1980 Porsche 928 Coupe
1980 Porsche 928 Coupe
Last year, as the second-generation Porsche Panamera began arriving in dealer showrooms, its spiritual predecessor, the Porsche 928, celebrated its 40th anniversary. The 928 is a unique car that was in many ways significantly ahead of its time. Even today, it invokes many oohs and aahs when one rolls through town. And for many, it served as a poster child for many people's dream car, particularly for those who grew up in the 1980s.
One can ooooh and ahhhh with this model as well as it has all the right stuff that was put into one of these front engine Porsches…automatic transmission and a water cooled V8 that pumps out 220hp. With a mere 22,850 original miles it is here for the enthusiast that needs a bit roomier car than a Carrera can offer, as well as the front engine aspect, call now!
From its smooth rolling headlight nose to the iconic rounded rear, this car is draped in a classic German silver repaint. With no previous damage, it was repainted to combat the fade of the original paint and take care of some previous scratches, now presents beautifully. This sporty “hatchback” if you will, still has great curb appeal and 1980s lines. An integrated matching silver plastic yet absorbent front bumper and two black rubber crash bumpers on back, it had to conform with US standards. A sunroof is within the top and has a new motor and switch, so it works perfectly. Standard Porsche wheels are on all four corners with new rubber.
Sporty black buckets grab you upon entering the early '80's space age cockpit. These have wide truck and roll tufted panels for inserts, and nice smooth bolsters covered in black. A 2 plus 2 rear seating arrangement crams in behind the buckets having their own center console and armrest and leave a long empty storage area under the greenhouse glass of the hatchback. Power windows, and power locks are installed, as well as an aftermarket Sony Stereo/CD/MP3 player. A modular stylish instrument panel/dash is fronted by the 928 logo emblazoned steering wheel in front of the driver. Headliner appears in very nice condition, and on the floors black carpeting covers with no spots or fading.
Topping out at 140mph this water cooled 4.5 Liter V8 coupled to a Daimler Benz automatic 3-speed transmission makes driving it a breeze…albeit a stiff breeze as this car will do 0-60 in 8.5 seconds. All thanks to the Bosch L Jetronic EFI feeding the 4.5 L's. Engine bay condition is unrestored but nicely preserved and detailed.
Floorpans and rockers are covered over for aero efficiency. The Porsche 928 was one of the earliest production cars to utilize aluminum throughout its construction. Along with the weight reduction, aluminum also means the Porsche 928 is resistant to rust. Additionally, rust-resistant galvanized steel was employed for the floor pans, roof, and rear quarter panels.
This 928 fired right up and idled smoothly. After a brief warmup, the test track was just laughed at by this car. It has nice snappy acceleration, great handling and bias free panic stopping. With the new master cylinder, brake booster, a major engine tune up and EFI service, and A/C recharged, this car performed swimmingly and was a pure blast to drive.
The 928's futuristic design and status as a luxury vehicle for the eccentric jetset garnered it a fair share of screen time. It was the star car in several classic big screen hits of the 1980s, including “Weird Science”, “Risky Business”, (“OK who's the U boat pilot?”) and “Scarface” which is also one of the reasons why the Porsche 928 became an icon and an enthusiast's dream. Gracing our hallowed halls of Classic Auto Mall ripe for the picking.
81-USA LHD 928
1400-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.