1983 Porsche 928S, TONS OF PAPERWORK
Price: - Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Porsche
- Model: 928S
- SubModel: S
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: S
- Year: 1983
- Mileage: 76,161
- VIN: WP0JB0929DS862033
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 8 Cylinder Engine 4.6L/285
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: --
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 2dr Coupe 5-Spd
- Interior color: Tan
- Options: --
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1983 Porsche 928S S1983 Porsche 928SÂ
Same owner for the last 17 years who kept detailed documentation on extensive service and maintenance of over $30,600 in costs!!!
One of 8,315 928S models made in 1983
Sold new on September 1st, 1983 at Capitol Import Autos in Milwaukee WisconsinÂ
Primarily a Florida and California car
First year for 4.7L V-8 engine
Hard to find optional five-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential
Desirable black exterior and tan Berber cloth/leather interior
Includes original owner's manual, original maintenance book, original warranty, decade of California registrations and $30,600 in maintenance records
Looking for a German Grand Touring car that is more unique than the Porsche 911? MotoeXotica Classic Cars is proud to offer this 1983 Porsche 928S dressed with black exterior. This 928S has the hard to find manual transmission option and the previous owner for the past 17 years kept this car extremely well sorted with over $30,600 performed in service and maintenance since 2000!!! All information has been extensively documented and very well organized and is all included with purchase of the car. After reviewing all of the service records on this particular Porsche it really makes you realize how costly it really is to properly keep a vintage Porsche on the road but the next owner of this 928 will have the piece of mind that this one is fully serviced and ready to go.
Made in Stuttgart, West Germany in June 1983, this example left the factory with the following options: Blaupunkt Monterey AM/FM stereo with cassette deck, limited-slip differential, small rear storage compartment, protective side moldings, Five-speed manual transmission and additional 4x15-watt amplifier. The 928S was shipped to the United States and sold new on September 1st, 1983 at Capitol Import Autos in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Dressed in very desirable black exterior, this car's paint and trim are in overall very good order, as are its windows, which are clear and intact. The rear hatch glass and the flanking side glass panels are tinted.
This Porsche rolls on radial tires at all four corners, sized 225/50R16, and wearing factory, vented wheel covers. Its body panels are straight and solid, including its body-colored bumpers, which were a novel idea when the car debuted. Its engine bay is very tide and the cargo area appears in good order.
Externally, the S wore new front and rearÂ spoilersÂ and sported wider wheels andÂ tiresÂ than the original 928, but the main change for the 928S was under the hood, where a revised 4.7 L engine was used. Backing this upgraded engine is a five-speed manual transmission. Other model year changes include:
North American introduction of "S" model. Standard 928 (4.5 L) model dropped
New style hydraulic motor mounts
Engine shocks deleted at same time
Optional four-speed automatic transmission for North America
Car body and torque tube changed to accommodate longer gearbox
Inside, the tan Berber cloth/leather interior is in overall good condition. The seats and matching carpet are all in good order, as is the black headliner. The instrument panel is in fair shape, with at least two cracks visible upon inspection. The original four-spoke steering wheel is present and is in good shape. The inner door panels show some wear, likely due to the aftermarket speaker installation. The mirror glass, center console and shift lever all look good. Please note, this car's air-conditioner, sunroof and stereo are all inoperable.
TheÂ Porsche 928Â was aÂ luxuriousÂ grand tourerÂ (S-segment) from 1978 to 1995. Originally intended to replace the company's well-known and famedÂ 911, the 928 combined the power, poise and handling of aÂ sports carÂ with the refinement, comfort and equipment of aÂ luxuriousÂ sedan to create what some Porsche executives thought would be a vehicle with wider appeal than the compact, quirky and sometimes difficultÂ 911.
Since its inception in 1949,Â PorscheÂ has manufactured only sevenÂ front-enginedÂ models, four of which wereÂ coupes, including the 928. The car has the distinction of being the company's onlyÂ coupeÂ powered by a front-mounted V-8 engine and the company's first production V-8 powered model. This design marked a major change in direction for Porsche, whose cars had until then used only rear- or mid-mountedÂ air-cooled flat engines with four or six cylinders.
Porsche used aÂ transaxleÂ in the 928 to help achieve 50/50 front/rear weight distribution, aiding the car's balance. Although it weighed more than the sometimes difficult-to-handle 911, its more neutral weight balance and higher power output gave it similar performance on the track. The 928 was regarded as the more relaxing car to drive at the time. It came with either a five-speedÂ dogleg manual transmission or aÂ Mercedes-Benz-derived automatic transmission, originally with three speeds, with a four-speed from 1983 in North America and 1984 in other markets. More than 80 percent had the automatic transmission. Exact percentage of manual gearbox cars for entire production run is not known but it is believed to be between 15 and 20 percent.
The body, styled by Wolfgang MÃ¶bius under guidance of Anatole Lapine, was mainly galvanizedÂ steel but the doors, front fenders and hood wereÂ aluminumÂ in order to make the car more lightweight. It had a substantial luggageÂ area accessed via a largeÂ hatchback. The newÂ polyurethaneÂ elasticÂ bumpersÂ were integrated into the nose and tail and covered in body-coloredÂ plastic; an unusual feature for the time that aided the car visually and reduced itsÂ drag.
The 928 qualified as aÂ 2+2, having two small seats in the rear. Both rear seats could be folded down to enlarge the luggage area, and both the front and rear seats had sun visors for occupants. The rear seats are small (due to the prominent transmission hump) and have very little legroom; they are only suitable for adults on very short trips or children. The 928 was the first vehicle in which the instrument cluster moved along with the adjustableÂ steering wheelÂ in order to maintain maximum instrument visibility.
The 928 included several other innovations such as the "Weissach Axle", a simple rear-wheel steering system that provides passive rear-wheel steering to increase stability while braking during a turn and an unsleeved, silicon alloy engine block made of aluminum, which reduced weight and provided a highly durable cylinder bore.
Porsche's design and development efforts paid off during the 1978Â European Car of the Year,Â where the 928 won ahead of theÂ BMW 7 Series, and the European Ford Granada. The 928 is the onlyÂ sports carÂ so far to have won this competition, where the usual winners are mainstreamÂ hatchbacksÂ andÂ sedans/saloonsÂ from majorÂ EuropeanÂ manufacturers. This is regarded as proof of how advanced the 928 was, compared to its contemporaries.
Competition to this Porsche in 1983 included Audi's Quattro, BMW's 633CSi, Chevrolet's Corvette, Jaguar's XJ-S, Lotus' Esprit S3, Mercedes-Benz's 380SEC, Nissan's 300ZX and Toyota's Supra.
Documentation includes original owner's manual, original stamped maintenance book, original warranty info, decade of California registrations and $30,600 in maintenance records for the past 17 years.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 76,161 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!