Iconic ‘fun’ Porsche recommended by Wheeler Dealers star Mike Brewer can be yours for a bargain price

AN iconic Porsche from the 1980s can become yours for a bargain price.

Wheeler Dealers’ Mike Brewer has previously branded the classic motor “one of the most beautifully engineered”.

An iconic 'fun' Porsche has been spotted selling for a bargain price


An iconic ‘fun’ Porsche has been spotted selling for a bargain priceCredit: carandclassic
The 924 is a classic motor of the 1980s and has been praised for its affordability


The 924 is a classic motor of the 1980s and has been praised for its affordabilityCredit: carandclassic
The two listings are asking only £5,000 and £3,500 for the motor


The two listings are asking only £5,000 and £3,500 for the motorCredit: carandclassic
Mike Brewer previously recommended the iconic car to his fans


Mike Brewer previously recommended the iconic car to his fansCredit: YouTube

Any car enthusiast must have dreamed of cruising the streets behind the wheel of a Porsche.

But with models from the German brand costing anywhere between £50,000 and £90,000 on average, the fantasy could be far-fetched for many.

However, there is one classic “fun” Porsche model which won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

The Porsche 924 has been spotted selling for only £5,995 for 1982 year model online.

Another great offer saw the car on the market for just £3,500 for 1984 version – an absolute steal.

Both motors are said to be in good condition with 30,000 miles and 100,000 miles on the clock.

Once dubbed the “Poor Man’s Porsche”, the 924 has been described as a romance between Volkswagen and Porsche.

The car was essentially meant to be the VW‘s flagship sports coupe.

In order to keep costs down, Porsche modified an existing Volkswagen/Audi engine for use in the motor.

But as fate would have it, the 924 was scrapped by Volkswagen and launched by Porsche instead.

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While the oil crisis turned off buyers from more ostentatious cars, the classic 924 offered a perfect combination of practicality and price.

The tiny 2+2 coupe boasted a 2-liter engine, atop a Porsche four-speed transaxle.

This model was the first mass-market Porsche to be offered as rear-wheel drive with the engine in the front.

Cars from the brand had always traditionally used a rear-engined setup, most notably in the iconic 911 range.

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There was a time in the ’90s when the 928 almost killed off the 911 as the latter’s sales struggled amid constant design tinkering.

Ultimately, though, the model didn’t endure to the same extent as the brand’s flagship car.

The bright side of this, though, is that you can now pick up something widely regarded to rival the 911 for a fraction of the price.

High mileage versions just sneak into our budget at around £11,900 but a 928 in top-notch condition will still only set you back £15,000 second-hand.

Initially only available as a convertible, the 986 Boxster added a hard top variant a few years after release and remained in the Porsche range until 2004.

The model was named a “modern classic” by motoring expert James Rusell, though he admitted a preference for the newer 987 model.

And Jonny seemed to agree, saying that the Boxster is “looking better with age”, despite some design tweaks drawing the ire of “Porsche purists” when it was unveiled.

They can cost as little as £3,175 “at the bottom end”, while the £12,000 budget will still give you the souped-up S variant.

We couldn’t really get through a list of great Porsches without at least one 911 sneaking on.

Coming from that ’90s-era range that saw consistent minor changes to the design, the 996 Carrera still has the model’s beloved shape and is largely the same under the bonnet as other more popular versions.

And you can get a convertible version from 1996 for around £10,450.

Not only that, but it was also the first to have an automatic gearbox as standard when it debuted in 1984.

Despite being in the shadow of its successors, this classic motor sold well and continues to be in demand thanks to its affordability.

Mike said the easiest and cheapest way to get “that Stuggart badge” is by picking up this much-loved Porsche – one of the most iconic motors of the 1980s.

Mike said: “If you can’t get a 911, if that’s too expensive, you go for the next one down and you’re going to go for a 944.

“And if you can’t get the 944 Turbo because they’re now getting expensive, you go for the next one down again which is a 924.”

With its sleek, aerodynamic design and pop-up headlights, the 924 is a seriously cool motor to buy and certainly won’t break the bank.

It comes as Brewer was seen gushing over a much-loved classic car that he’s spotted on the motorway.

The TV star called the iconic motor “amazing” as he applauded its “beautiful” condition.

Wheeler Dealers’ host has also urged petrolheads to pick up little-known classic Porsche that he says is more “affordable to own and maintain” than a 911.

Earlier this week, Mike hit the open road in his retro Porsche 964 Turbo ahead of a major modification in Poland.

Meanwhile, in a recent exclusive chat with The Sun, Mike revealed three modern classic motors that drivers can pick up right now that could turn a handy profit in the future.

The 924 was the first Porsche with the engine in the front


The 924 was the first Porsche with the engine in the frontCredit: carandclassic


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