October 19, 2022

Blog: 75K km 1983 Porsche 944 with a 5-speed manual! Black on Black in New Brunswick

A seller in Kingsclear, New Brunswick has listed this black on black 1983 Porsche 944 with a 5-speed manual and just 75,000 kms for $18,000. The German automaker released the 944 37 years ago, 1983 being the year the 944 hit the North American market. 

Porsche built the 944 from the 924 platform, providing it with a pivotal engine upgrade; while the 924 had an Audi-sourced 2.0L inline-4, the 944 now had a Porsche-designed aluminium 2.5-liter inline-4 with a bore and stroke of 100 mm x 78.9 mm and counter-rotating balance shafts running at twice the engine speed, making the four cylinder feel as smooth as a V6. The new engine in the 944 came front-mounted at a 45 degree angle, balanced by a rear transaxle. This drivetrain provided better weight distribution and a smoother power delivery than its predecessor. Bosch Motronic engine management controlled ignition timing, fuel injection, and boost pressure. 

The progression from the 924 continued with the 1983 944’s bulging fenders, updated interior, and some braking and suspension upgrades. There are certain advantages to claiming an early model 944; the first year of the 944 weighed under 2,800 lbs (later versions broke 3,000), and the ‘83 944 is the only year that came standard with a manual steering rack, further saving weight and providing feedback that makes for a more visceral driving experience. 

This 1983 Porsche 944 has ATS cookie cutter wheels, and its interior gauges are embossed in yellow. The seller notes that the car has been in the possession of one owner for the past 27 years. You can view the listing here.