For the 1985 model year, Porsche introduced the 944 Turbo, known internally as the 951. This had a turbocharged and intercooled version of the standard car’s engine that produced 217 bhp at 6000 rpm. The turbo was the first car using a ceramic port liner to retain exhaust gas temperature and new forged pistons, and was also the first vehicle to produce identical power output with or without a catalytic converter. The Turbo also featured several other changes, such as improved aerodynamics, notably an integrated front bumper. This featured a strengthened gearbox with a different final drive ratio, standard external oil coolers for both the engine and transmission, 16 inch wheels as standard, and a slightly stiffer suspension to handle the extra weight. The Turbo’s front and rear brakes were borrowed from the Porsche 911, with Brembo 4-piston fixed calipers and 12-inch discs including ABS also came as standard.
This low mileage, three keeper turbo in Guards Red is rare in this condition. Totally original, the car comes with full service history including the original bill of sale. The vehicle comes with a valid MOT until September 2020 with no advisories for peace of mind. Having benefitted from a garage for all its life, this example is free from corrosion and the paintwork is fantastic. The original tools and spare tyre com with the car, which has covered just over 70,000 miles in 31 years! Please note that the car will come with the original ‘F’ registration number plate- if you are interested in the private plate ‘B1 EEE’ then please get in touch with the Coys team who will be able to advise further.
If you have never owned a 944 Turbo then we can highly recommend them; performance equal to a 911 for a fraction of the price, better handling, a fantastic punchy motor and a very comfortable place to be for long journeys.