The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a 1982-1991 Porsche 944. We make the process of selling your 1982-1991 Porsche 944 quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The 944 was a front-engined, rear-wheel drive, luxury sports car built by Porsche between 1982 and 1991. Based on the 924 platform, it was meant to be placed in the middle range of the Porsche lineup.
The 944 was initially offered with a 2.5 L straight-4 engine whose design was based on one half of the Porsche 928’s V8 engine. This was replaced in 1984 with the 944 Turbo that was a turbocharged and intercooled version 220 bhp (164 kW) at 6000 rpm. Internally, this car was known as the 951. This version had several design changes, such as improved aerodynamics, a redesigned transmission, wider wheels and a strengthened suspension. More than 30 small design changes were made to the engine to compensate for extra heat and internal stresses from the extra power.
The late 80’s brought the 944 S, with “S” standing for “Super.” It had the first of Porsche’s 16 valve engines. This was quickly followed by the 944 Turbo S, which increased horsepower to 250. It could reach 60mph in 7.4 seconds and had a top speed of 142 mph.
One of the last 944 models was a cabriolet built by ASC-American Sunroof Company at Weinsberg, Germany. None of these cars was destined for the US or the Americas. 625 were built including 100 right hand drives, which were sent to the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, and South Africa.
With total sales of 163,000 units sold, the 944 became the most popular Porsche ever sold until the introduction of the Porsche Boxster in 1996.