The Porsche 924 Turbo was introduced to bridge the gap between the standard 924 and the 911. Porsche already understood the benefits of turbochargers on several of its race cars and the 1975 911 Turbo (930), Porsche chose to use this technology for the 924, eventually introducing the 924 Turbo in 1978.
The 924 Turbo was met with high praise from the automotive community and journalists alike. It was celebrated for its supercar-like performance and impeccable handling, with build quality, general attention to proportion and more purposeful aesthetics garnering universal approval. In their comparison against the Aston Martin V8, Porsche 928, Porsche 911 3.0SC, BMW 635 CSI and Lotus Eclat 523, Motor Magazine found the 924 Turbo to be joint second in top-speed (achieving an average of 142 mph) and second in 0-60 mph acceleration (achieving a time of 6,9 seconds) being topped only by the Aston V8 at 145 mph and Porsche 911 at 6.5 seconds respectively, a remarkable feat considering the difference in displacement and price between the models.
Our 924 Turbo is a UK registered RHD car first registered on 14th January 1981. The Porsche Certificate of Authenticity presented with the car states the car is Guards Red with Beige Leatherette and Beige Brown Check Velour Seat Inlays. Options extras included Electric Door Mirrors, Cassette Holder, Headlamp Washers, Rear Wiper, Four Spoke Steering Wheel in Leather, Electric Aerial and Speakers, Tinted Glass and Electric Windows.
The 924 Turbo has a 2 ltr turbo charged engine that produces 168 bhp and reaches 0 to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds and a top speed of 142 mph. In 2016 this car’s owner embarked on a full restoration of the car and filed parts invoices totalling £16,000 (parts not labour!) show extensive work reconditioning the gearbox, fuel line replacement, turbo rebuild, new radiator, new front brake callipers, cv joint kit, new clutch. The file contains an extensive collection of invoices for parts from Porsche and other expert part suppliers during the restoration in 2017.
The quality of the rebuild is of a very high standard and we welcome any inspection including on a ramp and test drive to support this claim.
The car presents very well with lovely paint work and bodywork and drives like a 924 Turbo should. The engine bay is clean with no leaks and benefits from the restoration work. The interior is clean and all electrics works work as they should.
A recent service accompanies the car together with an extensive file of invoices supporting the restoration.