April 19, 2011

Wow, Porsche 924 Cargo Shooting Brake

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Unbelievable, but true: it's a fantastic Porsche 924.

In fact, that it's a 924 and not a 944 is the single most perplexing thing about this beautiful shooting brake conversion done by DP Motorsports.

Apparently, between 1988 and 2003, DP put seven 944s--or six and one 924--through this really masterful conversion. I mean, it doesn't even look like a conversion.

But seriously, did someone lose a bet? Were they just bored, wondering what to do with a leftover 924? Because they go to the trouble of replacing the 924 body panels with the flares and the rounded nose of the 944S2--so the only thing 924 about it is the crappy engine. Maybe that provides the authentic, wagon-like performance.

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Another DP Cargo appears to live close to home. It's featured on the tuner's website, and showed up at their 2009 Sommerfest. Nice work, even if the cushion is a mystery to me. But not half as baffling as the eur29,500 asking price.

Porsche 924 TURBO DP CARGO - KOMBI - OLDTIMER (1981), EUR29,500 [autofrom.net]
Good discussion of the car and the ad at bringatrailer.com thanks dt reader scott]
Shooting-brake.com has an extensive gallery of 944 and 924 Cargo images [shooting-brake.com]

1 Comment

I've been coming back to this all day. Has kind of an 1800ES vibe. I'm hoping the Ferrari FF is a huge success and gives the shooting brake enough mainstream acceptance that some other manufacturers bring them back. You know you're in dark times when you can't even get a V70 anymore.

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