I often lament that I was born in the wrong time period. The 80’s were chock-full of big hair, big bands and big fenders, and this survivor-spec Porsche 924 Turbo here on eBay wears a variety of components that represents the accessories catalog of my dreams. Holbert Racing was the brainchild of father and son duo Robert and Al Horbert, who built a long and successful track record selling, repairing and racing Porsche vehicles in the U.S. This 924 Turbo is equipped with a variety of desirable factory options as well as a Holbert Racing “Superwide” bodykit, replicating the modifications made to the team’s SCCA racing vehicles.
Period-correct in every way, this 924 Turbo sports awesome factory sport seats with tartan inserts and the requisite VDO gauge cluster found in 924’s of this era. The interior remains in excellent condition, as the car has only 51,807 miles from new. I don’t think the seller’s asking price of $26,000 is out of line, especially considering the rarity of the Holbert modifications and the tastefulness of the upgrades: wide BBS wheels, MOMO steering wheel, CGT-spec turbocharger, Billy Boat exhaust and more. The seller notes that his research has revealed that the Holberts’ shop took a handful of 924 Turbos and added the performance enhancements and lightweight fiberglass body kit.
As mentioned, the engine has received its share of enhancements such as a Calloway micro-fueler computer that adds fuel via a 5th injector bung in the intake manifold when the car comes on boost. The car also sports an Audi 5000 large throat throttle body, a larger oil cooler and an air-to-air intercooler. All of the original parts are included and let’s not forget what the desirable factory M471 Sport package included: ventilated disc brakes at all four corners, sport shock absorbers, Euro-Turbo model-specific anti-roll bars and other cosmetic enhancements (the latter of which are not present here, likely due to the body work that took place after delivery).
There are some minor cosmetic defects, mostly due to the fiberglass body kit cracking in a few places. The Martini-style side stripes were added by the Holbert crew when the widebody kit was installed, so don’t think that’s some tacky personalization by the current owner. In this picture, you can see another aero modification in the form of the genuine Carrera GT hatch spoiler. The car is also available here on the Pelican Parts forums for $23,000 or best offer. Personally, this looks like a phenomenal car with history, pedigree and the option to use it on-track as intended or as a sunny-day driver.