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THE PORSCHE 924 FAQ - READ THIS FIRST

The Porsche 924 FAQ

Welcome to 'The Porsche 924 FAQ". The aim of the FAQ is to answer some questions which crop up time and time again on the forum, to reduce the number of duplicate postings. If you're new to the forum, please read through the FAQs before you start a new thread, you might find the answers to those questions right here!

There is also a lot of information which has been posted by various knowledgeable forum members but now deleted, or buried. This FAQ should also act as a place to store these informative posts in one easy-to-find place.

If you have any comments, corrections, suggestions for new questions, or just want to discuss anything in the FAQ, please do not post to this thread, but use the "FAQ discussion" thread, in order to keep the FAQ neat and tidy.

Credits for this FAQ will be compiled as details are added.


Contents:

What is the 924 Register and how and why should I join it?
How much was my 924 when new?
How many types of 924 exist?
History of the Register
The Forum
Awards
924 On Film
Buying a car, a basic (and incomplete) guide
Published Resources
My fuel pump has stopped working, how do I fix it?
What tyres are available for my 924 2 litre (non turbo)?
Why am I having cold starting problems, and how do I cure it?
Why am I having hot starting problems, and how do I cure it?
Other causes of starting problems
My odometer no longer records mileage, can I fix it?
How do I fix the cracking on my dashboard?
Will my 924 run on unleaded petrol?
What MPG can I expect from my 924?
What colours and trim were standard equipment for my car when it was new?
How do I trace the history of my car?
How rare is my car?
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    RE: The Porsche 924 FAQ 2004/10/12 22:49:55 (permalink)
    What is the 924 Register and how and why should I join it?

    The Register is a branch of Porsche Club Great Britain run by 924 owners for 924 owners. The reason for a Register is to record information about the cars and owners, share ideas, stories and helpful hints with each other, and to meet up with fellow members at various events

    You do not automatically become a 924 Register member when you join PCGB, however you should receive a welcome letter soon after you have joined

    Whether you are a long standing or brand new member you can request a Register form - send me an e-mail to 924@porscheclubgb.com and I will e-mail one straight out to you.

    How much was my 924 when new?

    1977 924 £6,999
    1977 924 Martini £7,673
    1978 924 £7,350
    1978 924 Lux £7,800
    1979 924 Turbo £13,629
    1979 924 Lux £9,582
    1980 924 Carrera GT £19,211
    1981 924 Turbo £13,998
    1984 924 Lux £12,250
    1986 924S £14,985
    1987 924S £17,484

    How many types of 924 exist?

    You will find four basic types of 924

    1. (1976-1985 Model Year) (there is a case for naming the 1980-85 Model years as a Series 2)
    The 924 (1,984cc engine) aka the 2.0, Lux, or N/A (normally aspirated)
    Includes limited edition Martini (1977) and Le Mans (M426 model 1980) models
    The first official appearance of the 924 took place on 15th November 1975 (as a press launch rather than a motorshow appearance - the first photographs had an embargo date as above) at the harbour at La Grande Motte, Camargue in the South Of France - there are pictures documenting this event.
    Transmission types (model years)
    4 speed transmission (1976-1979)
    5 speed transmission (1978-1985)
    5 speed transmission with M220 option 40% Locking differential (1982-1985)
    3 speed Automatic (M249 option) transmission (1977-1985)

    2. Series 1 (1979-1980 MY) Series 2 (1981-1984 MY) (1983 and 1984 MY Italy only)
    The 924 Turbo (also 1,984cc engine) aka the 932 in right hand drive/931 lhd
    Transmission types (model years)
    5 speed transmission (1979 - 1984)
    5 speed transmission with M220 option 40% Locking differential (1982-1984)

    3. 1986 - 1988 MY
    The 924S (2,479cc - almost identical to the early 944 unit) aka the 947 in right hand drive/946 lhd
    Includes limited edition Le Mans (1988) model
    Transmission types (model years)
    5 speed transmission (1986 - 1988)
    5 speed transmission with M220 option 40% Locking differential (1986-1988)
    3 speed automatic (M249 option) transmission (1986 -1988)
    Note: The 1988 MY cars have 118Kw engines compared to 110Kw for 1986-87.

