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1981 Porsche 924 Turbo

 

 

This 1981 Porsche 924 Turbo is an Australian delivered example of what many enthusiasts believe to be a model that is starting to emerge from under the radar. Under the bonnet lies a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine which sends 132kW/245Nm to the rear wheels. This example is equipped with a five-speed manual transmission which allows it to run from zero to 100km/h in 6.9 seconds. This example currently displays 196,914km on its odometer.

 

 

The Porsche 924 was unveiled in 1976 as the company’s first front-engined model that sent power to the rear wheels. But it wasn’t long until Porsche realised it needed a faster version which could make use of the model’s near-perfect handling and weight distribution – thus the 924 Turbo was born to help bridge the gap to the 911. Built as a project developed between Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi, the 924 was an entry-level product from Porsche but quickly became one of its most popular after the motoring world took a liking to its keen handling. It also saw success in motorsport, mainly in rallies such as the Monte Carlo Rally.

 

 

This example wears a suitably-80s colour combination marked by gloss white on the outside over a brown and orange interior. It appears today in factory specification, with no noted aftermarket additions to take away from its originality. That said, it is fitted with a set of blue tint fog lamps. It currently rides on a set of 15-inch silver alloy Porsche wheels wrapped in Kelly Charger tyres. The odometer displays 96,914km however the current owner believes it has gone around once and represents 196,914km.

 

 

This 924 Turbo passed Australian compliance in June 1981 and was delivered new in August 1981. It has spent a majority of its time in Sydney, most recently as part of a large private collection. It has been garaged inside and driven sparingly in this time. It has received periodic maintenance, though the service booklet is a replacement item. The car has recently undergone a full respray. It has also just had a lubrication service and the seller notes it starts normally and pulls very strongly – no signs of smoking from the exhaust. The seller notes that intermittently, it can be difficult to select 1st gear .The seller believes this is due to the fact that it has travelled less than 500kms since 2017.Since being driven this situation has substantially improved. The car has been fitted with air conditioning.

 

 

In terms of exterior presentation, this car shows very well. Its latest respray has given the bodywork a new lease on life, with white paintwork showing in flawless condition and no overt signs of dents or scratches observed on the panels. Design highlights such as the NACA duct and pop-up headlights look in fantastic condition and operate as normal. The car’s rubbers have seen better days, with early signs of deterioration seen on some pieces – including window surrounds. The four alloy wheels show in good order with minimal damage, while the tyres look to retain a good amount of tread.

 

 

The cabin shows in tidy condition overall. The seats retain their original shape and the upholstery displays no major signs of wear and tear, while the carpeting looks in good order. Door cards, dash, and the centre console are shown in excellent condition, though the door handle and speaker surround looks worn. An aftermarket head unit has been fitted.

 

 

All accompanying documentation will be supplied with this sale.

 

 

To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria under a club permit and is not transferable. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.

 

 

 

 

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