Engine:Porsche 4 cyl
For Sale By:Private Seller
Trim: 2 DOOR
Options: Sunroof, CD Player
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows
Drive Type: RWD
Amory, Mississippi, United States
Here for your consideration is a 1988 Porsche 944. This beauty has the original paint in midnight blue color. This auto is 25 years old but the previous owners have given her tender loving care and it definately shows. This car has near perfect paint with a few light scratches and very,very, minor dings. Every exterior light works with no broken or cracked covers. The tires are almost brand new and the wheels are perfect. Exterior wise you will be hard pressed to find a 944 in this good of condition that has not been repainted.
The interior is all original with the exception of the racing seats and steering wheel and new carpet has been installed. Every single electronic works perfectly including the gauges with the exception of the rear windshield wiper. The dash has a few very light cracks in it but are hardly noticeable. Interior wise the only thing left to do is the headliner. It is fine with no tears but needs reglueing and situated around the sunroof.
I have saved the best for last. The engine and transmission are in perfect condition. This baby runs strong and smooth with absolutely no leaks anywhere. The entire engine was gone through by the previous owner and Euroasian and he had planned to finish the restoration of the rest of the car but simply could not afford to finish. This car is tight and handles superbly with no rattles and such. The odometer is not working but once you see and drive this auto then I am sure that you will agree that it really does not matter because it is clearly evident that this auto is solid, sound, and totally ready for your driving pleasure.
Folks you can look long and hard to find another 944 in comparible condition but be prepared to pay a premium price. This car is a head turner and is a joy to drive. With a little more time and money this car could be in showroom condition. Mechanically this car is sound and will be something to enjoy while finishing the restoration.
GOOD LUCK BIDDING! Call me at 662-574-3147 with any questions. Dan
It was just the other day that we first caught wind of Porsche's plans to build a GT4 version of the Cayman, and now we're already looking at spy shots of the vehicle in question undergoing testing at - where else? - the Nürburgring.
With more aggressive front-end aero, a GT3-style air vent ahead of the front hood, a large wing at the back, and spindly alloys packed with over-sized brakes at each corner, this Cayman is clearly more extreme than even the range-topping GTS. The rear diffuser and central exhaust tips look about the same as those you'd find at the back of the Cayman GTS, though.
What we can't see, of course, is what Porsche has slotted in under the rear glass, how it's upgraded the interior and how much weight it's stripped out of the thing to get it down to fighting weight, but you can bet it'll come with a substantial power bump and a stripped-out interior with racing buckets and little else to open the gap between it and the GTS... and close the gap to the 911 GT3 which it will join as the baby brother in Porsche's performance-focused lineup. Click above to view the double-batch of spy shots.
Luciano Rupolo is an absolutely fascinating gentleman. He was born in France but spent nearly his entire life in Italy as an auto mechanic running his own shop. His grandfather and father instilled a love of sports cars in him that he carried on by historic racing in Italy for decades. He saw his life-long automotive passion repaid when he found and restored the car that might have been the first Porsche registered for the road.
You can spot in his garage a split-window Corvette, Ferrari 250 GTE and other exotics, but Rupolo's most interesting automotive story concerns his Iso Grifo Competizione (pictured above). The sports coupe was found in the Canary Islands as little more than a shell, but Rupolo got help from a prestigious source for its restoration. The result is a motoring masterpiece.
Rupolo is a fantastic storyteller with a captivating, tale to tell. Settle in, scroll down and watch the bittersweet documentary about his life with one of the first Porsches.
No doubt, Porsche has produced some of the best endurance racecars around, such as the turbocharged, slant-nose 935 of the 1970s and the ground-effects-enhanced 956 and 962 of the 1980s. But the company's most famous racecar, its first overall winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, was the 917.
The 917 embodied many of Porsche's technological achievements up to that point, such as the company's first 12- and 16-cylinder engines (the flat-16 was never used in competition), fiberglass bodies that implemented early aerodynamic practices and the use of new, exotic materials, such as magnesium and titanium.
The racecar was commissioned by the head of Porsche Motorsports, Ferdinand Piëch, to win overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970, after he realized a loophole in the rules that allowed cars to compete with engines up to five liters in the Sport category if they were also production models. Piëch saw opportunity: the top prototype class was restricted to three liters; the production minimum to compete in Sport was 25 cars. And so, with much effort, Porsche assembled 25 "production" 4.5-liter 917s and had them parked in a neat line for the race inspectors to verify their legitimacy. It didn't take long before people realized the new Porsches were much faster than the prototype racers, with a top speed approaching 250 miles per hour.