1987 Porsche 924S
Guards Red 5 Speed
1987 Porsche 924s
-2.5L Inline 4
-5 Speed Manual Transmission
-Guards Red Paint over Black Interior
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“Now you can have as much fun on the freeway as they've been having on the Autobahn.” – Headline for Porsche advertisement launching the 924S
Porsche enthusiasts know that adding an “S” to any of the Zuffenhausen maker's model nomenclature signals something special in the performance department. In 1987, when the 924S appeared for its brief production run, the changes under the hood took an already excellent-handling 2+2 sports car, and added the power it needed to be “a real Porsche.” For just two model years, Porsche replaced the pedestrian Audi-created 2-liter engine, with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Porsche-manufactured powerplant, the same engine that had been the basis for the successful 944 model. Horsepower in the 924 shot up by nearly 50% to 147, while the car's 50-50 front-rear weight distribution remained unchanged. The result: something definitely special in the performance and driving-experience departments.
The Guards red-over-black Porsche script 924S offered here is a well maintained, highly original, low-mileage example ready for cars and coffee get-togethers and road tips aplenty. The Carfax shows no accident or damage reports, provides maintenance history, and documents a mileage inconsistency from a 1994 entry. The car's original paper VIN/options sticker is still attached verifying colors and equipment.
The car's cosmetic condition is excellent. Porsche fully galvanized the 924S bodies, so there is no body rust at all. The single-stage Guards red paint is factory-original and the most popular color-selection for the model. A rub strip is present protecting the sides of the car from parking-lot dings. Pop-up headlights operate as they should. Desirable Fuchs wheels with Porsche-crest center caps and polished rims, as seen on the 911 models of the period, are mounted with Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 radials. All glass—including the expansive rear hatch—black body trim, and lighting lenses are in excellent condition. The integrated rear spoiler is un-cracked and un-faded. Model designation and “Porsche” decals on the rear deck are crisp and undamaged.
Inside, the original Porsche-script upholstery is very well maintained. The material used is known for holding up extremely well over time. The factory steering wheel includes a leather wrap, and the bespoke Porsche crest glove-box latch is present. The 5-speed console-mounted shifter and its leather boot are undamaged. A dash cap has been professionally installed. Instruments are clear and the “reverse-direction” tachometer is accurate. The factory-installed Blaupunkt Reno 2 radio is also fully functional, as is factory air conditioning. The tilt operation for the sunroof works as it should, as does the hatch-release mechanism. The car's mileage is 41,600, or a remarkably low 1,260 miles per-year, on average. The sale includes a Covercraft cover.
Under the hood, the engine bay is complete and appropriately detailed. All components are properly installed. The hood pads are in place but showing some degradation due to age. A newer battery has been installed. The car starts and runs smoothly. (Be sure to watch the short video available at the GarageKeptMotors site for a sampling of the engine note.) The car's undercarriage shows no damage from too-aggressive driving.
The more then 160 high-definition photographs available on the Garage Kept Motors site, together with the walk-around-and-startup video (and damage-free Carfax report) faithfully present this 924S from every angle, including from underneath. That said, we always encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom by interested parties, or their representatives. We ask only that appointments for such visits be made with us via phone or email in advance. In the same way, we are happy to answer any questions about the car.
Along with the other early front-engine, water-cooled models, the 924S is finally coming into its own with Porsche collectors. It's being appreciated for its slimmer-than-944 styling and perfect road manners. This Guards red example is sure to turn heads, and just as surely deliver period-performance thrills for its new owner.