Other Cars I have Owned

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S - Pretty remarkable car at the time. It was the fastest production Porsche sold at the time. Me at NHIS

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S Specifications - Specs

price $47 432 USD
engine Turbocharged Inline 4
valvetrain SOHC
displacement 2479 cc / 151.3 cu in
bore 100.0 mm / 3.94 in
stroke 78.9 mm / 3.11 in
compression 8.0:1
power 184.2 kw / 247.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm
hp per litre 99.64 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 
torque 349.8 nm / 258.0 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
drive wheels Front Engine / RWD
body / frame Unit Steel
front brakes Vented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist & ABS
f brake size 305 mm / 12.0 in
r brake size 300 mm / 11.8 in
front wheels F 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheels R 40.6 x 22.9 cm / 16.0 x 9.0 in
front tire size VR-50 P225/50VR-16
rear tire size VR-45 P245/45VR-16
steering Rack & Pinion w/ Power Assist
weight 1449 kg / 3195 lbs
wheelbase 2400 mm / 94.5 in
front track 1478 mm / 58.2 in
rear track 1443 mm / 56.8 in
length 4288 mm / 168.8 in
width 1735 mm / 68.3 in
height 1275 mm / 50.2 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.50:1, 2.06:1, 1.40:1, 1.03:1, 0.83:1
final drive 3.38:1
top speed 260.7 kph / 162.0 mph
0 - 60 mph 5.5 seconds
0 - 100 mph 14.1 seconds
0 - 1/4 mile 14.2 seconds


1999 Porsche 996 C4

1999 Porsche 996 C4 - Another interesting Porsche. Not a 'performance car' like the 944 Turbo S, but still an amazing car

1984 Euro Spec M6

1984 Euro Spec M6 - A great looking car but was the automotive money pit - learned my lesson with grey market cars here. Although the M6 was sold here in the US in 1986, 1987, 1988 they were very different. The motors were slightly detuned, there were some fairly large bumpers, and in general not as pleasing a car. BUT the parts were available and not as expensive.

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S

Yet another 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S - this one had about 330 Wheel Hp - There is indeed a reason that Porsche charges $100,000 for a 400 HP car...

1995 E36 M3

1995 BMW E36 M3 - great track car - wonderfully balanced... Once again at NHIS