A trip to the U-Pull-It yard can be an adventure. Every once in a while, wandering amongst the rabble, you might stumble upon a longtime crush or a car that should have had a better fate. Let’s take a look at some of those.
A 1979 Porsche 924 stolen from a Medford, Oregon, parking lot in 1991 has finally been found at the base of a cliff southwest of Crater Lake, reports KOMO. From the looks of the car, it certainly didn’t have the most pleasant trip down there.
The 718 Boxster and Cayman have taken over as the cheap Porsches of the day, sort of like modern-day 914s. Yet those of us who got into inexpensive classic Porsches another way have been left in the dust. Porsche made brilliant front-engine, rear-transaxle cars in the 70s, 80s and 90s, and they owe us a new one.
“It’s an Audi reject,” Generic Internet Commenter says of the Porsche 924, still frothing at the mouth over 996 headlamps. “Just a stupid Volkswagen,” another chimes in, taking a break from talking pointless e-smack to Corvette owners. Yeah, well, you know what Audi and Volkswagen are good at? Rallying.
While we were away at Monterey Car Week, Porsche held the most glorious parade of my people on the Nürburgring during the AvD-Oldtimer-Grand-Prix. This massive herd of Porsche 944s, 924s, 968s and 928s was there to celebrate 40 years of the Porsche transaxle. Which one is your favorite?
Porsche in the 1970s and 1980s was struggling to determine its future. Would it keep the beloved 911, which was getting long in the tooth? Or would it replace it with an all-new grand tourer, the 928? Fortunately for fans of the timeless 911, these front-engined coupes saved the company’s bacon.
That’s a one-of-15 Porsche 924 GTS Clubsport chasing a Lancia Stratos chasing a Lancia 037, shot from a Lancia Delta S4. There are good days, then there are good days.
Welcome to Paper Jam, the feature where we highlight the best automotive advertisements from the past! Print might be nearly dead, but our scanners are just getting warmed up.
I was searching for rally Porsches (because I am deeply in love with rally Porsches) when I came across this vintage 1981 Porsche Rally 924 in a lovely Martini livery. It's perfect.
On the bottom of this picture, we see a standard Porsche 924. Skinny wheels, narrow track. At the top is a race-ready, road-legal 924 GTS. Big power, big wheels, big tires, and a widebody kit to keep everything from poking into the open air.
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"I think I must've counted every single shift that I did for the last two or three hours of the race."
These days, even the 914 gets more love than the Porsche 924. Still, the Audi/VW Transporter engined coupe knows how to go sideways.
The 911 GT3RS. The 959. The Carrera GT. People usually associate the name "Porsche" with incredibly fast sports cars with wild handling and lively steering. And then there's the 924. It was originally a Volkswagen. It barely had 100 horsepower. It had a van engine. And it sold like hotcakes.
Welcome to Found Around The District, where we highlight fascinating cars we find around a city where people are too busy fighting through traffic and hunting for parking to drive anything interesting: Washington, D.C.
You know you’re treading German ground when a car ad is called a technical paper. And judging by the sheer amount of Helvetica numerals, it may well be a technical paper. After all, do Porsches need salesmen? (via ISO50)
On paper, the 944 looks like it should utterly dominate low-budget endurance racing, what with its perfect 50/50 weight distribution and sophisticated suspension setup.