1988 Porsche 924S
Price: - Item location: Surprise, Arizona, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Porsche
- Model: 924
- SubModel: S
- Trim: S
- Year: 1988
- Mileage: 0
- VIN: WP0AA0929JN451888
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 2.5L
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
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1988 Porsche 924 S1988 Porsche 924 S
Ready for summer fun! 5 speed manual transmission, runs good, brand new clutch, brand new tires on classic Phone dial wheels that have been powder coated original Porsche silver. Will need a paint job and the AC recharged. The 924 S models are harder to find and 1988 models are the final year of production. They have the same motor as the 944 but classic styling of the older 924.
Odometer not correct due to common failure of a gear.
Buy It Now is on the low end due to paint and interior work needed.
The Porsche 924 is a luxury sports car which was produced by Porsche AG of Germany from 1976 to 1988. A two-door, 2+2 coupé, the 924 replaced the 914 as the company's entry-level model, and was the model that finally retired the 912. In production terms, the 924 was the first Porsche model powered by a water-cooled, front-mounted engine although the similarly configured 928 was designed first. The front-engine, rear wheel drive arrangement was normal for most other manufacturers, but it was unusual for Porsche having previously only used mid- or rear-mounted engines of a boxer configuration, all of which had been air-cooled. It was the first Porsche to be offered with a fully automatic transmission.
The first official appearance of the 924 took place in November 1975 (as a press launch rather than a motorshow appearance) at the harbour at La Grande Motte, Camargue in the south of France. The model was a qualified success with just over 150,000 produced (from 1977-1988), and it helped to take Porsche out of financial ruin. The 924 was meant to be replaced by the closely related 944 in 1983 in the U.S. market, but it returned in 1986 and continued to be produced until
The 924S is a much rarer trim of the Porsche 924 model. For 1987, Porsche produced 8,940 924S models. 6,947 were produced in the US and 1,993 in places elsewhere. 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 stablemate, 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 163 bhp 2.5 litre straight four, upgrading the suspension but retaining the 924's early interior. The result was 1986's 150 bhp 924S. Porsche also decided to re-introduce the 924 to the American market with an initial price tag of under $20,000.
In 1988, the 924S' final year of production, power increased to 160 bhp (119 kW; 162 PS) matching that of the previous year's Le Mans spec cars and the base model 944 (itself detuned by 3 bhp (2 kW; 3 PS) for 1988). This was achieved using different pistons which raised the S' compression ratio from 9.7:1 to 10.2:1, the knock-on effect being an increase in the octane rating, up from 91 RON to 95. This made the 924S slightly faster than the base 944 due to its lighter weight and more aerodynamic body.
With unfavourable exchange rates in the late 1980s, Porsche decided to focus its efforts on its more upmarket models, dropping the 924S for 1989 and the base 944 later that same year.