    4. There is also the 924 Carrera GT (1980), GTR (1981) and GTS (1981) models which have their own Register within PCGB

    Bieber TUV approved UK cabriolets (converted at 'Porkies Cabrio Conversions' by Peter Simpson in Crediton, Devon) also exist
    Turbo example owned by Trefor Willingham

    Bieber TUV approved UK cabriolets (converted at 'Cabriolet Workshops' by Joe Castellino (conversion manager) and Mark Salisbury (workshop manager) in Polstead, Colchester, Essex) also exist.
    Example owned by Bob McDowell

    Be aware that many cars are modified to look like the 924 Carrera GT/R/S, do your homework and check the chassis number of the car to make sure you know what you are buying. The Register can easily help you in this respect

    History of the Register

    There was originally a 924/944 Register that appeared in the Summer 1995 list of Registers (page 68) run by Dave Gordon.

    Then later Register a 924 Turbo Register appeared run by Richard Morgan which made its first appearance in the Spring 1996 issue of Porsche Post

    The following is an incomplete list of Secretaries from 1996 onwards, if you can fill in some gaps let me know.

    The Register has been maintained by:

    Dave Gordon (924/944 Register - circa Summer 1995 PP)
    Richard Morgan (924 Turbo Register - Spring 1996 PP - ?)
    ?
    Stuart Latham (? March 1999 PP)
    Mandy & Pete Ballam (July 1999 till April 2000 PP)
    Rob Gurney (September 2000 till March 2003 PP)
    Paul Hedges (March 2003 PP to date)

    The current team as of July 2006 consists of::
    Paul Hedges Register Secretary
    John Barnatt Register Technical Advisor

    The Forum

    The same team can also be found on the 924 area of the Official Forum.

    Paul Hedges is PaulHere
    John Barnatt is 924nutter

    If it says "Non Member" by your name, you need to confirm your Membership Number and Forum Name to Club HQ (email cluboffice@porscheclubgb.com ) This should be a one-time fix, and will also allow you access to the member-only areas of the Forum.

    Awards

    2002
    Register of the Rally 3rd Cotswold Rally
    2003
    Register of the Rally 4th Cotswold Rally
    2005
    Bill Goodman Trophy and £500 for FrontRunner event
    2006
    Register of the Rally 7th Cotswold Rally
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    RE: The Porsche 924 FAQ 2004/10/12 22:51:39 (permalink)
    924 On Film


    First of all check out: www.imcdb.org/vehicles.php?make=Porsche&model=924
     
    The Professionals - Blind Run (First aired 2 December 1978_
    Series 2 Episode 9
    Green 924 (2 litre) Registration 924T
    (information: Vince Matthews)

    The Professionals - Cry Wolf (transmitted: 9th January 1983)
    Series 5 Episode 7
    Brown Porsche 924 (2 litre) Registration HTF 355W
    (information: Vince Matthews)

    The Professionals - The Untouchables (transmitted: 16th January 1983)
    Series 5 Episode 8 - filmed: 1st-12th December 1980
    Registration: unknown

    Agatha Christie - Murder is Easy (1982)
    Warner Home Video 2005 (DVD) The car appears on Disc 2, Part 4, scenes 6 & 7.
    Registration: 37 CD 263

    Smiley's People (based on the John Le Carre novel) starring Sir Alec Guiness (1982)
    BBC (DVD) The car appears on Disc 2, Part 4, scenes 6 & 7.
    Registration: 37 CD 263

    Wheeler Dealers - Porsche 924 (DVD)
    Discovery Home & Leisure - July 2004
    See www.greenumbrella.co.uk click on 'special interests' then 'motor cars'

    Porsche'd to the Limit - Conquering the Sahara in a £300 924 (DVD)
    Cut Mustard Productions - November 2005
    See www.nickgibbs.net for more information

    Buying a car, a basic (and incomplete) guide Paperwork:
    First of all make sure the owner is the same person on the registration document - Be wary if it's being sold "for a friend" (Either a V5 or the new style V5C) look at how long the owner has had the car, and how many owners the car has had - if it's had many owners and a short ownership it may indicate problems.
    Take a look at the MOT documents to see where it was tested and how long is left to run, if there is a short time left then there may be a reason the owner is parting with the car. http://www.motinfo.gov.uk/
    Ask to see service history and reciepts for work done on the car, check mileages on all these to see if they match up to the present mileage.
    With the car switched off and cold:
    Tyres, look for even wear, bad tracking will show itself with increased wear in the inside of the front tyres, don't forget the spare.
    Take off the engine oil cap, if there is a a 'mayonnaise' coloured gunk inside then walk away.
    Take out the dipstick, wipe it, then check the engine oil level, look for too little oil or too much - the level should be between the two marks.
    Look at the water level to see if it's between the marks.
    Check all the lights, high beam, indicators, fog lights, reversing lights, wipers and washers et al
    Check the seat belts lock when tugged
    Look for accident damage and rust
    Start the car:
    Let it idle until the engine cooling fan starts, look for radiator and oil leaks, excess vibration, rattles, squeaking fan/alternator belts.
    If the car has a oil pressure gauge make sure it reads something!
    Exhaust, listen out for leaks.
    In the car press on the clutch pedal, if it is heavy then it could be the sign of a worn out clutch.
    The brake pedal should feel 'progressive' and should not reach the floor.
    The steering wheel should not have exessive play in it - 3mm maximum
    If the car has a voltage gauge check it reads over 12v while the car is running - and the lights on.
    Ask to be taken for a test drive if possible, better to drive it yourself but make sure you are insured! It won't actually tell you much but will highlight any major problems with slipping clutch or clonking suspension et al.
    If it feels right then it probably is right - if not say "No thank you" and look for another.
    Haggle for a lower price, offer 20% less than the starting price!
    I'm sure there is much more to check but this should be enough.
    Published Resources

