At $1,500, would you jump into a 1978 Porsche 924 project?

At $1,500, would you jump into a 1978 Porsche 924 project?

Good price or no dice 1978 Porsche 924

Being a car with a transmission, replacing the worn-out clutch today Good price or no dice 924 may be a daunting task for many. Let’s see if its price and condition make up for it.

While reading the comments on last Friday 2001 Honda Civic heavily customizedFrankenstein felt when he encountered a torch and a mob controlling a pitchfork. Fortunately for us, Honda didn’t throw any young girls into the well. That’s not what we know, at least. What we do know is that the seller asked for $10,500 for the tired custom, and practically none of you had any of that. The result was a massive 96 percent loss without dice for the car and the end of our week.

Now it’s a new week and we have a car with a whole different set of issues to consider. At least today’s problems 1978 Porsche 924 From age and wear and not from someone trying to make her look faster and angrier.

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Looking at the market these days, it’s likely 924 Be the cheapest way to enter the Porsche Club, this is usually by a long shot. These cars were originally designed by Porsche for Volkswagen as a Halo model for the Audi brand. When the deal failed, Porsche picked up the ball and ran with it, putting the 924 into its lineup as an entry-level model to replace the short-lived 914 and 912E. The rest, people of short interest say, is history.

The thing is, being a kid in the seventies And still using the VW engine that was originally intended when the car was an Audi, straight-line performance was never the strong suit of the 924. Given the time and lack of proper maintenance over the years, handling can also become dull and even stale. Regardless, the 924 bears the Porsche name and some great design that still makes it a magnet for today.

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This guy seems to have had his share of abuse over the years and is currently in no-drive due to a failed clutch. The seller claims to have all parts to repair the clutch plus three guides to guide the project. Apparently this was as far as they came with work, and they decided instead to pass the car on to a new host who might be better able to do the job. Why is changing a clutch such a daunting task on a 924? Well, as I indicated at the beginning, because these are cars with a transmission and clutch replacement requires either removing the entire transmission assembly and torque tube, or the engine. Neither of these two tasks is considered to be a particularly simple or activity of one person.

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Bad clutch isn’t the 924’s only adventure. Externally, there are paint problems, some missing decals (which are quite expensive to replace), rubber bumper covers inexplicably disappeared. Inside, things are a little better with an amazingly crack-free dash, and others Transmission and steering wheel that doesn’t look too bad. The seats obviously need new upholstery and the passenger side door needs to crank the window roll. The resistance piece in the cabin is a completely missing head.

On the plus side, the car feels reasonably straight and rust-free. It also has the “original”Seventies aluminum rims factory and a sunroof. A clean title is another taste.

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All the 924 really needs is some love. Oh, and $1,500 to take over the possession. What do you think of this project Porsche and the price of 1500 dollars? Does this sound like a fair deal to get your hands dirty? Or, is this car too far and too little value to dive into such a business at this cost?

It’s your decision!

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