The Next Collectible P-Car?: 1982 Porsche 924

Most collectible cars were once overlooked and commonplace.  Some that have we might have never thought would appreciate are starting to go up in value.  Recent examples include Porsche 912s, 928s and 914s.  It only makes sense that the 924 will be visited with the same fortune.  Just be sure you are getting the right one.  Find this 1982 Porsche 924 for sale in Vermillion, SD for $5,500 via craigslist.

The 924 is a pretty car and this one looks great in the dusk light of a graveyard.  A 944 with its flares hints at a more muscular power train, but the elegant shape of the original 924 is a real classic.  Mesh alloys round out the look nicely and cleaning them will give the new owner plenty of time to admire the the car’s aesthetics.  

Checking in at only 123 HP, you won’t be breaking any land speed records in this car.  Though less powerful, the 2.0L has a reputation for being a little more robust than the 2.5L found in early 944s. Staying out of the money pit is the name of the affordable P-car game, so we will take all the durability we can get.

Though not perfect, this car’s interior seems serviceable enough for daily driving.  The seller has replaced the A/C compressor and hopefully it works well enough to keep the black interior cool. In a best case scenario, this car’s 63K miles were accrued steadily throughout its life.  Though the seller reports a good deal of work on the car, this doesn’t necessarily equate to a well-sorted example.  Do your research and be sure to give her a thorough once-over before you lay down your funds.  You may just have yourself a sound investment.

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