The £700 1983 Porsche 924 Wheeler Dealer: What are they worth now. #1

Back in 2003, there was a new program on the block, and that program became one of the biggest car-related programs ever made. And that program is called 'Wheeler Dealer'.

This program really inspired me to buy and sell cars, and I really want to get back into it.

On the first-ever episode, Mike Brewer bought a 1983 Porsche 924.

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Not this car

The 924 was the entry-level car back in the day, taking over the 914.image.png

There were a few choices of engines, such as the base VW 2.0 litre inline 4, a VW 2.0, litre Turbo 924 Turbo and in the 924S they used a 2.5 inline 4 since VW stopped making their 2.0. It was a detune 2.5 from the 944.
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Anyway, the one used in Mikes car, was the base, 2.0 EA831 VW lump, which only had 123hp, which seems nothing with the Porsche Logo. Though it was a small engine, due to its weight, it was a nippy little thing. 0-62mph took about 9.5 seconds, which was good for a N/A 4 pot (back then).

How much Did Mike buy his Guards Red (with black leather interior) for?

It was a bit ropey looking and needed a bit of Ed China magic to help Mike get a Proffit, but then again, he did only pay** £700** (back in 2003).

Mike had a budget of £300 (£1000 inc the car) and Ed had a few jobs that needed doing.

  • Replace the Manual Gear knob (the old one was worn out)
  • Replace Door Mirror
  • Replace Door
  • Repair the dent on the rear Quater 1/4
  • Smarten up the Wheels
  • Brand New Porsche Stickers on both sides
  • Work on the handbrake system
  • Adjust the Exhaust System
  • Gave the car a mini Service (Oil, Oil Filter, Dizzy Cap and Rotor, Air Filter)
  • Paint areas of the car
  • Polish and clean inside and out

All that for** £300** (well it came to £310, as he went £10 over budget). Believe it or not, parts like a used door and mirror are still cheap on the used market.

After all the hard work, they sold the car for £1500 which made them a profit of £490.
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Fast forward 18 Years. Let us see how much the Porsche 924 sells for now.

The Cheapest

The Cheapest one found for tonight was a 1984 924 in the same spec as Mikes old one and it has low miles. It is up for sale for £3900 Beautiful car but always looks for decent buyers guide when buying one. image.png

The Most Expensive normal 924

The most expensive 924 is up for £8495. For that, you get a 1985 924 finished in black, with FSH etc. Also a beautiful car. image.png

There are other types of 924 up for sale but I didn't include them, because they are a different spec car. A 924s and 924 Turbo fetch more money in general.
There is a special edition 924 for just under £18000, and a mint 924s for just under £20000

The next car I will feature is 1985 Saab 900 Turbo so follow if that interests you:)

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