    Published Resources: Workshop manuals
    Porsche 924: 1976 to 1985 - Haynes Publishing - ISBN 1850104387 (HB)

    Published Resources: 924 History Books
    Porsche 924 - Brian Long - Veloce Publishing - ISBN 9781901295856 (HB - 2000)
    features car registrations:
    2.0
    LBMR 258 (p46 BMW 924 engine mule?)
    SDL 7629 (p46 seen with prototype)
    S 04844 (p48)
    S 04637 (p49 with steel wheels)
    HN 04017 (p50 Heilbronn plates in cold weather testing)
    SCL 8495 (p58 5 spoke wheels - p59p60p63 steel wheels)
    SCM 3687 (p59 Green)
    SCR 8802 (p70 Blue)
    BIM 40 (p72 US car)
    SDJ 9546 (p77)
    WURK 333 (P80 Police car)
    SDP 3?? (p81 Doctors car)
    BBP 459 (p81 Ethanol powered)
    SDK 8739 (p91)
    SDU 6984 (p139)
    SES 1466 (p146)
    SEK 8078 (p150)
    SET 7524 (p154)
    924 DLC (p158)
    SHN 4758 (p159)
    Turbo
    SDL 3953 (p90)
    SDL 3949 (p91)
    SDL 3955 (p92 two tone turbo)
    SDL 3952? (p92 on car transporter)
    HHDD 825 (p110 Le Mans)
    SDR 8791 (p107p110)
    SEH 7264 (p132)
    SDZ 6676 (p141)
    SEK 8079 (p150p152)
    S
    SHW 5591 (p163p166)
    THE 924S (p167)
    SJD 1987 (p172)
    SJK 2170 (p172p173)
    SJU 9237 (p176p177)

    Porsche 924, 944 & 968 - Brian Long - Veloce Publishing - ISBN 9781901295856 (HB - 2000)
    features car registrations:
    2.0
    LBMR 258 (p14 BMW 924 engine mule?)
    SDL 7629 (p15 seen with prototype)
    S 04637 (p19 x2 steel wheels)
    SCL 8495 (p20x2p23 5 spoke wheels)
    V 20924

    Published Resources: Magazines
    Porsche Post 207 September 2004 - page 54 'Changing the Head Gasket on a 924 Turbo' by John Barnatt (924nutter)
    Porsche Post 211 January 2005 - page 66 - 'Adjusting the Rear [drum] Brakes on a 924' by John Barnatt (924nutter)
    Porsche Post 224 February 2006 - page 64 - 'The Porsche 924 Body Main Development Objectives' (Part 1)
    Porsche Post 225 March 2006 - page 64 - 'The Porsche 924 Body Main Development Objectives' (Part 2)
    911 & Porsche World 148 July 2006 - page 100 - 'Engine Tech Porsche 924'

    Published Resources: Official Porsche Brochures and Guides

    Porsche 924 - 924 Turbo Farben und Innenausstattung '81 [Colours and interior] (WVK 1105 14)
    Green cover, 8 sided chart

    Porsche 924 - 924 Turbo (WVK 110820 - 1981 model year)
    Green cover, 32 pages with 2 fold out pages, illustrated
    features car registrations:
    2 litre:
    S DY 4659 (green with side repeaters)
    S DR 8791 (green no side repeaters)
    Turbo:
    S DY 4658 (red with side repeaters)
    S DN 1652 (red no side repeaters)
    S 04415 (two tone US spec car)

    Porsche 924 - 924 Turbo Technical Data 1981 (WVK 110820)
    White (4 pages)

    Porsche Service - Service Workshops
    Edition No.18 - 4/1982

    Porsche 924 Driver's Manual - Maintenance Record '83 (WKD 471 520 - 2 M 7/82 - 1983 Edition)
    Green cover

    Official Porsche Centre Car Plan Handbook - Approved Used Cars (WG49/8/85)

