This is a very special 944. It was purchased new in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and has only 51K documented original miles. If you don’t know Idaho Falls, winters are cold and long. Snow falls in November and doesn’t leave until May. This car was a summer-only driver, purchased by the second owner in 1990 (with 39K miles) and driven only an average of 500 miles per year since. I purchased this car from the second owner who was very reluctant to sell it, but he had grown old enough that it became difficult for him to get in and out of it.
When I bought the car it still had tires with 1991 manufacturing date (!) and plenty of tread. There is zero rust, no quirks, no squeaks or rattles. It’s tight and fresh. It has the original Porsche ATS ("cookie cutter") wheels in pristine condition: no weathering, no curb rash.
I have records of work done since 1990 that includes timing belt, water pump, valve cover gasket, seals. Brake fluid has just been flushed, new synthetic oil, new hood and hatch struts.
As the photos show, this car is in excellent original condition. The interior is as-new and everything works as it should. This car is the real deal, an excellent choice for weekend driver and an increasingly valuable collectible.
Pick of the Day was protected from Idaho winters
Strange as it may sound today, there was a time when the Porsche company feared that the days were numbered for its rear-engine sports cars.
While browsing the many cars for sale on ClassicCars.com, I decided the Pick of the Day should be a Porsche.
With news of the Porsche Speedster “barn-find” buzzing throughout the office, I couldn’t help but feature a Porsche as my pick of the day. I set out to find the perfect Porsche on ClassicCars.com.
The Pick of the Day is a Ford passenger car transformed by a high-strung twin-cam engine and homologated for touring-car competition
‘English Mechanic’ magazine provided do-it-yourself build instructions in a 31-week series in 1900
But don’t worry, there will be similar deals at AACA Fall Meet in 2019