They aren't worth that much to be honest. If it needs work/welding I wouldn't be paying much for one.
The electrics might be a source of pain if they're not up to scratch, so I'd be asking about the windows (hopefully manual winders in a '79), wipers, lamps, etc.
I just had €500 of welding work done including sills and more, but the car is my daily driver.
That said, I'm thinking seriously about parting with her this year as it's not really feasible to maintain my commute. I have to have a car 5 days a week and daft things (like a faulty headlight switch) that wouldn't be an issue with a weekend car are now showstoppers. Would be a serious wrench for me though.
Dont do it! I have a daily and two classics and I havent driven any of them in a week
Keeping three cars on the road isn't ideal when I've already three kids to keep fed!
Just an update on my headlights (for anyone with future issues)...
Turns out my mechanic is right. Don't be messing about with untested second hand parts if you can pick up what you need new.
I got a hold of a second hand earlier switch which I managed to get into the dock on my loom. (I had to cut an old spade adaptor out of the dock and add in a new one).
Could only get half lamps working, but the garage next door to me in work took apart the switch and cleaned it up a bit - including some melted bits - and now with some fiddling I can get the full beams up.
I've now ordered a new one from porscheshop.co.uk which I should have done in the first place.
If any of the 924 owners on here need some parts, i might have what you need.
You helped me out sourcing a steering rack that was in far better shape than the one that was in my 924.
Looks like the cold winter has killed my two classics batteries. Sure am glad my parents got me loads of Halfords vouchers for xmas
Thumbs up for a new battery! It's a new lease of life for the old electronics!
My folks gave me a Diffneys voucher for Christmas.