    My fuel pump has stopped working, how do I fix it?

    a. Most probably your fuel pump relay has blown.
    The Porsche part number is: 433906059 Porsche Centre Hatfield quoted me £88.20 + VAT [Prices are for the relay as used on a 1983 MY two litre 924 as of August 2003] BUT the same part is available at other sources for MUCH more reasonable prices - I do not recall which is the part number I actually installed on my car back then but it was either part number 433906059 £29.36 + VAT  (VW dealer at August 2003) or superceded by part number 321906059F £37.40 +VAT (VW dealer at August 2003) but that is still half the price that Porsche want!

    b. You fuel pump has expired:
    Once again Part number: 91160810202 - £279.88 + VAT or Bert gear at Berlyn Services - £89 + VAT [Prices are for the 'later' type pump as used on a 1983 two litre as of August 2003]

    What tyres are available for my 924 2 litre (non turbo)

    Porsche recommend the Michelin XWX and the Fulda Y-2000 but these tyres are no longer available

    The following list is subject to ongoing change and does not contain every choice available.
    The information shown is for information only and is not a recommendation of any make or model of tyre or of their performance. Prices were obtained April 2010.

    (Taiwan) Maxxis MA-AS approx. £43.50
    (Dutch) Vredestein Hi Trac (summer tyre) approx £55.00ea
    (Czech) Barum Brillantis approx. £57.50ea
    (French) Michelin Energy Saver approx. £119.50ea
    (USA) Avon ZV3 approx. £68.50ea
    (USA) Bridgestone B391 approx. £88.50ea

    Why am I having cold starting problems, and how do I cure it?

    The reason the engine starts and then stalls is because the fifth injector is doing its job, but it only runs for a few seconds, so we know it is ok. It sounds as if the mixture is too lean when cold, and there one or two reasons for that.

    1) The control pressure regulator (CPR, aka warm up regulator) is not working.

    2) The airflow sensor plate is sticking in its plenum camber

    I would rule out the auxilliary air valve (AAV), as you say that any attempt to accelerate the engine leads to it cuting, and the AAV has the effect of holding the throttle slightly open.

    Take the large round rubber duct off the fuel metering unit (FMU) and check with a feeler gauge at 120 deg intervals around the circumference of the disc that the gap is even. Check for smooth operation of arm to which the disc is attached by lifting it up. It should not have any trace of stickiness.

    If there is no fault found here then the the most likely cause is the CPR.

    In simple terms, the upward action of the sensor plate and hence the angle of the arm, is opposed by the system pressure, and the amount of fuel metered is dependent on the angle of the arm, because as the arm moves, it draws a plunger up into a ported chamber through a waisted (not wasted) section, which then controls the fuel flow to the injectors. 924 injectors do not open and close when the engine runs. Fuel forms a pool behind the inlet valve whilst it is shut, and when it opens, spray from the injector re-atomises the fuel.

    It follows that if the system pressure is lowered the arm moves up more and meters more fuel for a given air-flow. The job of the CPR is to open when the engine is cold and by-pass the FMU allowing the system pressure to drop slightly.
    The regulator on your car may have failed in the open position at sometime, and subsequently, the over-rich mixture has been reset at the FMU leading to you having a mixture which is too lean when cold, or there may have been a loss of electrical supply to the regulator giving rise to the same symptoms, and remedy.

    Alternatvely the regulator may have failed (i.e. stuck) in the closed position, in which case no mixture enrichment will take place.

    Why am I having hot starting problems, and how do I cure it?

    It is caused by vapour lock in the fuel lines that occurs because the residual system pressure bleeds back into the tank via a faulty check valve in the fuel pump. The fuel metering unit is more susceptible to heat soak on the 924 than it is on the Turbo, because they are situated in diferent places. Thus when called upon to deliver fuel, the injectors do not open because the system pressure is too low to overcome the check valve inside the injector, which is set to a slightly higher pressure than residual, otherwise fuel would leak into the cylinders.
    The fuel pump barely runs when the engine is being cranked on the starter, which is why it takes so much churning over to re-pressurise the fuel lines. Without any other alterations, fitting the latest version 924 fuel pump from Porscheshop, (which comes with a new check-valve in the end of the pump) cured the hot start problem on my first 924, which I owned and ran for 15 years.

    An electrical solution is to intercept the earth from the fifth injector before it reaches the thermo-time-switch, and splice into it to create an additional earth path, via a descretely mounted spring return switch. Thus, when the engine fires and dies, operation of the switch will complete the earth and allow the fifth injector to open when the engine is cranked, as it is solenoid operated, and supply fuel so that the engine fires, where upon
    the fuel pump will start to pressurise the system much more quickly. This was a mod that I carried out on my 924 many years before I fitted the new fuel pump, and after (usually) three goes the engine would be back running. Infinitely better than churning away draining the poor old battery.

