The 1977 Porsche 924 Martini & Rossi Edition has reappeared at auction, due to a high bidder who failed to get in touch with the seller. Back up for auction, this is your chance to get an affordable slice of what happens to be one of the most popular racing liveries of all time.
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Over the past fifty years, one of the most recognizable race liveries has been that of Martini & Rossi. Gracing everything from Lancia rally cars to the 2014 Williams F1 car, the design motif of this beverage company has had staying power. This car, the 1977 Porsche 924 Martini & Rossi Edition was meant to commemorate the victories of the Porsche 935 and 936 in 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1976. Known as the M426 option, the Martini & Rossi 924 included white alloy wheels complimented by the aforementioned exterior graphics, front and rear sway bars and an interior with red carpeting, special fabric inlays on the seats and a plaque on the center console to remind you that you were piloting a special 924. This particular 924 Martini & Rossi Edition for sale in California is replete with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and was repainted at one point with a set of new decals having been applied.
Model: 924 Martini & Rossi Edition
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 99,621 mi
Price: Reserve auction
1977 Porsche 924 Martini & Rossi Edition
Up for auction is a very original Martini Edition 924. Porsche’s first limited edition 924 was the Martini Rossi. The cars were built from December 1976 till March 1977. It started selling in the spring of 1977. The car still has the original console plaque celebrating the victories of 69, 70, 71, and 76 Martini Rossi 935 and 936 racing cars. Only 2,000 examples made their way to the United States.
The exterior shows in good condition. The body is extremely straight. The car was re-painted in its original white and the factor Martini decals were replaced with a new set. The car is rust free. Floor pans and rocker panels all show in excellent condition. The car appears to be accident free. No signs of any collisions.
The interior is all original with exception to the red carpet which was replaced by the previous owner with black carpet. Dash has cracks, center console missing a panel on the passenger side. Original head liner shows in excellent conditions. Both original door panels are in excellent shape. Driver side window does not close all the way (slight gap, closes 95%). All seats are original and in need of reupholstering. The trunk is in great condition. The hatch cover is in good condition and is fully functional.
The car runs, drives and stops. The transmission up and down shifts smooth with no grinds. The car has been in storage for some time. New owner would be wise to do a major service and mount new tires before regular road use.
The car comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche. It holds a clean California Title in my name and is currently registered Non-Op. It has original blue California Plates. To my knowledge the car has always been in California.
The car can be shown by appointment during the week after 5pm or on the weekends. I can be reached at (818) 642-5826
The last time we saw a Martini & Rossi 924 at GCFSB was last August. That car had covered only 34,000 miles and was in very good condition. The seller was asking $8,000, a rather high sum for any 924, barring the competition specials. These Martini & Rossi 924s are not common but the package is mainly appearance related. As such, given the state of the interior and potential need for mechanical attention with this car, somewhere around the $4,000 to $5,000 mark would probably be towards the upper end in terms of value.