Thursday, March 31, 2016
NACA Duct Tape: 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo
The Porsche 924 Turbo was the answer to the question that... wait...what's this another 924 Turbo in the span of a week, these are piles of junk -- hey, you leave the 931 alone, it had the coolest hood you could buy in 1980. Hey, there Mr Porsche, you are forgetting about the Z28 Camaro's air induction scoop -- That's it, who invited Capt America to this discussion? Like it or not, we're featuring this 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo offered for $3,500 in Irwindale, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
While located in California, the seller says he has a title in hand and non-op status, but a California title was never issued, so he recommends you register the car in another state. Equally strange is the suggestion that you shouldn't buy the 924 unless you are familiar with the "fuel issue(s)".
Fuel has always been an issue with automobiles, in that it needs to get from the gas station and into the round shaped slam-bang-pop chambers -- but a Porsche 924 doesn't use anything that any other K-Jetronic equipped car doesn't use. I can't imagine that the fuel issue couldn't be solved on the weekend with an ordinary set of hand tools, some debugging via 924.org and/or porsche924-944.nl.
DT E-i-C Vince: To give people an idea of the comparative costs of ownership for various vehicles, I am adding the cost of front rotors and ignition coil from various retailers. Obviously, prices will vary day-to-day so it if comes up different when you click the link don't blame me, and if you buy a part (any part, doesn't have to be the part in the link) after clicking on said link, DT will earn a few bucks. Please bear with me as I figure out the links.
Bosch front brake rotors for the 924 from PepBoys for $77.99 each, click here to use DT's affiliate link, get free shipping & take 25% off with 25PEPALL online order code.
Beck/Arnley ignition coil for the 924 Turbo is $68.99 from Advance Auto Parts, click here to use DT's affiliate link.