One-Owner 1984 Porsche 944

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Mileage102,544 Miles
Engine2.5-liter Inline Four
Addenda and Errata

Please note a photo of the original sales order agreement has been added to the image gallery.


Introduced in 1982, the genesis of the Porsche 944 can be traced back to the mid-1970s when Porsche introduced the 924 model. Engineers chose a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout with a 2+2 seating configuration, creating a practical sports car for everyday use and the first of the so-called “transaxle” cars. The front engine, V8-powered 928 was the next to follow and based on these sales successes and a little styling help from the 924 GTP racecar from 1980, the 944 was born. The 944 also featured a sleek, aerodynamic design that incorporated box fender flares and pop-up headlights, both distinctive features of the era.

Under the hood, the 944 was powered by a 2.5-liter inline-four cylinder engine. Essentially a Porsche 928 V8 engine sliced in half, it was significantly more potent than the 924's Audi-derived powerplant. This engine, coupled with precise handling and a balanced chassis, delivered an exciting driving experience. The Porsche 944 quickly gained popularity for its superb handling, strong performance, and luxurious interior. The Porsche 944 was a groundbreaking model that demonstrated Porsche's ability to evolve and diversify its product lineup. Its introduction in 1982 marked a pivotal moment in the company's history, bridging the gap between the iconic 911 and a new generation of sports cars.


  • A very original, single-owner example a first-generation 944 purchased by the consignor at Stoddard Imported Cars of Willoughby, Ohio

  • Finished in optional Ruby Red Metallic (LM3V) with a Grey Beige / Brown (ES) interior with a Brown dash, ceiling, visors 

  • Rarely seen Gray Beige “Porsche Lettered Cloth” seat inserts in excellent condition

  • Five-speed manual transmission

  • Optioned from the factory with:

    • C02 - Version for USA

    • 404 - Anti-roll bars front and rear

    • 418 - Side protection moldings

    • 431 - 363 mm four-spoke H steering wheel

    • 454 - Cruise control

  • Timing belt changed by Protech Motor Sports (Greenville, South Carolina) in 2012 at 96,000 mi (approximately 6,000 miles ago) 

  • Recent servicing between June and August that included:

    • New Hankook tires

    • A new battery

    • A new window washer pump and hose, new wiper blades 

    • New spark plugs, rotor, distributor cap, and air filter 

    • New hood and rear hatch shocks

    • R12 Air conditioning recharge

    • Exterior buffed and interior detail including the engine compartment 

    • Recently replaced steering wheel and shifter leathers, driver’s seat belt

  • Retains its original Blaupunkt Monterey SQR23 cassette stereo

  • “Cookie Cutter” light alloy wheels

  • Clean CARFAX Vehicle History Report

  • The current owner notes that it is a non-smoker car, always garaged, and never driven in winter, with the doors, hatchback, windows, hood, and headlights all operating as they should.


  • Powered by the 2.5-liter “M44/40” inline four-cylinder engine producing 143 hp

  • Nearly even front-to-rear weight distribution (50.7 percent front and 49.3 percent rear)

  • Curb weight of 1,260 kg or the equivalent of just under 2,778 lb

  • Rear wheel drive

  • Ventilated disc brakes

  • Seating for four

  • 130 miles per hour top track speed

  • Port fuel-injection

  • Large glass hatchback with 15 cubic feet of storage space

Known Imperfections

  • Sun-cracked rear fender stone guards

  • Front-end stone chips commensurate with age and mileage

  • Dent and paint scratch above the passenger taillight (3 inches long and ½ inch deep)

  • Missing 944 badge, however, a new badge is included with the vehicle.

  • Intermittent operation of the electric side mirrors

  • Common dashboard cracks

  • Underhood foam insulation has disintegrated and has been removed

  • Engine oil pressure gauge needs new light

  • Window washer fluid reservoir may leak

  • The clock runs slow, thought to be causing a small voltage drain, however, a battery disconnect has been installed, eliminating the voltage drain and serving as a theft deterrent

  • The CARFAX Vehicle History Report indicates a “Mileage Inconsistency” during its recent service at Audi Porsche of Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is likely due to the five-digit odometer recently rolling over.


  • Owner’s manual and service book

  • Sheepskin wool seat covers for front seats

  • Bras for nose & mirrors

  • Cloth cover for inside storage

  • 2 sets of ignition keys

  • Wheel lock keys

  • Maintenance records, including original sales slips

  • Haynes Repair manual for 1983-1989 Porsche 944

  • 924/944 PCA Tech Tips book

  • Rear cargo cover

  • Original toolkit, jack, space saver spare tire, and air compressor

  • Digital, multi-point inspection form dated 25 July 2023

Ownership History

Manufactured by Porsche in April of 1984, this Porsche 944 was first sold new by the famous Stoddard Imported Cars of Willoughby, Ohio to the consignor on 24 May 1984. The original service book shows servicing between 1984 and 2000. The CARFAX Vehicle History Report begins in 1999 with the consignor’s ownership. The consignor notes his location of ownership as follows:

1. Original title May 1984 w/Ohio title

2. Car title transferred to Michigan in 1985

3. Car title transferred to New York 1997

4. Car title transferred to South Carolina in 2002

5. Car title transferred to Michigan 2015

Optional vehicle service contract available for $1,800. Learn more about the program here. *Sales tax may be applicable.


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