Price: US $17,500.00 Item location: Santa Monica, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 944
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Brown Cloth
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 55,500
  • VIN: WP0AA0943FN453807
  • Color: Calahari Beige Metallic
  • Engine size: 2.5L 4 cyl
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 2WD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Options: CD Player, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!


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West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this original owner, until the year 2014, 1985 Porsche 944 2.5L 4 cylinder 5 speed manual Coupe! Finished in the beautiful and rare color combination of its original 'Calahari Beige Metallic' (color code LA1Y) paint with its original 'Porsche embroidered Brown Fabric' seats interior and purchased with rare factory options including the 5 speed manual transmission, removable large sunroof, desirable late 944 model factory Porsche 'Phone Dial 'alloy wheels, stabilizer bars, protective side moldings, leather steering wheel, automatic speed control and with only 55K original miles!
The 944 was built by Porsche from 1982-91 and was a very successful model for the German automaker. The car was one of the prestigious 'Car & Driver's' 'Ten Best List' cars from 1983-1985 as was the Turbo when introduced in 1986 and in 1984 'Car & Driver' named the car the 'Best Handling Production Car In America'.
In mid-1985, the 944 underwent significant changes which included a newly designed dashboard and door panels, an embedded radio antenna, an upgraded alternator (from 90 amp to 115 amp), an increased oil sump capacity, new front and rear cast alloy control arms and semi-trailing arms, a larger fuel tank, optional heated and powered seats, Porsche HiFi sound system. 1985 model year cars incorporating these changes are sometimes referred to as 1985B, 85.5 or 1985½ models and have serial numbers from 45001 and are referred to late model 944's.
This particular late model example serial # 453807 was purchased on 5/31/1985 and was always primarily serviced by its original and long time non-smoking owner at 'Ed Mathieu Imports' of Chicago Heights, IL and still boasts its original owners manual and dealer stamped maintenance booklet. The car was obviously always garaged and has no history of any accidents or damage and has a clean CARFAX report confirming both this history and low mileage.
The original factory 'Calahari Beige Metallic' paint is in exceptional and virtually flawless condition as is the original 'Porsche' inscribed interior and all the options are working as they should including the A/C. The car drives exactly like a well maintained and serviced Porsche should and must be driven to be fully appreciated and seen to be believed! The engine is extremely strong with no oil leaks, the 5 speed transmission is very smooth shifting and the temperature always remains cool. The car has four virtually new tires.
You will surely look long and hard to find a finer and extremely rare factory loaded and unique example of this exceptionally clean and increasingly collectible and desirable Porsche 944 5 speed manual Coupe available anywhere else!
For further information contact West Coast Classics through EBay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours.
WEST COAST CLASSICS, LLC Please note: TERMS OF SALE: YOU BID TO OWN: This vehicle is being sold by West Coast Classics, LLC; we are licensed and bonded vehicle dealers in the state of California. Please note that all vehicles sold to be registered in the state of California will be charged California sales tax on the final EBay sales price and any required DMV licensing, smog, documentation and registration fees. If leaving the state or country, the vehicle must be picked up by a professional licensed auto transportation company that can provide a bill of lading, otherwise California sales tax will be charged. (All licensed auto transport companies provide these). Any out of the state and international buyers will upon completion of the sale be sent by FEDEX the title and bill of sale for the vehicle and will be personally responsible for any sales tax and licensing and registration fees in their home state or province. All bids are legal and binding contracts to purchase the vehicle and by bidding you are hereby entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the vehicle and agreeing to accept and abide by these terms of sale: Mechanical inspections welcomed; if you wish to inspect the vehicle you must do so before bidding; upon request seller will be happy to deliver the vehicle to a local Santa Monica mechanic of your choice for your prepaid inspection before the reserve price is met. Once the reserve price is met this vehicle is to be considered sold in ‘as is, where is’ condition to the highest bidder with no guaranties or warranties implied or given. Please have all funds available before bidding as a $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required from the winning bidder within 48 hours (2 business days) of auction end; an immediate $500 non-refundable deposit is required through Ebay’s Paypal service to end the auction early if the "Buy it now" option is exercised and the balance in full is due within ten days of auction end in any case. In the case these terms of sale are not met seller reserves the right to either re-list the vehicle or offer the vehicle to the next highest bidder. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time before the reserve price is met. Payment by bank wire transfer, cash in person or cashiers check only. All inspections must be done prior to bidding. The non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1,000 is due within 48 hours of the auction end via bank wire transfer or cashier's check via overnight mail. The full payment must be completed within 10 days regardless of a pick up date. In the event the deposit is not posted within the required period of time, the vehicle will be offered for sale to the next subsequent high bidder or relisted for sale. This is to be considered an absolute sale and the buyer is required to comply with all of my conditions in these terms of sale. By placing a bid and winning the auction you hereby agree to abide completely with these terms of sale and the terms of sale are to be considered a legal and binding purchase agreement. Once again, please note that there are no inspections to be made after the auction ends - please be sure to complete any inspection before bidding. The Seller reserves the right to cancel any bid at any time and to end the auction early for any reason. The seller makes every effort to describe in detail any known flaws in the vehicle and includes many detailed and recent photos of the vehicle. The mileage on the vehicle is correct at the time of listing but obviously subject to minor changes necessary to complete delivery of the vehicle to the buyer and test drives etc. Please note that all used vehicles, especially classic and older vehicles, are by definition unique and complex and their condition, for better or worse, must always be considered a subjective opinion to each individual. Therefore the seller shall not be responsible for the absolute correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no guaranties or warranty in connection therewith. Vehicles are sold with one master key unless otherwise stated. Vehicles are sold with handbooks and manuals only if stated in the advertisement. Buyer hereby acknowledges that any definition or terms relating to a "matching numbers" description of any car has been met and the buyer has inspected the car and is satisfied with the description prior to bidding or purchase. No allowance will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value of the vehicle before bidding and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs whatsoever regardless of any oral or written statements about the vehicle. A documentation fee of $55, which is capped and regulated in California as opposed to some other states, is charged on each sale, which once established legally has to be charged equally on each sale, to cover any necessary costs related to FEDEX mailings and other professional documentation paperwork fees for processing documents to establish title and registration in order to complete the transfer of documents to the new registered owner. Good luck and thanks for your interest!