1986.5 Porsche 928S- Garnet Red Metallic over Full Champagne over Chocolate Leather, 5-speed manual, limited slip, heated seats, just 39k original miles, a true concours quality example!
One cannot be a true “Porschephile” and not have experienced a 928. As much as I love the traditional rear-engined, air-cooled 911 experience I find the 928 such a revelation. It manages to feel special from your very first interaction. The muscular front fenders housing the 7″ chrome rimmed headlights laid back, poised for action are both design icons and yet still evocative of historic Porsche design language. That evocative design language continues into the cabin but ultimately the mood is set with the first twist of the key. The starter motor spins slower and at a much lower frequency until the large displacement V8 stirs to life, immediately letting you know this is unlike any other Porsche. It settles into a idle whose melody is part borrowed from great American V8’s with a dose a german precision. Slot the dog-leg gearbox to the bottom left, let out the clutch as the torque pulls you smoothly forward…I wont entirely ruin the experience for you, suffice it to say if you love Porsche you owe it to yourself to experience the full 928 movie in real live HD!
Of course experiencing 928 magic means one has to find a magical example. Now that 928’s are anywhere between 25 and 42 years old, that is a very hard task! This particular 928 just might be the one as it is one of the finest examples of the model that I have seen in years!
This particular 928 is personally my favorite model, a “hidden” gem among the 928 faithful. Why is that? First off, the original design language introduced in 1978 remained fairly constant thru MY1986 with visual updates starting in 1987 with the 928S4. To my eyes the original design is pure and timeless, the S4 is a gorgeous car but the updated lenses squarely mark the car as updated and somehow firmly entrenched into the late 1980’s. Couple the original design with some important technical changes introduced mid-year 1986 including larger brakes, standard ABS, updated suspension tuning and a true dual exhaust and you have a magical combination!
This 928 is the right combination, here is how it was ordered new:
-5-speed manual transmission
-Garnet Red Metallic
-Special Leather Champagne/Chocolate (literally every inch of this car is covered in stitched leather!)- $2,592
-Heated Seats Left and Right- $276
-Limited Slip Differential- $625
-Protective Side Moldings- $229
Total Original MSRP $56,445 ($132k inflation adjusted!)
Having covered just 39k since new, this 928 is a sight to behold. The Garnet Red exterior is stunning and 100% original. The interior is the nicest 928 interior I have ever seen. The leather is soft, supple and without a shrink or a pulled seam to be found, if you have been looking for a 928 you know what I am talking about.
Mechanically this 928 is without reproach. It runs and drives exactly as a good one should, which is to say spectacular! All of the systems work as designed including the air-conditioning, cruise control, heated seats (it was 26F when I took these photos…) and the Blaupunkt radio. The most important service item on the 928 is the timing belt, this car received a full major service including timing belt, water pump, rollers, all fluids, valve cover gaskets and all regular service items at 35,982 miles (3,200 miles ago) in 2015. Since that time the current owner has attended to a litany of other small items as he is very particular about this car!
Under current ownership this 928 has been a regular Porsche Club of America Concours participant, always being a top contender. It was also recently selected to represent 70 years of Porsche history at our local Porsche dealer where the car garnered quite a crowd!
The car will be delivered with the following items:
-Original Window Sticker
-Certificate of Authenticity (Matching Numbers)
-Original books and VIN matched manauls
-Original tool kit, jack, air compressor, plastic gloves and aluminum spare.
-Fitted car cover and windshield shade
If you want a 928, this car checks all the boxes: great color combination, manual transmission, well optioned, current on all service, all original and in like new condition. What are you waiting for??