YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:01 am, June 22, 2014
This 1982-84 Porsche 944 was found languishing in a lot in Newstead a few weeks ago. Originally the 924, as it was called at its introduction in 1976, was going to be a Volkswagen model to replace the mid-engined 914, but VW decided to go with a cheaper-to-produce version of the Golf, which became the Scirocco. You may remember the 914 and 914-6 as Porsches, which they were in North America, but across the pond the four-cylinder model was sold at VW dealers, with the six being a Porsche. The 924 morphed into the 944 in 1982 with the introduction of a larger engine and revised bodywork. This red coupe looks pretty intact cosmetically, and although it wasn’t plated when this photo was taken, I’ll bet that in time it will be back on the road.