1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT
One of just 406 homologation 924 Carrera GTs
Equipped with five-speed G51 manual transmission
Offered with an extensive history file including vehicle importation documents
Believed to be the 100th 924 Carrera GT ever produced, this example is finished in a black exterior with a vibrant red accent stripe. According to correspondence with a previous owner, this livery was designed on a small model before being painted by Porsche. Powered by a 2.0-liter engine producing 210 horsepower, this 924 Carrera GT also features sixteen-inch Fuchs wheels and a fantastic black leatherette interior with black/red pinstripe velour inlays. Under previous ownership, the speedometer was changed to a unit capable of reading 300 km/h.
Offered with an extensive history file that includes documentation from when the vehicle was first imported into North America in 1986, this Porsche also includes a Driver’s Manual, Porsche Product Specifications sheet, and Carrera GT brochure. With only 406 homologation examples of the 924 Carrera GT ever built, these special cars provide an unmatched combination of rarity and usability combined with Porsche racing pedigree.
A joint project between Porsche and Volkswagen, the Porsche 924 was intended to replace the 914 as a more practical car that would serve a wider audience. With a front-engine, rear-transaxle layout, the 924 offered excellent weight distribution, tempting Porsche to undertake further development projects and, naturally for Porsche, this led to the racetrack. Seeking to place the 924 in FIA Group 4, IMSA GTO, and SCCA C Production, homologation rules would call for building at least 400 street cars as a starting point for the racing variant, ultimately dubbed the 924 Carrera GT. First shown at the 1979 Frankfurt Auto Show, engineers were able to remove over 300 pounds from the 924 Turbo while exterior enhancements included a hood scoop, wider fenders, Fuchs wheels, and a larger rear lip spoiler. Featuring upgraded suspension, larger four-wheel disc brakes, and a five-speed manual transmission, the 924 Carrera GT offered customers racing pedigree at a price on par with the 911SC.
|Year of construction:||1981|
|Model:||924 Carrera GT|
|Cylinder capacity:||2 Liter|
|Interior material:||Fabric/Leather combination|
|New / used:||Used car|
|Ready to drive:||yes|