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.
|Auction||Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House|
|Auction Date||6th September 2018|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||UK Registered|
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