1988 Porsche 928
The Second Generation Porsche Panamera is thought to be the
spiritual predecessor to the Porsche 928, which just celebrated its
42th anniversary. The 928 is a unique car that was in many ways
significantly ahead of its time. Even today, it invokes many oohs
and aaahs when one rolls through town. And for many, it served as a
poster child for many people's dream car, particularly for those
who grew up in the 1980s.
Gracing our hallowed halls here at Classic Auto Mall is this 80s
dream car, the Porsche 928 from 1988. This car has an added secret,
so I'll let it out of the bag now, which is a Vortex Inter-cooled
Supercharger addition and horsepower is now up by a whopping 100!
For those worried about the extra compression on a 127K mile
engine, this one has been thoroughly tested, and oil pressure is
very steady, and there was a new fuel delivery system put on. For
even less stress, the A/C has been left to discharge. Interestingly
also is most of the delivered 928's were automatic. Not this baby,
its manual! Read on...Rock on...
Stunning deep end of the pool red paint drapes the straight rust
free all aluminum rounded panels for this sports car. Flipping over
rounded headlights which are fascinating to watch, come to life
with the flick of the switch, and appear to be floating on top when
open. Low low drag coefficient had this model car pegged at the
fastest normally aspirated car clocking in at over 171 MPH in 1986.
The floor pans, roof, and rear quarters are galvanized steel, and
totally rust resistant. Integrated bumpers al around all body
matching and rounded inset taillights compete the aero package.
Certainly not perfect, but original and tear free as well as fairly
clean. High backed infinitely adjustable black leather buckets with
a high sleek back reminiscent of the 911's are up front, and a 2
plus 2 setup is in back sporting a center storage console and
armrest. Way back is a storage area accessible from the rear lift
gate. The dash contains all the essentials, and the central console
maintains enough buttons to satisfy even the most discriminating
747 pilot. Black carpet floods the floors, and on the passenger
side is pulling away from the door jamb just a bit. A sunroof is
noted in the headliner, and a note that a few of the toggles for
centrally located window controls are loose or missing.
A 302.38 ci V8 topped with the aforementioned Vortex Supercharger,
with an intercooler adds some serious horsepower to this otherwise
light 50/50 weight distribution car. The 5-speed manual gearbox is
on back for that weight distribution, along with the famed Weissach
axle. Its purpose is to increase the amount of cornering grip and
stability by eliminating the toe-out tendency caused by mid-corner
throttle lifts. This translates into incredible mid-corner
composure and grip and with that 50/50 weight distribution, made it
not just fast in a straight line but in the corners as well. The
Weissach axle is one of the earliest passive rear-wheel steering
setups and a precursor to active rear-wheel and even four-wheel
Rust free, leak free, and looking garaged and just fine
structurally sound underneath. Plenty of ground effects panels the
German engineers were famous for, and front and rear wheel disc
brakes extra large for plenty of woah when you need it.
Slipping inside this car fired right up and took off like a rocket
to the test track. Here it handled very nicely, has tight steering,
straight bias free panic stopping, and was all working save for the
one window toggle. This car will keep you off the edge of your seat
due to its added acceleration capabilities. More like at the back
The Vortex Intercooler Supercharger is certainly a plus, as is the
beautiful red paint, but all aspects of this 1980's dream car seem
to be just right. With the manual transmission, power steering and
braking, and overall sporty aerodynamic look, how can you go wrong?
...And we'll have fun fun fun on the Autobahn!!!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.