The Porsche 928 featured a front-mounted V8 paired with a transaxle, showcasing a notably modern design distinct from the traditional Porsche sports car, the 911. However, the 928 was positioned as a luxury grand tourer, but it was crafted from the start to outperform the 911. Sporting a larger engine, superior weight distribution, wider wheel […]
Oh man, I missed it!! Yesterday was 9/28…which is 928 day. HOW COULD I HAVED MISSED 9-28? The Porsche that nobody loved when new…hated when used…but they are finally coming around as a classic. Yes, them, they, their…you know. The popup headlights and curvaceous rear end (ohh yeah) has aged well and the 928 is […]
The Porsche 928 used a V8 up front mated to a transaxle in a comprehensibly modern design that was decidedly non-911 and very much a luxury grand tourer. From the very beginning the 928 was designed to slaughter the 911. It had a bigger engine, better weight distribution, wider wheel/tires, better driving position, and technology […]
If you ask me if you should consider owning a derelict Porsche 928, I’m going to give you an emphatic two thumbs up. My positivity might be because I owned a total pile of garbage 928 a few years ago and it was a fun experience, however prices for these have only gone up since […]
I noticed that David Carradine’s “Frankenstein” custom C3 lookalike (built on a Beetle chassis, but with Corvair power under a huge fake V8) from the 1975 cult classic Death Race 2000 was going up on the block at Mecum auctions in Glendale. But I don’t want to spend $30k-$50k for a car that’ll get you […]
When I saw this next Porsche 928 with an LT1 I had the suspicion that I’d seen this car before…but it wasn’t fully confirmed until I saw the red/black piping on the seats. This car was featured for $5k in July of 2020 when it needed some work to pass smog. Today it is located a few hundred miles north of the previous owner, but it looks interesting even with some added price. Find this 1979 Porsche 928 with LT1 offered for $7500 in Dublin, CA via craigslist.
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 […]