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1981 Porsche 924

Chassis number : 924-004

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Sold for $220,000 at 2017 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island.
The Porsche 911-based racing cars enjoyed plenty of success both on and off the track, and with the introduction of the front-engine, water-cooled 924 model was intended to continue the company's resume. Porsche Motorsports began with the well-balanced chassis of the 924, then began modifying and fortifying it for racing, resulting in the 924 Carrera GTR. The turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine offered over 400 horsepower. Body modifications included large fender flares to cover the center-lock BBS wheels.

In total, Porsche built just 17 examples, none of which raced at LeMans. Al Holbert built six 924 GTR racers of his own, using bodies and racing components from Porsche Motorsports. They initially participated in the IMSA and Trans Am series.

This particular example, chassis number 924-004, is a Holbert chassis. It is a semi-tube frame design.

The list of drivers include Hurley Haywood and Elliott Forbes-Robinson. Bayside Racing took ownership of the car from Holbert in 1982, and the Porsche was subsequently set up to race in the IMSA Camel GT, GTO, and GTU series.

This car was raced at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. It finished second in points in the 1984 GTU championship and was among the most successful Porsche 924 GTRs in American racing history.

After the 1986 season, the car was retired. In 2014, it was restored to its current specification, which includes the Löwenbrau livery. The design is reminiscent of the car's glory days of 1984 to 1985, when Elliott Forbes-Robinson and John Schneider raced it during its most successful period.

More recently, this car participated in the Rennsport Reunion V as well as various SVRA and HMSA events.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2017

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2017 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $250,000-USD $300,000 
Sale Price :
USD $220,000

1981 Porsche 924 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Porsche 924

(Data based on Model Year 1981 sales)
1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Club Sport
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ93ZBS710038
Sold for USD$417,500
  2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
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1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTR
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ93ZBS72010
Sold for USD$406,500
  2021 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1981 Porsche 924 image  1981 Porsche 924 image  
1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Clubsport
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ93ZBS710038
Sold for USD$357,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : The Taj Ma Garaj Collection
1981 Porsche 924 image  1981 Porsche 924 image  
1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Clubsport
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ93ZBS710053
Sold for USD$162,400
  2019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
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1981 Porsche 924 Turbo
Chassis#: WPOZZZ93ZBN100221
Sold for USD$24,828
  2018 Silverstone - Race Retro Classic Car
 
1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT
Chassis#: WPOZZZ93ZBN700414
Sold for USD$49,697
  2017 Silverstone - The Porsche Sale
 
1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT
Chassis#: WPOZZZ93ZBN700337
Sold for USD$74,174
  2017 Silverstone - The Porsche Sale
 
1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT
Chassis#: WPOZZZ93ZBN700237
Sold for USD$62,613
  2017 Artcurial Motorcars : Monaco
 
1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT
Chassis#: WPOZZZ96ZMS409036
Sold for USD$142,816
  2017 Artcurial Motorcars : Monaco
 
1981 Porsche 924 GTR
Chassis#: 924-004
Sold for USD$220,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1981 Porsche 924 image  1981 Porsche 924 image  
1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ93ZBN700218
Sold for USD$98,269
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Paris
 
1981 Porsche 924 - 10,200kms
Chassis#: WPOZZZ92ZBN408546
Sold for USD$19,200
  2016 Silverstone Auctions : Porsche Sale
 
1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT Coupé
Chassis#: WPOZZZ93ZBN700217
Sold for USD$70,018
  2016 Bonhams : Zoute Sale
 
1981 Porsche 924 Auto
Sold for USD$1,051
  2016 Anglia Auction - 27th August
 
1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTR
Chassis#: 10
Sold for USD$650,953
  2016 Silverstone Classic Race Car Sale
 
1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ93ZBN700297
Sold for USD$48,358
  2016 Silverstone Auctions : Race Retro Classic Car Sale
 
1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT
Chassis#: WPOZZZ93ZBN700337
Sold for USD$78,519
  2015 Silverstone Auction - Classic Sale
 
1981 Porsche 924 Auto
Sold for USD$2,940
  2015 Anglia Auction
 
1981 Porsche 924 Turbo Coupe
Sold for USD$2,200
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT
Chassis#: WPOZZZ93ZBN700067
Sold for USD$78,094
  2014 Silverstone : The Silverstone Classic
 

Porsche 924s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1981 Porsche 924's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1981 PORSCHE 924 TURBO SERIES II 2020 Coys at Olympia $4,000$5,000
1981 Porsche 924 GTRWP0ZZZ93ZBS7200062018 RM Sothebys : Monaco $475,000$525,000
1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTWP0ZZZ93BN7004152016 H & H Auctions Imperial War MuseumDuxford   
1981 Porsche 924 2015 Spring Carlisle Auction   
1981 Porsche 92492491046112012 H & H Auctions The Pavilion Gardens   
1981 PORSCHE 924 2010 Silver Auction Greater Salt Lake$1,600  
1981 Porsche 924 Coupe 2004 Toronto International Fall Classic Car Auction$6,500  
1981 PORSCHE 924 TURBO 2004 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction February 2004$2,500  
1981 PORSCHE 924WPOAA0931BN150932003 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction November 2003$2,650  

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