For your consideration:
1986 Porsche 944 Turbo with 137,000 miles.
I have owned this car since 09/2011, during which time it has been a fun and reliable weekend driver. Runs as drives as a 944 Turbo should. Great oil pressure. No water leaks. Shifts and boosts reliably.
Interior color is black. Previous owner had died the original Can-Can Red leather seats black, and they were worn. I removed them and installed a pair of leather Merlot-colored front seats in their place. The rear seat was removed and replaced with a carpeted fiberglass delete panel.The sunroof was converted from a problematic motor-operated system to OEM Porsche manual latches. Fiberglass rear header panel installed after removing motor/cable assembly. Minor upholstery work needed to make the headliner 100%.
Within the past 500 miles:
Rod bearings replaced
Motor mounts replaced
Rubber vacuum tubing replaced with silicone
Venturi delete kit installed
Forge piston style recirc valve to replace Bosch diaphragm valve
Timing and balancer belts replaced
Cam Tower gasket replaced
K&N cone filter
Short shifter with needle bearings and a Delrin knob.
All fluids changed (engine oil to synthetic, transaxle, coolant, steering and brake fluids)
Dash has typical cracks
Air conditioning not working
High quality stainless steel exhaust
Porsche 944 for Sale
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:29:00 EST
While Porsche's designers can jokingly be accused of being some of the laziest in the industry due to the incremental changes to the 911's iconic design, no such charge can be leveled against the engineers and product planning folks. That's because it seems like each week arrives with news of a new variation of the marque's iconic rear-engined sports car. So, for this week, we've brought you images of what we think is the new 911 GTS Cabriolet, undergoing testing in a thawing winter wonderland.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 19:07:00 EST
Now, what is it that gives this 911 away, compared to standard convertible? Well, the big thing is the new offset, center-mounted exhausts. Borrowing a page from the last Volkswagen R32, these exhaust tips are unlike anything we've seen from Porsche. Only the GT3 wears center pipes, and unlike these spy photos, the twin pipes on the track-minded 911 are stacked neatly alongside each other. The other change spotted by our spies is the set of active-aerodynamic flaps in the front bumper, which can automatically channel air toward the brakes for increased cooling, or close off to reduce drag, as needed.
Those exhausts are a pretty big design detail, and so far as we can tell is the only differentiator between the other 911s in this car's posse. Our spies speculate that this could be a 911 Speedster, but point out that both the canvas roof and windshield remain unchanged - the rumored Speedster model would almost certainly feature a different roof assembly along with a steeply raked windshield.
European auto writers, especially the British, have a bit of a reputation for favoring their own domestic cars over foreign rivals in comparison tests. Just think about how many times you've heard Jeremy Clarkson deify the latest product of UK loins while denigrating an American rival as a hopeless "Yank Tank." However, we have to tip our hats to the folks at Autocar because in its latest video comparing the 2014 Corvette Stingray to the Porsche 911, Jaguar F-Type V8 S and Audi R8, it's actually given the Vette a fair shake.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:57:00 EST
Autocar has put the Stingray through a battery of tests against what it considers to be the three best sports cars on sale in Europe today. And while the tests that it has chosen are somewhat random and subjective, it has concluded that the C7 can stand up against its rivals, even irrespective of its price. It's one thing to hear about how great the Stingray is from American writers, but it's great to know that not all Brits think we've gone crazy for calling the new Chevrolet "exquisite."
Scroll down to see how it all plays out on video.
An Iconic Sports Car, Restored to Seduce
I have been strapped behind the iconic Momo Prototipo steering wheel for a little more than an hour, all windows down as I carve my way up a rugged canyon during an unusually warm Southern California evening, and I am overwhelmed with emotion. My heart is pounding out of my chest, my breathing is heavy and my palms are sweaty because I am completely absorbed by this wondrous machine.
After waiting patiently for nearly four years, I am finally behind the wheel of a classic Porsche 911 restored, modified and tuned by Singer Vehicle Design. The vehicle that surrounds me never rolled off an automaker's assembly line in its current configuration, yet its physical appearance is timeless, build quality breathtaking and driving dynamics peerless.