– Chassis # WP0JB0928JS861399
– Showing Just 15,500 Miles And Only 3 Owners From New
– A Highly Original Example Boasting Original Paint And Interior
– Equipped With Desirable Factory 5-Speed Manual Transmission
– Recent $13,000 Thorough Mechanical Sorting
– Sale Includes Factory Books, Spare, Tools, Jack, 2 Keys, Available Service Documents, And Clean CARFAX
Over the years, Porsche has contemplated replacing their now infamous 911 many times. Luckily, each time their attempts to replace their iconic car have failed while at the same time giving birth to a new and fantastic model in their lineup. The unconventional and fantastic Porsche 928 model is a perfect example of this.
The Porsche 928 was first introduced to the public in 1977 at the Geneva Motor Show. Designed with grand touring in mind, it utilized a newly designed and technologically advanced front-mounted V8 engine and was fitted with a luxurious interior meant to blur the lines between sport and comfort. The styling, design, and pricing of the car were all highly controversial at the time, with some Porsche enthusiasts feeling that it departed too far from the traditional 911 layout and pricing. However, the 928 was well received by many drivers and critics, and it quickly became one of Porsche’s most popular models, enjoying a 17-year production run with various cosmetic and mechanical changes being made throughout the years.
In its early years, the Porsche 928 had a 4.5-liter V8 engine (dubbed the M2), which was upgraded to a 5.0-liter engine for 1985. The car was rear-wheel drive and was fitted stock with a three-speed automatic transmission, with a more desirable five-speed manual being optional. The car’s handling and 50/50 weight distribution were praised for making the car smooth and comfortable, a perfect option for long drives. In typical Porsche fashion, they continued to refine and upgrade the model throughout the years, improving the braking, suspension, and overall performance of the car as the model continued to sell quite well.
Introduced in 1986 for the 1987 model year, the S4 variant was fitted with an updated version of the 5.0-Liter water-cooled V8 engine, which was good for 316 horsepower. In addition, the new S4 variant brought with it a single disc clutch in manual cars as well as some significant styling upgrades, which smoothed the car out and made it far sleeker looking. The S4 variant of the 928 would go on to be produced till 1991.
Despite its popularity and long production run, the Porsche 928 was not produced in very high numbers, and many of the remaining examples often show high miles and many needs. This is due in large part to the often complex and relatively expensive repair costs that can follow these cars. Finding low miles, well-cared-for examples has become increasingly difficult over the years. The price for these examples has seen a steady incline, especially recently, as the demand and desire for Porsche’s trans-axle variants have surged. Thanks to their unique looks, interesting mechanical nature, and excellent driveability, the 928 remains a highly sought-after example of Porsche’s attempts to produce the ultimate Grand Touring car. While it may not have taken the 911’s place, it certainly secured a unique and desirable spot in the automotive maker’s history as well as with Porsche collectors the world around.
The example on offer here, Chassis WP0JB0928JS861399, is a 1988 Porsche 928 S-4. It remains an extremely original example, showing just 15,500 documented miles and 3 owners from new. It is also finished in almost entirely original Guards Red paint with a black leather interior that remains in outstanding original condition. Chassis 1399 is truly one of the finest examples of the 928 platform that we have come across. It came from the factory with the following options according to the still attached options stickers:
158 – Cassette-radio Blaupunkt Reno SQR 46
220 – LSD – Limited Slip Differential
302 – Model designation on rear end
418 – Side protection moulding
81 – Manual gearbox, 5-speed
494 – Additional amplifier
570 – Air conditioner also between the rear seats
586 – Lumbar support, left seat
650 – Sun-moon-roof
This 928 was sold new in Texas, was cared for well, and driven sparingly, with the first CARFAX entry after sale showing just 13,296 in July of 2001. Over the next 19 years, it remained with its first owner in Texas, and it appears this 928 was stored more than driven, with the owner adding only another 1,000 miles, bringing the total to 14,629 when it was sold to its second owner in Pennsylvania. It’s second owner, a local collector, drove the car a bit, adding on another 800 miles before it was sold to its current owner and consignor in 2022 with 15,432 miles on the odometer. Its current owner, who is a Porsche (and 928) enthusiast, has cared for the car extremely well. It was treated to a $13,000 service shortly after his purchasing it, which included servicing the fuel system, doing all the fluids, changing the timing belt water pump and related pulleys, and new fuel injectors, in addition to many other items. He also had a specialist paint correction done, leaving the car in almost like new condition. While in his possession, the car lived in his climate-controlled garage and was driven very sparingly, only in nice weather. In preparation for sale, this 928 received dry ice blasting on the underside, a general safety check, a new battery, and a basic detail.
As it sits today, Porsche 928 #1399 remains about as close to new as you can ask for these days. It is an extremely original example that is backed up by strong mechanicals and careful ownership throughout the years. Finding another 928 in this condition could truly prove to be an impossible feat. This 928 is exemplary of everything a potential buyer could want to see in such an original example and is sure the be an amazing centerpiece in any Porsche collection.
Included with the sale of this vehicle are the factory books and manuals, tools, jack, space saver spare, 2 sets of keys, available service documents, and a clean CARFAX.
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Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States