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McFly944 01-11-2006 08:38 PM

86 944 for sale in Socal
I found this on Craig's list. Looks like it could be a nice car for someone.

AA_Ezra 01-11-2006 10:14 PM

86 with that updated dash and all that good stuff. I think i'ma gunna jump on it and forget about my engine rebuild for now :) thanks for teh heads up mcfly.

McFly944 01-11-2006 10:44 PM

No Problem, as I see something that looks to be a good deal and I have to pass.. here's where I'll post it. :)

edit: Yeah, needs a water pump.. but I htink the guy is totally willing to work on the price. it was listed last month at $2500(without a OBO)

SoCal Driver 01-11-2006 10:44 PM

"needs water pump" Don't drive it any further than a new timing belt.

AA_Ezra 01-12-2006 02:19 PM

Well, the car has 214k miles on it. And asked the guy to check see when the belts or pump were replaced. Seeing as it now has 214k miles on it i wonder if its worth the 2k maybe 1500 what do ya think.

Special thanks to McFly for posting it. the got good deals on there 86 944 rebuilt engien and trans 1k or best offer ( has some fender damage) good deals

McFly944 01-12-2006 05:18 PM

If the car was well taken car of it could be worth maybe $1500 in my opinion. I would go for a tad less, just in the negotiation process. Taking into consideration mileage, clear coat chipping, and water/belts.

AA_Ezra 01-12-2006 06:46 PM

Right on.. well ima gunna ask um if he will take 1500. im looking at about 4-5 cars right now all the same year for like 1k 1500 2k and 2500. one of them has 70k miles on it wish me luck

McFly944 01-12-2006 07:06 PM

Good luck in your search. If I can be of any help to to look at the car for you, let me know. I'm only 15 mins from Mission Viejo. I can take more pics and check the overall condition(leaks, interior, etc.)

AA_Ezra 01-12-2006 07:26 PM

Mcfly You da man, I may just take you up on you're offer. I just emailed the guy and asked him if he would take 1500
Check out these others I was lookign at



2nd one

too many so hard to choose looking at that one in misison viejo and and san carlos for 1500 Or the one in carlsbad i'm thinking its only a dme-fuel pump relay.

AA_Ezra 01-19-2006 11:15 PM

I got a lil excited and ended up not checking out any of the car's 1 especialy cuz they guy demanded i call him.

But I guess wiating is great because i found a 1986 PORSCHE 944 TURBO!
It's a great price hopefully it's still for sale. What should i be looking for guys? He got's a long maintnes records of 10 years should i take it to a shop to get a compressiong test. I know what to look for in a N/A but help in what to look for on a turbo would greatly help

here it is
if anyone is local and wouldent mind going with me to check it out if it's still for sale i'de apreciate it

Eldorado 01-19-2006 11:22 PM

obviously, look for everything you would in an NA.
I would, for peace of mind, get a PPI done on it that includes a compression test...
that's where my knowledge of turbos end.... lol :p as if i had any to begin with.

Tervuren 01-20-2006 05:20 AM

I bought a 944 with over 200K miles on it. So long as its a solid car that the owner cared about, I'd say there realy shouldn't be much depreciation miles wise. Your only worries will be seals going out with age, but then, that can happen on a low mileage car to.

Porsche-O-Phile 01-20-2006 05:54 AM

Don't underestimate the cost of paint if you're going to restore it. A good respray will easily run over $6k.

AA_Ezra 01-20-2006 08:29 AM

I would love to restore it. The Paint and body i can take care of with my dad who is a painter/autobody man np. I'm just worried about the engine and trans. PPI? Piston pressure ?. guy said he took care of it maticulously for 10 year's but. I am going to want to do a Piston PSI test and leakdown if he lets me take it to a shop close buy. I'm just mainly worried about the engine as i have heard some bad stories abou the Ceramic coating gettign in the turbo and then in the engine ! yikes

Thank's for the input so far


Razorback1980 01-20-2006 09:55 AM

Looks like a really nice car for that price. Hopefully the engine will be in good shape and it'll be a great car for you. Wished you lived closer so I could sponge some knowledge from your dad. I can do pretty well fixing mechanical things, but put a paint sprayer in my hands and I can make a mess of things really quick! Hope it all works out. What's the interior condition like?

Eldorado 01-20-2006 10:12 AM

PPI = Pre Purchase Inspection...
just a front to back check on things that a mechanic will do for you. If the buyer doesn't agree to let you do this before you purchase, then I'd run far FAR away.

AA_Ezra 01-20-2006 11:05 AM

Ah PPI still new here dont know all the 2-3 letter word's yet

Razor I dunno what the interior looks like, few rips and crask is fine with me i'm just worried on the motor.
As far as the Bodywork and painting It's not hard leme know what you need help in and i'll try to help. That and you can ask a shop if you can just watch and check out how they do it like an intern that works for free :P

Razorback1980 01-20-2006 11:45 AM

Thanks for the offer, I"ll definitely take you up on it. It sure seems to take me a long time to accomplish very little. It usually looks okay when I'm done, but it definitely tests my patience. Anything I can do to help with the mechanical stuff...count me in. Wish I was closer so I could drop by personally though. How far are you from Pomona, I usually take at least one trip there each year. They have a great race track I like to visit.

AA_Ezra 01-20-2006 12:00 PM

That's in or around L.A. so abouts 4 hours... What makes things go by quickly when doing body work is an air compressor. and for painting a compresser that's drained every day or atleast before you paint to get watter out of the lines and tank.

Razorback1980 01-20-2006 12:28 PM

Hey, I got one of those. 6hp craftsman....not sure of the cfm rating without looking...even has a filtering system that I added to remove water. I don't have the right (or many) air tools for body working, so a good list of what's needed would be helpful. I'm not wanting to do major body work (I hope I never have to anyway, but my daughter hasn't started driving it regularly yet) just the small dent stuff like door dings and then painting. For instance, what do you use to color sand the paint? Do you use system 1 or some other system. I've read to wet sand up to 2000 grit then use a power buffer and system 1 to finish it to 8000 grit. Had any experience color sanding? I've also read where you color sand between coats for a nice smooth surface to produce the show quality paint jobs....any knowledge about that? Another question I had was after two coats of clear coat, does the color actually start to lose luster because of the amount of clear on top. I've read where it did and another place said it was okay to do more coats.

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