924/944/968 Frequently Asked Questions

3.0 Production and Import Figures

The following figures are from a number of sources, including the following:

L. Boschen and J. Barth, "Das grosse Buch der Porsche-Typen", second edition, Motorbuch Verlag, 1994, ISBN 978-3613012844
W. Oswald, "Deutsche Autos seit 1945", second edition, Motorbuch Verlag, ISBN 978-3613014923
Russ Taylor, "Rare Breeds," 911 and Porsche World, no. 58, January 1999, (924 Carrera GT, GTS, and GTR information).

My thanks to Michael Bremer for his help in providing a very large quantity of information from the first two sources, above.

Bear in mind that production figures have historically been notoriously inaccurate. In particular, the factory has frequently created post- or extra-production cars for special customers.

Because so many list members are from the US, and because the US and Japan import figures are sometimes available, we have included where possible the number of units brought into these countries.

We have some information on body paint colors by model year available here.

3.1 924

Model Year Production Rest of World USA Japan
1976 5145 5145    
1977 25596 * 17675 7496 425
1978 21562 9474 11638 450
1979 20619 10475 9636 508
1980 12794 † 9094 3700  
1981 11824 ‡ 9669 2155  
1982 10091 7814 2277  
1983 5785 5785    
1984 4659 4659    
1985 3214 3214    
total 121289 83004 36902 1383

* includes 3000 special edition "Martini" cars
† includes 1030 special edition "Le Mans" cars
‡ includes 1015 special edition "50 Jahre Porsche/Weissach" cars

3.2 924 Turbo

Model Year Production Rest of World US Japan
1979 2932 1982 950  
1980 5243 1803 3440  
1981 3312 1783 1529 * 1529 *
1982 1819   876 943
1983 310 310 †    
total 13616 5568 6795 943

* sum total of cars brought into US and Japan
† cars brought only into Italy

3.2 924 Carrera GT (937)

Model Year Production Germany UK Rest of World Notes
1980 406 200 75 131 includes prototypes

3.3 924S

Model Year Production Rest of World US Notes
1986 3536 3536    
1987 8940 1993 6947  
1988 4193 2003 2190 production ended Sept. ‘88
total 16669 7532 9137  

There was also a sport package for the 924S, brought into the US, for which we have no production data.

3.4 924 Special Production

Model Year Type Production Notes
1978 924 Rallye Turbo 4  
1979 924 Rallye Turbo 1  
1979 924 SCCA 16 for US market
1979 924 Group 4 1 built up from street car
1980 924 Le Mans GTP 4  
1981 924 Carrera GTS 59 15 were Club Sport with cage, etc.
1981 924 Carrera GTR 17  
total   101  

3.5 944

Model Year Production Rest of World US Notes
1982 3921 3921    
1983 14633 9127 5506  
1984 26539 9921 16618  
1985 23720 17553 6167  
1986 17010 6109 10901  
1987 10689 2343 8346  
1988 5965 2226 3731 8 to Aus.
1989 10593 4941 5652  
total 113070 56141 56921  

3.6 944 Turbo

Model Year Production Rest of World US Notes
1985 178 178    
1986 10273 2760 7513  
1987 4955 1546 + 188 SP 3210 + 11 SP  
1988 4097 * 1875 + 94 SP 1874 + 98 SP in addition, 126 SP Can., 30 SP Aus.
1989 4103 1333 1385 1385 Can
1990 1251 1107 144  
1991 875 † 875    
total 25107 9331 14235 30 Aus, 1511 Can

* - Includes 1000 Turbo S
† - Includes 625 Turbo Cabriolet. A different source, Jerry Sloniger's article in the October 1991 issue of Excellence indicates that the factory built 525, of which 255 were exported to markets outside Germany.

"SP" designates a sport package option.

3.7 944S

Model Year Production Rest of World US Notes
1987 5862 2635 3127 100 SP
1988 7074 1305 5562 20 Aus, 188 SP Can
total 12936 4040 8688 20 Aus, 188 Can

3.8 944S2

Model Year Production Rest of World US Notes
1989 ? ? 970  
1990 3321 2872 449  
1991 3118 2608 510  
total        

3.9 944S2 Cabriolet

Model Year Production Rest of World US Notes
1989 ? ? 16  
1990 3938 2114 1824  
1991 1702 1140 562  
total        

3.10 944 Special Production

Model Year Type Production Notes
1981 944 GTP/R Le Mans 1  
1986-1989 944 Turbo Cup 150 or more

Craig Seko has provided copies of original model and parts information for the Canadian Rothman's 944 Turbo Cup cars on his web site.

We do not have much information on the 944 GTR cars produced for Porsche by Fabcar in 1985 for US competition.  Some of the model's parts information is available in this document.

3.11 968

Model Year Production Rest of World US Notes
1992 5353 3913 1440  
1993 3783 2701 1082  
1994 2484 965 1519  
1995 1156 532 624  
total 12776 8111 4665 4389 cabri of which 2260 to US

Note that Porsche "re-VIN'ed" a number of 968 vehicles produced in 1993 and 1994 to the following production year. This is described in Jeff Coe's article "When is a 1993 Porsche really a 1994?".

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