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Is this 924 race car rare enough to be a great find?

I was looking on the net for oddball Porsche finds and came across the 924 race car story about a car found in Japan in storage. I am not familiar with 924s (other than testing one when they were new) so is this car a great enough find to crow about? Any opinions welcomed. Here's the site, the story but I as unable to download a pic
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Rare 1981 Porsche 924 GTR racer was stored in first-floor attic | Stuff.co.nz



The Porsche 924 GTR racer that has come out of hiding in Japan to be auctioned in England.
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The Porsche 924 GTR racer that has come out of hiding in Japan to be auctioned in England.



This "ultimate" version of a 1981 Porsche 924 was built to race but never has.

The story behind this 35-year-old Carrera GTR which is headed to auction in the UK on July 28 in amazingly original condition is one of dedicated maintenance.

With just 109 kilometres on the clock it has been stowed in a first-floor attic space in Japan for 30 years by its one owner.

The Porsche 924 GTR racer that has come out of hiding in Japan to be auctioned in England.
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The Porsche 924 GTR racer that has come out of hiding in Japan to be auctioned in England.



Only 17 924 Carrera GTRs were made available to private customers for a then price of US$75,000. Two were delivered new to Japan in 1981 by Porsche importer Garage Italya. The other example used extensively for racing but this one, after being stored for two years, was purchased by a Japanese businessman and classic car enthusiast who wanted to add it to his private collection.




The Porsche 924 GTR racer that has come out of hiding in Japan to be auctioned in England.



Over the ensuing years it has only enjoyed a handful of times on the track at Suzuka and the Fuji Speedway. On each occasion, the fastidious Japanese owner made a record of the distance travelled at each track day. According to his records, the car covered just 109 kilometres in the first seven years of ownership, after which the 924 was carefully tucked away in his two-storey garage, with his prized Porsche "racer" safely in the attic space accessible by a car lift.

Removed from storage each year, the car was taken on a trailer to be serviced, brought back, and then placed back carefully in position in the garage. From 1981 to 2006 the car was serviced by Porsche specialist Tomei Car Service, then latterly by Porsche specialist Garage Tool Box. In the intervening period, the engine was started and run regularly.

It is possibly the most original Porsche factory race car in the world and as such Silverstone Auctions are predicting an auction price ranging between NZ$970,000 and NZ$1.18 million.


Its authenticity is without doubt and the details even go even down to the initials on the engine management box signed by Porsche factory race technicians. The car comes with a Japanese title document and records of its minimal usage and extensive maintenance.



The cars were delivered from Porsche with fully integrated roll cages, fully adjustable suspension and four-piston 935 brake calipers squeezing larger 31cm discs. The engine was a highly modified version of the 2.0 motor used in all 924s, featuring dry sump lubrication, which helped it produce 375bhp. Weighing just 930 kilos, the GTR was good for 290 kilometres per hour and 0-100kmh took 4.7 seconds.

"This fantastic car can only be described as a time capsule with everything original throughout, even down to handwritten stickers on the loom and the last two numbers of the chassis and engine number written on the ECU in marker pen!" managing director of Silverstone Auctions, Nick Whale, said.

"It's a very special collector's item..."

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There's quite a 'few' stories on the storied history of Porsche racing; including the 924 series. Plain jane 924's, 924 Turbos, 924 DP's, 924 GT's, 924 GTS, and 924 GTR. Spend some time on searching for this. Great history.
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Incredible find.
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Indeed. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ewKNP2bBaYQ

And it sounds like this

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fS0AttDIp18


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tfNMwjnSalQ

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