Porsche 928S – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Stuttgart’s first V8: affordable entry into classic Porsche ownership

Porsche prices continue to surge, fuelled by the ubiquitous rear-engined 911 lineage. However, this is forcing many buyers seeking to enter the Stuttgart shield brand to increasingly look at Porche’s catalogue of front-engined cars.

They’ve been historically unloved by collectors until recently, and while they’ve traditionally been positioned as Porsche’s "entry-level" models; you might be surprised to know that Porsche execs were at one point considering replacing the iconic 911 with their more conventional front-engined 928.

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Indeed, Porsche predicted the 928 to have a far wider appeal in its sporting and predictable driving mannerisms packaged in a more conventional front-engined, comfortable and well-equipped grand tourer.

The 928 was also Porsche’s first production V8 model, powered by a range of in-house developed V8s ranging from 4.5lt to 5.4lt of displacement.

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They were a far better car than many gave it credit for, and the tide is turning in the face of ever-rising Porsche values.

The front-engined 928 is still one of the most affordable paths into classic Porsche ownership, and this 928 S makes a strong case for itself.

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The 80s is back in fashion, and its once dorky looks are starting to develop a charm of their own.

This 928 S is specified with the 4.7lt V8, described as a "high output Euro spec model". There isn’t too much detail in the listing, but we’d guess that means the car is a mid-80s UK-delivered model.

It’s a four-speed automatic  and overall presents in fair-to-good condition; with a presentable exterior and a complete interior showing some visual wear to the gear shifter and switchgear, and some cracking in the leather front seats.

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The car is said to drive very well, and should prove to be a nice project for someone to refresh while they spend the weekend cruising!

The 928 S has covered just 83,000 miles and is based in Victoria.

Listed for $17,000, you can check out the full listing here!

 

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