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|The ex-Richard Lloyd|
1982 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS - Clubsport
Chassis # 710 044
Not to be confused with a standard road-going Porsche 924. After completion in 1980 of 400 units of the 924 Carrera GT, required for homologation into Group 4, Porsche produced a small, evolution series, further developed within Group 4 regulations - the 924 Carrera GTS. Just 59 Carrera GTS were produced and of these, 15 were built to Clubsport specification.
All 59 GTS examples were finished in Red to LHD specification and were built with performance features such as lightweight fibreglass wings, doors and bonnet; a thinner, bonded windscreen with plexiglass side-windows and rear hatch; a 120 litre capacity fuel tank; 40% limited-slip differential; aluminium semi-trailing arm with coil sprung rear suspension and 911 Turbo brakes with cross-drilled vented discs.
The GTS featured a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine, which developed 245 bhp at 6,250 rpm, using 1 bar of boost. Maximum torque of 335 Nm was obtained as low as 3,000 rpm and the GTS accelerated from 0-100 kph (62mph) in just 6.2 seconds with a maximum speed of 250 kph (155mph).
In Clubsport specification, the engine performance was boosted still further to 280 bhp at 1.1 bar (with the aid of a larger, front mounted intercooler.) 0-100 kph (62mph) was achieved in just 5.2 seconds with a maximum speed of just over 160 mph. To save further weight, Clubsport body shells were the same as the GTR, constructed from thinner gauge steel with no under-body protection and fitted with a factory built, aluminium roll cage, Halon fire extinguisher and Porsche 935 race seats with 4-point Autoflug harnesses.
Its worth noting that the price new of the GTS was £24,000 and the Clubsport was £31,500 - a considerable sum compared to the price of a standard road 924 of the period which sold for £9,000
We are delighted to offer this exceptional 40,000 kms GTS Clubsport, which was previously owned from new by the highly successful Porsche privateer, Richard Lloyd, whose team GTI Engineering became the primary European entrant with the Cannon sponsored Porsche 924 Carrera GTR in the World Sportscar Championship.
Complete with original wallet, handbook and service books and with UK V5 and MOT. This is an opportunity to acquire an exceptionally rare Porsche with excellent provenance which is both stunning to drive and highly desirable to the serious collector of early Porsches.
Price £ POA
Sold on the 01.10.2012
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