Monday, March 28, 2016

Some Call It A 931: 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo

Today is the second day of the Octave of Easter -- the traditional 8 days of celebration at the beginning of Eastertide that begins on Easter Sunday and ends on the second Sunday of Easter known as Quasimodo Sunday.  This next car is little gem of an egg colored beauty that just needs a few days (perhaps a little luck...and prayers) to be risen from the dead.  Find this 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo offered for $2,250 obo located in Manassas, VA. Tip from FuelTruck.

In the list of cars equipped with Naca ducts from the factory, the 924 Turbo lists high on my want list, but I've never been accused of having good taste.  The folks at Porsche introduced the Turbo version of the 924 (some call it the 931) in 1979 and sold about 7,000 copies of the zippy version through 1983.

The 924 power comes from the same Audi sourced 2.0 inline-4 cylinder engine, but this version was fitted with a head designed by Porsche and is boosted to 143 horsepower and 147 ft-lbs of torque.  The 924 Turbo was almost as fast as a contemporary base 911 when new, and with a few tweaks under the hood you can make the lightweight 924 even faster.

See a cheaper way into a Turbocharged Porsche?


  1. At this price, I could even live with that carpet for a while.

  2. I've always wondered if those flush ducts had a name. Now I know.

  3. Wow, I thought you guys were "makin' up sh*t" with regard to the octave of Easter, and especially Quasimodo Sunday. So I Googled it. I bow down to your knowledge of esoteric information!

  4. Does that NACA duct actually lead to somewhere under the hood? I don't see it. I would expect it to pull air into an inlet/intake, but it looks like maybe it's just to funnel cooling air over the intake. Anyone know the scoop on this? (pun intended)

    1. There is hold under hood where engine suck air. Look to see. Use eyeballs

  5. Really cheap money, even for the one Porsche model very few people covet.

    Not helped by hearing aid beige and feces brown, the 944 design nailed the design sweet spot to point where the 924 missed it.

    Look at 944 prices, even automatic rust bucket, flood damaged $1K shit cans are creeping over $3K and really nice Turbos are exiting the Earth's orbit quickly.

  6. "In the list of cars equipped with Naca ducts from the factory, the 924 Turbo lists high on my want list,"
    Espada, Alfa Romeo Montreal, Ferrari F40, Dodge Viper, Shelby GT500...
    Well maybe this if it didn't have this paint, for some reason at first glance the paint and wheels make this one look like a Pacer to me.

    1. Has there been a "cars with NACA ducts" twister feature yet? If not, it would be a good one.

  7. My fingers got sore just thinking about what a nightmare it would be to clean those wheels. That is all.


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