Porsche 924 Carrera GT Le Mans

The Porsche 924 is an automobile produced from 1976 to 1988. A two-door, 2+2 coupe, the 924 replaced the 914 as the company's entry-level model, and was the model that finally retired the 912. In production terms, the 924 was the first Porsche model powered by a water-cooled, front-mounted engine although the similarly configured 928 was designed first. The front-engine, rear wheel drive arrangement was normal for most other manufacturers, but it was unusual for Porsche having previously only used mid- or rear-mounted engines of a boxer configuration, all of which had been air-cooled. It was the first Porsche to be offered with a fully automatic transmission.

One of three Works entries at the 1980 24 Hours of Le Mans; placed 13th Overall with Bell and Holbert.

Source: Gooding & Company; Wikipedia, 2012
Photo Credit: Copyright Patrick McGinnis

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