1979 Porsche 928

Ah, the ’70’s. The decade of plaid pants, platform shoes, ill-fitting floral shirts, and green-on-green Porsches. This Porsche 928 stood out to me for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that quintessentially ’70’s color combination of Oak Green Metallic on Olive Green. That a car could be so monochromatically green is offensive enough, but that the interior and exterior are different shades is just nauseating. It captures the vibe of the decade perfectly.

Then there’s the location. This is the only 928 I’ve ever come across that has lived its entire life in North Dakota. Sold new on February 7th, 1979 by Valley Imports in Fargo, the car remained in the area until at least 2004. I have to wonder if the original owner opted for the $500 “True Coat” option eagerly pushed by famous car salesman Jerry Lundegaard. Anyhow, the color combo and the geographic location of the car are striking, but that’s not all that stood out.

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Year: 1979
Model: 928
Engine: 4.7 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 27,902 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

NO RESERVE

Highest bidder gets this car.

Amazing 1979 Porsche 928, 5-Speed Manual Transmission. Only 27,902 documented miles and a very rare color combo. Original Factory Oak Green Metallic over Olive Green Leather. Extremely well-optioned car. The car is in absolutely spectacular condition throughout. Pictures tell the story. You will not be disappointed. Everything works. Cold Air Conditioning. All Books, Tools, and Keys. Service records available. Service book stamped till 2004. Very recent comprehensive service by a Porsche Specialist. Free, Clean, and Clear Title in hand.

Many More Additional High Resolution Pictures available here: http://s1268.photobucket.com/user/ronaldmd/slideshow/1979%20Porsche%20928

Please feel free to come and inspect this beautiful car prior to bidding. This is a NO RESERVE AUCTION so please bid to own. Thank you, and HAPPY BIDDING!

Terms of sale:

$500 non-refundable PayPal deposit is due immediately after the end of the auction. Balance is due in 3 more business days after the end of this auction in cash or bank/certified funds. If you can not or unwilling to follow this terms than please do not bid. Vehicle description represents our subjective and biased opinion. Only manufacturers warranty applies if any. Vehicle(s) sold absolutely as-is, where is, with all faults that it/they may or may not have. Miles could differ slightly due to occasional use. Buyer is responsible for shipping, however, I will assist in any way I can, just ask me. Please absolutely no “zero” or “negative” feedback bidders (you must contact me prior to bidding). Non-paying bidders will be reported to eBay and collection agency. Inspections are welcomed and encouraged prior to placing a bid. All sales are final unless cancelled by the Seller. Prospective Buyers are encouraged and expected to exercise their own due diligence prior to bidding. This vehicle is also advertised locally. Seller reserves the right to end/cancel this auction at any time at sole discretion. Thank you and GOOD LUCK!

Condition-wise, this car is extremely well preserved for a ’70’s 928. Described as all original and with fewer than 28,000 miles, they don’t come much better than this. But condition in itself is hardly impressive to me. A car needs to be well-prepped to catch my attention, and this one doesn’t disappoint. Look at the cosmoline-less wheel wells and undercarriage. Only real fanatics bother with removing cosmoline and intensive undercarriage detailing.

The original maintenance booklet confirms that the car was serviced by its original selling dealership through 2004 and 27,000 miles. If the car has documentation for the last twelve years, I imagine it would be considered a fully documented example. That’s a rarity for any 928.

With bidding only at $12,100 this car is currently a bargain. Obviously, the bid price has much room for upward mobility, and based on everything I’ve mentioned here, I’d appraise this car somewhere between $30,000 and $40,000. Honestly, how often do well-preserved ’70’s 928’s fitted with a manual, in a decade-correct color combination, and a confirmable service history come up for sale?

-Andy (Cap’n Clean)

5 thoughts on “1979 Porsche 928

  1. Given the way everything else looks, the exhaust must be correct. I guess I jut recall the angled, non chrome tips, from the later cars?

  2. Good eye Early8q! I totally missed that, but you’re correct, the exhaust is not stock. The original pipes were black and stuck out at a 45 degree angle.

  3. Thanks for validating my strange sense of the pipes Andrew. It is still an admirable example of an early 928!

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