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My other 924 S, while shopping for parts!

Rather than write this again, here is a blog post from [the excellent] PetrolBlog about my 924 S habit, for anyone that doesn’t know, I bought another one!

Moment of Truth

Would there me any sharp intakes of breath? So, I had done my own assessment of the car, detailed in the appropriately titled, 924 S Road Test Assessment. Time had come to take it to the professionals for a true picture of what needed doing. Just to note; I had this done back in August, it … Continue reading

GT Porsche 924S Fleet Car

From a weekend Twitter chat to print… A little while ago, about two months now, I mentioned to Stuart Gallagher that I was spending a Saturday working on #Project924. What’s that? He asked. I explained. Stuart thought it would make an interesting addition to the GT Porsche fleet. Was I interested? Hell yes! A little while later … Continue reading

924S Road Test Assessment

With the honeymoon period over, how I feel now… After 1,000 miles (without breakdown) I decided it would be appropriate to write a short review of #Project924, mostly so I have something to refer back to. So, just to recap, this is a 1986 model Porsche 924S with the detuned 150bhp 2.5l engine from the … Continue reading

Up to shenanigans!

When I should have been in the garage, I was out with the video camera… This was a day I had set aside for working in the garage. Alas it did not happen. Partly due to a lack of sleep and a late start. Mostly due to the fact that I have been wanting to … Continue reading

Taxing time

A minor rant this one. Sorry. I finally had an MOT for the car and despite other issues I wanted it road legal and ready to drive as soon as possible. I collected my documents from the garage and applied for my car tax online. First off I will say I am impressed with the DVLA’s … Continue reading

MOT Time

Time for a little box ticking and certificate receiving Following my inspection and preparation for the MOT I was feeling buoyant! After all, the main problem with the car when I bought it was that it was a non-runner, it had been MOT’d the last time it was running, albeit 3 years prior. So, with … Continue reading

The Prognosis

First impressions and assessment of the car’s road worthiness Following a somewhat slapdash purchasing experience I was in possession of my first Porsche. It was in my garage and I was very happy indeed. Happiness derived from a new toy, a hopefully great car, but largely for the task that lay ahead. I knew the … Continue reading

A lesson in how not to buy a car

The buying process I had added the Porsche 924S to my “Cars to Buy” list. Many of us have car lists, some are potential cars we want to own, others are fantasy lists, preparedness for that lottery win. If you’re new to this form of listing, take a look at PetrolBlog’s Real World Dream Barn. … Continue reading

Why the 924S?

So why did I go for the 924S? Not my specific car, but the Porsche 924 generally. I have to open by confessing that the first time around [c 1980] the 924 pretty much passed me by. Porsche to me [as many others] was the 911, something sparked in me by the black “911 [930] … Continue reading

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