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With the arrival of the turbo under the hood of the 924 in 1978, Porsche considered a competition entry, especially in Group 4 to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Regulations imposed a minimum production of 400 homologated exemplars. The first prototype was unveiled in 1979 during the Frankfurt Motorshow, and 400 road cars were produced the following year, under the name 924 Carrera GT. All in all, 406 exemplars left the factory, prototypes included.
Its design is more aggressive thanks to a bodykit of enlarged wings, with polyurethane extensions allowing to welcome larger axles. A prominent air intake is centered on the hood to feed the air exchanger. The 4 cylinders 2L taken from the 924 Turbo now develops 210 hp and allows, thanks to a lightning and an aerodynamic work, to offer better performance than a 911 SC! Remarkably well-balanced, the 924 Carrera GT benefits from a Transaxle structure that succeed in perfectly spreading the mass.
Our car with the chassis number WP0ZZZ93ZBN700177 (factory type 937) has a particular history as it was delivered new on January 14th 1981 to the famous racing driver Jean-Pierre Gaban, known for its competition career especially at the wheel of 911s. He won the 24 Hours of Spa in 1967 and counts 4 participations in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He his the unique owner to have driven this 924 Carrera GT from 1981 to 1986. Never registered, he used its garage plates UL212 to drive it. Then he stocked the car for 30 years until 2016 when the car get its first registration. A complete painting and a large service were necessary even if the car wasn’t driven since then. Today, its engine has been refurbished and the car is entirely overhauled, showing its original 55 000 km only, ready to get back to the road. Equipped with air conditioned and 16’’ Fuchs wheels, this very rare exemplar should seduce any Porsche amateur. Its history and sporty pedigree are a real chance to acquire one of the rarest Porsches of the 80’s. The purchase invoice is available as well as a certificate from Mr. Gaban, with a Porsche certificate and and appraisal value.