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Sold for: £29,025
The 1976 Porsche 924 was a complete departure by the company, in that it featured a front-mounted, water-cooled 1984cc engine that 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 front/rear weight distribution which naturally improved the handling. The 924 was clothed in a pretty two plus two bodyshell 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 924 S 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.
The car presented here started life as a C16 (UK-supplied), 1988 Porsche 924 S delivered new via Porsche AFN Ltd. of Guildford. With a complete service history right up until 2016, mainly by Dick Lovett Porsche, recorded in its original booklet, and in excess of 100,000 miles, it was selected as a candidate to be ‘reborn’.
Porsche GB runs an annual, national Classic Restoration Competition open to its Official Centres and their esteemed automotive partners. Porsche Centre Tonbridge entered the 2016 competition celebrating 40 years of front-engined cars and chose this car. The team used all their in-house mechanical know-how and outsourced other work to numerous approved partners, including the bodywork to ‘SL Restorations’, who, together with Porsche, invested over 650 hours of highly skilled time into the car, fitting over 1,080 new parts. This painstakingly restored and ‘uprated’ 924 S is the result and it was featured in 'GT Porsche' magazine (which you can read in the photos listed here)
This is now a remarkable car, utilising a 944 powerplant amongst other 944 parts and is a wonderful hybrid between a 924 and 944, exploiting the benefits of both models. All mechanically renewed and boasting a beautifully upholstered interior – a real one-off and not to be missed!
This car has formed part of a significant collection for the past few years. In preparation for the sale, the engine will be flushed, filled with fresh oil and a new filter fitted, the fuel tank drained, flushed and filled with 20 litres of fuel, fitted with a new battery and issued with a fresh MOT Certificate. A safety check will also be carried out along with an inspection report included in the history file.
You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact Joe on 07779 082707 / firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail. The health and safety of both our customers and team remain the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.