1987 Porsche 944 Coupe
1987 Porsche 944 Coupe
In model year 1982, a fourth Porsche model line came onto the market. The 944 bridged the price and performance gap between the 924 and the 911 SC. Although the body of the 944 was based on the 924, it had considerably more striking contours. The 944 also featured a 2.5-litre in-line four-cylinder engine developed by Porsche. Unlike the 924, the 944 was viewed as a "true" Porsche in the eyes of customers. This transaxle model was also produced by Audi in Neckarsulm.
For consignment, the front engine version venture of Porsche 944. This car is sporting a rare paint which is original in Malvern Red. Thought to be named after the town where the famous Morgan was made. One year only for this color, one model only the 944 for 1987.
Darker than Guards Red, but not quite maroon, this Malvern Red accentuates the sculpted muscular lines of the 944. All surfaces are deep and shiny, and paint is original. The red covers most surfaces of this car handout sports some black accenting for the rubber bumper guards, window trimmings and rear spoiler. Gaps are well minded, and standard Porsche 16 inch wheels with their machined out ovals and slight polish are on all 4 corners.
Tan leather greets us on the door panels and is accentuated with a black upper molded plastic, and a carpeted (tan) lower. Nice high back buckets are in front, and show with integrated headrests, tuck and roll inserts and smooth bolsters with power controls for the seats. In back some tight but comfortable 2 plus 2 buckets which form a bench stretches across to the B pillars. An integrated armrest and headrest melts into a center console at the carpeted hump, which races forward to the dash. This presents in tan and black. The rounded design original dash is in black and houses all the essential gauges air controls and stereo. Tan carpeting is on all floors, and black flopper mats in carpet protect the carpeting. Seen is a kick ass Pioneer aftermarket AM/FM/CD player with some extra Pioneer XS-X11 dual speakers in the back storage compartment blasting forward.
Under the hood a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder power plant is tucked inside a clean engine bay. This is fed by EFI and has a 5-speed manual transmission with a 3.889 ratio rear axle. All is looking sporty under this front engined 944.
Showing in patina, and slight surface rust, the construction remains solid with just some road dirt accumulation from over the miles. Mostly simple designed aero ground effects panels we can note independent coil springs upfront, and independent diagonal arm one torsion bar per side rear suspension. Power disc brakes are on all 4 corners.
A quick starter, and good driver with a comfortable RPM cruise, some snappy acceleration, and smooth shifting. Braking was bias free on the panic stop test.
Porschephiles may never have seen this color, but here it is in living color on our showroom floors here at Classic Auto Mall. Nice original condition, smooth driver and sporty runner. A full history of ownership is provided as well as some maintenance records.
B-2.5L Naturally Aspirated
N-Neckarsulm Audi Factory
474673-Sequential Unit Number
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