Project 944: Research and admiration

Due to work commitments, i didn’t get to visit the bodyshop the past weekend to look at our car’s progress. But i guess in a way, it’s nice to have a bit of a break too perhaps?

While we might have missed out on seeing our car’s build, i did manage to take a look at something else that’s just as, if not more interesting. A beautiful (and rather elusive) single owner 944 Turbo, right here on our sunny island.

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In the spirit of Mike and Ed from Wheeler dealers, i arranged to meet up with the owner to have a look at his car and maybe gather some images for reference on my rebuild.

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My engine bay looks nothing like that.

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This is a beautiful car passed on to the current owner by his father who personally drove it off the shipping container when it first arrived in Singapore.

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After a short chat, we both sort of gathered that there are probably only a handful of 944 Turbos left running locally. 4 Coupes, 2 Cabriolets. I’m pretty sure the number of NA 944s are just as dismal.

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Thanks to the owner, i managed to get a ride in the car too. Just to get a rough feel for when our car is done. His is properly sorted.

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I think if we can get our car to be half as nice as this, i’ll be rather happy.

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Here’s his other car. Good taste .

4 thoughts on “Project 944: Research and admiration

  1. Nice write up. Alvin’s car is a great example of a pristinely stock 944 Turbo (951). I used to own a 951, I’ll try to dig up some old research that I did previously. If I’m not mistaken, your car was owned by a Malay chap sometime back but didn’t run well. Can’t recall why though, out of tune maybe. Lindsey Racing intake is good (what other bits does it have?) but I think a tune and changing the barn door type airflow meter is required.
    Would be nice to meet and talk about 944s.

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