1980 Porsche 924 Turbo

Back in October I took a look at a very nice 931 over in Europe for sale; one of the best examples I’ve seen on the market recently:

1979 Porsche 924 Turbo

931s are broken into two periods – Series 1 (launch in ’79 -late ’80) and Series 2 (’81-’82). Series 2 cars all had the 5-lug, 4-wheel disc upgrade that only some of the Series 1 were equipped with. Additionally, they had a revised ignition system, improved intake, higher compression pistons but a smaller turbocharger, and the transaxle was shared with the B2 Audi inline-5s. Today’s example is loaded like most and comes from the end of the first series, so it has power windows, locks, mirrors, air conditioning, rear wiper and sunroof. It also has the M471 package, which added Koni shocks, 5-bolt forged 16″ wheels, 928 calipers with 911SC vented discs, larger swap bars, a quicker steering rack, and a small-diameter four-spoke leather covered steering wheel. Outside of the wheels, these changes were mostly invisible to the eye, and generally speaking don’t make a difference in the value of the vehicle. What does is condition, and when you’re looking at a 924 Turbo you want to buy the best one that you can afford. Is this the one?

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Year: 1980
Model: 924 Turbo
VIN: 93A0152845
Engine: 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: “16,227” mi
Location: Oakwood, Georgia
Price: $11,900 Buy It Now

1980 Porsche 924 Turbo. Vin 93A0152845. 16,227 Miles Shown. 5-Speed Manual. Alpine White (L90E). Tan on Brown Interior. Porsche Manuals, 2-Keys, Top Cover, Front Turbo Bra, Tools, Jack and Spare. This great looking, Alpine White 924 Turbo, is an excellent example of the iconic 924 era. The Turbo production was quite low, with this being 1 of 3440 examples made for the US market in 1980. The overall condition of the paint is quite nice. The car has been refinished in its factory matching Alpine White color, with all the appropriate graphics installed back on the vehicle. The interior sports very comfortable tan leather seats, which have been reupholstered with the proper leather. The rest of the interior is in good standing as well, with the addition of the Coco mats which are close to new. The stock radio has been upgraded with a more modern Blaupunkt unit, which sounds great. Equipped with a 2.0 Liter, fuel injected/Turbo charged 4 cylinder engine, the car has quite a kick and plenty of power! The motor cranks right up and has a very nice and steady idle. The car handles great and there is nothing about it not to love. The 924 Turbo’s are light and lithe! The balance is great and they handle exceptionally well! This a lot of car for the money, an excellent investment for sure! Collector car financing available at competitive rates. Vehicle Disclaimer: We make every effort to provide you the most accurate, up-to-the-minute information on all of our vehicles in our inventory. However, please do verify with us before purchasing that all the information is correct and up to date. Also, unless we take deposit, any car is fair play and up for sale. For Ebay users, please do not hit the “Buy Now” button unless you verify with us the car is still available.

So what we have here is a 931S with what is likely a bit over 100k miles. It looks clean throughout, and mods are pretty limited – the aftermarket exhaust, clear-lens fog lights, and ‘Turbo’ heckblende along with some aftermarket audio components. I think the vinyl is probably replacement on at least the seats, as it does not seem to *quite* match the door cards. We also don’t get to see what the car looks like under the hood. Otherwise, though, it appears to be a pretty nice and largely original example. One thing that really stands out to me on this example is how far inset the windshield is. I guess I’m used to seeing 944 Turbo flush glass and this is indeed correct for the model, but it really looks archaic here for some reason. Pricing is about middle of the market for 931s; this is far from the cheapest and not the best example out there, but you don’t want to undertake restoration for one and unless you’re totally in love with the design, paying top dollar usually doesn’t make sense. So what you’re left with is a reasonably priced classic that’s far more rare to see today than most of its contemporaries. You could do a lot worse.

-Carter

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5 Comments

  1. I think the problem is that you can buy a 944 for the same money and it is a much better car.

  2. 16,xxx miles “shown”. Does the odometer only go up to 99,999 miles? So this is a 116,xxx mile car? In that case, yes, overpriced.

  3. You can see the engine on the pictures. Scroll down.

  4. You guys have already featured this car once before in June 2017. Very clearly a 116k miles from that description! https://germancarsforsaleblog.com/1980-porsche-924-turbo-5/

    In 2020 it was for sale again on Craigslist in New Jersey for a couple months until about Aug 2020, the price worked down to $9800 or so, and it seems this dealer picked it up because it showed up a few weeks later at something like $15k. A couple weeks later it dropped to $11,900 and has been there since, but it looks like it might have sold on eBay 2 days ago?

  5. Good spot, Matt! I didn’t remember writing it up last time. Still looks good!

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