1985 Porsche 944

Streetside Classics-Phoenix
614 E. Auto Center Dr.
Mesa, AZ

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Mesa, AZ



Year 1985
Mileage 112
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Porsche
Model 944

944 1985

Title Status Clear
Exterior Color Red
Interior Color Black


It's time to dive deeper into this 1985 Porsche 944, because beyond the bright red paint is fuel-injected LS1 power. Yes, you read that correctly, this slick Porsche has a Corvette heart!

It's hard to go wrong with a red Porsche. The wedge shape and chiseled bodylines of the 944 have aged well, and thanks to Porsche's attention to detail, it still looks great. Of course, part of this attraction has to do with the bold paint keeping a nice shine thanks to a more modern clearcoat application. Not only do the body panels look nice, but also you can tell this is a well maintained car by the way the black bumpers, trim, and well-integrated spoiler look against the vivid red. And the black Fuchs-style wheels are a nice part of this dark side that are also a true Porsche legend.

The black accents of the exterior get you ready for the full black interior. There are great pieces that Porsche people will recognize, like the sports steering wheel and 911-style supportive bucket seats. Plus, 1985 is a particularly good year for the 944 because it's the debut of the revised dashboard. There are some nice factory features, like power windows, and now that's joined by upgrades, like the custom Speedhut gauges that identify this as a 944 LS. There are even provisions for R134a air conditioning. And of course, this 944 comes with its signature feature, the large removable sunroof that truly opens the coupe up to the world.

As much as you've seen some nice custom upgrades so far, the best one is reserved for the engine bay. That's a 5.7-liter LS1 V8 in place of the original four-cylinder. So the Corvette-style motor offers the same fuel-injected constancy Porsche offered, but now with a healthy upgrade in power. As you look into the engine bay packed with power, you'll also see a well-done installation that includes the proper engine mounts, and an aluminum radiator to help keep the upgrades running cool. Plus, the way this V8 runs and drives tells you the transplant was a professional affair. And the five-speed manual transmission gives you complete control to harness the upgrade in power. We love this kind of V8 upgrade, because it also still delivers Porsche's superior suspension design with a transaxle for good weight distribution. Plus, the fully independent suspension, four-wheel power disc brakes, and grippy sport tires make this a truly awesome driving machine.

Complete with service manuals, this is a custom car wrapped in a precision German body. So if you love a sleek Porsche with serious power added, call today!


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