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2018/03/14 10:02:19 (permalink)

Earliest RHD 924?

Have seen a basket case 924. It's a very early VIN number.... 9246102352. Must be one of the first RHD examples built in 1976, no.2352  off the line.
Anyone seen an earlier one?

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    vitesse
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    Re: Earliest RHD 924? 2018/03/14 20:58:20 (permalink)
    No but I have been working on a friends 1976/7 924 which has a VIN starting 7 &  is claimed to be an early car with points/condenser ignition-presume the car you're looking at also has points.
    I don't know numbers but I seem to recollect that not many were produced in 1976 with increasing nos into 1977

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    Re: Earliest RHD 924? 2018/03/14 21:49:15 (permalink)
    That car is a complete fraud!
    DVLA says it is a 1976 924 2 litre registered in 1983, looking at it it is more 944 than anything else including the engine, plus it is RHD, possible but unlikely that early.
     
    There are several 1976 LHD 924's in use or being restored in the UK.

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    Re: Earliest RHD 924? 2018/03/15 07:27:16 (permalink)
    It is an odd one. I must say that even in the state it's in, it has all the characteristics of a 944. Obviously, it has been chopped and given a (probably) Bieber convertible kit, and, possibly later, a 968 lookalike body kit, now removed leaving the poor thing in it's current sad state. It has the 2.5 engine, 5 stud hubs,  the interior looks more 1983, and the sills are smooth 944 shaped without the ridge along them. Whether it's an innocent bitza, or something more sinister remains to be seen. 

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    Re: Earliest RHD 924? 2018/03/15 12:57:24 (permalink)
    As I understand it all 1976MY cars (i.e. up to July 1976) were LHD and RHD cars were not produced until early 1977 when they were rolled out in the UK.
     
    If it is a genuine 76 shell, conversion to RHD (my 76 was part converted when I bought it) and 5 stud hubs is entirely feasible but its provenance does look a bit iffy.
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    Re: Earliest RHD 924? 2018/03/15 13:42:20 (permalink)
    Would a '76 have a VIN stamped on the strut mounting?

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    Re: Earliest RHD 924? 2018/03/15 13:50:09 (permalink)
    Given it’s present state, I would imagine that any originality has been largely obliterated, having been chopped about so much 
    What a shame.

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    Re: Earliest RHD 924? 2018/03/15 13:54:42 (permalink)
    I suspect it's an early 944 to be honest. Have asked the owner to have a look for a stamped Vin in the usual places, but they could have been ground off. Methinks it may have passed through Arthur Daley's hands in the 1980s and given a moody ID.

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    Re: Earliest RHD 924? 2018/03/15 14:23:38 (permalink)
    white944
    ... it may have passed through Arthur Daley's hands in the 1980s...



    Terry should have given him a slap for doing that 

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    Re: Earliest RHD 924? 2018/03/16 12:57:57 (permalink)
    Well, the owner reckons as far as he can tell the rear wings are steel, so that's almost certainly a 944 shell. He can't see any VIN stamped in the usual places, but that could easily have been ground out.

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    Re: Earliest RHD 924? 2019/07/02 21:46:22 (permalink)
    Mine VIN is 9247100009, it's on a 78 S plate as a previous owner brought it back from Ireland but couldn't prove to the dvla the date of first registration, it should have been on a R plate but hey how lol

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