In 1984, VW decided to stop manufacturing the engine blocks used in the 2.0 L 924, leaving Porsche with a predicament. The 924 was considerably cheaper than its 944 stablemate, and dropping the model left Porsche without an affordable entry-level option. The decision was made to equip the narrower bodied 924 with a slightly detuned version of the 944's 163 bhp 2.5 litre straight four, upgrading the suspension and adding 5 lug wheels and 944 style brakes, but retaining the 924's early interior. The result was 1986's 150 bhp 924S.
In 1988, the 924S' final year of production, power increased to 158 bhp, matching that of the previous year's Le Mans spec cars and the base model 944. This was achieved using different pistons which raised the S' compression ratio and octane rating. This made the 924S slightly faster than the base 944 due to its lighter weight and more aerodynamic body. The 1988 model also gained three point safety belts in the rear seats.
This example is the superb 924S, finished in black with telephone dial wheels, and low mileage with plenty of history to verify the mileage. The car has had 4 former keepers, the first being Porsche, then the same family until 2017, with the previous registered owner acquiring the vehicle in 1991. This means that the car really is in superb, original condition. The retro telephone dial wheels are in pristine condition, plenty of documents showing and extensive history, including the much important cam belt change by Porsche Centre Swindon in 2016.
The car drivers superbly, pulls well and all works as it should. Being the S, it is fast even by modern standards. This is a low mileage, original classic that has been looked after for the last 32 years, clearly garaged throughout, and rare in this unmolested condition.
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