#TBT: Expert tips on buying and maintaining a Porsche 924S

David S.
By David S. Wallens
Sep 28, 2023 | Porsche, Porsche 924 | Posted in Buyer's Guides | From the Dec. 2015 issue | Never miss an article

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[Editor's Note: This article originally ran in the December 2015 issue of Grassroots Motorsports.]

The Porsche 924 doesn’t have the greatest reputation among enthusiasts. We admit, it’s not the sexiest, fastest, most exciting thing to come out of Stuttgart. But when is a Porsche 924 not a Porsche 924? When it’s a 924S. That single letter represents redemption for this otherwise …

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porschenut Reader
2/4/16 11:09 a.m.

Nice try but you missed the first 924S. Check your history, Porsche did the S option in 1979 to make a basis for the D production racers. No sunroof, manual windows, limited slip and humongous brakes. I was lucky enough to find one of these in the late 90's and it was a sick track car.

DavyZ New Reader
9/28/23 1:46 p.m.

I remember Hot Rod magazine (or was it VW/Porsche magazine?) doing an article about installing fender flares and wide wheels/tires on a 924.  It made the car look even better than a 944 as I recall.  Would be interesting to take a discarded example or one with a fragged motor and make a hillclimb or autocross car with it.  They are, however, rare in NC and I don't see any on Craigslist. 

nlevine GRM+ Memberand Reader
9/28/23 9:04 p.m.

Been enjoying my '88, even if it wasn't the most "primo, low-mileage, original-paint" example when I bought it.

Konis do make a big difference, as does renewing the shift linkage, and replacing the engine mounts...

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