These old-yet-rad cars are priced at a grand each. Which would you take to RadWood 2019?
There is a “project” 944 for a fairly nice price. It seems like these should be easy to wrench on (inline engine in the front) but also potentially a headache (rear transaxle/clutch placement). Good candidate to learn to wrench on?
So this beauty is sitting for sale near me. I halfway want to go talk to them about it because the 944 is definitely past the bottom of its depreciation curve and good examples are climbing in price.
It is time. The Porsche time.
My first Porsche was color-matched to a Puffalump, of course.
From the book of Face: The 24 hours of LeMons vet “German Lee” Porsche 944 is dead. It went out doing what it loves - racing at MSR Houston. Below is a photo I took of it at a rallycross a few months back. May it rise again one day with an LS swap!
I’m currently working on a full photo dump, but just in case it doesn’t get done this afternoon, I wanted to make sure I left this here...
My Porsche overheated the other day when I went to Dunkin Donuts, like it KNEW. So, I saved one of the Timbits Clown Shoe Pilot brought back from Canada as a peace offering.
Lancer got hit. Parsh is probably toast. I’m stuck with a rental I find deeply un-fun.
I did have only one fan not working on the 944. No big deal—it did the job unless I had to be stopped for a long time somewhere. Now I have two fans that don’t work. Both fans. All the fans on the car.
So you’ve decided you’re ready to derail your financial security and upset your significant other with a project car. You’ve got five grand to your name, and you daydream of bombing down back roads, banging gears and relieving some stress. You want a fun car that’s reasonably reliable, attractive, tuner friendly and…
Say you’re looking for a classic, cheap rear-wheel-drive sports car for cruising in the countryside over the weekend, or even whip out for the occasional track day session. You could get an old British roadster, but the headaches that come with those cars have pretty much turned you off by now. And besides, you’re not…
Have a Groupe B 944 concept. I want.
Man, I still need a Spec 944. Look at how happy my bunny is. Look!
“Is that a stock car?” the Tim Hortons server asked, which seemed a perfectly reasonable thing to say when a race car comes to a drive-thru in Kentucky. The little rally 944 wasn’t, but it was thoroughly awesome to make his day, regardless.
And I’m finding my very un-new 944 to be very very cool. I’ve been using my old toy as my commuter car the last couple of weeks and the more I drive it the more I like it! While my extremely comfortable, brand new SUV sit’s forlornly home in the garage all by it’self.
Dear fellow home mechanics, if you’re familiar with this particular fun project I welcome you to chuckle along. If you have yet to face it, fear not, it’s not fun, but it’s not nearly impossible and will make a yuuuuge difference in your driving experience (if your current bearings are anything like mine were). I’d…
Do you know that excitement when you bring home a new (old) car? You peeked, drove, listened, touched and smelled enough to build an immediate list of what she needed. You heard the P.O. tell you [at least some fraction of] what he thought might be what was wrong with it. Hell, you’ve done this plenty of times what…