Rebuilt engine, new clutch, lots of upgrades

1985 Porsche 944 NA

Technical specifications of Porsche 944 1985

Price: -
Item location: Sacramento, California, United States
Make: Porsche
Model: 944
Type: Coupe
Trim: NA
Year: 1985
Mileage: 115000
VIN: WP0AA0940FN472184
Color: Guards Red
Engine size: non-turbo
Number of cylinders: 4
Power options: Power Windows
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Sunroof
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

This 1985 Porsche 944 was sold new in California where it has stayed its entire life. The car is finished in Guards Red over a black interior and powered by a 2.5L inline-four paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. I've had it just over a year. This 944 comes with service records for the things I've added and serviced performed, and a clean California title in my name. This car has been garaged the entire time of my ownership and being a lifetime California vehicle there is no rust present, even the battery tray is rust free!


  • Clean Title
  • DMV registration up to date
  • Runs Great
  • Smogged on first try
  • Carfax shows no issues with accidents, liens, or title issues

The body is finished in Guards Red, and the paintwork is shown up close in the gallery below. Factory 15 inch "cookie cutter" wheels feature black centers with painted Porsche crest and polished lips and are fitted with Yokohama tires. I had new windshield professionally installed and is in perfect condition. Headlights have been upgraded to replaceable H4 style. Amber fog light bulbs installed. DME relay has been replaced with a Focus9 solid state relay (with Pump Prime) that will never wear out or need replacement. New Optima (sealed) battery has been equipped.
Only944 shifting components were added, I drained and filled transaxle fluid, repacked and replaced rear CV joints. Aftermarket exhaust system gives a nice sound. These old 944s came with a spare tire that needed inflating --- so I purchased a modern Porsche 911 spare tire that is always inflated and ready to go if needed.
The black interior features custom made perforated seats from Only944, a vintage MOMO D36 steering wheel, and a Blaupunkt stereo with Bluetooth built in. This is the "early version" of the 944, which had a mid-year change in 1985, so it has the "square" dash. VDO gauges include a 5-digit odometer showing 31,000 miles, approximately 1,000 of which I have added. Though speedometer works, it was replaced at some point, so actual mileage unknown. Internal clock works as do all the gauges. Electric windows, sunroof, side mirrors and antenna all work as they should. Internal light bulbs have been upgraded to LED. Original interior was tan, I changed interior to all black by replacing and repainting some items.
Previous owner was a mechanic and he rebuilt the engine 2,000 miles before I took ownership (3,000 miles ago). This included new timing belt, new clutch, new mass air flow sensor, and serviced the fuel injectors.
Rubber trim around sunroof shows signs that the car was repainted at some point. There are small chips in the paint and a discoloration on the hood of the vehicle that is visible in the right (or wrong) lighting. Owner reports that the front bumper lower valance could use paint touched up. Also heater and A/C do not function. Cruise control module and wiring has been removed as it did not function. Small paint chips and touchups are present. Driver door may have been replaced at some point due to color variation.
I took the vehicle to a local independent shop that focuses on German vehicles (Frank's Automotive in Sacramento CA) for a pre-purchase inspection in December 2018. Their report identified a couple issues, some of which I have already addressed in preparation for sell:
Items owner fixed:
· Brake fluid needs to be flushed - done
· Rear license plate bulb burned out - replaced
· Light bulbs behind left gauge cluster burned out - replaced

Items still needing attention:
· Replace coolant
· Windshield washer pump doesn't work
· No heat or A/C
· Small "click" sound from front suspension when coming to a stop - intermittent/not ongoing
· Front right wheel bearing may need servicing

This car gets admiring looks and compliments wherever it's driven. It won't win concours competitions, but it is a very nice example of a 34 year old Porsche 944. Vehicle has never left me stranded or failed to start. Vintage California "Sunset" plates are period correct and a nice addition to this fine German automobile and can be transferred to new owner if so desired.

Will come with two keys, Porsche key fob and all documentation from items added by current owner.

You can pickup in Sacramento California, or will assist in arranging shipping at your expense. eBay has shipping quotes available.

On Feb-01-19 at 07:51:05 PST, seller added the following information:

I've done my best to describe the vehicle as accurately as possible. Sold in as is condition. Ne returns.

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