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944 - ?'s about price

found one with 80k original miles and was wondering if it's a good deal................

$1700
84 - 944

body is clean but needs paint
interior is poor (cracked dash)
engine is unknown, but it runs

what's the highest and best no risk price?

the reason for the question is b/c if i find it is a lemon, i want to be able to resell it at a parts car price.
not really familiar with the 944 product

thanks.............


Old 01-05-2006, 10:35 AM
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add a few more thousand words about the description or post some pics.

No risk would be @ $700 - $1000 without seeing it.
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true enough..
there are so many little things that can go wrong on these cars..

when was the last time the belts were done? water pump? how good are the tires?

that right there, if you need to replace all parts, will run you close to $2k on top...
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Old 01-05-2006, 10:58 AM
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i was looking for a sight unseen price
i haven't seen it yet.
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sight unseen, that takes balls, others call it stupidity.
I call it balls though, unseen keep it to the lower side of $700
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Parts car- $500 if not running.

The engine can be sold alone for more than that if it is running well.
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car runs, but not well. i am going to look at it tonight. i am not the most mechanically inlcined person, so i wanted to make sure i left myself an escape clause in case i made a bad buy.
thanks
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IF this vehicle would be your only transportation and given your lack of mechanical experience, I would pass until I did a LOT of research and tried to hook up with some locals who own 944s. The 944 is a beautiful car and can still turn heads but a very brief cruise through this site can highlight potential problem areas, most of with are expen$ive to make right.

Just my 2 pfennigs
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Not too long ago someone on this board (i forget who) got a very nice looking 944 free of charge from a "friend". I think around a month later the estimated expenses were close to $2k.

Obviously any history and records are a plus. A carfax never hurts. $200 is cheap insurance for a pre-purchase inspection.
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so just to summarize, bad paint, bad interior and bad motor.

Tell me again why you would be interested in the car????

Unless the plan is to strip in and make in a track monster forget it. There are nice, well maintained 944's out there, it might take a while but when you find the right one you will know.
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looking for a long term project that runs. ultimate goal is to make it a track car.
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Any maintenence records?

It might need all the usual things, so don't be surprised if you do $300 / month or so on average for a couple of years to get it sorted out. No joke.

But that can be a blast for those of us who have the dough, time, and inclination.

Good luck.
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i would buy it.
if you get it and its to much for your wallet then you can always part
it out and make your money back, or sell it to someone who whats
to restore it and has the funds to do so.

is this car a manual or auto?
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i would buy it.
if you get it and its to much for your wallet then you can always part
it out and make your money back, or sell it to someone who whats
to restore it and has the funds to do so.

is this car a manual or auto?
now that's the answer i wanted to hear.

it's a 5 spd and he does have a clean carfax and some records.

it's got phone dials and the the pictures look pretty good. i am going to look at it tomorrow. hopefully he'll let me bring it home for a compression test, but if not (it's not tagged) i wanted to know if i could still unload it "as-is" for close to what i pay for it.

i wasn't thinking $300 a month in bills, and hoping a $1000 would get it running right (if necessary). i have a good mechanic (who frequents this board)

hi pat
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well if you get it and give up on it keep me in mind for the tranny,pedals,mastercyl,slave,cyl,shifter assmby.shift lines,and
any other parts i may need to convert my auto into a manual.
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87 fiero cp. candy blue, chrome 16's
90' DSM 24psi. 18G fmic,
82' benz 300sd turbo, intercooled.
73' Karmann Ghia cab. sold
04' Standard 250s ox, euro bb 28/10 gearing, odyssey, profile, 29lbs,
check out www.vintagevwcars.com


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oh yeah the flywheel too!
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86.5 928s traded for new 911
71 911 Targa w/ gas burners, PMO's, *sold*
Lamborghini diablo replica w/ 350 V8
85.5' 944 n/a euro ( gave to dad )
87 fiero cp. candy blue, chrome 16's
90' DSM 24psi. 18G fmic,
82' benz 300sd turbo, intercooled.
73' Karmann Ghia cab. sold
04' Standard 250s ox, euro bb 28/10 gearing, odyssey, profile, 29lbs,
check out www.vintagevwcars.com


wanted: 914, 944, 928 project
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there's half your money back there! sell the phone dials and taillights
and you would come out with more than you gave a still have mostly
a complete car!
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86.5 928s traded for new 911
71 911 Targa w/ gas burners, PMO's, *sold*
Lamborghini diablo replica w/ 350 V8
85.5' 944 n/a euro ( gave to dad )
87 fiero cp. candy blue, chrome 16's
90' DSM 24psi. 18G fmic,
82' benz 300sd turbo, intercooled.
73' Karmann Ghia cab. sold
04' Standard 250s ox, euro bb 28/10 gearing, odyssey, profile, 29lbs,
check out www.vintagevwcars.com


wanted: 914, 944, 928 project
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pased on it. thanks for the comments................
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Quote:
Originally posted by livewirevoodoo
Not too long ago someone on this board (i forget who) got a very nice looking 944 free of charge from a "friend". I think around a month later the estimated expenses were close to $2k.
That's the post that inspired the quote in my sig...
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Lack of mechanical aptitude and old 944s don't go together all that well..and if you plan is a track car then forget anything resembling a budget. If YOU can't fix then YOU will have to pay someone else to.

This is a project..you will still need a daily driver.

As Dantilla said, 944s with problems are $500..or less.

Just a reality check.
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