Porsche 924 Carrera GT

Porsche 924 Carrera GT

Coupé, 1981

Highlights

  • Great service in 10/2018
  • Comprehensible history
  • German vehicle from a third hand

Porsche 924 Carrera GT

At a time when Porsche was not yet about profitability and sales records, a homolocation model was developed based on the successful 924 Turbo: the 924 Carrera GT.

Extensive adjustments were made compared to the base model 924 Turbo: through forged pistons, modified charge air cooling, a larger turbocharger with 0.75 bar boost pressure and wear-resistant camshafts, 210 HP was generated in addition to further optimizations and an acceleration of 0-100 km / h in 6.9 seconds. Among other things, modules from the 911 series were used for the power transmission and the chassis. The brakes were taken from the 911 3.3 Turbo.

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Price:EUR 69,500

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Motorlegenden by Michael Schnabl
Dießener Straße 19
86919 Utting
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Highlights:

  • Rare limited special model
  • German vehicle from a third hand  
  • Comprehensible history  
  • Great service and technical revision in 2020
  • Engine has already been professionally overhauled
  • further information / pictures: www.motorlegenden.de

At a time when Porsche was not yet concerned with profitability and sales records, a homologation model was developed based on the successful 924 Turbo: the 924 Carrera GT.

Extensive adjustments were made compared to the base model 924 Turbo: through forged pistons, modified charge air cooling, a larger turbocharger with 0.75 bar boost pressure and wear-resistant camshafts, 210 HP was generated in addition to further optimizations and an acceleration of 0-100 km / h in 6.9 seconds. Among other things, modules from the 911 series were used for power transmission and also for the chassis.

The explosion comes at just under 4,500 tours. Suddenly the arms grow long. The steering wheel wants to wriggle out of your hands, the back of your head sticks to the headrest and the pupils become wide, very wide. This is what a four-cylinder turbo feels like when it is not roaring behind the driver in the Porsche 718. If it's not from 2016, but from the 1980s. The country road is GT territory: the seat with the black and red pinstripe fabric is just a few centimeters above the asphalt. He wags the curves neutrally, hardly dances with the rear and hardly leans to the side. The deeply installed four-cylinder and the gearbox on the rear axle ensure good weight distribution.

Visually, the 924 Carrera GT with front fenders and fender flares on the rear axle and the front bumper with front apron made of polyurethane (PU) with 20% glass fiber content were both lighter and more resistant to rust and generally offer more stability. Weight was reduced by thinner glazing and the buoyancy was reduced by the larger rear spoiler.

The Porsche Carrera 924 GT is a special model limited to 401 pieces, which was only available in three colors in 1981: red, silver and black. Around 200 of them were delivered to so-called special customers in Germany. This car is number 87 and was delivered in the color silver on January 23, 1981 at Porsche in Dortmund. A total of three previous owners are documented, the first vehicle registration document is still available. The vehicle was serviced in the delivery company until 1986. From this point in time, maintenance invoices have largely been received from Porsche centers and, just like the original checkbook with a complete on-board folder, document the condition of the care and collector. Most recently, the car was subjected to a complete inspection with extensive maintenance in June 2020 and, among other things, was technically revised in a specialist workshop specializing in transaxles. A new HU was carried out and new tires were already installed.   The car is therefore ready for immediate use. The vehicle comes from a renowned collection of rare limited special models. This model is therefore suitable for collectors and hobby enthusiasts as well as rally drivers for historical races who are looking for an adequate vehicle that is sure to be unique in the driver field and will attract attention.

In addition, the service documentation for this vehicle is comprehensible and in addition to the on-board folder there is the original vehicle registration document with the three entries. The original checkbook, like the full set of keys, is still part of this complete package, just like for delivery.

Conclusion: This Porsche 924 GT is a rare German vehicle in the color diamond silver metallic with traceable previous ownership and history from a third hand. Not least because of the maintenance intervals at Porsche and the last major service and technical revision this year, it is a very well maintained and original vehicle. This special model, limited to 400 pieces, is currently an undervalued collector's item that will develop its enormous potential in the next few years.

Vehicle description:

Vehicle history:

On January 23, 1981, first delivery by VAG Autohaus Süd Hülpert to the first owner.  

Change of ownership on May 26, 1987 to the owner who owned the vehicle until 2013.

The car has been owned by the third owner since 12/20/2013.

