The State of the Porsche 944 Market

Editor's Note: We ran this story in our July 2017 issue. According to Hagerty, values on all variants of the 944/968 are on the move in 2019—upwards. We've updated the prices below to reflect this.]

Bought It Right

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1986 Porsche 944 Turbo

$33,000 at RM Sotheby's Amelia Island Even though $33,000 sounds like a lot for a Porsche 944 Turbo, Hagerty says that a No. 1 example is worth north of $40,000. Add in the prestige of buying a premium example from a European collection, and maybe this one makes sense.

[2019: Hagerty now sets $49,000 as the going price for a 944 Turbo in 2019.]

Paid Too Much?

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1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S

$46,200 at RM Sotheby's Amelia Island Hagerty reports that this is right on the money for a totally perfect 944 Turbo S, but that still seems like a lot of bread to us-especially since most of that special Turbo S hardware became standard on the Turbo the following year.

[2019: A totally perfect 944 Turbo S now fetches close to $69,000 in 2019 money, according to Hagerty.]

Better Buy It Now

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1991-’96 Porsche 968

Know what really might be the best 944 variant? The 968, the final chapter in the 924/944/968 story. Between the 1991 and 1996 model years only about 4000 examples came stateside, with that number roughly split between coupes and convertibles. You can still buy one in the teens.

[2019: Hagerty now lists a No. 2 example of the coupe at nearly $42,000, while convertible variant prices have remained flat at around $29,000.]

Online Market

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1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S

$13,950 on Bring A Trailer

Legend says that Porsche only built 1635 copies of the 944 Turbo S for the 1988 model year. Yes, they’re rare, but perhaps this car is closer to reality: In December, this one fetched less than $14,000 on Bring a Trailer. Aside from a few small cosmetic issues, it looked clean.

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