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1980 Porsche 924 Turbo with 37,000 miles

Last week, I wrote up a clean and original 1982 924 Coupe, a reminder of the relatively unloved father of the much more appreciated 944 and 968. Despite there being many of these good handling, fun to drive and affordable Porsches available in very good condition, most people still stay away from them because they’re “not true Porsches”. Perhaps even more unloved than the 924 is the more potent version of the aerodynamic coupe, the 924 Turbo. This is probably due to the generally unloved nature of the 924, which resulted in low residual value for what was at the time a complicated and expensive car. Today, finding a good condition 924 Turbo is more difficult than finding regular original 924 coupes, but there’s a nice one on Ebay today:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo on eBay

Year: 1980
Model: 924 Turbo
Engine: 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 36,900 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

1980 Porsche 924 Turbo Coupe

This Is a very clean 924 Turbo Edition, Your Chance To Own
A Porsche Turbo At A Fraction Of The Price.
It’s A Pleasure To Drive, Quick Acceleration.

Two Keys, Car Covers, Owners Manuals, Original Books,
Original Service Stamps, No Stories No Issues Actual Miles.

Please do not bid unless you have the financing or Cash
Ready at end of auction. No Dreamers Please!


Not much history is offered on the car, which you’d probably want to know if you were serious about purchasing. As with many early turbo cars, many owners were not diligent about warm up and cool down procedures and many suffered engine problems as a result. However, the overall condition of this car is impressive; I really love the dark green metallic exterior – riddled with vents and scoops in the front, it’s a reminder that this was a pretty impressive car in its day. The NACA duct alone is enough to fill me with smiles. This isn’t the fully optioned car with 4-wheel disc brakes; those 5 bolt cars are a little more valuable but again even harder to find. I could do without the period “Turbo” filler panel as well, though depending on when it was installed you may not want to remove it to see what’s behind. It’s not the worst thing in the world, though, and with the rest of the condition of the car in mind I could probably live with it. I’d love to get my hands on one of these sleepers and add the Carrera GT panels, Fuchs wheels and if the motor went south swap in a more reliable 1.8 or 2.0T Volkswagen/Audi motor. To me, it would make a fun, cheap and unique expression of Porsche ownership.



  1. Martin
    Martin March 20, 2014

    I highly doubt its mileage claim. There are many details which suggest there should be a “1” in front of that number. The engine compartment condition, stone chipped front valance etc. etc. Mine had 60k miles and looked in far better shape than this one. Faded 924Turbo insignia. It also appears to have a third brake light, which would suggest a swapped tailgate. Front door pull has issues at the top, cant even make out what happened to it. It also looks like its running very hot. They had issues with radiator fan wiring/relays. Too many questions, not enough answers.

  2. Scott
    Scott March 20, 2014

    I agree 100% — saw everything you did and had the gut feel that there’s absolutely no chance, none, that this is an actual 37k mile car. What was a potentially interesting car posted here on this site turns out to be a misrepresented, well worn example.

  3. Rick F
    Rick F March 21, 2014

    I’m just digging the shag carpet around the shifter. I realize the car was built a few short years after the world thought short, corduroy OP shorts were acceptable menswear, but can that really be original?

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