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Exclamation '88 924S Le Mans For Sale!

Fellow 924 / 944 / 968 enthusiasts,

I came across an ad on Craigslist for an '88 924S that I think only you can appreciate. The seller does not identify the car as a "Le Mans," but I believe it is based on the following:
  1. It carries option code "756." I've read that "M756" is the Le Mans code, but I've also read that "756" is correct as well. One thread here on Pelican says "756" means just plain "924S." I don't think this is accurate. I own an '88 924S and my car does NOT carry this code.
  2. It has the special interior pattern / scheme.
  3. It has the body-colored side molding.
  4. It's black in color.
Yes, it doesn't have the "Le Mans" script along its sides or the matching phone dials, but I've heard not all of these cars came with these items.

Here's the link to the ad. I have no affiliation with the seller, so please don't ask me any specifics about the car.

1988 Porsche 924 S - 69k miles

https://picasaweb.google.com/114230281897105600380/1988Porsche924S?authuser=0&feat=directlink#

If I hadn't just purchased a 924S (and dumped several thousand into it), I'd pick this car up in a heartbeat. But since I'm not, I thought Pelican would be the next best place to find someone who can save this car from being sold to the general public.
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That is an SE. . .good spot.

This means 160 HP, M030 suspension, and LIGHT.
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Yes, Rasta's right - not to burst your bubble but its just an SE / M030. I don't think the Le Mans was brought to the U.S., however I don't think its anything more than a cosmetically altered version of this car. But, nice find, still a special car.

Pretty sure the SE is part of the several 'celebration' cars offered in 1988 celebrating 25 years of the 911. There was only one 911 celebration edition, while there were three for the 944 series (go figure).

As for the M756 and 756 - to clarify, "M" is just a negligable prefix put on most, if not all, Porsche option codes.

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its just an SE / M030. I don't think the Le Mans was brought to the U.S.
Oh Frenchie, you are so cute. Le Mans and SE are same frakkin car, 500 imported to the US, black only. Above ad is an example.
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Oh Frenchie, you are so cute. Le Mans and SE are same frakkin car, 500 imported to the US, black only. Above ad is an example.
I've found the same statistics: just under 1000 total, with 500 to the US (all black.) A pretty special car, even if it's "just" a 924.
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Oh Frenchie, you are so cute. Le Mans and SE are same frakkin car, 500 imported to the US, black only. Above ad is an example.
Actually he's right , Le Mans and SE are NOT the same thing.

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Porsche 924 S Le Mans


Production
- Production: 480 to Germany and RoW (See notes for detail).
- Production date: July 1987 to September 1987.


Notes
- Factory order number: M755.
- It was produced to celebrate Porsches 12th outright win in Le Mans.
- Production of black version: 200 to West Germany and 113 RoW (37 UK).
- Production of white version: 50 to West Germany and 117 to RoW (37 UK).


Features
- Two different paintings were available:
- Alpine White paint with Ochre/Grey detailing and grey/ochre striped flannel cloth with ochre piping.
- Black paint with Turquoise detailing and grey/turquoise striped flannel cloth with turquoise piping.
- Special painted wheels, 6Jx15 at the front and 7Jx15 at the rear.
- Le Mans script on the doors.
- 944 type color coded side strips between the wheels.
- Lowered 10mm at the front and 15mm at the rear.
- Stiffer springs and gas-filled shock absorbers all round.
- Antiroll bars, 21.5mm at the front and 20mm at the rear.
- Sports seats.

- Some cars had the new front and rear spoiler like the 924 S Last '88 ?
- The wheel painting was optional (different paintings available) ?


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Porsche 924 S Special Edition


Production
- Production: 500 to US?
- Production date: Model year 1988.


Notes
- Factory order number: M756
- Also called "924 S-SE".
- Produced to Celebrate the 250000th Porsche 911 produced.


Features
- Painted in black.
- Larger 16" wheels and tires.
- 944 type color coded side strips between the wheels.
- M030 sport suspension package.
- Gray/burgundy striped cloth seats with burgundy interior carpets.
- All were "light" cars with minimal options.
- A commemorative plaque.


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BUT. . .in my own defense, the Peter Morgan book refers to M755 and M756 cars as the same thing, aside from US v ROW.
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Two examples of 924S Le Mans white/black both ROW.
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BUT. . .in my own defense, the Peter Morgan book refers to M755 and M756 cars as the same thing, aside from US v ROW.
i always considered the same thing,... until now!

I thought the descriptions for both were identical but it seems people were usually describing a 'Le Mans.'

'SE' is common usage in the Europe (UK)market. For example look at the 944 Turbo 'SE' in the UK. A 944 turbo is either a Turbo or a Turbo S in the US. 755 vs 756 is so similar it could easily be used to distinguish one car for 2 markets
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This is the first time I've heard of an "SE." I have a couple books on 924s, but have only read about the Le Mans in 1988. The "SE" does make sense though, especially in this case. I did notice that this particular car does not have sport seats or the smaller, 4-spoke steering wheel - both of which are supposedly traits of the Le Mans car.
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So is somebody gonna buy it or are ya'll just gonna talk about it.
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So is somebody gonna buy it or are ya'll just gonna talk about it.
Haha! I was hoping this thread would result in the car going to a good home. I believe the car is still available though.
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Actually he's right , Le Mans and SE are NOT the same thing.








I'm sorry but I beg to differ...

according to the people at Porsche... the only model to celebrate the 250000th Porsche 911 produced was (exactly as stated in the name) the 911 celebration edition. if any other models IE 924 / 944 were to be made to celebrate the 911 they would also be celebration editions not special editions..

the 924 SE was released to celebrate Porsche's 12th outright victory at lemans the designation was changed from Lemans (ROW) to SE (USA) due to lack of resonance in America with the lack of popularity in the lemans series as a whole internally the 755 & 756 designation was know only as "924 Exklusiv-Modell" they were marketed as Lemans or Special edition according to market destination. all the 755 & 756 cars could be ordered like any other Porsche in any way you wanted...

Options
LSD, Sunroof, passenger mirror, rear rock guard, 14" 4 spoke steering wheel & sport seats optional, color coded wheel, edition decal

Standard
lighter/ smaller capacity windshield washer fluid reservoir, manual windows, door locks, sunroof delete, Passenger mirror delete, M030 suspension, special cloth door panels & seats. uprated 160 HP European compression engine front lowered 10 mm (0.39 in) and rear 15 mm (0.59 in), fully adjustable coil front, Koni adjustable gas-filled shock absorbers. uprated anti-roll bars 21.5 mm (0.85 in) front, 20 mm (0.79 in) rear. cast alloy 6J x 15 front and 7J x 15 rear.

in reality the models were delivered with all assortment off options... some had sunroofs... some not some, sport seats, some not, some lsd or both mirrors, some decals... in fact it should be noted that although the factory designates these as special models the PCA does not recognize them due to their lack of uniformity in options that would set them apart from the rest of the model group.
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