    Other causes of starting problems

    1. Check for corrosion behind the fuse box.

    2. The air inlet baffle can occasionally stick.
    Undo the inlet hose replace the hose - take the air cleaner off. You can then put your left hand up into the inlet port and unstick the lever that lifts the intake baffle plate.

    Can I Obtain A Stainless Steel Exhaust For My 2 litre

    A Dansk stainless system is available from Eurocarparts and costs £178.79 including VAT (April 2016).

    My odometer no longer records mileage, can I fix it?

    A common fault. There is a small gear that gets off line or gets broken/cracks. Second hand units are of course prone to the same fault so it is worth repairing the existing unit.

    One solution is to contact Eric Kirk, he is able to fix the unit and his phone number is 01993 882350. He lives in Oxfordshire directly opposite the Porsche Festival venue at Eynsham Hall near North Leigh.
    If you contact him please mention Geoff Ives name or else he might be reluctant to talk. His phone number is 01993 882350 (information from Geoff Ives)

    The second solution is a home fix. Use the unthreaded end of two 5mm nutserts (A nutsert is like a threaded pop rivet) which are a perfect size to cut off and press over the split boss with some cyanoacrylate (superglue) as insurance.
    You drill a hole the size of the o.d. of the nutsert, slightly countersink it and screw the nutsert onto the threaded mandrell of the pliers and insert into the hole. Squeezing the handles together pulls the threaded section forward, and swages the body of the nutsert out so that it grips in the hole. A bolt can then be screwed into the hole.  If you buy two, cut off the threaded portion and use the hollow part of it. (Information John Barnett aka 924nutter)

    How do I fix the cracking on my dashboard?

    There are plastic mouldings available on the market to cover the top half of the dashboard.
    It is also possible to find a complete uncracked secondhand dashboard.
    It is possible to colour match both items.

    Will my 924 run on unleaded petrol?

    The short answer is YES.

    However the youngest 2.0 is from 1985 and the 'S' 1988.

    In the intervening years each engine has weathered differently - it is entirely up to each owner to decide whether it is neccesary to further 'protect' their engine with higher octane fuel, or to use an octane booster, particularly in the case of the 924 Turbo models - this is the view of Porsche Club GB and the 924 Register.

    See 'Crisis? What crisis?' in '911 & Porsche World' December 1998 issue for a article on the subject.

    What MPG can I expect from my 924?

    Times litres by 0.22 then divide the miles covered into the gallons figure

    Official government fuel consumption figures (Information Trevor Smith)

    924 lux 5 speed
    Urban 22.8mpg
    Steady 56 42.8mpg
    Steady 75 34.9mpg

    924 Turbo
    Urban 23.0mpg
    Steady 56 36.2mpg
    Steady 75 26.9mpg

    924S 150bhp (1986-87 MY)
    Urban 23.0mpg
    Steady 56 46.3mpg
    Steady 75 34.9mpg

    924S 160bhp (1988)
    Urban 22.4mpg
    Steady 56 42.2mpg
    Steady 75 34.0mpg

    2.0 engine - 27.247mpg (average)
    High of 29.917mpg - Low of 24.605mpg
    Based on 8 consecutive readings of 1983 model: over mileage 176,221 to 178,864 (2,643 miles)

    2.5 engine - 31.6mpg
    Based on fast round trip to Moreton In Marsh from Formby (North Merseyside) approx. 314 miles
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    RE: The Porsche 924 FAQ 2005/05/26 23:38:27 (permalink)
    What colours and trim were standard equipment for my car when it was new?

    1976 MY 924
    Standard Colours:

    Black - Rallye Yellow – Scarlet – Palm Green – Signal Green – Magnolia – Maroon
    Special coachwork Colours:
    Titian Metallic – Sapphire Metallic – Peppermint Ice Metallic – Diamond Silver Metallic
    Trim:
    Black or Gazelle leatherette with matching inlays. Alternatively inlays could be in Saddle Brown, Black/Yellow or Black/Silver Tartan Dress cloth. Carpets came in Black or Gazelle (a tan colour)

    1977 MY 924
    Standard Colours:

    Black - Rallye Yellow – Scarlet - Signal Green – Brocade Red – Polar White
    Special coachwork Colours:
    Copper Metallic – Turquoise – Bahama Blue Metallic – Reseda Green Metallic - Diamond Silver Metallic
    924 Martini - Police White L93Z or Titan White L93Z (confirmation needed)
    Trim:
    Black or Gazelle leatherette with matching inlays. Alternatively inlays could be in Saddle Brown, Black/Yellow or Black/Silver Tartan Dress cloth. Carpets came in Black or Gazelle (a tan colour)

