1981 Porsche 924

Carrera GTR
RM Sotheby's Amelia Island 2021
Saturday, 22 May 2021
Sale Price
$375,000 - $450,000
Est. Range
22 May 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
Competition car, original as raced
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZBS72010. Red over black cloth. 1984/375hp intercooled turbocharged fuel injection, 5-speed, limited slip differential, full roll cage, huge fender flares over BBS centerlock wheels with air extractor wheel inserts, sliding Plexiglas side windows, fixed covered headlights, 935 brakes, fire system, one of 17 factory built race cars.

Evaluation: Delivered to Japan, barely used, original and unrestored. Good original paint. Aged interior. Dirty underneath. Oxidized aluminum. Paint blisters on both door posts. Not used much if any, but aged everywhere.

Bottom Line: Exceedingly rare and potentially brilliant on the track but in its present aged and long-dormant condition it is a static display car. Returning to the track will entail a long, expensive and comprehensive rebuild to ensure both safety and reliability. This price is appreciably more than has been brought by 924 Carrera GTSs, but still recognizes the age and what would be required to put it back in safe running condition.

by Rick Carey
9 June 2021
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