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Lot 73

2019   |   Amelia Island 2019

1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Clubsport

SOLD $162,400

Estimate

$250,000 - $300,000

Chassis

WP0ZZZ93ZBS710053

Car Highlights

One of Just 15 Factory-Built 924 GTS Clubsports Produced
Fitted with Factory Aluminum Roll Cage and 935 Race Seats
Currently Displays Just over 60,000 Km
Owned and Campaigned by Bruce Leven and Alan Friedman
Accompanied by Books, Receipts, and Extensive Documentation and Correspondence

Technical Specs

1,984 CC Turbocharged and Intercooled SOHC 4-Cylinder Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection
Estimated 270 BHP at 6,250 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
Front MacPherson Suspension with Coil Springs
Rear Semi-Trailing Link Suspension with Shock Absorbers and Torsion Bars
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To homologate the 924 for Group 4 competition, Porsche produced 406 units of the 924 Carrera GT. The 924 GTS, a more powerful and even rarer variant, was distinguished by a stripped interior, Perspex headlamp covers, a repositioned intercooler, and 930 Turbo brakes. In GTS Clubsport trim, of which just 15 were made, the engine’s output rose to 270 hp and the cars received a thinner-gauge shell, Plexiglas windows, aluminum roll cage, 935 seats, and a fire extinguisher.

This particular Clubsport was originally a Porsche press vehicle, according to a 1997 letter on file from Jürgen Barth, who was then Porsche’s customer racing coordinator. This example was then acquired directly from the factory by Porsche privateer racing team owner Bruce Leven, according to the consignor’s conversation with Leven’s mechanic, who also related that an adjustable boost knob from Porsche’s 935 was installed at Leven’s request. The Clubsport was later owned by Alan Friedman, the founder of PCA Club Racing, who campaigned it at Sebring, Watkins Glen, Lime Rock, and Road Atlanta.

In current ownership, marque specialist ROCS Motorsports in New Jersey has completed significant mechanical work since 2015, at a cost of over $40,000. The consignor states that today the Clubsport presents in largely original condition, displaying the patina of its racing career. This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire an extremely rare and interesting Porsche, and a model that rarely comes to market.