A (very stupid) project
A 924 project, what could possebly go wrong?
I'm not a big porsche fan. I do like some of the older ones, but I prefer other cars. That said, a friend of mine does like porsches more than I do. Last week he showed me some photos of a barn find porsche 924 with the question: "could this be a fun project car?"
To start of: it's a black porsche 924 first sold in 1981, driven for 15 years until it didn't pass the Dutch MOT test anymore in 1996. It then sat in a barn for the next 22 years until 2018 when the owner did some engine work and then sold it to the next owner. fast forward one year and the car is for sale again. The add tells me car has driven 88.000 kilometres. It doesn't state if the engine works right now. The asking price: €1600.
Speaking of the engine: it's a 2 liter water-cooled 4 cilinder petrol engine which, when new, produced a whopping 126hp. Porsche borrowed this engine from the Audi 100 so parts shouldn't be too expensive. What could be more expensive it the transmission. The transmission in this car is read mounted, so it would get the perfect 50/50 weight distribution. I have no idea how much parts or a replacement for this thing are gonna cost.
The add claims that the body and chassis are corrosion free, which is a big deal since we don't really fancy repairing a rusty body. The dashboard, despite being a bit dusty, is in relatively good shape too. The seats on the other hand aren't in good condition at all. First: they aren't mounted in the car. But this isn't too bad. The second part is a bigger problem. The seats are brown, altought they used to be black. But hey, we can always buy new seats.
He is still not sure if he'll start this project, but I was hoping you lot over here have some great buying advice. Anyways: thanks for reading, here's a poll: