For Sale: 1983 Porsche 944 in Spring, Texas

$15,000 (OBO)

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Vehicle Description

A multiple show car winner, a very clean, low mileage, garaged Porsche 944 - Excellent engine, zero oil leaks, super clean inside and out, no rust, starts perfect, runs well, idles well, shifts through the 5-gears perfectly. accelerates well, drives well, tight as can be and super well balanced.  Still smells like a Porsche should. Doors, windows, hatch and everything shuts and feels like new.   This vehicle is fun, responsive, corners well and a real joy to drive.  Garaged and well maintained.  Not a daily driver, garaged and driven about 100 miles a month to car shows and weekend driving.  However there is no doubt this car could be driven across the country if an owner so desired. 

Recent work completed:  

New Timing Belt, New Counter balance Belt, New Rollers and Tensioners.  

New Water pump with updated timing belt guide,

New OEM radiator, all new Hoses, Converted to OEM double 6 Blade fan - runs cool even in 100 degree weather. Completed at 68,750 miles.

New plugs, wires, cap, and rotor, new fuel filter, oil change 20-50, fuel system clean, new fuel injection system parts, throttle body cleaning and vacuum tests and seals. 

New Brake Rotors, Disc Brakes and replaced front bearings

New A/C Compressor, Dryer, Seals, Converted to 134a - Blows nice and cold !  This was completed at 68,750 miles. 

New Thermostat, Engine Management Sensor, New HVAC temp sensor, Thermo switch.

New CV joints replaced on the original stronger OEM axles, Bolts, Fasteners, CV Boots, New Rear Shocks, Transmission/Trans axle fluid changes.  Completed 500 miles ago.

New Leather gear shift knob, rebuilt gear shift knob/hardware.  Shifts perfect, no sideways play. The transmission shifts perfectly between all gears and the clutch has perfect traction.  Fluid change on the differential and transmission. 

New 5-year battery December 2017, Wired in trickle charger connection to keep charged during the winter months.

New Deck lid Shocks with correct defrost connection

I have many books, records and receipts going back 35 years

Rear rubber deck is in perfect shape, no cracks, pliable and zero sag. 

Interior is near perfect condition, very nice carpet, seats in excellent shape, steering wheel, new mats, door jams, storage, snaps, under dash, fuse blocks... everything looks and is clean. Two small cracks in the dash - very normal and actually not very noticeable. 

Exterior is also very nice, the engine compartment, undercarriage, original paint, battery tray, engine pan, and trans-axle are super clean, oil, dirt free and well maintained.  Even though I'm not the original owner - you can tell this vehicle has been garaged it's whole life, and from the looks of it - I don't think it ever saw any bad weather, salt or snow.  It's very clean - no matter where you look.  The paint looks great - even though there are a few minor paint chips (35 years of use) up front - it's original and shines super well, with clarity and depth at a 9 out of 10.  I have factory color touch up paint and clear coat as needed.  

Gauges and instruments work great; The clock does not keep time, but runs sometimes.   Excellent stereo with 4 speakers and original front/rear fade control dial. 

Vehicle includes the original spare tire, portable air pump, tools and a 1983 Escort radar detector still in the box.  Original window sticker included (pictured), lots of original advertisements included, quality brown leather bag to keep everything in.  Included framed fact sheet specific to the car.  These items make perfect show accessories car at local and regional car shows.   

You will not find many early original condition 944's (first year in the states) in this excellent condition both cosmetically and mechanically.  This Porsche has been taken care of properly for 35 years.   I have receipts and documentation going back to the purchase in 1983. 

If you are looking for a very nice Porsche 944 - don't miss out.  

This vehicle has passed the required inspections in Texas.

The vehicle will be listed locally, Good Luck !


Other information from past maintenance receipts:

•     Rear shocks are KYB Gas-A-Just

•     Front Shocks are OEM (black with blue stripe) replaced at some point in the last few years. They look new and do not have any play, creak or sway.  The vehicle rides and handles very well.

•     C/V joints are OEM – Half Shafts are the original OEM (stronger than anything on the market)

•     Fuel pump is OEM

•     Brand new radiator, fan, thermostat, and hoses all OEM

•     Tires are in excellent shape and have at least 90-95% of their tread left. 

Other repairs from the past that I have limited details about:

•     Clutch slave cylinder replaced in 2007

•     Electric antenna replaced in 2007

•     Fan switch and relays replaced in 2007

•     According to past records, the timing and balance belt have been replaced at least 3-4 times + the full replacement that I installed last year with new rollers and tensioners.  

•     According to one receipt, all the front engine seals were replaced 2003.  There are zero oil leaks on the front, back or under the motor.  It's clean.  The OEM under engine vented rock/gravel pan is also installed - many of these older Porsche's have these missing. 


Original Window Sticker - 1983 PORSCHE 944  Vin WP0AA0944DN464862

Produced Neckarsulm Germany Porsche AG, port of entry Chicago, IL

#4862 of only 5,490 produced for the USA

Optional, Original Factory Light Bronze Metallic Paint (code R6R6BJ)

Code 220: Optional limited slip differential

Code 474: Koni Sport Shocks

Code 404: Factory optional front and rear stabilization bars

Code 419: Factory optional sport seats - brown and white pin striped

Code 418: Factory side moldings

Code 423: Holder for cassettes and coins

Code 255: Fuel consumption gauge

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1151571
  • Price:$15,000 (OBO)
  • Location:Spring, Texas
  • Year:1983
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:944
  • Exterior Color:Bronze Metallic Gold
  • Interior Color:Brown Pinstripe
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 4
  • Odometer:69600
  • VIN:WP0AA0944DN464862
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Sunroof:Yes
  • Restoration History:Partially Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Velour
  • CD Player:Yes
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Fuel Injection:Yes
  • Electronic Ignition:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive