#51 out of 3,007 Porsche 928S models exported to the US in 1984
First Porsche production V8 model and only couple powered by a frontmounted V8 engine
7L 16valve, SOHC V8 engine with Bosch LJetronic fuel injection
Bosch EZF ignition with dual distributors
Fourspeed automatic transmission with a 2.20 rear end
Dark Purple exterior and black leather interior
Automatic climate control, power steering, power brakes, cruise control and sunroof
Another copy of Porsches grand tourer, the 928, has landed at MotoeXotica Classic Cars that we are selling for a local client. Were pleased to offer this 1984 Porsche 928S. Manufactured in July 1983 at Porsches Stuttgart, West Germany factory, this car left the line with the following options wider (21mm) rear axle track, rear package box, electrically adjustable front passenger seat, graduated tinted windshield and green side glass, highfidelity sound system, alarm and without compressor, tire gauge, rear fog lamps and ID plate.
Finished in an exotic dark purple, the cars paint and trim are in satisfactory shape, with minor imperfections. The cars back window also features a rear defroster and wiper/washer. The 928s lights, including its popup headlights, are clear and intact.
The cars bodywork is in overall great condition, the engine bay is in satisfactory condition, the cargo area is in fair shape while the integrated bumpers are in decent order.
Under the hood is Porsches 4.7L 16valve SOHC V8 with Bosch LJetronic fuel injection and Bosch EZF ignition with dual distributors and the motor is backed by a fourspeed automatic transmission and a 2.20:1 rear end. Driver convenience features include automatic climate control, power steering, power fourwheel disc brakes and cruise control. The A/C blows, but not cold, most likely in need of a charge.
This 928 rolls on Dunlop radials, size 225/45R17 in front and 255/40R17, and each tire is wrapped around a factory, fivespoke chrome wheel. The tires and wheels are in satisfactory order.
Inside, the cars black leather interior is in overall satisfactory shape, from the front buckets and the rear foldable demibuckets to the carpet and headliner and driver seat shows wear. The factory fourspoke steering wheel faces the driver. The inner door panels and instrument panel echo the rest of the interiors theme. The center console and shift lever are also in decent order. The dash has some cracks under the cover. Rounding out the interior is a JVC AM/FM stereo with CD player.
From 1980 (1983 in North America) through 1986, front and rear spoilers were present on S models, rear spoilers being integrated into the hatch. The right rear tail light is currently inoperable.
The 928 featured a large, frontmounted and watercooledV8 enginedriving therear wheels Originallydisplacing4.5 L and featuring asingle overhead camshaft design, Porsche upgraded the engine from mechanical to electronicfuel injectionin 1980 for US models, although power remained the same. This design marked a major change in direction for Porsche (started with the introduction of thePorsche 924in 1976), whose cars had until then used only rear or midmountedaircooledflatengines with four or six cylinders.
Porsche utilized atransaxlein the 928 to help achieve 50/50 front/rear weight distribution, aiding the cars balance. Although it weighed more than the difficulttohandle 911, its more neutral weight balance and higher power output gave it similar performance on the track. The 928 was regarded as the more relaxing car to drive at the time. It came with either a fivespeeddog leg manual transmission, or aMercedesBenzderived automatic transmission, originally with three speeds, then with fourspeed from 1983 in North America and 1984 in other markets. More than 80 percent had the automatic transmission. Exact percentage of manual gearbox cars for entire production run is believed to be between 15 and 20 percent.
The body, styled by Wolfgang Mbius under guidance of Anatole Lapine, was mainly galvanizedsteel, but the doors, front fenders, and hood werealuminumin order to make the car more lightweight. It had a substantialluggagearea accessed via a largehatchback. The newpolyurethaneelasticbumperswere integrated into the nose and tail and covered in bodycoloredplastic; an unusual feature for the time that aided the car visually and reduced itsdrag. Porsche opted not to offer aconvertible variant but several aftermarket modifiers offered convertible conversions, most notably Carelli, based in Orange County, CA. The Carelli conversions were sold as complete cars, with the conversion doubling the price of the car. A reported 12 units were made.
The 928 qualified as a2+2, having two small seats in the rear. Both rear seats could be folded down to enlarge the luggage area, and both the front and rear seats had sun visors for occupants. The rear seats are small (due to the prominent transmission hump) and have very little leg room; they are only suitable for adults on very short trips or children. The 928 was also the first vehicle in which the instrument cluster moved along with the adjustablesteering wheelin order to maintain maximum instrument visibility.
The 928 included several other features such as the Weissach Axle, a simple rearwheel steering system that provides passive rearwheel steering to increase stability while braking during a turn, and an unsleeved, silicon alloy engine block made of aluminum, which reduced weight and provided a highly durable cylinder bore. Bosch ABS brakes were also optional in 1984, another first.
Porsches design and development efforts paid off during the 1978European Car of the Year,where the 928 won ahead of theBMW 7 Series, and theFord Granada. The 928 is the onlycarso far to have won this competition, where the usual winners are mainstreamhatchbacksandsedans/saloonsfrom majorEuropeanmanufacturers. This is regarded as proof of how advanced the 928 was, compared to its contemporaries.
Competition to this Porsche in 1984 included Audis Quattro, BMWs 633CSi, Chevrolets Corvette, Jaguars XJS, Lotus Esprit S3, MercedesBenzs 380SEC, Nissans 300ZX and Toyotas Supra.
Engine code: M28.20
Trans code: A28.01
If youre looking for a German grand tourer, youre a Porsche fan or if you want a different kind of classic car, you should visit MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to look this one over.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 127,941 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE
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