    1978 MY 924
    Standard Colours:

    Black - Rallye Yellow – Scarlet - Signal Green – Malaga Red – Bitter Chocolate – Alpine White
    Special coachwork Colours:
    Copper Metallic – Colibri Green Metallic – Bahama Blue Metallic – Reseda Green Metallic - Diamond Silver Metallic
    Trim:
    Black, Tan or Brown leatherette with matching inlays. Alternatively inlays could be in Brown/Beige, Black/White or Orange Black Herringbone cloth. (Leather seat facings became optional in January 1978, available in same shades as the leatherette). Carpets came in Black, Tan or Brown.

    1979 MY 924 and Turbo
    Standard Colours:

    Mocha Black – Lilac – Mexico Beige – Guards Red – Malaga Red – Alpine White
    Special coachwork Colours:
    Petrol Blue Metallic - Colibri Green Metallic – Minerva Blue Metallic – Indiana Red Metallic – Dolomite Grey Metallic - Diamond Silver Metallic
    Trim:
    Black, Tan or Brown leatherette with matching inlays. Alternatively inlays could be in Brown/Beige, Black/White or Orange Black Herringbone cloth. Seat facings could also be supplied in Black, Brown or Beige leather as an option. Carpets came in Black, Tan or Brown

    1980 MY 924 and Turbo
    Standard Colours:

    Mocha Black – Lilac – Mexico Beige – Guards Red – Malaga Red – Monaco Blue – Amethyst – Venus Red – Alpine White
    Special coachwork Colours:
    Petrol Blue Metallic – Onyx Metallic – Minerva Blue Metallic – Indiana Red Metallic – Dolomite Grey Metallic - Diamond Silver Metallic
    Dual Tone Colours:
    Mexico Beige over Mocha Black – Alpine White over Mexico Beige – Alpine White over Guards Red – Inari Silver Metallic over Onyx Metallic – Diamond Silver Metallic over Helios Blue Metallic – Diamond Silver Metallic over Dolomite Grey Metallic.
    Trim:
    Black, Brown or Beige leatherette with matching inlays. Alternatively inlays could be in Tartan Dress cloth (Green/Black – Red/Black or Grey/Blue/Black) – A chequered Pasha velour (Grey/Black or Beige/Brown) – or Pinstripe velour (Black with White or Brown with Beige). Seat facings could also be supplied in Black, Brown or Beige leather as an option. Carpets came in Black, Brown or Beige.

    1981 MY 924 and Turbo
    Standard Colours:

    Mocha Black A2 – Colorado Beige D5 – Guard Red G1 – Venus Red G3 – Monaco Blue J3 – Mauritius Blue K9 – Conifer Green N8 – Alpine White P1 – Havana Brown T4
    Special coachwork Colours:
    Pewter Metallic U1 – Black Metallic U7 - Minerva Blue Metallic W6 – Indiana Red Metallic W9 – Saturn Metallic Y3 – Meteor Metallic Y5 - Onyx Metallic Z2 - Diamond Silver Metallic Z4
    Dual Tone Colours:
    Colorado Beige D5 over Mocha Black A2 – Pewter Metallic U1 over Havana Brown T4 - Inari Silver Metallic Y4 over Onyx Metallic Z2 - Diamond Silver Metallic Z4 over Meteor Metallic Y5
    Trim:
    Black, Brown or Beige leatherette with matching inlays. Alternatively inlays could be in a chequered Pasha velour (Grey/Black or Beige/Brown) – or Pinstripe velour (Black with White or Brown with Beige). Seat facings could also be supplied in Grey/Black or Beige/Brown Berber cloth, or Black, Brown or Beige leather as an option. Carpets came in Black, Brown or Beige

    1982 MY 924 and Turbo
    Standard Colours:
    Mocha Black LM9V – Gabon Grey LY7A – Guard Red LM3A – Gambia Red LA3B– Mauritius Blue LY5A - Alpine White L90E – Havana Brown LD8A
    Special coachwork Colours:
    Pewter Metallic (same as Platinum Metallic LM8U?) – Light Blue Metallic LM5Z - Black Metallic LM9Y – Ocean Green Metallic (same as Ihasa Green Metallic LA6V?) – Claret Metallic (same as Surinam Red Metallic LA3Y?)– Meteor Metallic LY7Z - Diamond Silver Metallic L97A
    Dual Tone Colours:
    Alpine White over Gabon Grey – Pewter Metallic over Havana Brown - Diamond Silver Metallic over Meteor Metallic
    Trim:
    Black, Brown or Beige leatherette with matching inlays. Alternatively inlays could be in a chequered Pasha velour (Grey/Black or Beige/Brown) – or Pinstripe velour (Black with White or Brown with Beige). Seat facings could also be supplied in Beige/White or Brown/White Berber cloth, or Black, Brown or Beige leather as an option. Carpets came in Black, Brown or Beige

