1985 Porsche 944 Hatchback Bronze Metallic 2.5L I4 Manual 5-Speed 1985.5

Price: US $7,440.00 Item location: Saratoga, California, United States
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 944
  • Type: Hatchback
  • Trim: Base
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 104367
  • VIN: WP0AA0947FN458203
  • Color: Kalahari
  • Engine size: 2.5L Inline 4 Cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gold
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Options: Leather Seats, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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1985 Porsche 944 Base

1985 Porsche 944 Hatchback Bronze Metallic 2.5L I4 Manual 5-Speed 1985.5

The winner will receive a 1985 Porsche 944 sports car in good running condition with a few cosmetic dents. The car has been owned by the second owner, seller, since 1989. It was purchased with 23,000 miles. The car has been garage kept and covered, please see attached photos.

The car has no rust, is all original except for maintenance items. The car has been kept in California, indoors and always covered when not in use.

Automatic sunroof is functional and in good shape. The sunroof panel itself may be manually removed if desired.

Due to being stored indoors, there are no cracks in dashboard.

There are also no cracks in leather seats, with only minimal wear on the driver seat.

An after-market front-end bra was used most of the time, this prevented the paint in front from rocks and chips.

Trunk area has a retractable rear compartment cover, which is still functional.

1985.5 Improvements

This car is essentially a 1986 model that was released in October, 1985.

The wheels are Carrera 911 style.

There are several improvements available in this model.

Dent #1

During the 1989 earthquake, a wooden headboard fell against the back right quarter panel, which left a dent. It was not that bad and was never repaired.

Dent #2

Around 2010, the Porsche collided with a car that stopped very suddenly. There were no injuries and it was not reported to the local Police Department. The front-end of the car was damaged as seen in the photos. The damage was not repaired. The bumper took most of the impact and has no damage. The headlight area was dented, but the headlights open and close normally.


The on/off switch is inoperable on the original Blaupunkt radio.


The heater is inoperable; it is believed to be a bad fuse. Air conditioning works fine.

Glove box

Glove box retainers are broken such that the lid does not stop at the horizontal position when open; it swings down.


The mechanical odometer shows 93,167. About 2013, the odometer stopped functioning. The wheel inside the device appears to have broken.

Very sparsely driven during the past ten years, and no longer used for commute since 2010. Mileage is estimated to have been about 2,500 between 2015 and 2019. After 2015, the mileage was approximately 300 miles per year. At this point we estimate the total mileage on the car to be about 104,367.

In 1996 and 1997, the car was not used for commute and was stored in the garage.


On September 30th, 2019, the car passed the smog test. During the car’s history, the car always passed smog checks. The only exception to passing smog was once in 12/03 when the distributor cap and rotor needed to be changed. After replacing these, the smog check passed.

The current smog check is valid until September 30, 2021.


Car registration was renewed with California DMV and all fees paid around September 2019.


Good shape thanks to over-engineering by Porsche; very little replaced aside from maintenance items. The car is all original for the most part.

Owner performed regular oil and oil filter changes. Oil used is regular, generally Valvoline Racing Formula or Castrol GTX. Porsche dealer recommend against using synthetic Mobile 1, as that kind of oil will make seals leak. Later on, they toughened up the seals. Porsche recommended oil change interval is 7500 mi. or 12 months, whichever occurs first. Generally this was changed every 12 months.

On August 10th, 2019, owner replaced DME fuel pump relay, reference sensor and speed sensor.

On August 2nd 2018, a new battery purchased from Batteries and Bulbs, brand Duracell group, was installed by owner.

On November 1st, 2015 distributor cap, rotor, spark plugs, air filter, were replaced by owner.

On November 3rd, 2011, new front tires were purchased and installed by Pacific Tire. Tires were rebalanced. Previous front tires were moved to the back wheels. Camshaft timing belt and balance shaft belt were inspected by Dominic Auto. These were still in good condition and did not need to be replaced.

On January 6th, 2010, spark plugs, spark plug wires (first time changed), distributor cap, and distributor rotor and the fuel filter were replaced by owner.

On February 8th, 2008, rear tail light bulbs were changed.

On February 8th, 2008, the owner observed that the Odometer was no longer increasing.

On August 1st, 2007, the timing belt, including the balance shaft belt, were changed by Stevens Creek Porsche. After 1,500 miles, these were adjusted.

On July 30th, 2006 owner replaced the spark plugs, air filter, oil filter.

On June, 27th, 2006, Dominics Auto replaced front brake pads and sensor. Rear brakes were ok at the time.

On December 2nd, 2001, owner replaced spark plugs and air filter, and drained and replaced the radiator fluid.

On December 27th, 2000, front tires were replaced and original front tires were moved to the back.

On October 18th, 1999, oil change & smog check; spark plugs, head gasket, washer pump, seat switch, and radiator were replaced by the Porsche dealership, $1,950.

On May 26th, 1999, two front brake sensors were replaced.

On May 18th, 1999, new front brakes, turn signal, and passenger side door window switch were replaced.

On February 9, 1999, owner replaced upper and lower radiator hoses.

On December 15th, 1998, Ken’s Sportech bled brake fluid, flushed coolant, replaced heater valve and hose.

On March 29th, 1997, new spark plugs were installed.

On February 21, 1997, the water pump, antifreeze, thermostat, camshaft timing belt, balance shaft belt, and a worn tensioner and roller were replaced by the Porsche dealership for $987.40.

On October 16th, 1995, owner replaced the battery.

On June 6th, 1994 a new battery, and spark plugs were installed.

On March 14th, 1992, the three radiator hoses and the fluid were replaced.

On February 17th, 1991, owner changed the radiator fluid.

The owner's Haynes automotive repair manual is included with the sale.

Records and history are available upon request.

Car is in as-is condition by owner, with no warranty.