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Lot 143 - 1986 Porsche 924S Coupe

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£1,673

Auction Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House
Auction Date 6th September 2018
Day of Auction

Lot Details

Lot Number 143
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number WPOZZZ92ZGN400471
Year 1986
Make Porsche
Model 924S Coupe

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Description

Introduced in November 1975, the Porsche 924 was the first production Porsche with a water-cooled front engine. The 2+2 coupe was developed as a joint project between Volkswagen and Porsche and was intended as a replacement of the 914. A rear transaxle with a 48/52 front/rear weight distribution made the car handle exceptionally well and it ended up being a huge sales success for Porsche, with over 150,000 examples being sold during its 11-year production run. The 924 was the car that saved Porsche from financial ruin.

 

The original 924 was panned by critics for its poor performance from its 2.0-liter VW engine, but luckily Porsche had improvements in the works. The year 1983 saw the introduction of the much-improved 944, which although similar visually to the 924, featured an all-new alloy 2.5-liter inline four. In 1986, Porsche decided to put the 944 engine in the 924 and release it as the 924 S. The 924 S had 50 percent more power than the standard 924, giving it the performance it always should have had. The 924 S offered owners similar performance to the 924 Turbo, but with vastly improved reliability and at a cheaper price.

 

Finished in Grand Prix white with a contrasting pinstripe interior, this later 924S is offered with full service history (including a recent service), original Porsche books and manuals, a number of older MOTs and invoices, and three original keys. Notably the 924 starred in a feature in Modern Classics magazine earlier in 2018, a copy of which is included in the file.

 

The 924 is rapidly finding its place in the classic car world, and this later example, fitted with the more powerful Porsche-derived motor, provides excellent value in the current market.


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