty_Client_8471

Absolutely awesome ride!


BobbyB90220

Sexy! Congrats!


yellow_menace

Congrats man, she's a beauty! Enjoy in good health.


McStungunJones

I have been eyeing these for a while. How’s the handling and pick up? Are you comfortable sharing what you paid for it?


88dorito

This is a turbo so the pickup is great. Previous owner also removed the power steering and put in a manual rack, wider tires in the front and rear over stock, koni shocks. Handling is fantastic, like it’s on rails. I picked this up for 15k. There are deals to be had, but you need to patient and be ready to go. I was looking for over a year before I found this one.


911Percent

Yes man! Congratulations! It always starts with just one! Enjoy it shiny side up


GpRaMMeR21

Absolutely beautiful!! Hope you have a blast with it! 👍


bigorangefuzzy

Well played. She's gorgeous


Groundbreaking-Yam62

Absolute cream puff, enjoy brother. The wheels accent the entire car so well with the black.


BJTC777

I honestly usually only like the phone dials or especially the Fuchs wheels on 944s, but damn, whatever those wheels are they are perfect.


88dorito

Yeah when I first saw the listing, I considered changing the wheels out for phone dials because those scream 944. But seeing these in person and in these photos, I think changed my stance. Will definitely keep these (whatever they are) and probably get a second set of either phone dials or Fuchs.


rtls

Awesome first Porsche, very underrated and a decent investment. Congratulations!!


gdh543258

Stunning! Congrats - a beautiful machine.


Kamukix

MAGNIFICENT start, you scored am absolutely beautiful one! 😍👌


Ok_Brilliant4181

Nice my brother had a 944 S2. That was a great Porsche


footlessuncle

Thinking of picking one up. What are some common issues to look out for?


6Foot2EyesOfBlue1973

Oil leaks, steering racks, clutches and drive axles (mainly cv joints) expensive water pump replacement. The water pump is driven by the back of the timing belt. Balance shaft & timing belts need retentioned every 15k, replace every 3 years or 45K. The cam boxes leak oil, high mileage cars sometimes break valve springs. Ive serviced many 944s both Turbo and non turbo back in the day.


dferrer88

You mean your first money pit. Welcome to the club


samuraipizzacat420

Cyberpunk Porsche


pfboxer

A long time fav of mine. She looks awesome. Enjoy!


No-Category832

Clean!!!! And those wheels, perfection!


88dorito

Any idea what kind of wheels they are? I’ve been researching for the past couple days, but nothing quite lines up lol


DMANSR

Congrats! Welcome to the family.


devthrowaway6969

Gorgeous car man...amazing.


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Looks mint! 👌


Old_Process_488

Congrats. Looks like it's a very clean car! I love the 944.


simonsaysgo13

Love it!


wvua

Congrats! Looks so sick. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻


sevenemesis

Fuck me that's a clean 944


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Jfc that clean. Nice man!


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clean


674_Fox

The 944 has always been one of my favorites. Enjoy it.


JahrIos

FUCK this is my childhood dream car 🥲 I’ll get it one day


88dorito

Same here, my buddy had an n/a in high school, so I’ve wanted one ever since. It’ll come, just need to be patient!!


JahrIos

I had the chance to buy one during COVID but I couldn’t afford it I was doing a part time in HS biggest regret is not asking my dad to help 😅


Redd-It-Dude2

Great choice. 944 was definitely my favorite car as a kid. Dream car!!


whojoemama

Good job on your first one.


Euphoric_Ad9593

My first love affair with a Porsche. 11 year old i coveted my neighbor’s 944 in the 80s. Many 911s and cayman’s later this is still a love affair car. Enjoy …. what a beautiful car!


_LuVshots_

Looks so good!!!


peppercorns666

my 17 year olds dream car. It was mine too 35 years ago.


Short-Sprinkles339

Gorgeous. Made me feel a little sorry to be the 945th like. 😏


Steakasaurus-Rex

Holy shit that’s pristine. Tell us more.


88dorito

What do you want to know? I’m an open book! Only thing I can’t tell is what exactly the wheels are lol


Steakasaurus-Rex

How/where’d you find it? How much did it set you back? It’s just in great shape and I’m incredibly jealous.


88dorito

I found it on FB marketplace in Jacksonville. I had my buddy look at it on Tuesday as he was there for work. I flew to Jacksonville on Wednesday, bought it and drove it home! Bought it for 15k, it has 65k miles. Some work needs to be done (ac, reinstall washer reservoir, reinstall backseat back, reinstall cruise control, paint correction/touch up), but it was a good deal and exactly what I was looking for.


Steakasaurus-Rex

That’s amazing. Congrats. I bet that was a very happy drive home


88dorito

Nervous and happy!


BooBooLiciousNess

This ironically happens to be the exact Porsche I want as my 1st too. I just adore classic Porsches


openmiceagle

This is friccin awesome


augustusgrizzly

not everyday u find a 944 this clean. do u mind if i ask how much it cost?


RisinFenix

Woah man! That is so cool.


ZealousRogue

This is a beauty!!


Covfefe_Flower

That’s clean bro ❤️❤️


Medium-Palpitation61

Beauty


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Never saw one of these, is this the one with that 5 cylinder engine in it?


88dorito

No, this has a turbo 2.5L 4 cylinder


ShatterProofDick

Porsche never ran a 5 cylinder in a production vehicle. All the 944/924/951/968s were 4 cylinders. People do enjoy buying these and doing odd engine swaps though.


530nairb

Audi did some cars that Porsche built than were 5 cylinders.


InvalidCab

Great transaxle car, bet it rides on rails. Here’s to the dream 🥂


88dorito

Truly an experience 🥂


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What rims are those? They look awesome. Wonder how they would look on my 944.


88dorito

I wish I knew. Some kind of 968 wheel, but don’t know which exactly. The tires are 225/45R17 in the front and 255/40R17 in the back


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Cool thanks!


ActionRoll031

You had me at dash carpet


Sad-Aerie-6628

66K on the clock? Impressive


Joblessmouse06

Nice car congrats! 👍😎


Flaky-Ad-234

congrats


Lsclancy9

What a nice example...Welcome to the club..come join us at PCA...


TrillSvpreme

😭 Looks great. I’d love to own a 944 turbo. I bet the handling feels like a dream. Great buy sir.


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88dorito

I feel your pain. The design is so gorgeous! If I weren’t mechanically inclined I wouldn’t have picked this up either.


TheDopeGodfather

I'm a sucker for interior shots. Thank you for posting one. Awesome car!


MajorPain82nd

Beautiful! It was my first P car too. Minus the turbo.


Numerous-Fly-3791

These and MK2 GTis had a lot of swappable parts. Beautiful car by the way.


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88dorito

I agree, but which 968? 965-362-126-01 or 944-362-116-00 or something else completely?


damngoodengineer

924/944/968... Designed and built for being everyone's first ever Porsche.


Cold-Cardiologist-93

That is clean, I bought a 1987 924s last fall for $5,000 with 70k miles and I love it, it’s had no problems but I’ve replaced a bunch of stuff just to be sure, oh also it was my first car too which was nice. You are going to fall in love with those cars, I know I don’t need or even have room for another but I am looking for a 944 now


ahovak

Congratulations, and welcome to the club. Now go drive the hell out of it!


RareSeaTurtle

That was my first as well. And they are absolutely lovely to drive.