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Your advice please

I have the chance to get my hands on a 1983 Porsche 924 Turbo. However, it has been rather neglected over the past several years. The current owner (whom i know) said name a price.

I was wondering if someone could give me an idea of what price to offer him, since I've never tried to recondition a Porsche before.

The car has a 944 body kit, and the previous owner replaced the seats with those from a 924 Carrera.
It has been laying out in the open for 3 years, (scottish weather so rain, snow, below freezing temperatures)
The rubber seal on the sun roof has petrified so water has been leaking inside. As has the back spoiler.
One or two small patches where paint has flaked off, but there was no visable signs of rust.
Engine had slight corrosion, but due to it being allumium alloy this was minimal.
Due to water leaking in from the sun roof, the passenger side (drivers side if your in america) had turned into a nice moss garden, but again no signs of rust.
There was no signs of water damage to any of the seats.
I did notice a cable hanging down from the dashboard, it also read a mileage of 70k.

I've got a rough idea of what its worth, but I would like to see your opinions as well.

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Here in the states 924 turbos go for $2,000 to 4,000 at the most in such neglected condition.

Interesting that there is a "kit" on the body. After market or original?

Wasn't the 924 block cast iron?
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Personally I wouldn't go over $2000. Understand you will probably be spending at least that, over the course of the next year, to "get her right". Lots of the rubber bits will need changing as well.

If you buy it come back for help on the problems....we could likely save you some time.
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Non-running is free to $500.

These cars are expensive to restore, for what this WILL cost you could probably buy a late dash 944 that already runs. I would not pay anything for it, do your friend a favor and take it off his hands for free.
This is a parts car.
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Non-running is free to $500.

These cars are expensive to restore, for what this WILL cost you could probably buy a late dash 944 that already runs. I would not pay anything for it, do your friend a favor and take it off his hands for free.
This is a parts car.
I agree. Due to the rarity of parts available for the 931 (924 Turbo, in Porsche-speak), these cars are one of the more expensive Porsche models to restore and maintain.

Free is a good price.
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Here in the states 924 turbos go for $2,000 to 4,000 at the most in such neglected condition.

Interesting that there is a "kit" on the body. After market or original?

Wasn't the 924 block cast iron?
From what i gather, the kit is after market, but i dont know for sure, since it was on it when he got it. From what i have found when they introduced to turbo they changed the engine block to an alluminium alloy.


Thanks for your advice people, slightly less than what i had in my head, but not much.
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Since I/WE cant see the car, its hard to name a price!
BUT, remember, only ~13000 where manufactured(Turbo).
If you think that you have the money and time to get it in good shape, I would say go for it!(Questoin mark about the 944 kit???)
You will have a fun and a "rare" car, with some potentional engine tuning possibilities!
But then again, if you want a Porsche and you dont care about the rarenes, go for a 944 or something similar(Maybe even 928?). You will atleast put in the amount of money, so you could get a nice 944!

Please let us know the outcome!
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The rarity of the 924 Turbo doesn't make it potentially valuable.
Prices of good, original ones will always be higher than junk ones.
Again, the cost of restoration will ALWAYS exceed any future value and there are better (951) Porsches available for what you will have in this car. Only take on this project if you intend to keep the car for a while and don't mind if it's off the road for a while.

All production 924 Turbos have iron block/alu cylnder head.
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hi DLGARD, nice to see a fellow scot on this board ! i wonder where you are located?? i'm originally from falkirk, but have lived in the borders, and livingston area.
not too many 924 turbo's, or even 944's for that matter, in scotland.
anyways, i hope it all works out for you!
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hi DLGARD, nice to see a fellow scot on this board ! i wonder where you are located?? i'm originally from falkirk, but have lived in the borders, and livingston area.
not too many 924 turbo's, or even 944's for that matter, in scotland.
anyways, i hope it all works out for you!
regards, bob.
Not that far actualy, live in Edinburgh myself. I'll agree with you there, they are a rarity.
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hi. i'm usually over in scotland at least a couple of times. new year especially!! cant seem to resist haggis and chappit neeps !!
i'm looking forward to going over again this summer. i took some nice pics of edinburgh castle last time. i envy you being able to drive your 924 on some of the great roads there{when its up and running}. my favourite drive--up and over the trossachs, and around loch ard, loch lubnaig etc!!!! just stunning, and the roads, well, what can you say!
i may have to borrow my sisters 944, and do it.
i know edinburgh fairly well. its a great city.
anyway, good luck with your 924, and keep the board posted. there are a lot of very knowledgeable people on here, and they are a great source of information.
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