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 Post subject: 924 Barn Find
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:36 pm 
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This was too much of a barn find not to share: https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/ ... 03164.html

Also, I believe his price is way over the top. And, of course, no affiliation.

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 Post subject: Re: 924 Barn Find
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:16 pm 
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A friend got a 924 Martini Edition that looked like this, but in his case it was free. He is still debating whether me made a good call bringing it home....

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:16 pm 
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I had someone offer me a "just serviced" 928 for free. Knowing how expensive it could be to maintain it, I graciously declined the offer telling them that I didn't have garage space for my 356 and the 928 and it wouldn't be right for the 928 to sit outside.

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 Post subject: Re: 924 Barn Find
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:43 pm 
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Good thinking Mike. 924's and 944/968's can be worked on in your garage. A 928 makes you hostage to an expensive shop.

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 Post subject: Re: 924 Barn Find
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I love my 1982 928. I have been daily driving it for 11 years. I work on it myself. It is more complicated yes, but still very manageable. The workshop manuals are a must though. Mine has around 300,000 miles. No way to be sure because the odometer has broken more times than it works, but that doesn't stop it from being reliable every day.

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 Post subject: Re: 924 Barn Find
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:45 am 
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Adam Wright wrote:
A friend got a 924 Martini Edition that looked like this, but in his case it was free. He is still debating whether me made a good call bringing it home....
If I were a guy that accused people of being an elitist snob I wouldn't have made this statement.

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 Post subject: Re: 924 Barn Find
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:45 am 
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C J Murray wrote:
Adam Wright wrote:
A friend got a 924 Martini Edition that looked like this, but in his case it was free. He is still debating whether me made a good call bringing it home....
If I were a guy that accused people of being an elitist snob I wouldn't have made this statement.


Here we go again. :P :P :P

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 Post subject: Re: 924 Barn Find
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:25 pm 
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I know I am in the minority here, but I like 924's (especially 931's). I am keeping my eyes open for a decent 931, but they are hard to come by and getting more expensive.

Another thought I have had far to often is to swap an Audi 5cyl turbo into an early 2.0 car. The Audi 5 cyl bolts right up, of course there is more to it then that but it is very doable and would be a very quick car. I just like the clean/simple design of the 924. I would prefer a nice example 931, but an Audi swapped 924 would be a lot of fun with the right combination of parts. Its just a 924 after all, and they came with Audi engines anyway. In fact there was a prototype 5cyl 924 built by Porsche.

I like 928's too, very durable cars good for 300+K miles. They are not that hard/expensive to work on either, especially compared to newer cars.

Of course the 356 is in a league of its own, and I would never want to replace mine with either, but I would add one to the fleet if I could.


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A friend had a 5 cyl turbo Audi with a 5 speed. It went like a bat out of hell. That would make a very quick and nice driving short.

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 Post subject: Re: 924 Barn Find
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:01 am 
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They sure can Bob. I have had several and used to hill climb one. They take an unbelievable amount of punishment too. Stock K24, W/M injection and about 16PSI would be plenty in a 924 (about 250hp).

The 924's with 5spds have a variation of the Audi 016 transmission too, which are also good. I have blown up a Quattro 016, but it was well deserved. The G31 "snail shell" transmission found in the early 931's is supposedly better but is quite rare/expensive (has some 915 transmission parts in it too). The later 924S transmissions are best (same as 944).

The 931's have 5 lug, but early 924 4 lug can be easily swapped with 944 stuff (cheap and easy to find).

I do not care for the 2.5 engine found in the 924S, but the cars do have many advantages. I would consider an S (preferably an 88) if I could not find a 931. Fun to think about the Audi 5cyl swap, but not in the cards right now as I can barely keep up with my existing projects!


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