1988 Porsche 924S-Special Edition

Representing one of only 500 examples built for the U.S. market, this Special Edition 1988 Porsche 924 S (option code 756) was Porsche’s version of a “sports-coupe-for the-masses”, featuring a performance-oriented lightweight design, factory equipped Sport Suspension and a desirable factory sunroof delete.  Having undergone major service items in recent years, this 924 S is now being offered for auction in excellent running condition showing approximately 146k well-documented miles on the odometer.

This 924 S has started life as a Black/A1-varient as the only available color for the US market when new.  It has since been refinished in the traditional Porsche color of Guards Red.  The paint is said to remain in good condition with some typical signs of wear which are outlined in the photo gallery.  The seller notes that an aftermarket passenger side mirror had been previously installed and that stickers have been put in place to cover the area that was left behind.  This 924 S showcases iconic pop-up headlights as well as added 17” chrome Cup wheels in two variants, (driver's side is fitted with 964 Cup 1 wheels and the passenger side is fitted with 993 Cup 2 wheels) which come wrapped in healthy Ohtsu tires dated from 2018.

This Special Edition features a unique black leatherette interior with lightweight burgundy carpeting and the signature grey corduroy pin-striped seating.  In the name of weight savings, this 924 S also features a desirable factory sunroof delete which also helps to improve structural rigidity.  A 5-speaker sound system is currently installed with an additional aftermarket Bazooka bass speaker.  All gauges and electronics are stated to be fully functional and the cabin is said to be in excellent shape with only a small tear present on the driver’s seat.

This 924 S is powered by a naturally aspirated 2.5 L inline 4-cylinder engine, also found in the 944.  This power plant sends approximately 160 HP to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission.  The factory equipped M030 Sport Suspension package received an adjustable coil overs suspension in the front along with larger antiroll bars in the front and rear, a lower ride height, and factory Koni Sport shocks in the rear which have been replaced with upgraded KYB gas adjust Exel shocks.  In 2017, a major service was carried out which included the following items:

  • 944 Turbo Water Pump Upgrade
  • New Seals
  • Timing Belt
  • Balance Shaft Belt
  • Spark Plugs
  • Ignition Rotor
  • Starter
  • Power Steering Reservoir
  • New Hoses
  • Powerflex Front Sway Bar Bushings
  • Fluids and Filters
  • Rear KYB Adjustable Shocks

In 2018 the camshaft was also serviced with new seals, o-rings and gaskets.  The seller notes that Zimmerman front rotors have been recently installed along with Pagid brake pads all around.  With a new battery and recent service, this 924 S is said to be in excellent running order.  Detailed images of the vehicle's engine and undercarriage are available in the photo gallery.

The sale of this Special Edition 924 S will include a set of two keys, original books and a collection of service records.  Please note that the coins and brochure are not included with the sale.  A true driver’s car, this rare 924 S SE represents an incredible opportunity to own one of the best sleeper Porsches sold in the U.S. in the 1980s.

Auction Results

  • Highest Offer: $5,939
  • Auction End: July 2, 2020, 2:06 p.m.
  • Number of Offers: 1
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Comments (22)

  • JBoxerGT2 (seller) 3 months, 1 weekago

    @bobsright Hi, there is also a pic of the build sheet factory sticker and on another pic on the tan folder I listed the description of each code. Make me an offer. Thanks for looking!

  • JBoxerGT2 (seller) 3 months, 1 weekago

    @bobsright @bobsright. Hi there, yes the combined weight of both factory flag mirrors was 7lbs. Flag mirrors were removed in the design at 3.5lbs each. This car did not come with a passenger side mirror from factory. When I bought it all it had was the base of some after market mirror. Originality is best! Now best option is to install a WINK rear view racing mirror to remove all blind spots.

  • bobsright (registered bidder) 3 months, 1 weekago

    This comment is in no way meant to be a detraction on this car. Porsche eliminated the passenger rearview to save 7 lbs, but included the remote hatch release and the retractable storage cover? I'm fine with the no sunroof. heck I'd be fine with no back seat to save weight but give me the pass side mirror! LOL! None the less, great car! GLWTA.

  • $5,939 offer from Oviedo, FL (32765) 4 months, 2 weeksago

    Offer in the amount of $5,939

  • JBoxerGT2 (seller) 4 months, 2 weeksago

    Don't let this car pass you by. This is not a 65k miles Neglected SE with reupholsterd seats , or cracked up dash, with lack of care and bunch of oil leaks!!! Will not dissapoint!

  • JBoxerGT2 (seller) 4 months, 2 weeksago

    @vvadler Thank you for your bid!

