We are pleased to present this exceptional 1978 Porsche 924. Presently a 2-owner car and a part of a rotating collection, this investment-grade 1978 example has been kept in outstanding original condition with only 7,955 miles displayed on the odometer. This example especially built for its original owner and delivered by Klinger Porsche/Audi in Lake Forest Illinois. Complete with its original factory break-in procedure sticker affixed to the windshield, this incredibly well-preserved 924 is now being offered by its seller in New York accompanied by original books, tools, an unused spare tire and toolkit.
The Black (041) finish is reported to be in exceptional original condition (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery). The undercarriage was undercoated when new to protect against corrosion. A design originally contracted by Volkswagen through Porsche, the 924 is characterized by its flip-up headlights and large glass rear hatch. The original 14” 8-spoke wheels are factory finished with color-matched centers and are currently dressed in Cooper CS4 touring tires.
The Black leatherette interior is said to be nearly flawless 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 in good working order.
Representing Porsche’s first water-cooled transaxle sports car, this 924 is equipped with a 2.0 L 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 on earlier versions. The timing belt and water pump are said to have been replaced at approximately 5600 miles, and the seller indicates this 924 to be in excellent running order.
This sale will include the original owner’s manual, service book, 2 master keys, a glove box key, a plaque with the first owner's name, an unused spare tire and tool kit. This highly original, low-mileage 924 presents an extremely rare opportunity for any discerning Porsche collector.