The automobile market in the United States was changing rapidly during the early 1970s, and America was by far Porsche’s biggest market. The bosses in Stuttgart felt that the 911 might not have much of a future, and resolved to design an entirely new Porsche from scratch that would meet all foreseeable American federal regulations and, if necessary, even replace the venerable 911 altogether. The result, called the 928, was a radically different car by Porsche standards. The engine was up front. It had eight cylinders arranged in a 90-degree V pattern. It was water-cooled. The bodywork was also very different from anything else from Porsche, and its overall design and purpose was more luxury GT car than sports car. Different though it was, the 928 received much acclaim for its clever design and impressive performance, and thanks to its high price tag it was an immediate status symbol. By the time the 928 S arrived in 1984, its 4.7-liter 16-valve V-8 was good for a top speed of 146 miles per hour, while the 928’s brilliant “Weissach Axle” rear suspension made for sharp but forgiving and predictable handling. The car became faster still with the arrival of a 5.0-liter V-8 in 1985, and by the time of the arrival of the 928 S4 in 1987 this engine made 316 hp. The interior, meanwhile, featured supportive leather seats and all the comforts of a true modern luxury GT. Even by today’s standards, the 928 is an impressive car, and it is also a fairly undervalued automobile, a rare trait in today’s Porsche market. This 1988 Porsche 928 S4 is a one-owner car from new with 87,500 actual miles, although it looks and runs like a car with a fraction of that. Finished in an attractive black over black leather, it has alloy wheels, sunroof and an automatic transmission, and comes with a complete service history as well as all of the original books, tools, window sticker, and a copy of the original invoice. Bought new in Ohio, the 928 was only driven in the summer there before moving in the mid-1990s to Naples, Florida, where it was only driven in the winter. Aside from a repainted nose, the black paint is all original and in great condition, as is practically everything else on the car. The single previous owner was fastidious in keeping up with any and all necessary maintenance as well as keeping the 928 clean and out of the elements. Because 928s have traditionally been undervalued and offered so much car for the money, many have found themselves victims of neglect and deferred maintenance. Sometimes, even examples that look quite good on the surface can have extensive mechanical needs underneath. Cars like this that have consistent, documented and proper care from a single sympathetic owner are therefore ideal, but such examples are rare. This example is therefore a standout as it has been reassuringly well-documented and remains in gorgeous original condition.