words by pablo deferrari photos by daniel bergl and david fischer
"...their choice was a logical one, the transaxled baby from Stuttgart..."
The framework of this project was this:
- They would build the car
- They would do it together, splitting the costs, and decide who would be the driver and who would be the equally important co-pilot.
- The car would be rear wheel drive, no exceptions.
- Because they lived near Stuttgart, it would only be natural to use a Porsche; a 924 was to be their weapon of choice.
And so it began....
the candidate: 1983 porsche 924 targa
the strip down
the end result
- complete teardown
- repair damaged/rotted sheet metal
- full paint job using factory Porsche white
- use of brakes, suspension, and wheels from 944/931
- Wiechers rollbar
- Sparco seats and steering wheel
- Bilstein B6 dampers
- 944S2 front and rear sway bars
- complete rear torsion bar suspension from a 968
- 30mm front springs
- uniball set-up on MacPherson struts
- polyurethane suspension bushings
- semi-slicks on all four corners
This build was no joke. We're talking nut, bolt, and washer detail...it's almost too nice to thrash around at a rally, but hey, that's what this baby is for.
We'll be keeping a close eye on this project, we're especially looking forward to some rallying footage. Mud is gonna look really good on that beautiful white paint job.
Here's their website: