WHY IT’S RAD!
Here at RAD For Sale, we're big fans of the 944 Turbo. And it’s not just because they’re great handling, underrated German sports cars. Maybe it’s the pop-up headlights. Maybe it’s the turbo. Maybe it’s the Martini stripes. Either way- 944’s are still approachable Porsche’s and very much Royalty worthy, especially this well loved example.
This 944 Turbo was purchased new in Michigan and remained there before being transferred to California, and it's third and current owner, in 2018. This 951 Porsche is a very good “driver” example car and the operational odometer now shows 115,200 miles.
Cosmetically it presents nicely with good shut gaps and original glass all around. There are some minor rock chips and other blemishes reported but wear is better than the age and mileage of the car. The Grand Prix White paint appears to have been treated to a high quality respray at some point but no records detailing the paint work are available. While definitely a RAD and iconic Porsche look, the Martini stripes can be removed if desired.
The interior is believed to be all original and presents well with only minor wear. There is a small hole in the driver's seat bolster and some cracks in the dash. The A/C has been converted to R134 and blows cold and the heater works well. Cruise control, power mirrors and the electric drivers seat adjustment work but the sunroof function is intermittent. Carpets are all in excellent condition as is the headliner. An aftermarket stereo with bluetooth phone connection has been installed.
The seller has spared no expense maintaining the vehicle for the past 3 years with over $10k in receipts and recent work includes replacing the steering rack, control arms, fuel pressure damper and clutch hydraulics- just to name a few. Timing belt and water pump service was last completed at 103k miles and the engine bay appears clean, tidy and unmodified. The original spare tire, jack and tool kit are still present as are manuals, some records and original window sticker. A recent California smog certificate is included and CARFAX is light on details but shows no damage or issues reported.
Performance is said to be strong with good turbo boost and the suspension has been upgraded to Koni Sport shocks as well as Porsche M030 specification front and rear sway bars complete with corner balance. Pagid track brake pads are also installed and the 1986-only, staggered 16” Fuchs wheels, finished in white, remain.
This 944 Turbo is set up and well suited for spirited driving and has successfully completed several 1000-mile Driving While Awesome events in the past few years. It has always performed well and it’s now ready for the next adventure and the next owner.
Recent Koni sport shocks with M030 spec front and rear sway bars
Pagid track brake pads
Aftermarket stereo with bluetooth phone connectivity
2.5 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder
Power drivers seat
Manuals, window sticker and some records
Well prepped for performance driving and ready to go
Extensive maintenance over the past 3 years
Recent suspension overhaul
Some minor rock chips to front end
Small hole in drivers seat bolster
Cracks in dash
Current CA smog certificate
Very nice driver condition overall