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:

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Tuner Tuesday: 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC AMG

Back in October, I wrote up a Euro-market Mercedes-Benz 380SEC AMG that was a bit of a poser, but in great condition available for a relatively low price. It looks like no one was really interested in that particular model, though, as it still remains available today. Perhaps that’s because it lacked many of the real-deal AMG components; well, to rectify that I enter into evidence Exhibit B. Today’s near twin of that car appears to be the real deal, complete with AMG suspension, ATS “Penta” wheels, the full body kit and some nifty drive line components. With only a few hours left to act, will this period-correct Bahnstormer be the car that you desire? Take a look at all of that white:

Year: 1983
Model: 500SEC AMG
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 87,000 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

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HERE’S A GORGEOUS 500SEC CLASSIC MERCEDES BENZ, A TRUE GERMAN AMG BUILT.

THAT WAS IMPORTED TO THE US 83 BY ONE OF TWO AMG IMPORTERS AT THE TIME.
THAT ONE WAS O’ GARA COACH COMPANY IN BEVERLY HILLS BEFORE BHMA 1984.
THEY OTHER CLASSIC MOTORS AMG CENTRAL WESTMONT.

AMG 1983 MERCEDES BENZ CLASSIC DRIVES LIKE A WINNER, SMOOTH YET POWERFUL.
I PUT 500SL VIN# EBAY DON’T RECOGNIZE GREYMARKET VIN#

HAS CLEAN TITLE I HAVE A CARFAX REPORT HERE IS THE VIN# WDB12604412006032
SEND ME MESSAGE WITH EMAIL AND I CAN FORWARD THE CARFAX REPORT

LIST OF REPLACE OR FIX PARTS
NEW COAT OF 727 WHITE CLASSIC PAINT HAVE RECEIPTS
NEWER TIRES ABOUT 2K MILES ON THEM HAVE RECEIPTS
NEW GAS FILTER NEW AIR FILTER COMPLETE TUNE-UP.
NEW MERCEDES BENZ BATTERY
HAS NEWER BRAKES I REPLACE THE BRAKE BOASTER AND MASTER CYLINDER. THE SHOCK ARE BLISTER REPLACE BY PREVIEW OWNER IN 2008 I ADD THE H4 EURO LIGHTS WHEN IMPORTED THEY TOOK THEM OFF IN SOME CASES, I ALSO ADD THE AMG/FRENCH YELLOW FOG LIGHTS.NEEDS REPLACING OR FIXING A LISTED ON CONDITION DESCRIPTION.
HAS IT’S ORIGINAL TOOL BAG AND OWNERS MANUAL, ALSO HAS FIRST AID KIT.

THIS CLASSIC AMG HAS COMPLETELY NO RUST ON THE CAR ANY WEAR!!!

AS FAR AS AMG DOCUMENTS I DO NOT HAVE ANY.
SO HOW DO I FIGURE, ITS A TRUE AMG CLASSIC, FOUND IN THE INTERNET IS CLASSIC O’GARA COACH COMPANY WORLD CLASS LUXURY ADVERTISEMENT.

WHEN THE 500SEC AMG CAME TO THE US. IT WENT THROW CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE. THEIR IT PASS US AND CALIFORNIA EMISSION TESTS AND GOT STAMP ON THE DOOR JAM. STATING THE IMPORTERS NAME OR COMPANY NAME. THEIR IT STATES
O’GARA COACH COMPANY.

INTERIOR LIST OF UPGRADES
1. AMG RECARO SEATS
2. AMG FLOOR MATS
3. AMG SILVER ARROW STEERING WHEEL
4. AMG MOMO STEERING WHEEL HUB ADAPTER
5. AMG LEATHER WRAPPED SHIFT KNOB
6. AMG MATCHING FRONT AND BACK SEAT WITH WHITE PIPING
7. AMG BURL WOOD CENTER CONSOLE

EXTERIOR LIST OF UPGRADES
1. AMG COMPLETE BODY KIT
2. AMG CHROME ATS PENTA 8*16
3. AMG RARE TRUNK SPOILER
4. AMG A LA CARTA SOME CHROME DELETE
5. AMG CHROME TRUNK EMBLEM BADGE

PERFORMANCE LIST OF UPGRADES
1. AMG SUSPENSION
2. AMG LSD 282 DIFF
3. GTS 55 POWER CAMS
4. REMUS CAT BACK SYSTEM

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i reserve the right to end auction early due to private sale outside of ebay.

It certainly is a lot to take in, but it looks the part for sure. I’m a bit confused by the advertisement; no documentation about the AMG parts – or, importantly, whether this was an AMG-built car or a car assembled from AMG parts, is provided. I would guess that, in part, is why the bidding is so low currently, sitting below $10,000. For that amount, you get the great SEC look in a bit overdone but correct “dipped” white, some fantastic looking wheels and Euro goodies, and a host of AMG upgrades. The package is about as perfectly 80s as you can get, minus Crockett and Tubbs. The white over blue is a nice combination, though I’d probably change the wheel color to either silver or matching white to complete it. I also liked on the 380 how the AMG badge was black – even if it wasn’t correct. These cars aren’t for everyone, but show up to a meet in this and you’re sure to draw an appreciating crowd. What a neat car!

-Carter

Wednesday Wheels: Porsche 944 “Cookie Cutters”

In the early 1980s, the name “Fuchs” was synonymous with Porsche – but if you ordered either a 911 or a 944, you had to specify you wanted the Fuchs wheels. Otherwise, your car would come with these ATS-made cast wheels known as “Cookie Cutters”. While they’re not held in as high regard as the Fuchs, the reality is that these cast wheels were nearly as light as the forged wheels at a fraction of the price. For a fraction of the price of a set of Fuchs wheels, you can get a great set of track wheels for your 911, 944 or 924S:

Year: 1983-1987
Model: 944
Diameter: 15″
Width: 7″
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 130
Offset: ET
Condition: Used
Tires: Not Included
Price: No Reserve Auction

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HISTORY: These are the original wheels and hubcaps from my 1983 Porsche 944. My car, though nice, will not qualify as a museum piece so I’m using Phone Dials because they were handy and already had new tires on them. These “Cookie Cutters” have been decorating the wall of my garage for a year now and need to go to an enthusiast’s home. I have another such wheel, which is not in this auction, but did not list it because it has a tire on it.

CONDITION: These wheels were painted in an earlier life. I asked a Porsche mechanic to clean them in his hi-tech parts cleaner. The after-market paint came off in large pieces and really messed up his parts cleaner. (Sorry, Tom!) He took them out before the paint was completely removed, thus some “splotches” are re-adhered and clinging to the metal. Some flakes can be removed with a fingernail but others not so much. I think the wheels need to go into another parts cleaner, such as machine shops use, perhaps when the solvent needs cleaning anyway.There are places on the outside of the rims that may have been caused by a tire tool or too close a brush with the curb, but I don’t think they will adversely affect performance.

PHOTOS: Each photo has been taken of the item you will receive. I’ve used no “stock” photos. I’ll be glad to answer any questions.

DOMESTIC SHIPPING: USPS Free within the 48 contiguous states.

WORLDWIDE SHIPPING: Contact seller for shipping costs to your country before placing bid. Example: Germany $719.00

COMBINED SHIPMENTS: Not available on this item, please.

PAYMENT: Plan to pay via Pay Pal.
Questions and answers about this item

These wheels need some work to be perfect, but the opening price below $200 reflects that. Dress up a set of these wheels and they have the same look as the more expensive Fuchs wheels without the big bills. Perhaps this might just the be set for one of you:

-Carter