I am selling a well used 217,000 mile 1987 Porsche 944. This car has a clean blue Texas title in my name. I also have the Experian autocheck for this car showing no accidents, no flood damage, and an autocheck score of 70 with the 944 reported average of 42-65. The car is straight, rust free, has an aftermarket header and exhaust in stainless steel, and runs and drives pretty good considering it’s age and mileage. The previous owner had the car and used to take it on long trips. He drove it 50k miles in 8 years, so this car has not sat idle. The previous owner said it is due for a timing belt, when I asked about it. The black leather interior is in really good shape given the vehicles age and the seats have held up well. The dash has been refinished, but already has two cracks (944 typical issue). I have only driven the car about 50 miles since acquiring it and it always starts, drives and runs fine for me. It does drop some oil in the garage and I’m not sure where the leak is from. The A/C and power windows work. The turn signal switch needs to be replaced. It will illuminate the signals if you hold it in position but the return to center and lock positions are busted. The headlights and headlight motors also work. The interior lights are very dim and the dimmer switch has come free from the dash panel. All of the gauges work including the odometer and clock (common 944 failure points). The car has the Boxster 17″ wheels pictured in the first few photos, not the last two. The wheels are 8.5″ wide rear and 7.5″ wide front and are the correct offset for a 1987 944 (no spacers). The tires are 200TW rated Hankook RS-3s and are not for wet roads. The rear hatch seal probably needs replaced. I noticed a leak when at the carwash last. The rear wiper is not working. The label with original options and the original collapsible spare tire are still in their proper locations.
This 944 would be a great candidate for an LS1 swap since it’s fairly straight and clean. If keeping it as a stock 944 it should be considered a project needing lots of minor items repaired and maintained starting with a timing belt.
I am selling this car because I am swapping a Ford 5.0 into a Miata instead. I also have another Porsche and a Corvette, so I do not have space for a 4th hobby car, so this one needs to go.
If you are looking for a 944 Project, this car is a good candidate. If you want to learn how to work on your own car, this may also be a good candidate. If you do not work on cars, and do not want to learn, I cannot recommend this car unless you really want a white ’87 944 and are willing to pay a mechanic well to do everything for you. If you are looking for a great candidate for an LS1 swap to go fast and handle well, this is a great find.
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
See listing: Great 1987 Porsche 944 (from February 13, 2018)