Porsche 924 The Porsche 924 was produced from 1976 to 1988 was a two-door, 2+2 seat sports car coupe.

924 restauration

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Old 05-03-2008, 07:10 PM
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Im thinking about buying old 924 porsche and fixinkg it until it looks likejust come from factory. How much could it cost? is it worth it? is it possible to get new details for 924?
 
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:57 PM
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Restoration costs will depend on the condition of the 924 you "start" with, actually you can spend as much as you can stand -or want to. Do a web search for the 924board this site is dedicated to the 924 and its variants, you can do a lot of research there without signing up (even thought its free). Most people generally recommend starting with the best possible car you can afford. Happy hunting.
 
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:16 PM
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Dear Patrioc
I've restored more cars in my 62 [sm=icon_blah.gif]years than my wife[sm=icon_stickpoke.gif] or my girlfriends before her could stand.
The advice to buy the best car you can afford from Jay Rome is spot on.
To achieve the "out of the factory look" is a major rebuild. This is personally time consuming, and can be expensive if you can't do the work yourself.
The key thing is the body,[sm=oopssign.gif] if that is sound then you have a chance, because mechanicals you can do bit by bit. But if you need to cut bits out of the body to get rid of rust etc, then unless you are a good at metalworking and body repairs and paint, then that will cost a lot for others to do it for you[sm=icon_ladiesman.gif]

One thing I did learn that in the end a restoration project can cost as much for a special car than a ordinary car. It cost me as much for example to restore an Austin 7 as a Mark VI Bentley!!! Unbelievable but true[sm=trust_me.gif]

What I am suggesting is that restoring an old 911 might be a better longterm deal than the 924.
Best Regards Big Bob
 
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Old 05-05-2008, 04:30 PM
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agree with BB. And sometimes you have to overlook the cost if you are truely building the car of your dreams. If you're worried about reselling the car, choose wisely.
 
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Old 05-05-2008, 04:39 PM
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I agree. I've seen guys invest $10-20K over the car's prestine value just because it was thier dream car.
 
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:19 AM
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There is a halfway house on this. If its a good deal. Do the bare minimum to get it running and looking good. Sell it for a profit. You will have gained some experience, then go for a 911 as your longerterm project.
Regards Big Bob
 
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:59 AM
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agree with BB. And sometimes you have to overlook the cost if you are truely building the car of your dreams. If you're worried about reselling the car, choose wisely.
I agree with BB tooBB
 
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:03 AM
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I knew a guy that invested $30K in a VW Beetle and it was only worth $20K. He won a lot of car shows, but it's his "dream car". Some people spend money on boats, others spend them on cars.
 
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:20 PM
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and sometimes those cars are referred to as "money pits"
 
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:51 PM
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Thanks a lot everybody, especialy BB
 

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