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Bottoz
07-31-2009, 09:49 AM
http://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/1298260245.html

svochuck
07-31-2009, 02:52 PM
i sent an email for pictures and more information

MHISSTC
07-31-2009, 03:47 PM
What is the significance of the ad stating it is an "85 1/2"?

svochuck
07-31-2009, 05:59 PM
the 944's went through a change mid year 1985 . So a 83,84 and 85 are kind of the same "early" . 85.5 ,86 are in blended then 87 , 88 are "late" cars .

Early cars have more VW/Audi parts ...
Late cars are closer to the turbo cars ...
Late cars have the nice dash. Nice = heavy not good for racing so it gets removed.

Early wheels are about and inch less off set.

A 924S is an early car with out fender flares but with Late off set wheels. and a late engine and 88 transaxle.

kind of sort of .

MHISSTC
08-01-2009, 07:51 AM
So, here's how I see it.

If I want the best looking 944 with the best technology, I get a post '86 944.
If I want the best candidate for a race car, I get a 924S.
If I'm short on cash now, but will be able to make regular contributions towards incremental upgrades, a dirt cheap early 944 would be the way to go.

Weston
08-01-2009, 08:25 AM
Early cars are lighter and easier to get down to weight. It's also a lot cheaper to replace the VW/Audi suspension parts in the early cars than the Porsche parts in the late cars.

The 924S has the lightweight early chassis and many early parts, and it comes with the short 5th gear (the '87 and '88 924S both got it, while the 944 only had it for '88). And it's cheaper than a 944 of the same year, so you can get an '88 with the better engine for less money.

The catch with the 924S is that it has the 924 body and a noticeably narrower track width than the 944's.

MHISSTC
08-01-2009, 10:19 AM
This '85 for $1500 seems like a better deal to me.

"Remnant of a bad relationship, must sell ASAP to pay off loan"

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/1271506504.html

leggwork
08-01-2009, 10:40 PM
unless the bad relationship was with the car ...
:cool:

This '85 for $1500 seems like a better deal to me.

"Remnant of a bad relationship, must sell ASAP to pay off loan"

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/1271506504.html