    1983 MY 924 (and Turbo Italy only)
    Standard Colours:

    Black LO41 – Pasadena Yellow LY1L – Guard Red LM3A – Copenhagen Blue LY5B - Alpine White L90E
    Special coachwork Colours:
    Pewter Metallic (same as Platinum LM8U?) – Sienna Red Metallic LD3V – Montego Black Metallic LY9V – Moose Green Metallic (same as Moss Green Metallic LM6V?) – Gemini Grey Metallic LZ7Z – Sable Brown Metallic LY8V – Sapphire Metallic LY5V - Light Bronze Metallic LM1V - Zermatt Silver Metallic LY7Y
    Trim:
    Black, Brown or Grey-Beige leatherette with matching inlays. Alternatively inlays could be in a chequered Pasha velour (Grey/Black or Grey-Beige/Brown) – or Pinstripe velour (Black with White or Brown with Beige or Grey-Beige with White). Seat facings could also be supplied in Grey/Black or Beige/Brown or Grey-Beige/Brown Berber cloth, or Black, Brown or Beige leather as an option. Carpets came in Black, Brown, Grey-Beige or Grey

    1984 MY 924 (and Turbo Italy only)
    Standard Colours:

    Black LO41 – Pasadena Yellow LY1L – Guard Red (India Red) LM3A – Copenhagen Blue LY5B
    Special coachwork Colours:
    Pewter Metallic (same as Platinum LM8U?) – Ruby Red Metallic LM3V – Montego Black Metallic LY9V – Gemini Grey Metallic LZ7Z – Sable Brown Metallic LY8V – Sapphire Metallic LY5V - Light Bronze Metallic LM1V - Zermatt Silver Metallic LY7Y
    Trim:
    Black, Brown or Grey-Beige leatherette with matching inlays. Alternatively inlays could be in a chequered Pasha velour (Grey/Black or Grey-Beige/Brown) – or Pinstripe velour (Black with White or Brown with Beige or Grey-Beige with White). Seat facings could also be supplied in Black, Brown or Grey-Beige ‘Porsche’ cloth or leather as an option. Carpets came in Black, Brown, Grey-Beige or Grey

    1985 MY 924
    Standard Colours:

    Black LO41 – Pastel Beige LM1N – Guard Red(/India Red) LM3A – Copenhagen Blue LY5B – Alpine White L90E
    Special coachwork Colours:
    Graphite Metallic LB7V – Garnet Red Metallic (same as Granite Red Metallic LM3Y)– Kalahari Metallic LA1Y – Stone Grey Metallic (same as Slate Grey Metallic LY7U) – Crystal Green Metallic LM6Y – Sapphire Metallic LY5V - Mahogany Metallic LB8Z - Zermatt Silver Metallic LY7Y
    Trim:
    Black, Brown, Burgundy or Light Grey leatherette with matching inlays. Alternatively inlays could be in a Pinstripe velour (Black with White, Brown with Beige, Burgundy with White or Grey with White). Seat facings could also be supplied in Pinstripe Flannel cloth (in the same shades as the velour inlays) Black, Brown, Burgundy or Light Grey ‘Porsche’ cloth or leather as an option. Carpets came in Black, Brown, Burgundy or Grey

    1986 MY 924S
    Standard Colours:

    Black LO41 – Pastel Beige LM1N – Guard Red (/India Red) LM3A – Copenhagen Blue LY5B – Alpine White L90E
    Special coachwork Colours:
    Graphite Metallic LB7V – Garnet Red Metallic LM3Y – Kalahari Metallic LA1Y – Stone Grey Metallic (same as Slate Grey Metallic LA7U?)– Crystal Green Metallic LM6Y – Sapphire Metallic LY5V - Mahogany Metallic LB8Z - Zermatt Silver Metallic LY7Y
    Trim:
    Black, Brown or Light Grey leatherette with matching inlays. Alternatively inlays could be in a Pinstripe velour (Black with White, Brown with Beige or Light Grey with White). Seat facings could also be supplied in Pinstripe flannel cloth (in the same shades as the velour inlays) Black, Brown or Light Grey ‘Porsche’ cloth or leather as an option. Carpets came in Black, Brown, Burgundy or Light Grey

