Project Car Blues: 1979 Porsche 924

I’ve been a fan of the transaxle equipped front-engine Porsches before someone gave me a derelict 928 for free…but that was a long time ago and you shouldn’t consider that an example of where values for these cars are headed. The 924 was certainly a cheaper car when new compared to a 928, but today I have to think that a cheap project 924 is a better bet than a cheap project 928…mostly because the 924 will likely have a manual gearbox and it has half as many cylinders to chernobyl into a costly puddle of aluminum alloy in your driveway.  Find this 1979 Porsche 924 offered for $2400 in Westchester, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1979 Porsche 924

drive: rwd

fuel: gas

odometer: 62121

paint color: blue

title status: clean

transmission: manual

Project porsche – runs but not driveable, will need to be towed.

The good – no rust, great color “Petrol Blue”with tan i terior, clean title, and low miles around 60,000 original miles.

I bought this to restore myself but have too many projects and would rather it go to someone who can get it on the road sooner.

The motor starts but needs going through, it sat for a long time before I bought it. Belts, hoses, etc.

I flushed the brakes but they still seem weak – I’m guessing master cylinder or something. My plan was to swap in the M471 brake setup of a matching year turbo model, so I didn’t bother going further on them.

This is not a car you can drive home, but if you are looking at a relatively easy 924 prject with low miles, a clean title, and a rare desirable color, this is a great candidate.

See a better way to drive something blue?