There are 928 Reasons Why You Should Buy This Porsche
The car: 1987 Porsche 928 S4
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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When the Porsche 928 debuted for the 1978 model year, Stuttgart purists thought it was the beginning of the end. Porsche had been building slightly unconventional sports cars – witness the rear-engined 356 and 911 plus the mid-engined 914 – but when the 928 was introduced at the 1977 Geneva Motor Show, it won acclaim as a fast and comfortable front-engined V8-powered GT.
But it almost was the beginning of the end. By the end of the 1960s, it became apparent to the world’s automakers that things were going to change with upcoming emissions and safety requirements, with more possibly on the way. Porsche in particular felt that the 911 would be hurt by these changes, so plans were made for a successor. A sports car with the comfort of a luxury sedan was thought to have the widest appeal, so a design study was undertaken in 1971. When the 928 finally hit the streets for 1978, all those scary legislative rumors never came to fruition, so both it and the 911 were produced side by side. Equipped with a 4.5L water-cooled SOHC V8 and a transaxle that gave 50/50 weight distribution, the 928 produced 219 horsepower in the U.S. and 237 hp for the rest of the world. Performance was similar to the 911 but with more neutral handling. Steady improvements continued through 1987, when the 928 was facelifted and given S4 status, which was powered by a DOHC 5.0L with revised cylinder heads, camshafts, pistons, and intake. Horsepower was 316 for the U.S., 320 for elsewhere. This second-gen 928 continued in numerous forms through 1995.
What’s great about the 928 is that because many folks felt it was not a “real” Porsche, it hasn’t captured the imagination of the collector car world. If anything, it’s thought of as a bargain – a V8 Porsche with great styling and graceful moves – but a bargain only if it doesn’t need work. This dark blue on white 1987 928 S4 fits that bill. As one of the rarer 5-speed models (most cars sold in America were automatics) and with under 60,000 miles, this 928 S4 has been babied by a Porsche Club of America member and has its service records from Porsche dealerships going back to when new. Included are a certificate of authenticity from Porsche, all accessories, and car cover. And if you need one more reason to buy this Porsche, check out our review of Risky Business, where it co-starred with Tom Cruise.
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