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Porsche 944 Coupé

Porsche 944 Coupé

Coupé, 1983


  • Targa roof!
  • Original 28800 KM!
  • Factory air conditioning!

Porsche 944 Coupé Targa Mk I // orig. 28800 km // Air conditioning // perfect
For a long time, the 944 suffered from the ideal Porsche with the magical 911 in its model designation.
The air-cooled 6-cylinder in the rear shaped the Porsche brand in a truly unique way. A drive concept that had long since passed its peak by the 80s at the latest and was considered antiquated, was perfected by Porsche so that it always fit into the world – timeless despite its constructive backwardness and defining for a sports car from Zuffenhausen, which is now conceptual is a solid 60 years old without ever getting old.

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Regardless, Porsche also had to think about the future. New, future emissions and noise regulations worldwide, but also and above all maintaining a certain proximity to the market, forced the development department in Weissach to come up with new developments that secured the Porsche brand a long-term consolidation and clear positioning on the global market.
The transaxle concept was born.
As early as the mid-1970s, Porsche introduced the 924 and the 928, expanded the transaxle series, which was very successful from the start, to include the 944 models in addition to various S and turbo or GT models, and finally culminated in the last ones by the mid-1990s Transaxle models 968 and 928 GTS.

Among these individual models, we would describe the 944 – especially in its simple and pure form as a coupe with the ingenious, indestructible 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine – as the ideal all-purpose vehicle for the sporty automobile driver. It has a spacious layout and is also a bit practical: when the back seat is folded down, a Euro pallet fits in the rear. Porsche engineers, spurred on by a bet, once even got twelve beer crates stowed without loading the driver and front passenger seats. And it's quiet – what's most likely to reach your ears is the omnipresent whistling of the rotating balance shafts. Porsche used these to make the large-piston engine run smoothly.
That was the actual starting point in the life of the 944, because with the engine from its own breeding, Porsche removed the flaw of the VW derivative from the new four-cylinder transaxle series, which the pretty 924 always suffered from. Instead of the well-behaved two-liter engine from the VW LT and Audi 100, the right cylinder bank of the 928 V8 was installed in the 944, the displacement increased to 2479 cc and 163 hp. An engine with the power of a water buffalo and at least as long-lasting: Hardly any other Porsche engine was more demanding, and its qualities are still inspiring 40 years later.
Let's come to our 944 coupe on offer.
Unfortunately, it has now become very difficult to get decent vehicles, especially the first series.
In most cases, the transaxles had passed through numerous hands, due to their low purchase price many years ago, very few of whom could afford decent Porsche maintenance. As they got older, many of the great vehicles became more and more neglected, tuned up and ridden down until the wheels stopped turning.
When people remembered the undisputed qualities of the Porsche 944 a few years ago and the few remaining vehicles worth preserving rightly increased dramatically in market value, it was too late or too costly for most people to repair.
We are all the more pleased to be able to offer you a sensational Porsche 944 from the first series, model year 1983, with original and, above all, verifiable 18,700 miles, which is visually and technically at the same level as a well-maintained annual car!
The complete history is there as well as the new car invoice, the on-board folder with service booklet, all keys and finally a pristine CARFAX as long as the car was in its delivery country, the USA.
The original owner, Nicholas K. from Plano (Texas), bought the car new in 1982 at the Porsche Center in Dallas. The list price was $24,900 and after apparently stubborn negotiations he got a discount of $2,200 to ultimately pay $22,700. The first maintenance up to 4,572 miles was carried out at the Porsche Center Rebsamen in the neighboring state of Arkansas. The man then drove another 4,900 miles before the Porsche was put into a 25-year slumber for reasons unknown to us. In 2013, the Porsche was taken over by son Michael K. with a mileage of 9,517 and registered in California. However, this was only done for sales purposes, because immediately afterwards the car was imported to the last and only owner in Germany with exactly this mileage of 9517 mls.
The purchase price 10 years ago was 29,500 euros, which was appropriate for the condition. But it didn't stop there, because after the longer downtime, the new, now German owner had the car thoroughly overhauled down to the last detail and – whether necessary or not – countless maintenance and wear parts replaced.
To date, invoices have totaled over 18,700 euros; the last inspection at odometer reading 18032 is not even listed here.
To name just the most important things: multiple inspections with changing all fluids, 2 x timing belts with tension rollers and balance shaft, air conditioning conversion with a new compressor to R 134, exhaust, tires, all chassis rubber, sports camshaft 280 degrees, engine control unit optimization, master brake cylinder, clutch complete , master/slave cylinder, front and rear bumper conversion to Europe, etc., etc.
So today we have a Porsche 944 from the first series that drives as if it had just left the factory. After many “used cars” we have driven over the last few decades, this 944 described made us realize again how great these transaxles were when the chassis is full, the gearbox shifts crisply and the engine can easily handle only around 1200 kg . The papers list 150 hp of the US cat version. This was no longer necessary in conjunction with the H license plate and was removed so that the full 163 horses + X should now be available thanks to the slightly sharper camshaft and optimization of the control unit.
The body is practically flawless from below and above, as is the paint with only a few thin repaints (necessary due to the renewal of the stone chip protection film). The interior has hardly any signs of use without any cracks or anything similar. The entire electrical system, including the Blaupunkt radio and air conditioning system installed in 1982, also works.
We are firmly convinced that there is hardly a better conditioned 944 of this quality on the international market. Not even Porsche's own Museum 944 could be better in any respect. We're not just saying this, dear reader – please believe us first: it simply doesn't get any better. If a 944 were to roll off the assembly line today, it couldn't function better than this 944, which is now almost 42 years old.
In the last 10 years, the 944 was driven by the last owner for just another 9,000 miles, three of which were for long-distance trips to Goodwood and back to Baden, where it was part of a collection of 10 historic Porsches. We would be extremely pleased if it came back into the hands of an appreciative lover who would give this time capsule the care and attention it deserves. Whoever decides on the 944 – if used sensibly and maintained, they will still be driving a brilliant 944 in another 40 years without ever having restored it.
Such opportunities are becoming rare, dear interested parties.
with at least 944 best recommendations
Your dls team
Air conditioning ex works (R134a converted and ready for operation), colored glass, removable targa roof, sports steering wheel, catalytic converter replacement damper with software adjustment, sports camshaft, R/C Blaupunkt, “cleaver” aluminum rims polished/painted, various other extras

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Year of construction: 1983
Initial registration date: July 1983
Model: 944 Coupé
Body: Coupé
Series: 944
Mileage: 28800 km
Power: 163 HP
Cylinder capacity: 2,5 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Configuration: Sun roof Air conditioning
Interior color: Black
Interior material: Leather
Exterior color: Red
Manufacturer color code (exterior): Indischrot
Matching numbers: yes
Condition: Accident-free
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes
Country of first delivery: United States
Car location: DEGermany

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