Author(s): Andy Higgins
This is the complete guide to finding the best available example of the classic front-engined Porsche 944. Insight from real ownership experience is coupled with unparalleled technical knowledge, resulting in the first dedicated guidebook for potential buyers of the Porsche 944. A comprehensive guide, including an inspection checklist that buyers can use when viewing a car, photos of key areas to check, and known issues for each model, and an overview of key specifications and potential upgrades. Market and value data are also supplied to help give an idea of what a specific Porsche 944 is worth. From whether a Porsche 944 is a suitable car for you, to the cost considerations to be taken into account when searching for and viewing a used model, the authors' aim to arm the prospective buyer with enough knowledge and insight to be able to view a used Porsche 944, and quickly assess its quality, before considering whether to make a purchase. Take the first step towards finding your dream car, by reading this guide today.
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Andrew is deeply passionate about all things motoring. He is a Porsche 944 owner and general sports car enthusiast. Prior to, and since, owning the car he spent a lot of time researching the 944 range. Andrew also carries out his own servicing and repairs, and is a member of The Independent Porsche Enthusiasts Club (TIPEC), so he is well placed to provide insight into buying a Porsche 944. Following in his father's footsteps, Jon Mitchell has been a Porsche specialist technician since the late 1980s. Factory trained in the Motorsport department, he not only uses his training and experience to service and repair all models of Porsche cars, but also runs JMG Porsche Ltd, developing his own improved Porsche replacement parts. Jon is also technical adviser to The Independent Porsche Enthusiasts Club (TIPEC), as well as to the media and press.
Contents 1.Is a 944 for you? 2.Cost considerations 3.Living with a Porsche 944 4.Relative values 5.Before you view 6.Inspection equipment 7.Fifteen minute evaluation 8.Key points 9.Serious evaluation 10.Auctions 11.Paperwork 12.What's it worth? 13.Do you really want to restore? 14.Paint problems 15.Lack of use problems 16.The Porsche community 17.Vital statistics Index