The Porsche 928 was first introduced at the 1977 Geneva Motor Show. Originally designed to replace the iconic 911, the 928 was built to have the best qualities of both a sports car and a luxury grand tourer. After much back and forth it was determined that a 4.5 liter V8 making 240 hp in the European market would be placed in a front mounted configuration and a slick, well-appointed cabin would provide the comfort needed to cover miles of open road. The 928 was available with both a 5-Speed manual transmission as well as a 3-Speed automatic (later upgraded to a 4-Speed). Both the body and the engine underwent minor changes throughout its life time, with the engine topping out at a 5.4 liter V8, making 345 hp, in the 1992 GTS version. Although it never ousted the 911 as originally intended, the 928 sold well, with just over 61,000 vehicles being delivered worldwide during its production run from 1978 to 1995.
The car on offer here, chassis number WP0JB0929DS861352, is a 1983 Porsche 928 S, finished in iconic 80’s monochromatic of Rubino Metallic exterior and Burgundy Leather interior. The paint on the car is believed to be mostly original, with the exception of the rear quarter panels and the rear bumper which were professionally resprayed. The car is well optioned with a desirable 5-Speed manual transmission, Limited Slip Differential, Power passenger seat, and some additional interior comfort options. The car has a clean CARFAX report, showing regular but limited usage and well cared for past. It should be noted that a mileage discrepancy is noted in 2010. Early history on the car is a little vague but it appears that the car spent most of its early life in Indiana, with the first CARFAX entry being at 20,000 miles in 1991 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The car was sold in 2006, ending up in Florida where it was driven sparingly and maintained appropriately with the included service records to show as proof. In April of 2014, the car was sold again with around 47,591 miles and wound up back in Michigan. As it sits now this 928 is in fantastic, well sorted and properly maintained condition. A large binder is included detailing the judicial service history of the vehicle as well as the refreshment or replacement of all pieces and components. With its iconic 80’s color scheme, powerful V8 engine, well-kept service history, and posh, well-appointed interior, this example makes the ideal candidate for a comfortable driving and spirited use.
Included with the sale of the car are the tools, air pump, original sales invoice, and extensive service records.
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Body And Paint
The exterior of the car is finished in a beautiful Rubino Metallic. The paint is mostly original with the exception of the left and right rear quarter panels and the rear bumper which were professionally resprayed. The quality of the paint is smooth and consistent with excellent color and a nice luster. There is some minor stone chipping in the front area, consistent with the miles. The side view mirrors have some minor stone peppering on them and there is a touched up stone chip above the windshield. The rest of the paint remains in excellent condition. The body is in great shape with straight and smooth body panels and consistent body and panel gaps.
Glass And Trim
The glass remains in great condition throughout with no scratching or pitting. The side windows and rear glass are more than likely original as they are branded Sekurit, however, the windshield does not appear to have any branding on it. The flip-up headlights show in good condition with no pitting or cracking, same with the tail lights. The trim around the windows is in good shape with smooth consistent paint and no signs of aging. The rubber components, which often fade in color, are in fantastic shape with a nice deep dark black with no cracking or aging present.
The chrome wheels are in great shape with bright and shiny faces and colorful, issue-free center caps.
The car retains mostly original paint but it believed that the rear quarters, as well as the rear bumper, have been painted. There are also some small stone chips present, consistent with the mileage and usage.