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A front-engine sports car produced by Porsche from 1976 to 1988.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Porsche 924 page on 1 May 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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 1988.

For the 1986 to 1988 model years, the car acquired the powerplant from the 944 model and became the Porsche 924S.


Multimedia

DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
1 December 2013Porsche 924S review and walk around
Matt Hubbard for Speedmonkey

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Scale Auto Enthusiast 1978 Porsche 924 Race Car Scale Auto Enthusiast 1978 Race Car
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Attack of the Plastic
View photo of Scale Auto Enthusiast 1978 Porsche 924 Race Car - 4.3MB


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
22 March 2013Speedmonkey Fleet - A Porsche 924S is boughtMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
30 March 2013Speedmonkey Fleet - Getting a handle on the Porsche 924SMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
17 May 2013Porsche 924S reviewMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
3 August 2013Aftermarket alarms are the spawn of the devilMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
9 October 2013Speedmonkey Fleet - Matt's BMW E36 323i SE Touring and Porsche 924SMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
5 November 2013How To Save A Fortune By Getting Car Parts From A ScrapyardMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
30 November 2013Speedmonkey Fleet - Winter In A Rear Wheel Drive CarMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
5 December 2013Porsche 924S Video ReviewMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
18 March 2014How To Buy And Run A Classic Porsche On The CheapMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
2 April 2014Speedmonkey Fleet - 500 Miles In The Old WarriorMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
11 April 2014The Time Has Come To Sell My Porsche 924SMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
1 May 2016Porsche Plans A Restoration of A Special 924Will Maley, TorqueNews


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