Market Finds: This Well-Documented V8 Porsche Can Be Yours for Way Too Cheap

This Well-Documented V8 Porsche Can Be Yours for Way Too Cheap

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
June 27, 2014
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The car: 1985 Porsche 928S

Price: $5,900

Location: Modesto, California, USA

Original Ad: Click here

These days, the price of entry to a V8-powered Porsche starts at $113,400 for a brand-new Panamera GTS. On the secondary market however, that figure is considerably lower. Sure, there are pre-owned specimens of the hump-backed hauler out there, but there are also plenty of examples of the original eight-cylinder P-car, the 928, for far more affordable sums.

This 1985 S model is going for a firm $5,900. It’s only had three owners throughout its 95,845 miles. The German 2+2 has a “new timing belt, water pump and tune,” as well as white gold metallic paint, a brown leather interior and “cast light alloy factory wheels.” Full service records are available.

Porsche’s 5.0-liter aluminum V8, which produces 288 horsepower and 302 pound-feet of torque, is connected to a five-speed manual transmission. The included factory brochures will say as much. They’ll probably also state that this car went for around $50,000 back in the middle of the 1980s. Make no mistake, this is a very good price, for what looks to be a very original, desirable front-engined Porsche.

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Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in this car, do your homework and research it extensively before you buy.

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braunwagen
braunwagen
I’ve had an 84 S for almost two years now and its been incredibly solid and reliable, its given me almost no trouble outside of a window motor needing replacement. It gets used every week but when I go out of the country for sometimes more than a month, it still starts up without issue. These are like any older Porsche, if you buy one thats been maintained its amazing. It took me years to find a good one. You just have to be smart about purchasing one with maintenance records and get the crucial timing belt / water pump… Read more »
Chris Espy
Chris Espy
I’ve always loved these cars but have been afraid to own one as well. Finally took the plunge a few months ago and it has been very satisfying. Both driving the car and bringing it back to the state that it deserves to be in. They are complex but also durable. One of the biggest issues is the timing belt/water pump service (which is expensive relative to the cars price), but if it has been done recently along with the other required maintenance then this car does look like a good deal. As long as it drives well of course.… Read more »
Paolo Dabala
Paolo Dabala

Hello! It is really a good price in my opinion of course.
Here in Italy this model costs much more.
I owned 911 3.2 my ’85. Unfortunately I had to sell it, but
I’m thinkig to by a 928 first model. I really
Love it and i costs much less than a 911.
Thank you bye!

Erik Mattson
Erik Mattson

No such thing as a cheap Porsche…

Ae Neuman
Ae Neuman

folks often forget the depreciated supercar may cost only $5900 to buy but it will still have the maintenance costs of a $50k car.
caveat emptor !

TJ Martin
TJ Martin

1) It is way too cheap . Begging the axiom ” If it seems too good to be true .. it probably isn’t … true that is ” 2) 928’s . All of them . They’re a blast to drive . But an abject nightmare to own 3) When alls said and done all bets are in the long run this’ll cost you more than buying a good used Panamera or better yet a used 911 . Conclusion ?

Just Say No !

David Parker
David Parker

I had one of these in the 90’s. After a year of ownership my Accountant sat me down and ran through the bills. It wasn’t pretty. I think just a new rear muffler was $2500 alone. Servicing wasn’t cheap either. I loved it though. Nice free spinning V8. I still recall cracking 260 kph with four of us in it and it was just effortless.

Benjamin Shahrabani
Benjamin Shahrabani

“Way too cheap” could be correct if its a lemon. Too many things can go wrong with these, however if it has been well maintained it could be a bit of a steal…and it has a 5-speed as a bonus.

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