    1987 MY 924S
    Standard Colours:

    Black LO41 – Summer Yellow LM1A – Guard Red(/India Red) LM3A – Crimson Blue – Azure Blue LY5D – Alpine White L90E
    Special coachwork Colours:
    Nougat Brown Metallic – Flamingo Metallic – Diamond Blue Metallic – Maraschino Red Metallic – Almond Metallic – Satin Black Metallic – Nile Green Metallic – Ocean Blue Metallic –Stone Grey Metallic - Zermatt Silver Metallic
    Trim:
    Black, Brown, Burgundy or Light Grey leatherette with matching inlays. Alternatively inlays could be in a Pinstripe velour (Black with White, Brown with Beige, Burgundy with White or Light Grey with White). Seat facings could also be supplied in Pinstripe flannel cloth (in the same shades as the velour inlays) Black, Brown, Burgundy or Light Grey ‘Porsche’ cloth or leather as an option. Carpets came in Black, Brown, Burgundy or Light Grey

    1988 MY 924S
    Standard Colours:

    Black LO41 – Guard Red(/India Red) LM3A – Azure Blue LY5D – Alpine White L90E
    Special coachwork Colours:
    Nougat Brown Metallic LM8V – Maraschino Red Metallic LY3V – Almond Metallic LY1Y – Satin Black Metallic LY9Y – Nile Green Metallic LY6Y – Ocean Blue Metallic (same as Marine Blue L35V?) –Stone Grey Metallic (same as Slate Grey Metallic LY7U?) - Zermatt Silver Metallic LY7Y
    Trim:
    Black,, Burgundy or Light Grey leatherette with matching inlays. Alternatively inlays could be in a Pinstripe velour (Black with White, Burgundy with White or Light Grey with White). Seat facings could also be supplied in Pinstripe flannel cloth (in the same shades as the velour inlays) Black, Burgundy or Light Grey ‘Porsche’ cloth or leather as an option. Carpets came in Black, Brown, Burgundy or Light Grey
    post edited by PaulHere - 2012/03/15 01:43:26
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    RE: The Porsche 924 FAQ - Read this first 2005/12/15 19:51:57 (permalink)
    How do I trace the history of my car
     
    Firstly look closely at the information you have already, if you have service history, and the cars service book - note the name and address where the car was worked on; you may be able to contact a Porsche Centre (or specialist) to see if the car is on record with them - Note also owners names, dates and mileages on reciepts.

    Look at old MOT forms and old tax discs, note where they were issued and mileages on them. Look for changes of registration plates.

    Go HERE to check your cars MOT status online.
    Find where the cars registration plate was issued HERE.

    Write to the DVLA for a list of previous owners - there is a fee (£5 fee at time of writing) for this.
    Expect to wait a few months for a result, and often copies of documents can be of variable quality, but usually the information you need can be gathered.

    Contact me on 924@porscheclubgb.com and I will send you a Certificate of Authenticity Order Form which you need to fill in and send to Porsche Cars GB - Current Porsche Club GB Members will then be sent a Certificate Free of Charge (normal price £65.00 at the time of writing! 10/2011)

    You can also contact Porsche Cars direct at:
    Porsche Cars Great Britain Limited, Bath Road, Calcot, Reading, RG31 7SE or email customer.assistance@porsche.co.uk and Fax 01189 165199. Telephone 01189 191744.

    How rare is my car

    Take at a look at a new 2011 resource How Many Left

    What official Porsche brochures exist on the 924


    Porsche 924 - 924 Turbo Farben und Innenausstattung '81 [Colours and interior] (WVK 1105 14)
    Green cover, 8 sided chart

    Porsche 924 - 924 Turbo (WVK 110820 - 1981 model year)
    Green cover, 32 pages with 2 fold out pages, illustrated
    features car registrations:
    2 litre:
    S DY 4659 (green with side repeaters)
    S DR 8791 (green no side repeaters)
    Turbo:
    S DY 4658 (red with side repeaters)
    S DN 1652 (red no side repeaters)
    S 04415 (two tone US spec car)

    Porsche 924 - 924 Turbo Technical Data 1981 (WVK 110820)
    White (4 pages)

    Porsche Service - Service Workshops
    Edition No.18 - 4/1982

    Porsche 924 Driver's Manual - Maintenance Record '83 (WKD 471 520 - 2 M 7/82 - 1983 Edition)
    Green cover

    Official Porsche Centre Car Plan Handbook - Approved Used Cars (WG49/8/85)
    post edited by PaulHere - 2011/10/31 13:40:51
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