It probably won’t surprise you to read that prices for a ‘real’ Carrera GT are still north of £300,000 – possibly less only for cars with higher mileages. I’m not sure how many cars have essentially retained their list price eight years after launch, but the Carrera GT is one of them.
So, assuming that Adrian and Gillian Bayford aren’t reading this, that particular ultra-performance roadster with a 5.7-litre V10 amidships is probably not on your shopping list.
However, help is at hand. The five cars below are all arguably awesome examples of the 924, that most underrated of the breed. All are under £150,000 (most well under), and best of all, each will allow you to loudly proclaim in the middle of the pub that you do, indeed, “own a Porsche Carrera GT”.
1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT, RHD, 42,000 miles (£39,950)
We’ll call this the “entry level” Carrera GT. Of course, you can and will find cheaper. But just look at it.
1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT, LHD, 34,000 miles (£ POA)
The same as above, but for our friends on the continent: willkommen – genießen Sie das Blog.
1983 Porsche 924 Carrera GT, RHD, 6,000 miles (£ To be auctioned on 26 August)
Fancy a Carrera GT, but won’t touch anything with more than 10,000 miles on the clock? This concours queen is for you.
1982 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS, LHD, 12,000 miles (£62,900)
The daddy of all 924s – with an extra 35 horses thrown underneath the bonnet. If it’s good enough for Derek Bell…
1982 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Clubsport ‘Comfort’, LHD, 13,000 miles (£ POA)
Ooops, I spoke too soon. THIS is the daddy of all 924s. Another 35bhp added to the mix (we’re up to 280bhp now…), thinner gauge steel for the body, and a factory-built, aluminium roll cage. This one-off example also has totally bespoke leatherwork inside the cabin, creating what was coined the unique ‘Comfort’ version of the range-topping Clubsport model.
“But there is SO much more I want to know about the 924 GTS – where do I start?”
Try: ‘When Matt met Derek‘ – the story of a true PH Hero.