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Re: Earliest RHD 924? 2019/11/05 20:10:25 (permalink)
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Re the changeover date, my VIN is 924910xxxx and was registered in August 1979, it a 2.0 litre Lux and it has points/capacitor ignition, steel braided fuel lines to injectors & 4 stud hubs.




Some cars were bought in DE by servicemen tax free. When imported to UK 2 or more yrs later they often got a newer 'reg' date and plate making the car appear newer. As a serviceman wanting to sell for a small profit you wouldn't have argued to DVLA about it. Today, we all want the cars to be as early as possible, often arguing with DVLA to get the earlier reg plate. Some with success, some without.
 
Lux is a UK marketing/sales tool pack. PCGB/AFN applied all the extras for a bargain package price. Lux was not used in any other market. You had to buy all the options individually. This is why many ex services cars are missing one or all of the following - power windows, mirrors, sunroof, rear wiper. Although some of these were added by later owners to upgrade from poverty spec
 
FYI 77MY cars also had torsion bar covers in front of the rear wheels
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Re: Earliest RHD 924? 2019/11/05 20:42:44 (permalink)
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Re the changeover date, my VIN is 924910xxxx and was registered in August 1979, it a 2.0 litre Lux and it has points/capacitor ignition, steel braided fuel lines to injectors & 4 stud hubs.


All UK n/a 2 litre models had 4 stud hubs.

1984 924 n/a Ruby Red Metallic.
1988 924S Guards Red - sold.
1986 924S Guards Red - sold.
1984 924 n/a Black - sold.
1980 924 n/a Le Mans.x2-sold
1977 924 n/a Martini - sold.
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Re: Earliest RHD 924? 2019/11/05 23:09:43 (permalink)
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Re the changeover date, my VIN is 924910xxxx and was registered in August 1979, a 2.0 litre Lux and it has points/capacitor ignition, steel braided fuel lines to injectors & 4 stud hubs.




Some cars were bought in DE by servicemen tax free. When imported to UK 2 or more yrs later they often got a newer 'reg' date and plate making the car appear newer. As a serviceman wanting to sell for a small profit you wouldn't have argued to DVLA about it. Today, we all want the cars to be as early as possible, often arguing with DVLA to get the earlier reg plate. Some with success, some without.
 
Lux is a UK marketing/sales tool pack. PCGB/AFN applied all the extras for a bargain package price. Lux was not used in any other market. You had to buy all the options individually. This is why many ex services cars are missing one or all of the following - power windows, mirrors, sunroof, rear wiper. Although some of these were added by later owners to upgrade from poverty spec
 
FYI 77MY cars also had torsion bar covers in front of the rear wheels


 
Interesting but my right hand drive car was sold new by Lancaster in Colchester and I've spoken to the original owner who lives 20 miles from me. I mentioned the 4 stud wheels because the OP I quoted did, but a better indication of an early car is the 4 speed gearbox.
 
I'd like to be tax exempt this year but as the recently changed original clutch plate was dated 1979, I doubt if I could persuade the powers that be, that it is built in '78 (rather than registered in '79).


1979 924 Lux
1987 944 Lux sold
1965 356C sold for £1000 with spare engine!!!!
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Re: Earliest RHD 924? 2019/11/06 09:19:16 (permalink)
With your Vin no 9249 it would be difficult to demonstrate a 1978 build date, the last "9" indicates model year, which would have commenced from August 1978, so it is theoretically possible it was built the end of 78 but only Porsche could confirm this.

1984 924 n/a Ruby Red Metallic.
1988 924S Guards Red - sold.
1986 924S Guards Red - sold.
1984 924 n/a Black - sold.
1980 924 n/a Le Mans.x2-sold
1977 924 n/a Martini - sold.
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