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What’s the greatest distance you’d dare travel with an old and, more importantly, unknown car? Could 500 bucks get you 500 miles? Could a thousand get you 1,000 miles? Porsche fanatic, Panorama editor and friend of Autoweek Rob Sass bought a $2,000 1979 Porsche 924 (over the phone!) and is driving it 2,000 miles from The LeMay, America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington, to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Says Sass:

“While at Tech Tactics East in New Jersey this past February, I bought a ’79 924 over the phone. I paid just under $2,000 for it, and it happens to be located on the other side of the continent in Seattle. The idea isn’t to do some Top Gear-esque stunt and watch the car expire in some allegedly comedic way, but to really see what kind of Porsche the average person might buy for credit card money.”

Days one and two are up on the Porsche Club of America’s website now. Sass comically includes a list of new Porsche options that are more expensive than this entire ’79 — and there are a lot of them. You can follow the journey there, and keep an eye out for Porsche Panorama magazine; the full story will hit that publication later.

Have you done more with less? Let us know in the comments!

1979 Porsche 924

This past February, Sass bought a ’79 Porsche 924 over the phone. Photo by Rob Sass