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1987 Porsche 944 (944)

Last updated Oct 10, 2010  

Photo of a 1987 Porsche 944 (944)

No longer owned


In December, 1992, I saw this car on a used car lot in San Jose, CA. As my little CRX Si was having ECU problems, I thought now would be a good time to get the car I wanted when I bought the CRX. I went directly to the car wash, had it detailed and returned to the dealership. After a test drive (wouldn't have mattered anyway, i was young and stupid as the day is long), I traded the CRX in on the Porsche. I know I got royally screwed on the financing but it didn't matter, I had a Porsche 944.
Well, as it turned out, it had been a police auction car... formerly owned by a drug-runner and the right-side suspension had been damaged during a high-speed pursuit and the small dings at the quarter window were from small-arms fire, not shopping carts. Well, it made for interesting conversation at concours and autocrosses.
Well, when items eventually failed and required replacing (suspension, cylinder head, engine block, etc.) I replaced them with upgrades.


8 valve SOHC in-line 4, aluminum block and heads
Bore and Stroke: 3.94 x 3.11 in (100.0 x 78.9 mm)
Displacement:151 or 2479cc
Horsepower: 163@5,800 rpm
Torque: 146@3,000 rpm
Compression ratio: 10.0:1

Factory Options

Air Conditioning
Power Windows, locks, mirrors, steering, brakes, seats
Electric sunroof


968 M030 Sport Suspension
250# Front Springs
High performance Camshaft
Brey-Kraus Harness Guide Truss
240#-620# progressive helper springs on 968 M030 rear Shocks
Higher Performance software on EPROM