Javelin MegaDork
Oct. 17, 2013 11:29 a.m.


I've actually driven by this car multiple times. It's all fiberglass and actually really clean. Wicked cool project for $1200!

ransom UberDork
Oct. 17, 2013 11:36 a.m.

I saw that, started seeing Porsche model designations that made no sense to me, half-considered it for the CL crack thread, then googled the designations, and, um, realized who the ignoramus was (and it wasn't CL dude)...

Swank Force One MegaDork
Oct. 17, 2013 12:55 p.m.

That's pretty damn cool.

RossD PowerDork
Oct. 17, 2013 12:56 p.m.

"936 for Dummies", please?

turboswede UltimaDork
Oct. 17, 2013 1:02 p.m.

What is it about the PNW that apparently breeds 924's with AIR fiberglass installed?

my 79 924 has the same body parts on it and was bought in Washington.

I wonder what year the drivetrain came from? In 79-80, the 931 had the Porsche "dogleg" or 915-based gearbox, which isn't bad, but isn't common either. The 81-82 931 had an Audi-based unit and better ignition.

Oct. 17, 2013 1:03 p.m.

Shouldn't it be polyurethane if its real? The fiberglass would tip it off as a recreation(nothing wrong with that).

Javelin MegaDork
Oct. 17, 2013 1:06 p.m.

In reply to chandlerGTi:

He clearly states it a replica in the ad. All the better to race it then!

turboswede UltimaDork
Oct. 17, 2013 1:16 p.m.

The parts are from A.I.R Fiberglass and are replica pieces. The fact that the rear end is using 944 flares and not the proper Carrera GT pieces is a big tip off before reading the ad.

My 924 has the same pieces from A.I.R., with a Carrera GT air damn replica.

That would be a great autocross car for you Jav. Lighter than a 944 with the ability to run fairly wide meat under the fenders and a fairly quick spooling turbo, plenty of 944 upgrades are possible :)

Something about 150hp in a 2300lb car ;)

Oct. 17, 2013 3:59 p.m.
Javelin wrote: In reply to chandlerGTi: He clearly states it a replica in the ad. All the better to race it then!

Teaches me for just reading your ad!

SnowMongoose HalfDork
Oct. 17, 2013 4:06 p.m.

Am I the only one who has zero interest in any front-engine Porsche?

Thanks for the WA heads up Jav!

Javelin MegaDork
Oct. 17, 2013 4:34 p.m.

In reply to SnowMongoose:

I dunno, but I'm probably the only Porsche-head who has literally zero interest in a rear-engined one. The 911 just does nothing for me.

turboswede UltimaDork
Oct. 17, 2013 5:15 p.m.
Javelin wrote: In reply to SnowMongoose: I dunno, but I'm probably the only Porsche-head who has literally *zero* interest in a rear-engined one. The 911 just does nothing for me.

You're not alone.

nocones SuperDork
Oct. 17, 2013 5:42 p.m.

Do the non rear engined Porsche feel special? I mean are they like an event to drive?

Javelin MegaDork
Oct. 17, 2013 5:47 p.m.

In reply to nocones:

My 944 felt like that, it was great!

turboswede UltimaDork
Oct. 17, 2013 6:11 p.m.

Well, they don't actively try to kill you, unless you do something incredibly stupid and even then they won't bit too hard. The 924's are probably closer to a classic 911 in feel due to the manual steering and lighter weight, they are woefully underpowered unless turbocharged though. The 944's are more optioned and heavier, but nicer cars to DD.

They can be pretty entertaining to drive as they have 50/50 weight distribution with relatively decent suspension geometry, so you can be way out on the ragged edge with them and they won't bite. Great visibility, lots of aftermarket support and plenty have been raced and are being raced.

A good friend described driving a C6 in anger as similar to a larger 924/944 (they both have the transaxle's mounted in the rear via torque tube, so it isn't surprising). So if you've driven a C6 in anger, then you may already know to some extent.

Here's some footage of some folks having some track fun in a front engined Porsche:



bgkast HalfDork
Oct. 25, 2013 4:57 p.m.

Now $800. This is about 3 minutes from my office, but I don't need another project! http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/4149452938.html

Javelin MegaDork
Oct. 25, 2013 5:36 p.m.

In reply to bgkast:

DO IT!!!!!

bgkast HalfDork
Oct. 25, 2013 5:42 p.m.

The map in the ad is wrong, I can actually almost see this thing from my office window. I walked by it and it looks like the left rear quarter panel needs some help. It needs effort than I have to give right now, but I can definitely check it out for anybody that is interested.

Javelin MegaDork
Oct. 25, 2013 6:15 p.m.

Who needs effort right now? It'll be perfectly content languishing in your yard instead of his.

turboswede UltimaDork
Oct. 25, 2013 9:07 p.m.

Dude. Think of how well this would do at PCA events! You could clean up over the season.

bgkast HalfDork
Oct. 25, 2013 10:38 p.m.

Yeah, do it!

You'll need to log in to post.

Also on Grassroots Motorsports

From the GRM Vault: Our First Drive of the Original BMW M3

23 hours ago in Articles

We tested BMW's E30-chassis M3 back in 1989. Here's what we thought.

Follow Us to the Nürburgring

4 days ago in News

Follow along as James Clay from BimmerWorld contests his first ADAC Zurich 24-Hour race at the Nürburgring.

Shark Bite: Back in 1997, Hyundai Was Into Rally

4 days ago in Articles

A Hyundai Tiburon as a rally car?

You Need This: Mazda RX-7 Turbo II Roller

4 days ago in News

What would you do with an empty RX-7 tub?

Great Moments in $2000 Challenge History: Minor Gasser

5 days ago in Articles

Here's what happens when you put a Chevy 350 in a Morris Minor.

What’s the Soonest That You Have Raced Your New Purchase?

5 days ago in News

This BMW M3 was wearing numbers 24 hours after getting registered.

You Need This: 2005 Lotus Elise

6 days ago in News

A Lotus Elise looks so right in British Racing Green.

2017 Mazda MX-5 RF

6 days ago in New Car Reviews

We're big fans of the Mazda MX-5. Now Mazda went and put a retractable fastback on their fourth-generation car. So, ...

Project Ramp Truck: Installing Sound Deadening

6 days ago in Project Cars

Time to cut down on heat and road noise making its way into the cab.

Eric Foss Sets Fastest Time Ever at the Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge

1 week ago in News

47 of the country's fastest cars battled it out for track supremacy.

Who Wants to Design the Next GRM T-Shirt?

1 week ago in News

Blipshift is involved, so you know that it will be cool.

Reader's Ride of the Week: Improving Upon the Ultimate Driving Machine

1 week ago in News

This E36-chassis M3 just keeps getting better.


Grassroots Motorsports Magazine

Subscribe Today

Also get your instant access to the digital edition of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine!

Learn More