ANOTHER 1988 Porsche 924S Special Edition
Our own “MOE” is for sale $25,000
This is a wonderful 924S Special Edition that is in mostly ORIGINAL CONDITION! If you are looking for a 924S Special Edition in nearly original condition, this is your car. We acquired “Moe” about three years ago, and we only needed to do a couple of things to make him ready for show and go! The roof, hood and nose were repainted due to damage from rock chips and our birdie friends. The seats were in “okay” shape, but we obtained reproduction grey flannel cloth from Werk924 in Germany and had the front and rear seats reupholstered as new.
Everything works as designed, including the optional right side mirror! The clutch was replaced when the original rubber clutch gave up the ghost. There are cracks in the dashboard, and a plastic cover is installed. The car shows 28,000 miles, but there is a lapse on the CarFax that would indicate that the odometer was not operating for a period of time. Using oil changes as a guide, we think that the actual mileage is closer to 45,000. However, Moe rides and drives like new, down to the Blaupunkt Sebring cassette stereo straight from the 80’s!
The 924S Special Edition was produced in July 1987 as some of the first 1988 924S models that came off the line. There were 980 built worldwide with around 500 of them shipped for the North American market. This makes the 924S Special Edition one of the most rare production Porsches ever made.
So what is so special about the 924S Special Edition? This model is a “lightweight” that was produced with weight savings in mind. Gone were the power windows and power mirrors – instead, it has crank windows and lighter plastic side mirrors. Even the right side mirror was an option! The M030 suspension option was included with height-adjustable 250# coil-over front struts and larger rear torsion bars, paired up with 944 Turbo sway bars and Koni Sport shocks. Porsche staggered the wheels with 15×6 on the front and 15×7 on the rear. While a few were built with the optional sunroof, most were delivered without a heavy power sunroof. North American cars all came with air conditioning, power steering and a Blaupunkt cassette radio, because we are Americans and we want those things. The 1988 924S and 944 2.5 single cam came with a higher compression ratio, boosting horsepower from 147 to 160. (That doesn’t sound like much, but is it an almost 9% increase!)
Call Kevin Duffy at 386-547-9625 for more information. The car has all current service including belts, water pump, etc.
See this article from PCA entitled Why the 1988 Porsche 924S SE is a Porsche We Should All Be Shopping For published in 2018. The photos in the article show that the featured car is not an accurate original car like the one offered here!