Sparky was parked next to the front door next to Nort Northam’s 1970 Dino 246L – yes, a “real” Dino. This one was built with an alloy body (instead of steel, hence the “L” designation for “Light”), the 2.4L 195HP V6 was fully restored in the past few years.
On my Hagerty news feed yesterday this article came up – Ten Tempting Classics for Under $10K. Guess who is on top?
The minute that the deal was sealed, I knew that I had made a grave error. This was one of the nicest 924S cars I had ever seen, and I was short-sighted enough to trade it away for money.
For the 944, there were actually two engine designs on the table – a 3.5L V6, which was essentially a 928 engine with two cylinders missing, or an inline four cylinder, half of a 928 engine.
The D-Production version of the 924 was a factory kit that made the 924 into an SCCA D-Production monster. Al Holbert, Doc Bundy and others campaigned these cars in the early 80’s at SCCA events all over the country.
So let’s look at this in a more realistic light. Porsche is definitely NOT bringing back the 944, and I cannot find anything definitive on a Panamera Coupe.
The first major redesign in 1985 – designated as “Series II” cars – are typically called “eighty-five-and-a-half” cars. These are easily identified by the new dashboard and console featuring an oval gauge cluster.
I read an article recently about the changing purchasing habits of Americans, specifically the argument of “Purchase vs. Lease.” Even Clark Howard, the “helping you save your money” guru has … Continue Reading 924S/944 and Advanced Electronics
VW employees actually built the 924 under Porsche supervision. Between 1976 and1982, 43,000 924 and 924 Turbos were sold in North America. Production continued for the rest of the world until 1985.
So since my trailer has a winch, I thought that having a winch for my four-post lift setup would be a good idea. There were some requirements, though. It had to be easily mounted and removed; it had to be sturdy; and it had to be 110v to plug in the wall.
Working on the reassembly of the Special Edition 924S by putting on the exterior stuff – bumpers, spats, correct and painted wheels and tires, etc. Looking good so far! The … Continue Reading 924S M030 Update
We will be using our new facility for both storage and work. As a starting point for a new business, we will be doing restoration work on our “passion fruit,” 924S and 944 cars. We will also be storing various parts for these cars and offering parts for sale.
with the new format, we hope to re-engage with the Porsche FEWP (Front Engine Water Pumper) community, and yes – that means 968 and 928 folks too!