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:
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.