Car Catcher: This 1987 Porsche 944 Is so Very ‘80s

This 1987 Porsche 944 epitomizes the 1980s like no other. With its Linen Metallic paint over light tan interior and an automatic transmission, this 944 harkens back to a time when buyers of cars optioned like this were called yuppies. Today, this is no bad thing: Hagerty values a No. 2 example at nearly $19,000, with no listed penalty for the automatic. This Porsche will be on offer without reserve when it crosses the block at Mecum's Chicago show October 24-26. 

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Tom_Spangler
Tom_Spangler PowerDork
10/14/19 1:57 p.m.

A lovely example, much nicer than mine. Shame about the slushbox, though.

slowbird
slowbird HalfDork
10/14/19 4:10 p.m.

I like those wheels. I wonder if they would fit anything else...

*checks 944 bolt pattern*

holy wide bolt spread Batman! 5x130...that's the largest I've heard of.

It seems many Porsches use this pattern...I never knew.

 

Also, the 944 was one of my favorite cars to drive in Forza 3 and 4 multiplayer with my friends.

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
10/15/19 2:03 p.m.

In reply to slowbird :

5x130 is pretty close to 5x5", though I don't know if anyone has ever tried putting Porsche wheels on a full-size Cadillac. 

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