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1988 Porsche 924S

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£9,096

  • Mileage~90,000
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine2.5L
  • LocationSwansea

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1988 Porsche 924S

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Introduction

Matt Nolan
Professional Consigner

Porsche's first front-engined, rear-wheel drive, water-cooled sports car - this 'S' variant is a well-kept secret and a deceptively quick classic.

The 924 was originally introduced in 1976 and enjoyed a 12-year production run resulting in over 150,000 cars produced. Porsche focused on improving aerodynamics which lead to the flat bonnet, pop up headlights and an attractive yet purposeful rear spoiler. The car set a new direction for the company by using a water-cooled, front-mounted engine for the first time.

In 1986 we saw the release of the 924S which introduced the 2.5L four-cylinder in-line engine, from the 944 along with the braking system. The 2.5L in-line four developed ~150BHP which was further increased to ~160BHP from 1988.

Finished in arguably the best and most iconic specification from the factory, with its Guards Red coachwork and flannel interior. Kenneth is the second owner of the car and purchased it all the way back in 1989. With a documented history and long ownership, and the car presenting in lovely condition considering the miles, we think this a cracking example coming to market.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Matt after meeting Kenneth the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

33 years of ownership, and one previous custodian - this 924S has an impressive and loyal history.

In 1983 Kenneth purchased a Porsche 924 from new and had 6 years of enjoyable motoring in it, although he always felt he wanted something a little nippier. That's when the Manager of Porsche Centre Guildford bought an 11 month old 924S with ~7,000 miles on the clock to his attention.

Previously owned by the parts manager of Posche Reading, Kenneth reports this was one of the last produced before the factory closed to set up a new production line, it has the full 944 engine which was nimble, and handled very well, after a short road test he was sold and purchased it on the spot.

Kenneth loves how practical this car was, either commuting into London or using it as a weekend cruiser. In his ownership, essential periodic maintenance to keep the car in the condition you see today has been actioned. Over the previous 10 years, Kenneth has had new drive shaft boots, callipers, brake discs, pads, flexi hoses, rear dampers, steering column bushes, bearings, front suspension parts, and bonnet struts fitted along with the underseal refreshed.

After 33 years of enjoyable ownership, Kenneth has decided to downsize and stick to one car which is why he now wishes to find a like-minded enthusiast to take over ownership. He'll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the car in the comments below.

Kenneth
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Exterior

Classic 70s shape with a sloping back, rear spoiler and unmissable pop-up headlights, these cars look fast even while standing.

Wheels and Tyres

The car is fitted with Teledial wheels which were also used on the 944. They look in great condition with no significant marking or damage. The wheels are shod with Pirelli P6000's all round which look in great condition with good tread remaining.

View the images to see the details.

Bodywork

Overall, the bodywork has a very clean finish, with the car having been garaged since 1989. All the panel gaps and body lines look very straight and true, a good example of Porsche engineering.

The underside of the car looks good and Kenneth reports the car has been undersealed. We have taken hi-resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves.

Paint

The 'Guards Red' paintwork on this car looks great with deep reflections during our consignment visit and photoshoot.

The paintwork has good lustre and the paint is even in colour and finish across the car, just some minor stone chips you'd expect to come with age. The images taken are from different angles and reflections to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. Please take the time to fully assess the condition.

Glass and Trim

The glass on this example looks good and in line with the mileage. We didn't notice any discolouration, just one very small chip in the windscreen. The window seals look good too and are in line with the rest of the condition of the car.

The classic decals and trim on this 924S really do make it look special, its great to see them on an original example like this.

Interior

Half leather, half flannel interior combines practicality with style - and with the 2+2 set-up there's room for the family.

Seats and Carpets

The half leather Porsche seats are in remarkably good condition. They are comfortable and provide great support, the bolsters look great and the rear seats appear largely unused.

Carpets tell a similar story covered by rubber floor mats in the front. View the video review to see the cabin in full.

Dashboard

The dashboard and centre console present in great order for their age and mileage. The switchgear presents in great condition with no reported issues from Kenneth.

The dials are legible with no glass or binnacle damage.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Both the steering wheel and gear stick appear to be in great original condition, the stitching and condition of the leather look great for the age and mileage, ready to be enjoyed by the new owner.

Mechanics

Fitted with the later 2.5L 160BHP engine offering huge amounts of power for a practical and usable classic like this.

Engine and Gearbox

This later 'S' model received a front-mounted 2.5L inline-four, driving the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual gearbox. Factory figures confirm this can propel the car to a top speed of 134MPH and a 0-60 time of under 8 seconds.

We've captured a detailed mechanical video that shows the car out on the road and a view around the engine bay. Please take a look at the detailed media pack to see a closer view of the very clean engine bay. Kenneth has journaled the servicing of the car over his 33 year ownership, this helps to explain the fine condition the car presents in.

Suspension and Brakes

The S came with uprated suspension and brakes to from the 944 to match the more powerful 2.5L engine that powers it.

Kenneth reports over the past few years replacing the following component; new drive shaft boots, callipers, brake discs, pads, flexi hoses, rear dampers, steering column bushes, bearings, front suspension parts.

The Drive

The 924S with the later engine and performance-focused components offers a proper sports drive. Kenneth has loved taking this 924S out for the previous 33 years, mentioning to us how much fun it is to drive, and how practical it is, with space for his folding bike in the rear.

Electrics and Other

Kenneth has reported that the electrical system is, in line with the rest of the condition of the car, in full working order to his knowledge.

History and Paperwork

Coming to market from 33 years ownership, just one former keeper, and a journaled service history, this has to be in your list of cars to consider if you're looking for a 924S.

Arguably finished in the best colourway, "Guards Red" over half leather flannel interior, great condition, one previous owner and true Porsche handling and performance. A fantastic opportunity to own an iconic sports car that will really turn heads.

Take a look at the history and paperwork media pack to see all the previous service work carried out over the past 33 years. Kenneth will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the car in the comments below.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition.
Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
28.07.2021 MOT 89,039
28.07.2021 Service 89,039
11.12.2019 Service 88,789
11.12.2019 MOT 88,789
07.09.2018 Service 88,220
06.09.2018 MOT 88,220
03.08.2017 MOT 87,972
03.08.2017 Service 87,972
17.08.2016 MOT 86,322
19.08.2015 MOT 84,831
19.08.2015 Service 84,831
22.08.2014 MOT 82,553
27.08.2014 Service 82,553
19.08.2013 MOT 81,833
13.08.2012 Service 81,167
11.08.2012 MOT 81,167
18.08.2011 MOT 80,315
1808.2010 MOT 79,556
11.08.2009 MOT 78,234
12.08.2008 MOT 77,257
07.08.2007 MOT 75,069
31.07.2006 MOT 74,237
05.03.2006 Service 73,736
22.07.2004 Service 73,528
30.04.2003 Service 71,252
27.07.1999 Service 62,430
31.07.1998 Service 57,233
Key Details
  • Model924S
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date09.08.1988
  • CC2,479
  • Mileage~90,000
  • HistorySolid
  • ColourGuards Red
  • Interior ColourFlannel/Black
  • Interior Trim1/2 Leather
  • Chassis #WP0ZZZ92ZJN401520
  • Engine #46J07526
  • Matching #sYes
  • Last Service28.07.2021
  • MOTYes. Exp - 27.07.2022
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers1
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • Tyre BrandPirelli P6000
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned33 years
  • Key FeatureOwnership and condition







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2912jh
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2912jh

Hi Kenneth,

I see some broken paint and surface rust on the sills where the car has been jacket up on, can you confirm the sills are solid?

buzz
Member
buzz

Hi Kenneth,
Could you please tell me when the most recent cambelt &water
pump change was regards Buzz’

grosey
Member
grosey

Hi Kenneth your car looks lovely can you tell me if sills have been replaced or if car has had any welding ?

Thanks
Crispin

mgp1969
Member
mgp1969

Hi Kenneth,

Lovely looking car, obviously been very well looked after. I see there is mention of some rear accident damage in the paperwork. Was this just to the bumper or was there any damage to the bodywork?

Also, do you know what the original purchase price was?

Kind regards,

Martin

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