1986 Porsche 944 Turbo (951) 40K Concours Ready Car!

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  1. full_garage

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    #1 full_garage, Jul 5, 2017
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    Well the time has come- the "Full Garage" got way too full and I have to move a few pieces from my collection.

    Spent a lot of time looking at a LOT of 951's before finding this gem. SUPER minty clean 1986 Turbo 944- Guards Red with Grey sport interior with the "PORSCHE" Lettering on the seats. Car has 40,566 miles.

    Within the last few months the car has been completely detailed with some minor paint work (Scuffs and scrapes) by local legend Danny McGhee. I've had new OEM motor mounts installed, new timing belt and tensioner, complete Koni Sports Suspension installed to replace the non-replaceable standard setup. Four brand new Firestone Firehawks just installed. Other than an aftermarket Pioneer radio, this is a concours ready car!

    Original wheels are present and in good condition. This is an Arizona car as the underside photos can attest, and I have a thick looseleaf binder FILLED with 20 years of service history plus my most recent work.

    Doors slam like a bank vault. It fires right up and runs like new. The A/C has been serviced and blows cold. Original ownres manual is in the glove box. I think this might be among the very best 951s available.

    My price is $28,995 which I think is a LOT of classic car for under $30K. In no rush, money is just gonna sit in the bank so not interested in low ball offers from dealers.

    Happy to have you come by and inspect the car in person- I'm 40 minutes west of Boston's Logan Airport.
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  2. full_garage

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  3. full_garage

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  4. BigTex

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    That is so sweet!

    My favorite uncle had one..(two actually his wife as well, had the non turbo)..

    GLWS!
     
  5. full_garage

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  6. 355dreamer

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    Love this. GLWS
     
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  8. Devilsolsi

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    Awesome car! I learned to drive stick on my dad's 944. I have always wanted a turbo. His had the same type of seats with the Porsche lettering but in black. I have always wondered what option that was because you don't see a ton of cars with it. Seems like it holds up better than the leather seats too.
     
  9. full_garage

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    I learned to drive in my Dad's pea green Fury III. Wish he had a cooler car to learn on!
     
  10. GatorFL

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    Stunning, always been one of my favorites GLWS
     
  11. 19633500GT

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    I've never bought a car from Jay

    But I sold him one of mine, and got to see his other cars, and he's METICULOUS. Whoever buys this is going to have an excellent Porsche.

    GLWS bro
     
  12. dakharris

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    I bought a base 1986 944 in November 1985. I paid $25,500 new. Mine was graphite with the same color interior and wheels as this one. Most of the red ones had black interiors. Makes sense to have the light interior in AZ. Unusual to see the base wheels on a turbo. Most of them had the black forged Fuchs wheels. This is one of two cars that I have owned in my lifetime that I wish I had never sold. Wish I had room to take this one in. These are great cars and this looks like an excellent example. GLWS!
     
  13. full_garage

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    Thanks Ken!
     
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  15. HotShoe

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    Wow! I've always loved this car. I wish the timing was different and I'd be all over it . Some lucky bastard is going to get a gem.
     
  16. jjmalez

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    I feel the same about my 1988 Porsche 944 S


    Joe

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    And the other one? Come on, you can kiss and tell.
     
  18. HOF Ferrari

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    wow...Takes me back to being a 25 year old kid, with my first real sports car...1986 944 (non turbo), looking at yours makes my heart race all over again....I had 2 of them, several years apart... they were both awesome! worth every penny ! GLWS
     
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    I also learned to drive stick on my Dads 944! Love these cars...GLWS!
     
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    1970 Fiat 124 Spider...my first car.

    Sent using mental telepathy.
     
  21. full_garage

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    Let me guess.... rust colored...
     
  22. slownrusty

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    Nice 951!
    As a current owner of a '87 951, I can say that these cars are rewarding to own and drive, they don't have to be modified to be enjoyed but take well to simple well thought out mods if that's your fancy. Owners share the passion and camaraderie with great online community.

    A significant piece in the automotive world and certainly in the Porsche history books.
     
  23. porkchopious

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    I would have given my right arm for one of these back in the '80s when I was young, but had no money...
     
  24. SAVANTAUTO

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    I also own a 1987 951 that I love. I got the Porsche bug back in college when a well off friend traded in his 300zx Turbo ( because according to him not enough power at triple digit speeds) for a 1986 black black 951. Riding in that car with Phil Collins playing through the tape deck was a pivotal moment. Its great to go back in time every time I get behind the wheel of mine.

    Those in concour shape are hard to find and certainly will not go down in value in the years to come. Would be great if they follow the same path as their air cooled relatives.
     
  25. Dakota

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    Jesus the condition!
    I think this will sell FAST really close to ask. Be a 45k car in a few years.
     
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    Looks beautiful, GLWS!
     
  28. 4re308

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    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS CAR!! I am on my 5th 951 now. I have a stone grey metallic over burgundy car now. No one really understands how awesome these cars are. They are rock solid, FAST AS HELL and they look great. Starting to go up in value too. Not many that look this nice, GL with the sale! :)
     
  29. full_garage

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    Great car! I had an 89 Turbo S in blue that I loved. It had the perfect driver's ergonomics--from the seat to the steering wheel to the pedals that were perfectly placed for heel-toe, it felt better than any car I've ever been in past or present.

    Also the chassis balance was sublime.

    And they look wonderful too

    All this even though mine was completely beat on and neglected with 200k+ miles before I got it. I'm sure this one is even better.

    GLWS!
     
  31. dakharris

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    Congrats on the sale. You got almost what it cost new. Hope the new owner enjoys and cares for her.
     
  32. itsablurr

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    Gorgeous 951. Wish I had known of this car sooner, would have loved to see it as a local.
     
  33. full_garage

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    Yeah he got an awesome car! It shipped off to Mexico City- I think he got a great deal.


    Lovely car- Just decided I'm more of a 911 guy....
     
  34. Mckinney

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    I bought an '86 951 new. It was the week after Jack Nicklaus won the '86 Masters. Mine was red with black partial leather and the same equipment as this one, plus body side molding and very narrow black pinstripes, hardly visible. Didn't really have the money - took 6 years to pay for it. Sweet, sweet car! The best balance of handling, fuel economy, build quality, reliability, and speed ever. I sold it in the early 90's with 52k miles because of a cross country move. Great to see these cars getting the love they deserve.
     
  35. desmomini

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    Wow, an eBay sale that actually resulted in a car being sold! So many folks these days flake when they win cars on eBay, and there are no consequences, since it's not a binding deal according to eBay rules. Congrats!!
     
  36. full_garage

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    Sold 7 cars on ebay in the past 60 days- All lower dollar collectibles- all brought a fair price and went to good homes.

    I had a 1991 Volvo Bertone Coupe- had it listed on the Volvo site for 4 months at $13K- All those guys were offering me $8K. Put it on ebay for 6 hours- Guy emailed me offered $16,500... flew up with cash from South Carolina in a 3 piece suit on a 100 degree day, then flew home and Intercity came and got it- another $2,000 in expenses. Guess he really wanted it!

    One guy bought my 1985 280SL 5 Speed for $14K- Decent price for a cool car. He said he needed to send his representative to see if the car was what I said it was- that might take a few weeks. NEVER emailed me during the auction or asked any questions. I simply relisted it for $15K and it sold it 24 hours.

    Still have a nice 72 Tii roundie to sell and a sweet 560SL and an epic 560SEC, not sure if ebay is the right venue for those.
     

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