Auction Block: 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTR

May 3, 2021

Category: Rides

As the front-engined, four-cylinder, entry-level car from Porsche in the ‘70s and ‘80s, the 924 isn’t typically thought of as being among the best cars produced by the legendary German marque. But the souped-up racing spec 924 Carrera GTR? Well, that’s a different story.

The Le Mans-racing Porsche 924 Carrera GTR was the ultimate expression of the 924, with a 375 horsepower two-liter inline-four engine that propelled the car to a 180 mph top speed. Porsche also built 17 slightly-less-powerful customer versions of the 924 Carrera GTR, and it’s an incredible car that’s been largely forgotten about. But now someone will get the chance to bring it some renewed glory, as a pristine 1981 example is being auctioned off by RM Sotheby’s. Of the 17 that existed, it’s one of the only examples never known to have been raced. In fact, this thing has barely been driven at all. The car was owned by a Japanese businessman who apparently only ever took it out for its yearly maintenance and, other than a single fuel line replacement, the car is all original and unmodified. It’s set to be auctioned off by RM Sotheby’s on May 22 in Amelia Island, FL, with an expected purchase price of $375,000 to $450,000.

Purchase: $375,000+

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

Moose Knuckles’ Saint-Ulric Parka Is Durable With a Detachable Shearling Hood To Boot

Its water-and-tear resistant makeup makes for an ideal all-weather piece this winter.

Posted By Yoni Yardeni

Partner

The BRNLY SQD-2 Is An Ultra-Premium Workhorse Of An EDC Knife

Sporting a titanium frame and scales mated to a Böhler M390 blade.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

Go Takamine Applies His Signature Brat-Style Treatment to Indian’s Chief Cruiser

An Indian Super Chief Limited gets transformed by the father of the Brat style.

Posted By

Dec 3, 2021

Featured Image

Draco UTV and Polaris’ Ice Cream Truck Delivers Off-Road Deliciousness

Featuring three refrigerating units powered by two Polaris generators.

Posted By

Dec 3, 2021

Featured Image

This Porsche 944 Pays Homage to the Legendary Apple-Liveried 935 Racer

A 1984 Porsche paying tribute to the Apple-sponsored Le Mans race car.

Posted By

Dec 3, 2021

Featured Image

Doehmers Research Lab Modernizes the Moped with Its TD-MP1 Concept

An electric moped billed as the modern answer to the Honda SS50.

Posted By

Dec 3, 2021