Last week’s Porsche 928 RS Carrera reader ride from Matt has brought back flashbacks of my brief (but memorable) experience as helmsman of the 4-wheeled Unterseeboot–928. It was a car that brought a smile to my face with each time I turned the ignition key and heard the staccato bark of that V8, and not only because I was so thoroughly relieved that it actually started. Find this 1987 Porsche 928 S4 here on eBay currently bidding for $11,200 with a few hours to go, located in Portland, OR.
Driving a high mile Porsche 928 causes alternating bouts of “that was an amazing road” and “what was that noise, do I need to sell part of my liver?” The truth is that you can probably drive one for many miles and it won’t cost an arm and a kidney if you do your own maintenance, but you’d better have cash reserves if you need to get someone else to work on it.
The S4 928 was powered by a 5.0 liter 4-valve per cylinder version of Porsche’s watercooled V8, now making 316 horsepower and 316 ft-lbs of torque. When pushed it makes great noises and pushes you back in the low mounted driver’s seat.
In 1987 Porsche introduced the S4 version of the 928, which was more of the same classic GT goodness that was included in previous versions (original 928 and 928S), just faster and a little better looking. New front/rear bumpers and a big wing out back make the S4 version stand out compared to earlier cars.