Thursday, January 16, 2020

Surprisingly Affordable: 1977 Porsche 924 Turbo Martini & Rossi Edition

I wish I could tell you that I've got some magic crystal ball that'll tell me what makes/models are going to see serious appreciation in the next decade or two...because I would never have guessed that 80s Porsche 911s, 60s Ford Broncos or 90s Toyota Supras would trade for the coin they get these days...But i can tell you that there are cars that are rare, interesting, cool, and trade for 1/10th of what the "collectible" cars go for.  And this next car is ripe for some stupid speculation from the "cool kids" get 'em while they are cheap. Find this 1977 Porsche 924 Turbo Martini & Rossi Edition offered for $5000 in Apache Junction, AZ via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1977 Porsche 924
cylinders: 4 cylinders
fuel: gas
paint color: white
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: hatchback
Rare Survivor - 1977 924 Porsche Turbo Martini Rossi Edition, with only 51,000 mls. Project Vehicle. This is a rare 4 speed, turbo car and it has been sitting since 2013, thus is NOT running right now. Interior is in Great shape. It has new exhaust, new breaks and it is Rust Free. Out of 44,000 924's Only 3000 of this edition was produced, by Porsche. It is not for me, I just want to sell it. $5000 or possible trade.
My next step: currently, I rebuilt the fuel Distributor, warm up regulator, injectors, sent them out, to get rebuilt and calibrated. Drained the gas tank. New fuel filter, spark plugs, cap & rotor. Just fires up will not stay running.
NOTE: This is a Buy it now price, when I get it running the price will go up..... Or I just may keep and run it.
Jonathan 480-two,five,one-9716
Low NADA = @ $8400 and High NADA @ $19,000
If this AD is still UP, this car is STILL For-Sale 

 See a better way to drive something that could/should/might appreciate?


  1. No engine pics? Pretty sure 924 turbo's started in '79 and had 5-lug hubs for the wheels.

    1. I have 2 pictures on my phone of turbos and they both have 5 lug wheels.

  2. King of Noobs, you are correct as far as I know (and I know so little...urgh...)

    1979 was the first year Porsche put a turbo on the 924.

    Hey, wiki even agrees with me. Imagine that. Yo, dis be da Wiki link

    That being said, the M&R edition was the first "special edition" 924. Purportedly a great gearbox.

    -Stan (...yeah... *that* Stan...)

    1. ‘Purportedly a great gearbox’... isn’t that like saying a girl has a great personality?

      The 924 does have a good box and great balance. Not much go though, so you better be good at carrying that inertia through the corners!

      Sweet looks though - on my bucket list. :)

  3. If it’s a turbo it’s aftermarket. No pics of the engine to prove that it is even turboed or where the turbo is from.
    So many missing pictures of things that would make the car valuable or not. Like the amazing red blue and black seats - that you can just glimpse are heavily light faded. Bet they are split on the seams too.
    Martini cars were same specs as other standard 924s just with the plate, interior seat / carpet color combo and exterior flash.
    As far as I’m aware, the Porsche logo is aftermarket too. Honestly this thing is overpriced for a non-running 924 that just happens to be a limited edition.
    If it was in great condition then it may be worth something in the upper teens, but at most $3.5k like this.


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