1984 Porsche 928S


AutoArcheologist
Middletown, CT 06457
United States

1984 Porsche 928
Price
$22,000
Condition
Fine
Mileage
79,681
Transmission Type
Manual
Exterior Color
Beige
Interior Color
Brown
Category  Foreign Cars

Description
1984 Porsche 928S Development started on the 928 reportedly back in the early 70's as slumping 911 sales, the oil embargo and sky rocketing fuel prices had Porsche thinking they should bring in a luxury GT car. The powers that be wanted a powerful V8 (despite the oil situation) and that is what they got. By 1984, the 4.7L had grown in power to 234 HP. Initially slow sales and a thorough disdain from 911/Porsche purists didn't seem to bode well for the 928 but it soldiered on for an 18 .....
year run. This car is believed to be a three owner car with only 79,618 miles on her. Purchased originally in NJ and then moved to CT where the second owner had her. He apparently got sick and the car sat un-driven for over ten years. The current owner was contacted by the estate when the second owner passed away and he purchased the car in 2015. He promptly went through the car and did a complete fluid change, new timing belt, water pump, Griffin aluminum radiator and electric fan and new tires, BFG g-Force Sport comp-2's in 225/50/ZR16. He's only driven it a few hundred miles over these last few years so has decided it's time to part ways. The car is super solid, no rust or rot and aside from the aforementioned, is all original. With nearly 80K miles there are a couple of small nicks and chips, and the hood and mirrors show some very small stone chips. Some color sanding and polishing might make them less noticeable. The paint color is Platinum Metallic. It also appears as though someone bumped a curb with the front spoiler as one of the brackets and clips are a little buggered. The brown leather interior is in very good condition again with the 79+ thousand miles showing some minor wear on "high touch" surfaces. Unfortunately, the gauge pod does have a crack running right down the center. Overall, I'd put this car as a low 2, high three and with some attention to detail could move up significantly. Listed factory options are: 220-Limited Slip differential; 418-side moldings; 438-8 way power seats; 481-5 speed manual transmission; 490-Sound system (this has been replaced with a Kenwood head) and 650-electric Sunroof. Interestingly, the car has a not often seen N21 set of red floor mats, but the code for them is not present. The car has power, disc brakes; power steering; power windows; power locks; cruise control; remote mirrors; and AC (which isn't currently working, clutch doesn't kick on... that could be low freon or a power issue). She runs and drives very well and the V8 sounds great as you rev up through the gears. The near 50/50 weight balance means a well behaved car that is loads of fun to drive. Right now, not a concourse winner but an awesome, fun driver that could be show worthy with some attention to details. Asking price on this Porsche is $22,000 Any questions, for many more photos and video, to schedule a test drive/see in person or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you for the interest.
Features
2dr
Power Seats
Air Conditioning
Power Steering
AM/FM Radio
Power Windows
Cassette Player
Sunroof
Cruise Control
Tilt Wheel
Power Disc Brakes
Tinted Windows
Power Locks
Ratings
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Finding Lost Automotive Souls

It must have started when I was a kid, at 4 years old, lying in a hospital bed, watching my roommate build model cars. I HAD to have a model car too, so my Dad went out and bought me a plastic model of a 1964 MB 230 SL that we built together before I was released; so began my love affair of all things automotive, fast cars, bright colors, loud engines.

My attentions have since "matured" to the subtle lines of a classic Jaguar, the growl of a Ferrari V12, the distinct aroma emanating from the original leather interior of a recently unearthed Cunningham, or cool fall air rushing through our hair as we drive Amelia, our 76 MGB roadster. Not that I don't appreciate the fast cars and loud engines anymore; my palette has simply expanded. To me, an automobile is not merely a mode of transport to bring one from point A to B, but an experience of all the senses.

We have all seen them; some may even have them right now in their own yard: what appears to be the carcass of an old car, wasting away in the side yard, under a tarp, in a barn... These automotive lost souls are what I have set out to save if at all possible. The souls of these relics are the stories that are attached to them through years of ownership, maybe by one person/family or possibly a dozen or more. In some cases, our friend may be too far gone to bring back to road-worthiness, however, many times that is not the case. Once matched up with the next conservator, the motorcar gains a new lease on life as additional memories are instilled upon it.


That is why we do it... What is it that we do?

Archeology is the study of man's past by studying the remains of his culture. Each automobile sitting in someone's yard, barn, garage or under a tarp is a way to dig into the past of the car, it's previous owners, by studying the the stories attached to it... looking into it's soul.

As I travel the back-roads and byways of Connecticut and New England I see many of these aforementioned "artifacts". What I have set out to do is document in photos and text the stories attached to many of these vehicles. If at all possible, to save them from disintegrating into iron oxide dust and put them into the hands of those who will enjoy adding chapters to the story, whether they chose to use the car as a donor so that another may live, or bring the car back and put it back into service. Sometimes, those cars haven't fallen into disrepair and the owners simply want or need to move the car. We're there to assist in putting those cars into the hands of the next conservator.

If you are interested in any of the cars for sale on my web site, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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