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Excellence 944 values

If you haven't seen the April '09 Excellence mag, there is a great market update article on the 924, 944 and 968. Although the values have decreased from last year, I'm feeling pretty good about my recent '87 951 purchase. According to Excellence, it's worth ( in so-so condition) nearly twice what I paid for it.
It's soon going to be in 'good condition', here's what I've done so far:
Installed rear coilovers; well worth it , what a difference!
Replaced the cone air filter with the stock turbo airbox
Restored the stereo system
Fixed lots of minor electrical glitches ( interior lights, mirrors, power locks, etc.)
Repaired the cracked dash and seats
Lots of body work done and she's almost ready to paint.Before and aft pics coming soon.
Thanks to all for your advice and support, these cars are worth the effort!

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The market values might largely be due to being in the middle of a recession. If the 944/951/968 follow normal Porsche trends, the values of at least the 951, the S2, and the 968should slowly but steadily rise once we get out of this recession.
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I realize that what a car is "worth" may not be what a buyer will pay. But at least this gives an idea of how much money and time( assuming you place a value on your time) is practical to restore a used 944. Why put $20k into a car when you can find one in mint condition for half that amount? I like to think that as good 944's become harder to find, they will increase in value, am I wrong?

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