  • vvadler 4 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $3,999

  • kevinduffy (registered bidder) 4 months, 2 weeksago

    Stock wheel was 6x15 front and 7x15 rear. Same size tire front and rear, 195/60-15.

  • peterln3 (registered bidder) 4 months, 2 weeksago

    These came with the phone dial wheels both years for the S 87 and 88.

  • JBoxerGT2 (seller) 4 months, 2 weeksago

    @maybeillbuyit @maybeillbuyit. The 1988 924S-SE came with 15" phone dial wheels. These wheels were on the car when I bought it, receipts of wheels are posted, and although heavier with the 17" the car is much faster than the 87 924S I had which was pristine at 87k miles and I also sold here last month.

  • maybeillbuyit (registered bidder) 4 months, 2 weeksago

    Amazing car really. I agree with the plan to focus on the mechanical rather than wheels. Out of interest what wheels did these SEs come with?

  • Skindoc 4 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

  • SassySal 4 months, 2 weeksago

    Wow! That car sounds tight.
    Someone definitely took their time taking care of this rare beauty, these are hard to come by.
    Too bad there's no room in my garage.
    Yes, the car is the wrong color, and the wheels are different, but the car seems to run beautifully, which is the most important thing. The car can always be repainted and those wheels are heavy, so changing them out would be high on the list, so it doesn't much matter that they are different.
    Good luck to the seller!
    Someone is going to get a really great and rare Special Edition 924 S.

  • JBoxerGT2 (seller) 4 months, 3 weeksago

    @mossstar take a look! Cheers!

  • JBoxerGT2 (seller) 4 months, 3 weeksago

    @mossstar @Mroytman @rampoff
    @eloutfi Hello, thought you might be interested in this 88 924S-Special Edition. Cheers!

  • JBoxerGT2 (seller) 4 months, 3 weeksago

    @Porsche911 These cars only came with a light weight manual plastic driver's side mirror. Porsche saved 7lbs by not using the usual electric flag mirrors. When I purchased the car the previous owner told me he installed an after market side mirror and his wife kept breaking it off backing out of the garage. All that was on there was the base, so I removed it.

  • Porsche911 (registered bidder) 4 months, 3 weeksago

    Why was the right side mirror removed?

  • JBoxerGT2 (seller) 4 months, 3 weeksago

    @Inline4 Also, I will have the staff upload pictures of every receipt , especially the three that I do have of the wheels . I do have the coin but it's not part of the sale. I hunted for years to find one and at this time I plan on keeping it. The pamphlets and factory Special Edition brochures are pics I obtained a long time ago, they are being used on this sale to add info about the car, as many people don't even know these cars even exist. The 924S-SE you could say, it is the 1st Club Sport transaxle made by Porsche before the lighter weight Porsche 968 Club Sport.

  • JBoxerGT2 (seller) 4 months, 3 weeksago

    @Inline4 Service manual did not come with the car when I bought it. There are 2 receipts for the cup wheels. You are correct, Cup 1s and Cup 2 wheels came just like that with the car. To me the wheels were not important, and I invested time and money on the immediate mechanical restoration. I purchased brand new tires as you can see on the week and year of production, from Discount Tires. The story as to why they are different I just don't know. They are all 17x7 with new OHTSU. FP0612 A/S 205-50-17 Tires purchased 11/5/2018 All I have is the owner's manual and the Porsche vinyl cover that comes from factory. Hope this information helps. Thank you for looking!

  • Inline4 4 months, 3 weeksago

    Why does the car have two different sets of wheels fitted? Left side has Cup1 and the right side Cup2 alloys ?.
    Is the service manual still with the car? And what about the coin?

  • JBoxerGT2 (seller) 4 months, 3 weeksago

    Also more engine detailed pics to come. Thx!

  • JBoxerGT2 (seller) 4 months, 3 weeksago

    Hello everyone, and thanks for looking at my 1988 924S-Special Edition. It is a pleasure to drive, runs, drives and stops as it should. Engine is tight, cooling fans work as they should, no power steering leaks, even the nickel plating is like new still on the power steering rack. No oil cooler leaks, fresh oil and filter changed, new air filter, purchased rebuilt starter,new ball cup bushing in shifter, fuel pump,starter, power steering reservoir, reservoir to pump hose, air intake hose, new high pressure fuel hose on top, cam tower gaskets, oil distributor housing gaskets and many more. This 924S SE, sports its original fabric on the seats, original dash, and leather wrapped steering wheel. Rare survivor and a paper trail of maintenance that shows! Thanks for viewing and good luck to bidders.

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1988 Porsche 924S-Special Edition
Final offer: $5,939