The 924 has long been viewed as the ugly duckling of the Porsche pack, an easy mark upon which collectors and car aficionados could slam Stuttgart for its automotive missteps. But here’s the thing — not every 924 was deserving of the infamy; in fact, there were plenty of variants that prove the German-based automaker is good for much more than just 911s.
For instance, this 1981 924 GTS Clubsport is one of 59 GTS editions in total and among only 14 others specced with the Clubsport package. Extensively modified for track day domination, just about every aspect of the car has been altered in the pursuit of performance. So, in addition to boosting the engine output to 270hp, Porsche also lightened the chassis by some 200lbs, stiffened the suspension, and fitted the body with some new aerodynamic mirrors. Inside, you’ll find that this 924 is just as race-ready as it is on the exterior, for it sports an aluminum roll cage, six-point seatbelts, a fire extinguisher, and some bucket seats borrowed from a 935. Considering that it’s being offered with just 21,624 miles on the clock, this is one 924 that’s too good to pass up. You can make it yours for €279,990 (~340,500).