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Awesome Classified: 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo Will, Apparently, Change Your Life

Porsche 944 Turbo for sale

If this car can do half the things the seller claims.. count me in! Race prepared 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo, 97,000 miles, $11,000. Hilarious CL ad below, this seller pulled out all the stops!

I see all kinds of classified ads for cars during my regular scouring of the web for the next fun car… this hilarious ad from Craigslist Minneapolis made me want to create a new blog category where I can post other such ridiculous ads. You’ve gotta hand it to the guy who put this one together… it’s all I can do not to run right out and buy this one… the part about the Argentinian intern is the best!

I’m not sure that a ‘Carrera’ (911) constitutes a ‘classless car’ but this guy thinks pretty highly of his 944… and himself, self described as ‘185 pounds of toned muscle’…

Here is a link to the ad itself. It’s also pasted below, verbatim, from the CL listing.. so when the ad is eventually taken down or the car is sold, we can still read it and laugh.

From Minneapolis Craigslist – July 29, 2015:

This is for the truly discerning man who understands that the right mix of class and power is to have an abundance of both. This pearl white chariot will take you to concerts, ball fields, and the apartment of that new intern from Argentina. Don’t get a classless Boxster or Carrera – get a real car meticulously assembled by the best mechanics in the world at the Zuffenhausen factory in 1986. Fewer than 11,000 of these cars were ever produced – she’s rarer than your Rolex. This car has been fully upgraded for track racing. Professionally balanced so that when she is 1/2 full of high octane and has 185 pounds of toned muscle in the driver’s seat the weight distribution is exactly 25% on each wheel. Her four 12″ Brembo discs stay cool with custom ventilation piping that 170 MPH breeze over their slotted surface. So, your buddy in the passenger seat just told you he’s decided to become a vegetarian – tap these suckers and break his stupid noise [nose] on the dashboard – cause hey, you’re doing the guy a favor.
And if during one of the many getaway chases you’ll be leading something goes terribly awry and you accidently go off that overpass, at least you’ll be in one piece when you’re incarcerated – ’cause this baby is outfitted with a rollcage, Sparco Evo racing seat, and 5-point Simpson harness. Hear that lion roaring under the hood? That is 2.6 liters of double camshafted, turbocharged adrenaline. The whole thing has been gone through by Auto Edge Racing. We are talking over $7,000 in racing upgrades.
Porsche 944 for sale funny craigslist ads

She is the real deal with a 5 speed rear mounted transmission handling all that power through a high performance puck clutch with less than 10,000 miles on the clutch. Don’t show up expecting to test drive this beauty unless you know how to drive a manual & have cash in hand.

So, you’re ready to have this white stallion in your stable? Then you better be willing to fork over $11,000 american. Or if you have a blue water sailboat in the caribbean I’d be willing to swap.

Shoot me an email and we can set up a meeting.
Porsche 944 for sale funny craigslist ads

Porsche 944 for sale funny craigslist ads

Porsche 944 for sale funny craigslist ads

Hawk Vintage Races

Elkhart Lake Vintage Races

Click this link for a full photo album covering Friday night and Saturday night car shows in downtown Elkhart Lake and all the action on track and in the paddock at Road America on Saturday and Sunday.

It was a great weekend in Elkhart Lake this year for the HAWK Vintage Races, lots of old friends to see, and even made some new ones.

Who’s the U Boat Commander? Classic Porsche 928 For Sale at Sears Imports 56k Original Miles

Risky Business Porsche 928

This 1985 Porsche 928 has just over 56,600 original miles and looks great in classic black on black. This is a 5 speed manual transmission car with a solid clutch ready for many more miles. It has a clean Carfax vehicle history report and is in exceptional condition inside and out. The leather inside, on both seats, including the outboard driver’s seat bolster is clean and unworn, the interior looks new. There are no typical Porsche dash cracks or any other interior detractors. The glass is clean and clear, free of chips or cracks, there is no delamination of the glass. The exterior is equally clean, the original black paint shines, there is no evidence of previous paintwork… it’s clean and straight, all the way around.

Tom Cruise Risky Business Porsche
Joel (Cruise) and friends drive through downtown Highland Park in his dad's 928.

The 928 became famous on a pop culture level after its appearance in the John Hughes film “Risky Business” starring Tom Cruise as ‘Joel Goodsen’ who takes his dad’s 928 out cruising through the North suburbs of Chicago with a friend a couple of ‘working girls’. The car eventually ends up in Lake Michigan and once it’s pulled out of the lake and towed to the Porsche dealership one of the great lines of the movie is delivered by a dealership employee as the driver’s door is opened and water and fish come pouring out… “Who’s the U boat commander?”

Posche 928 Sears Imports
Joel (Cruise) trys to stop the 928 from rolling into Lake Michigan.

The 928 was Porsche’s attempt at a 911 replacement in the late 1970s. As it turned out, Porschephiles never accepted this front engined 32 valve V8 super car as a replacement for their beloved rear engined flat six based 911, but it does enjoy a loyal following today and represents an excellent value in the ‘young classic’ Porsche market today. The Sears Imports 928 pictured here is in top condition and represents a great value priced at just $14,900. Skip the 928s you see for sale in the $8,000 – $10,000 range, there a few things more expensive than a ‘cheap’ Porsche 928.

It’s worth paying up for a well maintained, low mile example such as this. Please give me a call if you’d like to set up an appointment for a showing and test drive.
porsche 928 for sale Minneapolis