Project Track Car: 1987 Porsche 944 Turbo

This 1987 Porsche 944 Turbo is a running project with some final sorting needed, but based on the description, it apparently has a fully built drivetrain under the hood swapped in from a deceased race car. The 944 is far from perfect with a variety of cosmetic needs that only matter if you’re looking for a perfect car, and the seller stops short of saying it’s daily-driver ready, referring to it as “stops, starts, and drives,” which can mean a variety of different things. At the end of the day, almost all Porsche models of a certain are going up in price, and this one seems to be priced fairly here on eBay with an asking price of $13,500 and the option to submit a best offer.

The seller notes that the 944 benefits from some light interior restoration, including replacement seats from a later Porsche model; door panels; and carpets. The three-spoke steering wheel is an aftermarket piece but it’s a pretty typical upgrade as well, especially if this 944 is destined to become a track day toy. The paintwork is obviously tired but if it gets scuffed up at the track, you’ll be glad you didn’t bother to respray it. The touch-screen display that’s been molded in suggests this 944 was never a candidate for a Concours restoration, and that you’ll need to find a replacement center console if you want to go back to the original radio configuration.

The engine was completely rebuilt prior to being dropped in the track car that it came out of, which unfortunately suffered enough of a track day incident that it was written off. The four-cylinder engine has been upgraded with a variety of performance parts, including an aftermarket performance chip; lightened flywheel; a high-flow cat and Borla exhaust; a machined head with a full valve job; oil pan baffle; and much more. Suspension-wise, it comes with Koni adjustable coilovers up front and adjustable shocks in the rear, a 968 sway bar,  and new CV joints.

But wait, there’s more: the seller confirms that the 944 will come with new rotors and pads; new slave and master cylinders; a 5/33 brake bias valve; and of course, fresh fluids throughout. Even if you didn’t use this for track days, it sure seems like a fun weekend corner carver, and a car you can press into autocross or track-day duty when needed. The seller even mentions in the listing that when building this 944, they wanted a car that could live in both worlds comfortably, meaning you can drive it to the track and drive it back home (assuming you don’t wreck it!)  If you can snag it for $10,000, this seems like an excellent buy for the non-preservationist.


  1. RoughDiamond Member

    That link is for Mustang. The eBay pics seem to indicate this car is in fair condition with the body showing signs of rust.

    Here is the correct link for this 1987 Porsche 944 Turbo:

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