Silverstone Auctions will offer a 109km Porsche 924 Carrera GTR, kept in Japan since new, at its Silverstone Classic sale
An incredibly well preserved Porsche 924 GTR – one of the rarest and most extreme racing versions of the ‘transaxle’ Porsche breed – will be sold at Silverstone Auctions next sale, taking place at the Silverstone Classic event on 28 July.
So what’s so special about the 924 Carrera GTR? This was the ultimate evolution of the 924 Carrera GT, of which just 17 were sold by the factory. Costing a substantial $75,000 when new, this was a serious machine, featuring a built-in roll cage, fully adjustable suspension as well as four-piston 935 calipers. Under the bonnet was a seriously modified dry sump version of the 924’s 2.0-litre engine, pushing out 375bhp.
Performance was extremely effective as a result, however this Japanese-bought car would never see competitive action – with just a few short outings at Fuji and Suzuka recorded. In fact, the extremely careful owner recorded the mileage after each outing, a figure that now stands at a scarcely run-in 109km.
This isn’t some neglected garage-find car left to gather dust though, it was serviced annually by Porsche specialist Tomei Car Service, then latterly by Porsche specialist Garage Tool Box. Today it is offered in extremely original condition, with details such as the handwritten stickers on the wiring loom, and initials on the engine management box signed by Porsche factory race technicians.
Speaking ahead of the sale of the car, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, Nick Whale, said: ‘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! It’s a very special collector’s item that would be the icing on the cake to any serious Porsche collection.’
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