Needs Some Smoggin: 1979 Porsche 928 LT1 Swap

I’m not one to perpetuate the rumor that the M28 V8 in the Porsche 928 isn’t a good motor…because it was, for 1978, a phenomenal piece of technology. Think of what was in the average American car in 1978…or even what was in the Corvette — some lump of carburetted iron that barely pushed 150 horsepower to the pavement with 1950s technology, and here was this overhead cam equipped alloy block that pushed out 219 horsepower in North American neutered spec. Despite this…I find myself compelled to feature this next car because it has an engine upgrade that will make it faster and more efficient…and the asking price is good. Find this 1979 Porsche 928 with LT1 swap offered for $5000 in Hacienda Heights, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1979 Porsche 928

cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 44309
paint color: black
title status: clean
transmission: manual
Starts, runs, and drives perfectly and has a nice deep hot rod sound. Full dual 2 1/2″ exhaust system with Flomaster mufflers. Current registration and clean clear title in my name. No leaks or overheating, all fluids serviced. Wired for a nice sound system but the radio is missing. Many later model S4 upgrades; bumpers, body kit, mirrors, 8 way power seats, euro headlights…

The motor is a stock crate motor with very few miles, guessing around 2,000. Huge all aluminum radiator with dual fans. The trans is from a later model, 1985 from weak memory, and it has fresh Mobil1 oil. The headlight motors work perfectly.

I have the center console, instrument panel cover, climate control system, and some other stuff that’s not installed. It needs work on the interior and paint to be pretty, but it drives great.

To be Ca. smog legal it’ll need an EGR valve and catalytic converter, then go to a referee for inspection. The odometer shows 44,309 miles but the speedo isn’t working so I don’t know the true miles.

See a better way to drive a black Porsche?