For Sale: 1985 Porsche 928 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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1985 Porsche 928 S (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1985 Porsche 928 S on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 165 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, and a link to the Porsche's accident-and-damage-free Carfax history report, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) In 1985, Porsche put four-valve heads and bumped up the displacement of its V-8 to 5.0-liters and drops it into the spectacular 928. �€" Car and Driver, May 1985 To say the least, Car and Driver's Csaba Csere loved the then-new 928S: By the speediness criterion, the 1985 Porsche 928S is a substantial improvement over its predecessor. Top speed is up 10 mph, to 154. Our five-speed test car rocket­ed from a standing start to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds and hit 100 mph less than eight seconds later; the old car required 6.2 and 17.8 seconds, respectively. And the new model burned through the standing quar­ter-mile in 14.0 seconds at 102 mph, com­pared with 14.7 seconds at 94 mph for last year's 928. We also tested the automatic version, and its performance is similarly improved. The automatic's 0-to-60 and quarter-mile times now match those of last year's five-speed, and its top speed is up 10 mph, to 152. He went on to praise virtually every aspect of the 928S and concluded: Thus the new 928 has the satisfying and uncanny combination of straight-line stability and instant responsiveness that we've come to relish over the years. In everyday driving, its suspension does a nice job of communicating pertinent tire-to-road information while blocking the transmittal of most pavement imperfections. When the road gets seriously twisty, the 928S seems to become smaller and lighter on its feet. It's supremely controllable with either the steering or the throttle in hard corners and any decent driver can use its impressive 0.83-g grip with confidence and safety. Originally believed by many (although debated by 928 aficionados) to have been developed as a replacement for the Porsche 911, the 928 debuted in 1978 as the fastest naturally aspirated production vehicle in the world. Over the model's 18-year run, the 928 went on to automotive legend status. As one magazine writer put it: Even today, it invokes many oohs and aaahs when one rolls through town. And it served as a poster child for many people's dream car, particularly for those who grew up in the 1980s. Offered here is a 1985 928 S in Indischrot red (G8) single-stage paint (a shade very close to, and sometimes confused with Porsche's Guards red-G1) over black leather interior. The is a solid, driver-quality example of the autobahn luxury grand-tourer. Over its life, the car has been owned in several states. Its odometer currently shows 120,484 miles, which if accurate, would put the average per-year mileage at a very conservative under-3,350 miles. However, the car carries a branded title identifying a mileage discrepancy noted in 2005. This was likely due to an odometer whose internal gears failed, a common occurrence on this and some other Porsche models such that mileage gaps appeared when a replacement odometer was installed, or the offending gears replaced. The car was reportedly owned from 2008 to 2018 by a PCA member and IMSA driver. Most important, the overall condition of the car is consistent with a well-maintained 928, and the sheaf of maintenance documents that accompany the car bears that out. Outside, the G8/Indischrot red paint is uniform with a good shine and some patina from age. Stone chips are noted on both outside flag-style rearview mirrors and on door edges. There is also a chip on the forward edge of the left-front fender wheel arch. Emblems-including the Porsche crest on the hood and Porsche logo molded into the rear bumper cap--are present and properly locate

Vehicle Details

  • 1985 Porsche 928
  • Listing ID:CC-1528502
  • Price:$18,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1985
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:928
  • Exterior Color:Indischrot Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:120484
  • Stock Number:21GKM180
  • VIN:WP0JB0921FS861106

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Garage Kept Motors
420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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