1981 Porsche 924

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1981
  • Mileage 
    146 415 km / 90 979 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

  • Very special series and now a true collector's item, only 400 cars made.
  • The car is in Diamond Silver color and unrestored.
  • Newly delivered in the Netherlands and sold and used by the official dealer "Kinzo".
  • Then taken over by the then chairman of Porsche club.
  • The car still has Dutch papers.
  • The car is in good and clean condition and roadworthy. Extensive historical file with maintenance invoices, certificates and photos, Porsche certificate.
  • German manual and maintenance booklet until 2014 (!!) and taxation report.

The Porsche 924 was produced  from 1976 until 1988.  It  was intended to replace the Porsche 914 as the company's entry-level model. It was the first road-going Porsche to have a front engine rear wheel drive configuration.

The 924 made its public debut in November 1975. It was criticised by enthusiasts for its mediocre performance, but was a sales success with just over 150,000 produced during a 1977-1988 production run, and an important profits generator for the company. The closely related 944 introduced in the U.S. market in 1983 was meant to replace the 924, but 924 production continued through 1985, followed by a 944-engined 924S through 1988.  Porsche executives soon recognized the need for a higher-performance version of the 924 that could bridge the gap between the basic 924s and the 911s. Having already found the benefits of turbochargers on several race cars and the 1975 911 Turbo, Porsche chose to use this technology for the 924, eventually introducing the 924 Turbo as a 1978 model.

Specifications

  • Bodywork
  • Length : cm (in): 421 (165.7)
  • Width : cm (in): 168 (66.1)
  • Height : cm (in): 127 (50)
  • Wheelbase : cm (in) : 240 (94.5)
  • Weight: kg (lb) : 1180 (2604)
  • Mechanics.
  • Displacement : straight-4 1984 cc (121 cu in), turbo K.KK
  • Valve gear : 8
  • Fuel system : Bosch K-Jet injection
  • Gearbox : 5-speed manual
  • Drive wheels : rwd
  • Maximum power : 205 bhp at 6000 rpm
  • Maximum torque : 280 Nm at 3500 rpm
  • Maximum speed : 240 km/h (150 mph)