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 Post subject: Hi, i am a newby
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:40 pm 
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Hi everyone. Sorry if this has been covered already. I am after some advise. I am thinking of purchasing a 1983, normally aspirated, 2 litre, 924.
Is there anything in particular i need to look out for when viewing said vehicle?
I have had my fingers burnt buying cars and have not bought something this old. I like the look of the 924 and see it is a way of getting in to the classic car scene without too much expense.
Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated, i.e the ease of parts, garages local to me, (Teesside) etc.

Thank you in advance. Don't let name put you off, I am a softy really.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:39 am 
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Location: The little old town of East Grinstead, UK
Model: '83 924 / '80 931
Check out our Buyers Guide on the red menu at the top, or click this:

https://porsche924.co.uk/buyers/

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:34 am 
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There is more than one grumpy old man on here, might help if you put your location in your profile, someone locally may be able to help.

The n/a is a good starter classic, the later model the better as far as "extras" go.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:58 pm 
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Location: Lincolnshire
Model: 924 N/A
We’re at the NEC Classic Car Motorshow in a month’s time. If you are visiting, come and have a chat.

Essentially, the NA is a fantastic car. I’ve owned mine for 8 years. Having owned numerous classics before, I thought I’d only keep it a short while and move on. Fell in love with it, can’t see me ever selling.

Parts availability is very good. Lots still available from your Porsche dealer and cheap too. While not overly quick, on paper, it is a rapid car when driven well- once up to speed it maintains it as the chassis is so balanced.

A well sorted 924 will be reliable and easy to maintain. Unfortunately there are a lot that suffered from bad maintainance or bodgery. Putting it right can be frustrating.

Buy the best you can.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:30 pm 
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I agree that the buyers guide is a good starting point.
I got a 924 NA because it was about the most "modern" car I could work on with my teenage son to teach him how to repair a car with real tools and not a computer.
Ours had been in storage for 15 years but nothing special was needed other than just straightforward car mechanics to get it back on the road.
The club technical forurm had the answers to most of the issues we met.

Ours is a late model, so fully galvanised and has next to no rust, but was cheaper due to be (even more) out of favour with some porsche officianados.

All I would add when looking is don't worry about dents and paint patina, or even torn seats, as the "rat look" is in vogue with the kids.


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