Posts Tagged ‘porsche’

Schwarz Sport – 1986 Porsche 944

March 4, 2016

Porsche’s 944 offers an accessible yet iconic Porsche experience. It may not be a 911, but let’s face it, 911s were never this accessible, or this user-friendly. And the 944 offers cool 1980s design cues including a molded glass hatch, box flares, and flip-up headlights. Torque from the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is good, and the rear transaxle makes for a well-balanced car – the only similar offering in the 1980s was Alfa Romeo’s GTV6. Finding a good example of either under our self-imposed price cap is a bit of a challenge, though, so it’s nice when one comes up – let’s have a look at this 1986 Porsche 944 for sale for $3800 in McMinnville, OR.

1986 Porsche 944 2 left front



Half a 928 is not a 914 – 1984 Porsche 944

February 13, 2016

With the 1980s moving ever further into history, it’s a good time to recognize a car from 1984 now fits what was recently the definition of a modern classic – 30ish years old now applies to many popular cars from that decade. Nonetheless, it’s hard to argue that many 1980s cars have a vintage feel, perhaps because they’d already moved on from carburetors, leaf springs, and other things we left behind in that decade. So it’s hard to understand why classic car events don’t seem to embrace the newer cars – you can’t run many of the vintage car rallies in a 944, for example, even though you could have done so with a 32-year-old Porsche 914 back in 2006. The counterpoint is that these modern classics still function pretty well as daily drivers, so part of the reason is many enthusiasts just don’t need a classic car event as an excuse to bring their classic out. With that in mind, let’s check out this 1984 Porsche 944 for sale for the very odd price of $3672 in Estacada, OR.

1984 Porsche 944 left rear


Too Nice – 1982 Porsche 924

January 23, 2016

There aren’t many older Porsches that are still maligned by the market, so cars like the 914 and 912 have, in their old age, found popularity among classic car enthusiasts. But if you’re dying for an unpopular Porsche, and the Cayenne is not your thing, or you’re looking for an alternative to an Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT or BMW 320i, or you don’t care about engines, the Porsche 924 is worth a closer look. With 115hp from its 2-liter engine going through a 5-speed transaxle and a good size trunk with a 2+2 layout, it’s a practical weekend car for reasonably short money. So let’s take a look at this 1982 Porsche 924 for sale for $4000 in Monmouth, OR.

1982 Porsche 924 right side