We are pleased to offer this collector-grade 1978 Porsche 924. Presently a two-owner car and part of a rotating collection, this remarkable 1978 example has been kept in outstanding original condition with just over 8k miles shown on the odometer. This 924 was specially configured by the original owner and was delivered new by Klinger Porsche/Audi in Lake Forest Illinois. Generally, the 924s were not as well preserved by their owners compared to the 911s or 928s of the same era, making examples in this condition extremely rare and difficult to find. Complete with its original factory break-in procedure sticker affixed to the windshield, this time capsule of a 924 was previously listed on PCARMARKET and is now being offered for auction by its seller out of New York accompanied by a collection of original books and accessories.
The Black (041) finish is described as being in excellent original condition, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery. The undercarriage was also treated with an anti-corrosive coating by the original selling dealer when new. A design originally developed by Porsche on behalf of VW/Audi, the 924 is characterized by its flip-up headlights and large glass rear hatch. The original 14” alloy wheels are factory finished with color-matched centers and are currently dressed in Cooper CS4 Touring tires.
The black leatherette interior is shown to have stood up very well against the test of time while retaining all of its original specifications. This car was ordered with an interesting array of options including a leather steering wheel, power windows, air conditioning, a power antenna, and radio delete (factory wiring in place). All gauges and accessories are reported to be working properly down to the dashboard illumination and analog clock.
Representing Porsche’s original transaxle sports car, this 924 is equipped with a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine. Featuring Bosch CIS fuel injection as well as a catalytic converter which was introduced for the U.S. market in mid-1977, this 924 is capable of sending 110 HP to the rear wheels by way of a 4-speed manual gearbox. The catalytic converter reduced the need for restrictive emissions equipment used in the earlier versions. The timing belt and water pump are said to have been replaced at approximately 5,600 miles, and the seller indicates this 924 to be in strong running order.
This sale will include the original owner’s manual, service book, a set of keys, a special plaque with the original owner's name, an unused spare tire, and a toolkit. An extremely rare opportunity for any discerning Porsche collector, this highly original, low-mileage 924 will prove to be a worthwhile investment for its next owner.