The Porsche 928 was a round car when it hit showrooms in 1977. The rear end was round, the front end was round, the pop-up headlights were round…even the wheels were round. Very round indeed. But somehow, inexplicably, someone made it more round. The seller doesn’t say who assembled the fiberglass body that sits around this thing, but it would be fun to explore the history of this car while riding around with the top down. Find this 1989 Porsche 928 offered for $10,500 near Albuquerque, NM via craigslist.
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.
I’ve mentioned the phenomenon of the carbage collector before…but I’ll give a refresh for the new kids in the class. If you’ve ever wondered why certain cars seem to collect on your neighbors lawn like they are in a captive breeding program, it’s because of the market dynamics for when parts availability is sketchy, used […]
I know what you are thinking. Forty-five hundred bones for a Porsche 928 that doesn’t have a driver’s seat…that’s a lot of money. But the seller does say it fires up and runs (despite the reputation, these things aren’t that bad…and were well engineered from the factory) and the exterior paint/body looks amazing if it […]
The Porsche 928 was released into the wild in 1977 as the presumed replacement for the aging 911, but the complex mechanical design and less than thrilling driving experience meant it played second fiddle to the tail happy OG Porsche. Today, prices for the 928 haven’t appreciated nearly in the same psychotic manner as the […]
People say I’ve got a soft spot in my head for Porsche 928s. Wait…that’s not right. I think they mean soft spot in my heart…but they keep saying soft in my head…which I’m sure I had a soft spot when I was born but it probably hardened up…ugg…I’ve got to get new friends. I could […]
After spending much of a Sunday at an aircooled Porsche event, I can say with some certainty that those things are expensive. Not just to maintain, but to purchase because supply is low and demand is as limitless as the demand for overpriced flat whites, avocado toast, and man-bun scrunchies. Anyway, if you want to […]
The American spec Porsche 928 wasn’t a bad piece of metal back in the mid 80s — trust me, I owned a 1984 edition of the famed V8 Porsche — but those stingy Germans saved the best version for themselves and shipped a low compression, single cam versions to the USA. However, this next one […]
You’ve heard all the negative stuff on the internet about the Porsche 928. It was faster backwards than forwards, it is the German Camaro, it is styled like a suppository, it is as reliable as Mariah Carey’s monitor… ENOUGH! The 928 is a great car, and it only gets better when you put in some […]
The Porsche 928 is an evil temptress. She has beautiful curves, a powerful V8 under the hood, and Porsche badging, all with a narcotizing waft of affordability. However, if you’ve got a decent set of tools, an internet connection, and (most importantly) a can-do attitude, you can drive one of these things everyday without being […]