Maintenance history:

The vehicle maintenance is documented by the original checkbook and many workshop invoices. The vehicle was regularly serviced by Porsche. The engine and transmission have already been overhauled. In 2020, the car was subjected to a complete review and a corresponding technical revision in a specialist workshop in Munich specializing in transaxle models (Gerhard and Tobias Rau in Krailing).

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

Overall impression: Generally hardly any signs of wear. Interior original with slight signs of wear. Very well maintained and maintained throughout in the Porsche Center.

Paint / body: Good general condition, no rust or previous damage visible, few traces of stone chips.

Trim: Hardly any signs of wear.

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

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

Technology / electrics: All functions checked - at the time without defects.

Chassis / steering: Without any abnormalities.

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

Engine / gearbox: Flawless during test and test drive, without abnormalities, no oil loss found.

Underbody: No visible traces, no traces of oil visible.

Exhaust system / heat exchanger: Good condition.

Model history:

924 Carrera GT Type 937 (1981)

The prototype of the Porsche 924 Carrera GT (factory code 937) was presented at the IAA in Frankfurt in 1979. It should underline the performance of the 924 and at the same time give an outlook on the body shape of the planned Porsche 944.

The basis of this sports car was the 924 Turbo with the 2-liter four-cylinder engine. To increase engine performance, the engine was given lighter forged pistons, hardened camshafts and a revised cylinder head with increased compression from 7.5: 1 to 8.5: 1. The maximum boost pressure of the KKK turbocharger was raised to 0.75 bar and an additional charge air cooler was installed.

The engine was controlled by a so-called Hartig ignition, which increased performance and also kept fuel consumption relatively low at around 9.1 l per 100 km. In this version, the engine produced 154 kW (210 hp) at 6000 rpm. The top speed was 240 km / h and the vehicle needed 6.9 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100 km / h.

A revised gearbox was installed to match the engine output, which could be supplemented by a limited slip differential on request. To save weight, the Porsche developers resorted to motorsport and gave the car a new, light exhaust system. The Carrera GT had forged 7J × 15 Fuchs rims and 215/60 VR-15 wide tires as standard at the front and rear. Instead of this, larger bikes with rim dimensions in the front 7J × 16 with 205/55 VR-16 tires and in the rear 8J × 16 with 225/50 VR-16 tires could be ordered for an additional charge. The braking system with internally ventilated disc brakes was adopted from the Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3.

The body of the car had widened front and rear fenders made of glass fiber reinforced plastic (GRP). While the front fenders were integrated harmoniously into the lines and already had the shape of the 944, the rear fenders were attached. Also the front apron, the side skirts and the hood made of GRP attached to the bonnet were to keep the vehicle weight low at 1180 kg. The windshield was glued flush to the body to maintain the drag coefficient of 0.34 despite the fender flares.

The interior largely corresponded to that of the 924 Turbo and contained a three-spoke leather steering wheel, a leather gear knob and sports seats and door panels covered in black and red pinstripe fabric. Many extras such as B. an alarm system, a car radio, electric windows, electric mirrors, air conditioning, etc. selectable. The basic price for the sports car was around 60,000 DM.

The Porsche 924 Carrera GT was only built in 1981 in an edition of 400 copies, of which 200 were sold in Germany. Since the vehicle did not meet the strict emissions regulations in the USA, it was not allowed to be sold there. With the six prototypes together, there are a total of 406 Carrera GTs built.

The car served as the basis for the development of the Carrera GTS, GTP and GTR racing car models, which were successful in races of the World Sports Car Championship in the early 1980s, such as: B. the Le Mans 24-hour race.

Technical specifications:

Engine: 4-cylinder in-line engine with turbocharging

Displacement: 1,984 cc

Power: 210 hp at 6,000 rpm

Max. Torque: approx. 280 Nm at 3,500 rpm

Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission

Drive: rear-wheel drive, transaxle design

Length / width / height: 4,230 / 1,735 / 1,275

Weight: approx.1,180 kg

Sprint 0-100 km / h: 6.9 s

Top speed: 240 km / h

Special equipment:

398 Outside mirror for driver's side -plan- electrically adjustable and heated

567 windscreen with green wedge

573 air conditioning

974 trunk cover

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Specifications

Year of construction: 1981
Model: 924 Carrera GT
Body: Coupé
Series: 924
Mileage: 192087 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: Silver
Manufacturer color code (exterior): Diamantsilber Metallic L97A
New/Used: Used car
Ready to drive: Yes
Country of delivery: Germany
Number of vehicle owners: 3

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