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Porsche 924 Carrera GT

Porsche 924 Carrera GT

Coupé, 1981

Highlights

  • First ownership until 2018
  • German vehicle
  • Rare color "ebony black"

Porsche 924 Carrera GT

TYPE 937 - PORSCHE 924 CARRERA GT

The 924 Carrera GT, factory code 937, is probably the most exciting vehicle in the Porsche Transaxle series. Three years after the introduction of the 924, standards were set with the Carrera GT. Presented at the IAA 1979 in Frankfurt, the break with the graceful-looking 924 could hardly have been greater. Porsche produced 200 units for the German market, 200 units for international customers and six prototypes of the 924 Carrera GT. A total of 406 copies of the Über-924 were created. Unfortunately for the transaxle fans, the US market remained unsupervised because the 924 Carrera GT did not meet the emission standards applicable there. When it was launched in 1980, the 924 Carrera GT cost around twice as much as a normal 924 at 60,000 marks. Despite this very ambitious base price, which at the time was even higher than that of the current 911 SC, the GT was selling extremely well.

Vehicle history:

First delivery to the first owner on February 20th, 1981.
In the collection of the current owner from October 2017.
In 2018 the car was restored and partly rebuilt in a special workshop.

Vehicle condition and evaluation (based on the knowledge and statements of the vehicle owner, as well as a clear assessment):

Overall impression: Partly newly restored. Barely traces of usage. Original interior with slight signs of wear.

body

Paint: new paint in original color ebony black. Hardly any rockfall marks.

Decorative strips: as good as new, hardly any signs of wear.

Rubbers and seals: as good as new, hardly any signs of wear.

Interior: Very good condition, seats without any visible damage, hardly any signs of wear and tear on the driver's seat, perfect rear seats.

Technology / electrics: All functions checked - no defects at the time.

Chassis / steering: Without abnormalities.

Brakes / tires: Without impairment. Tires new July 2018.

Engine / gearbox: In the test run and test drive flawless, no abnormalities, hardly any oil loss found.

Underbody: Without visible traces, hardly any traces of oil.

Exhaust system / heat exchanger: very good condition.

Others:
- "Matching Numbers"
- Documentation of the restoration
- Original letter available

Special equipment

398 exterior mirrors for driver's side -plan- electrically adjustable and heated

567 windscreen with green wedge

573 air conditioning

650 removable roof

651 electric windows

974 trunk cover

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Price: EUR 94,900

Germany

Motorlegenden by Michael Schnabl
Dießener Straße 19
86919 Utting
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Details

The exterior of the 924 Carrera GT, with wide GRP fenders in the front section, anticipated the design of the 944, which was only introduced two years later, in the 1981 model year. The rear of the GT was also widened by attached GRP fenders to give the 8J wide 15 '' Fuchs forged rims the necessary space. Also noticeable in the area of the exterior is the large air scoop on the bonnet through which the 210 HP 2 liter four-cylinder turbo engine breathes fresh air.

Driving experience: If, after a short period of familiarization, you step on the accelerator pedal a little further, you experience turbo technology from the first few hours in its purest form. The thrust released by the turbo is briefly announced with a loud hissing sound, then it kicks in. Beyond the 4,000 tours, in full boost pressure, the throttle response is sharp and extremely direct. Even when changing gears, the GT shows itself to be uninterruptedly powerful, without any trace of turbo lag. The 210PS have easy play with the only 1,180kg of the 924 Carrera GT, which is why the car looks significantly more agile than most other transaxle Porsches, such as an early 944. The Carrera GT accelerates to country road speed in under 7 seconds, only at 240km / h is over. This means that the GT is almost three seconds faster than a series 924 in acceleration and a full 36 km / h in top speed.

The zeitgeist of the 80s is omnipresent in the interior. The massive sports seats, covered in black velvet with red pinstripes, provide lateral support just by looking at them. The familiar Porsche three-spoke steering wheel can be found in an equally familiar cockpit, which was taken over from the 924 series. Only the characteristic inclined tachometer reveals that this is actually a street legal racing car.

The 2 liter four-cylinder engine, charged with the help of a turbo, has 210 hp.

The Porsche Carrera 924 GT is a special model limited to 401 pieces, which in 1981 was only available in three colors: red, silver and black. Around 200 of these were delivered to so-called special customers in Germany. This is number 132 and one of the few black copies. In addition, it is probably the only vehicle that has been in first hand for so long - until 2018. Its first owner accompanied this vehicle on business trips abroad until he had to give up the car for health reasons. The vehicle was purchased by a renowned collector in 2018. The second available 924 Carrera GT in silver also comes from this collection. On this perfectly preserved basis, he had the vision of restoring the first 924 Carrera GT largely to a new condition, in some cases even better than new, in order to experience the pure and original driving feeling of the factory condition. In a workshop in southern Germany that specializes in Porsche transaxle models, a masterpiece of craftsmanship was meticulously developed: the vehicle was built from scratch with original parts, some of which were refurbished to new condition, with the aim of restoring it to the delivery condition down to the last detail. Over 500 working hours and almost € 50,000 were spent on this. A newly developed exhaust system that withstands the thermal pressure compared to the original was specially designed for this model. In particular, the complete axles, the suspension, the chassis, the brakes and the rims should shine in new condition. For this purpose, the engine, the gearbox and the clutch were overhauled and adjusted if necessary.

The result is a sensation: the vehicle drives like it did on the first day and makes the real leap in time and lets you forget that this is a model from the 80s.

In addition, a complete documentation of this vehicle was created over the course of time, which is handed over to the new owner along with the on-board folder and the complete set of keys.

Conclusion: This Porsche 924 GT is a moving piece of automotive history and a special opportunity to acquire the 924 in this condition. In the classic and most sought-after color combination ebony black, with only one previous owner, traceable history and documented restoration, as well as matching numbers, this vehicle is equally suitable for a collector and driver. Anyone looking for a 924 Carrera GT without compromise, with many parts new or even better than the original, has made the right choice here to be able to relax and enjoy the car for the next 40 years without any problems.

The rear view of one of the most sought-after vehicles of the transaxle era.

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Specifications

Year of construction: 1981
Model: 924 Carrera GT
Body: Coupé
Series: 924
Mileage: 58004 km
Power: 210 HP
Cylinder capacity: 2 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Configuration: Air conditioning
Interior color: Black
Interior material: Fabric/Leather combination
Exterior color: Black
Manufacturer color code (exterior): Schwarz LO41
Matching Numbers: Yes
Condition: Fully restored
New/Used: Used car
Ready to drive: Yes
Country of delivery: Germany
Number of vehicle owners: 2

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