Well Maintained, Manual 5 Speed, White 1983 Porsche 928S in Excellent Condition
Price: - Item location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Porsche
- Model: 928
- SubModel: S
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: S
- Year: 1983
- Mileage: 130,000
- VIN: WP0JB0927DS862077
- Color: Grand Prix White
- Engine size: 4.7L V8
- Power options: Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Blue/Black
- Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1983 Porsche 928 SBid early and bid often! This listing is for one the best early 928's on ebay! I am clearing out my garage. I have two classic cars that need to be driven and loved and I only have time and space for one such car. I want to clear my garage space for a new classic. I am currently listing both my 1959 MGA and my 1983 Porsche 928 S. Both are enthusiast owned and have been well maintained. They can be purchased together for a reduced price. This listing is for the Grand Prix White, 1983 Porsche 928S.
The Porsche had always been garaged at my old office, day and night. However, I very recently changed jobs and no longer have an office garage space for the Porsche and don't have room at my home garage on account of the MGA.
Please see the photos, they tell more of the story of the car than the words below.
However, if words are what you want. . .
This listing is for a 1983 Porsche 928S, 4.7L V8 and rare, 5-Speed manual transmission.
I bought the car in the spring of 2014 near Indianapolis after the car underwent a major restoration there in the fall & winter of 2013. The car was restored by a professional classic car specialist mechanic and body shop outside of Indianapolis for the shop owner's wife, who did not like the menacing roar of the V-8 engine. The car was repainted in 2013 in its original Grand Prix White over a blue leather interior with a sunroof. This car is a spectacular looking example of an early 928. Its lines are uninterrupted by the side protection moldings common on these cars, its front and rear spoilers are intact and unscathed, and it wears the forged platinum anodized "manhole" cover wheels. This car looks original and unmolested. The 1983 928S model had the best looking rear lights and spoiler combination of the entire 928 production run.
During the car's major restoration in 2013, in addition to the new paint, the car also received new blue carpet, and a refurbished blue leather interior and dash. All deferred maintenance was completed as well including: timing belt/water pump service, all new belts and new radiator hoses, radiator service/flush, brakes all four corners, transmission service, new rear shocks, new hood and hatch shocks, new speedometer head and odometer gear, AC service (r134), new leather inserts on the front seats, all new carpet throughout the car, and new Grand Prix White (908) PPG Waterborne base/clear paint on the car.
The car comes with a car cover, original owner's manual, and an extensive maintenance history. I have kept this car continuously and meticulously maintained by Porsche Specialist Greff Motors in Metairie. I have over $12k in receipts from Greff Motors that details all the maintenance and repair work completed since I purchased the car in 2014. There has been no deferred maintenance on this car. I also have a detailed list of work that was completed as part of the 2013 restoration.
The car is in great mechanical, electrical, and cosmetic shape. With a little elbow grease, the car could compete in car shows, especially considering the deplorable condition of most 928's. Well maintained, original examples of these early 928's are becoming increasingly rare and prices are starting to notch upwards. Other classic Porsche prices are skyrocketing right now, and I'm confident the 928 is not far behind. I believe the 928 is far superior to 911's of the same vintage and the prices will soon catch up.
I am a member of the Porsche Club of America and have been a steward for the next owner. This is a well maintained and well-loved car that is ready to provide a lot of performance for a relative bargain. The paint looks great, the interior is in great shape and was recently refurbished, and the engine runs perfectly and sounds loud and powerful. The car has 4 matching tires. The car has tons of power, torque, and performance. I've tracked it twice with the Porsche Club of America at the New Orleans Motorsports Park and kept up with cars that cost 20x more than this example. The transmission shifts smoothly and the brakes are tight. There is a robust electronics system in the car, but there are no nagging electrical gremlins. It shows much better than its almost 35 years. This is a beautiful, classic GT automobile that is ready for a new owner to enjoy. I think the photos tell the whole story.Copy and paste the link below to view my google photo album:https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPT_f8QV7JxTQn1ddxl_6TlOVCvo9FYmnkUso0v3WyCx_gQemqGULzjbKFG14hS9g?key=bHBDcl9UcTJpTEdVUjg0aUhLUng1MF9KejQyZ0FRThe not so good:The A/C system needs a new expansion valve and receiver drier. This will likely cost around $1,000. If I end up keeping this car, I am going to have this work done very shortly. The 928 has the power and space to house a robust A/C system and this car can turn cold as a meat locker with a properly functioning A/C system. This only recently become a problem. The A/C works at night and in the shade, but doesn't do you any favors during the dead of New Orleans summers.
The Porsche 928 has a reputation for having small leaks along their huge hatchbacks and this one is no exception. During heavy summer rains, small amounts of water drip over the back seats and hatch area. The amount can be measured in drops, not spoons, cups, or buckets, but it is still advisable to have a garage to house this car. When I first owned the car, there was a larger leak at the hatch which caused some surface damage to the rear passenger side seat. This is clear the photo and the large leak has since been fixed. There is also a small rust spot at the drive side door and door sill. This is very recent is the result of improper drainage from the driver's side door. For a 35 year old classic car, this 928 is in great shape inside and out and is offered as is, where is. This goes without saying, but there is no warranty. I am the car's private owner and this is a private sale.I've done my best to describe all the good and the bad about the car. Overall, this is one of the best examples of an early 928 I've seen on ebay in a long time. The car is in great working order and I wouldn't hesitate to drive it home anywhere in the US. I am happy to help with shipping and am available to answer any other questions you might have. I am certainly a car guy and am always glad to talk cars.Please only bid if you have the money. No flakes!That's all. This car is ready for a new home!
The Louisiana title is clear and in hand. You are more than welcome to come to New Orleans to see the car, drive the car, and kick the tires. 928 examples like this are beginning to appreciate in value and with vintage Porsches, there seems to be no ceiling for how high they can climb.
Although a sale is preferable, I will consider trades, especially for a trade involving both my 1983 Porsche 928 and the 1959 MGA (also listed by me on ebay). I'm looking to trade my 2 classic cars for 1 classic car, so please no trucks or motorcycles. I am really interested in a trade for 1987-1989 Porsche 911 Targa, but all other interesting car trades will be considered.
Appendix -- A bit of history of the 928 Model
The 928 debuted in March 1977 at the Geneva Auto Show to much acclaim. The 928 borrowed no parts from other Porsches, and its shape was like nothing else--a futuristic design with a low, wide stance, a long, sloping hood, a sharp nose, and an evenly rounded rump. Porsche had designed a long shelf life into its latest creation, and at the same time had handsomely incorporated 5-mph safety bumpers front and rear.
The cabin was nothing short of plush, with supportive leather seats, an ingenious tilt steering/instrument binnacle, and all the comforts of a true luxury GT. And it could move, too, with 0 to 60 mph coming in just over 6.5 seconds. By the time the 4.7-liter 928 S arrived in 1983, the car was rated at 146 mph, making it the fastest in America. It was automated to a fully synchronized rear transaxle with either a 5-speed manual or optional 3-speed automatic, and weight distribution was nearly perfect at 51%/49%, front to rear.