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Guards Red | Coupé | 5 Speed Manual | 2.0 litre Turbo | 7,394 genuine miles |
To qualify for Group 4 racing, Le Mans in particular, Porsche needed to develop a homologation special and in 1979 introduced the Type 924 Carrera GT.
Powered by a 2.0 litre 4 cylinder turbocharged engine with 210 horsepower and built over a more rigid racing chassis the Carrera GT features aggressive Group 4-style fender flares to cover forged alloy Fuchs wheels and a wider stance, a frameless windscreen reducing drag and increasing overall rigidity, stiffer suspension and beefier anti-roll bars making it one of the most forward thinking cars of its day.
Despatching 0-100 km/h in just 6.9 seconds and gripping to the road like a barnacle on the hull of an ocean liner the 924 Carrera GT wears the Carrera classification, reserved only for Porsche's derived directly from their competition program proudly and is today worshiped by an enormous cult following.
Produced in limited numbers, just 400 cars left the factory with 75 built in right hand drive, of which only 42 are believed to survive in original condition today.
Uniquely available here we have one of the 75 right hand drive cars produced for the UK market presenting in completely original, time-warp condition with just 7,000 miles recorded from new.
With zero modifications and released from long-term ownership this rare car still retains its original stereo, alloy wheels with colour-crested centre caps, Guards Red paintwork, Carrera decals and complete interior trim with pinstriped sports seats, all in timeless, untouched condition.
Making this car all the more special, the sunroof option was deleted when ordered new and replaced with factory air conditioning of which only a hand-full of cars ever received. Accompanying this 924 Carrera GT is everything you would expect from a true collector's item including the original tool roll, air-compressor, and all owner's manuals bound within the factory vinyl wallet.
An incredibly rare car in true time-warp condition and available for the first time in a long time this 924 Carrera GT is one for the avid collector.
Not just a landmark car within the coveted racing history of Porsche, this 924 Carrera GT wears all the hallmarks of seriously sought after classics from low production numbers, unique options and seldom seen original condition.
With Porsche celebrating 40 years of trans-axle production, now is the time to secure and invest in such an exceptional classic car.