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Lot 111: Porsche 924S Le Mans

Classic & Sports Cars, Barons (28 April 2009)

In 1984 VW decided to stop manufacturing the engine blocks used in the 2.0 924, leaving Porsche with a predicament. The 924 was considerably cheaper than its 944 stable mate, 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 163bhp 2.5 litre straight four, upgrading the suspension but retaining the 924's early interior. The result was 1986's 150bhp 924S. Porsche also decided to re-introduce the 924 to the American market.

1987 saw Porsche release the limited edition 924S Le Mans. Available only in Alpine White or Black, it had uprated suspension and cosmetically upgraded interior and exterior. In Le Mans spec, the S' 2.5 litre engine produced an additional 10bhp, taking the total to 160. The Le Mans also came with an electric tilt and slide sunroof as standard (normally an option). A total of 980 924S Le Mans were manufactured during the 1987 model year; 813 in black (the only colour available for the US market) and just 167 white examples.

Offered here is a White 924S Le Mans, which has had just two owners and covered only 26000, warranted miles, from new. It is in exceptional condition has benefited from careful ownership and full servicing by two lady owners.

Having always been used as a second car, this Porsche has accumulated less miles in 21 years than most cars cover in 2. It has been equipped with an aftermarket CD player and also benefits from always having been stored under cover.

Finished in GP White with grey/yellow pinstripe interior, telephone dial alloys and Le Mans decals down both flanks, this rare and collectable 924S offers superb value.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Sports Cars
Barons,
TypeCar
Lot Number111
Estimate£3000-£4000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£3600
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1987
Condition rating0
Registration number924TBA
Mileage-
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