Ever since Pablo has joined us here at GCFSB, my appreciation for the front-engine, water-cooled Porsches of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s has grown greater than before. I never was one to view it as a lesser Porsche, as some 911 fanatics seem to. My interest in them grew stronger as Porsche unleashed a wave of new models beginning in the last decade that didn’t quite appeal to the enthusiast in me.
When the 928 was introduced, it earned the European Car of the Year award in 1978, the only sports car to ever have earned this acclaim. However, as 928 production came to a close, it wasn’t a huge seller. Not even 3,000 of the last iteration, the 928GTS, were sold from 1993 to 1995. I generally prefer the later 928s, but there’s something about the early ones that I can appreciate. It’s a pure design, one which has withstood the test of time. This 1980 example has been owned by the same person for the last 30 years and hasn’t cracked 50,000 miles yet.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1980 Porsche 928 on eBay
Engine: 4.5 liter V8
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Mileage: 47,674 mi
Price: Reserve auction
Beautiful car, low reserve! 1980 Porsche 928, 2 owner car-same owner of 30 years, 47,000 miles, heated garage kept, automatic, a stunning car, looks-runs-drives like new, what a find !!! One for a collector, beautiful condition. 608-235-3561.
There is the original Porsche folder with the manual, and the service records book, shows some work & dates, spare tire still has the metal tag on it, extra belts, oil just changed. AN AWESOME CAR!!!
Some may consider the color combination of this 928 a bit dated, but much like the Pascha cloth that graced some interiors, its befitting of the period. After speaking Pablo over at flüssig magazine and looking over Hagerty’s Price Guide, it seems a 928 in this condition should hover somewhere in the $10,000 to $14,000 territory. If a late model S4, GT or GTS is a bit too harsh on the budget, these early 928s still make for a great, classic grand tourer.