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1986 Porsche 924 S

Lot No.: 201

Registration: C924 HOK
Chassis Number: WPOZZZ92ZGN401387
Engine Number: 43G05982
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 2,479
Year of Manufacture: 1986
No Reserve
  • A lost gem, the connoisseurs Porsche, simple to work on with a real classic charm
  • Mostly original condition including supplying dealer plates and naturally the in-car phone
  • Revered for its superb handling, the 924S is fast becoming more desirable and collectable
  • Offered without reserve, a great opportunity to get your hands dirty and reap the rewards

The 1976 Porsche 924 was a complete departure by the company, in that it featured a front-mounted, water-cooled engine. The 1984cc engine was essentially an Audi unit which Porsche then tweaked to 125bhp. The power went to a rear mounted gearbox/transaxle and the advantage of this layout was that it gave the car near perfect weight balance which naturally improved the handling.  The 924 was clothed in a pretty two plus two body shell which featured a large glass hatchback giving access to a relatively large rear boot making this a very practical sports car. The 2-litre engine, which powered the earlier models, developed 125bhp and the maximum speed was in excess of 125mph. Things were to improve, however, with the arrival of the 924S which was fitted with an 'all-Porsche' designed, 2.5-litre engine with 163bhp available. With its sure-footed handling, the car was to prove a great success and nowadays is a popular choice as a potential future classic.

Requiring some light recommissioning, this sought after 924S has stood idle for almost two years. Receipts in the history folder show that in 2015 the car was subject to some remedial work to gain an MoT Certificate as the intention was to use it as a daily driver. It seems the car made its way back from the test centre and hasn't turned a wheel since. This, therefore, appears to present a great opportunity, and a little TLC, some detailing, and a set of original 'tele-dial' wheels would transform this little Porsche into a useable modern classic with values only set to go one way.