I’ve been asked to value a 944 Turbo.
Now, what great cars these were. 250bhp, near-perfect weight distribution for great handling, 0-60mph in 6.3sec and a top speed of 153mph. They were a bargain supercar and, oddly, Porsche sold them alongside the 911 3.2 Carrera which offered similar performance in a very different package. There’s an article comparing the two in the latest issue of Total 911 magazine.
Today, the 3.2 Carrera is a sought-after classic, with good examples fetching £18,000, while fair ones rarely drop below £10,000.
Not so the 944 Turbo. Despite its obvious benefits (on paper it’s arguably better than the 911) it’s simply doesn’t hold the appeal with buyers and is generally considered to be an old, unloved Porsche. Which is a shame.
It’s good news for buyers, though. This particular car, I valued at around £5000, partly because of the high mileage (135,000) and the fact the interior was tired and the heating system wasn’t working properly (itself an expensive fix).
That’s a lot of car for the money. And I think the 944 shape still looks great too.