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Lot 034: Porsche 924S

Classic Car, Motorcycle & Automobilia, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (24 June 2009)

When Porsche launched the 924 in November 1975, it marked a radical departure for the company: not only did it have a front engine, it was also cooled by water rather than air. Initially Porsche fans were not entirely convinced but, once behind the wheel, few could really find anything to complain about. With its front engine, rear transaxle layout, the 924 was a fabulously well balanced machine that actually outhandled the rest of the Porsche range.

Of course with its 2-litre 125bhp four-cylinder engine it lacked the sheer punch of the 911, but things improved dramatically in 1986 when the 924S was introduced. This used the 2.5-litre 165bhp engine of the new 944 model but was actually faster than that car due to its lower weight. It was also cheaper than the 944 and outsold the newcomer to such an embarrassing extent that Porsche discontinued it after two short years.

Surely one of the lowest mileage 924S in existence, this 1987 example has covered less than 13,000 miles to date and had just one lady owner from new until 2007 when the current vendor acquired it. It was supplied new by Charles Follett of London and serviced by them three times. It was then serviced once at AFN and 10 times at Eton Square Garage. Since leaving London it has been serviced twice at Porscheshop, Halesowen, when all the belts were also changed. This gives an average service interval of around 800 miles - pretty obsessive maintenance by anyone's standards!

The car had a speedo change in 2000/2001 at approximately 10,400 miles but an unbroken run of old MOTs back to 1990 plus the aforementioned service record put the low mileage beyond doubt (it is now showing 2,400 miles on the clock). Finished in original metallic blue with beige interior, the car has a five-speed manual transmission, electric sunroof and correct alloy wheels. Being a later model, it also benefits from a fully galvanized bodyshell. Currently MOTd until September 2009, the car is said to drive superbly and is probably as good an example as you could ever wish to find.

Lot Details
Auction Classic Car, Motorcycle & Automobilia
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster
TypeCar
Lot Number034
Estimate£4750-£6000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£5800
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1987
Condition rating0
Registration numberD823 GYV
Mileage-
Chassis numberWPOZZZ92ZHN401040
Engine number43H06955
Engine capacity (cc)2479
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors