Porsche 924 Carrera GT

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Unveiled for the first time at the 1979 Frankfurt Motor Show, the concept version of the 924 wearing the iconic Carrera badges was an indication that Porsche intended to enter the 924 into racing. In order to qualify for Group 4 racing, a road going homologation version was required to be produced and sold and hence the 924 Carrera GT was born. With only 400 road going production examples ever made (406 including prototypes) and only 75 in right hand drive destined for the UK, these remain some of the rarest Porsches to date.

Based on the 924 Turbo, changes were made firstly to the engine. Increasing power from 177bhp to 210bhp in large by adding an intercooler and increasing compression from 7.5:1 to 8.5:1.

Styling was tweaked thanks to its now iconic flared wheel arches, lower front bumper, larger rear spoiler and of course the unmistakeable bonnet scoop channelling air directly to the intercooler.

The example we have for sale comes complete with an exceptional service history confirming the low mileage. In its 37 year life, this car has been owned by both Lord Mexborough and Lord Bamford, unquestionably two of the most prominent car collectors in the UK. The history file confirms all of the ownership throughout its life and includes service invoices dating back to when the car was new.

Mechanically the car drives flawlessly and will come inclusive of a fresh service.

This is the lowest mileage example to have been offered for sale for some time and is finished in the more desirable Solid Black with Red Carrera GT badging.

Unquestionably one of the most collectible Porsches and certain to hit £100,000 in the not too distant future.

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Specification

Millage:
42,263
Year:
1981
BHP:
210
Transmission:
Manual
Exterior Colour:
Solid Black
Interior Colour:
Black & Red
Engine Capacity:
2000
Price:
£72,950