words by pablo deferrari photos by devon brown
Devon was sucked into this passionate vortex further when his Pops bought a 911SC after selling the 951. This car would draw Devon into his father’s shop, SoundFX, where he was busy converting the SC into a Turbo; these wrenching sessions would further enrich Devon’s education. Then a bit later, a white 1988 944 Turbo would come into the picture as his father’s daily driver. This is the car that would become an heirloom.
The Turbo wasn’t just a hand-me-down that was ready to go, this car needed some work. This is the sort of thing that grounds a teen, you know? When inheriting a car that requires you to roll up your sleeves, and get your hands dirty before hopping in the driver’s seat, you’ve earned this thing.
"...to bring that magic number to 336hp…at the rear wheels."
To achieve this lofty figure, the help of a Lindsey Racing 3” exhaust, 55lb injectors, dual-port waste gate would be needed. And this was just the beginning of the journey. On the outside, a 924 GTS hood replaced the original, the vented nose panel would tie things together and she would sport a sexy set of Stilettos in the form of 18” Carrera wheels.
Devon has 5 years invested into this baby, but he throws a word of caution to those considering such an endeavor.
“I wouldn’t recommend this car to Joe Blow…” he begins. “These cars need a lot of time, money and love. They simply aren’t cars you get in and expect it to be like a modern car. Age related random issues will pop up.”
He sums things up like this.
“You need a lot of patience with the 951…you give her love and she’ll love you right back. If a 17 or 18 year old enthusiast was looking for a 944 Turbo, I would tell them to find one with all of the kinks worked out leaving you nothing to do but maintenance.”
Pretty sound advice for someone of any age to heed.
With his 6 month old son joining the family, he’s looking forward to passing on not only his 951, but his Pop’s 930 he’s acquiring in the near future. And he can’t wait to continue on the family tradition of Porsche tinkering when his son comes of age…hell; he’s planning on building a car with him. Porsche passion continues on with no signs of slowing down.