Lot 381 - 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT
|Odometer reading||81,000 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,680|
The Porsche 924 was a design commission undertaken by Porsche for VW/Audi that was abandoned by the client and sold back to Porsche late in development, with Audi agreeing to build the car at its Neckarsulm plant. The 924 was a success and brought in much needed cash after the company hit trouble following the 1970s oil crisis. About 125,000 924s and 14,000 924 Turbo's (officially designated Porsche 931) were sold between 1976 and 1985. In 1979 Porsche submitted a styling exercise to the Frankfurt Motor Show to introduce ideas that shaped the look of the forthcoming 944. The following year, the company entered the 924 at Le Mans, and needed to homologate a race car to meet Group 4 racing regulations (although the racers were eventually entered in the GTP class). The homologation version was called the 924 Carrera GT and was a developed 924 Turbo incorporating wider front and rear wings similar to those seen on the well-received styling exercise. Porsche made 406 924 Carrera GTs in 1981, including six prototypes. Lefthand drive cars are designated type 937, righthand drive are 938 (75 made). The 924 GT makes 210bhp from a developed 924 Turbo engine, weighs 1,180 kilos, has 49/51 weight distribution, handles well, is reliable, has racing pedigree, and is one of the cheapest Porsches to maintain.
On offer is a very rare 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT, one of only seventy five righthand drive cars that were built for the United Kingdom market. Finished in black with the correct black, lined in red cloth interior, this car is described by the vendor as in immaculate condition throughout and is supplied with a compressive service history, the original bill of sale, a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate which expires in September 2012. This is a unique opportunity to purchase a very rare, completely original Carrera GT.
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