Porsche 924

Although the 928 was designed first, the 924 was the first production road-going Porsche to use water cooling and a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. It was also the first Porsche to be offered with a conventional fully automatic transmission. The 924 made its public debut in November 1975 and a turbocharged version was introduced in 1978. In response to increasing competition, Porsche introduced an upgraded and re-engined version renamed the 944, which replaced the 924 in some markets in 1983. In 1985, Audi discontinued the engine used in the 924, prompting Porsche to use a slightly detuned 944 engine in the 924, rename the vehicle as the 924S, and reintroduce it in the U.S. The 924 was a sales success, with just over 150,000 produced.

The first Corgi Toys releases were the civilian version (321) available in metallic green, red and metallic gold and the German police (Polizei) version (430) both released in November 1978. The black and white 'Police' version (also 321) appears to have been an export version released during 1979.  The racing version with 'Hella' graphics, No.303, was released in January 1980. The Great Book of Corgi pocketbook has this as being yellow, but all the examples I have seen are orange. The final release was in January 1982. This car is a turbo in black with gold tampos or silver with black tampos, number 310.

 

Corgi Toys 321; Porsche 924; Gold Metallic Corgi Toys 321; Porsche 924; Red Corgi Toys 430; Porsche 924; Polizei, German Police Corgi Toys C430; Porsche 924; Police, White & Black Corgi Toys 303; Porsche 924; Rally, Orange, Hella, RN2

Corgi Toys 321; Porsche 924; Gold Metallic

Corgi Toys 321; Porsche 924; Red - BHS Packaging

Corgi Toys 430; Porsche 924; Polizei, German Police

Corgi Toys C430; Porsche 924; Police, White & Black Corgi Toys 303; Porsche 924; Rally, Orange, Hella, RN2
Corgi Toys 310; Porsche 924; Silver Metallic, Black Tampos        
Corgi Toys 310; Porsche 924; Silver Metallic, Black Tampos        

 


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