Two door vehicles with a hatchback don’t always make for aesthetically pleasing convertibles. The Nissan 300ZX and current MINI Cooper convertible are two examples of looks gone a bit awry after losing the roof. The Porsche 928 was never offered as an open roofed model, but it didn’t stop independent coach builders from trying their hand at creating a convertible version of one of the fastest GT cars on the market. Carelli International Design and Porsche teamed up in 1979 to create a limited run of 928 Convertibles. Only eight cars were produced excluding prototypes.
This 928 Convertible for sale on Long Island looks like it might be one of those rare creations from Carelli due to the lines of the tonneau cover, but the added triangular piece on the doors that meets the bottom of the A-pillars has me thinking otherwise.
Model: 928 Convertible
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Mileage: 63,599 miles
Unfortunately, little information is given by this dealer to back up the mileage or inform parties of interest what exactly has been done as far as maintenance. A good 928S of this vintage may bring between $15,000 to $20,000 maximum. If this car’s milage figures are true, the price is somewhat fair. It may be a detriment to some folks, however, that the vehicle has been modified from its original design and that could be a factor in terms of its value. Many thanks to our reader Charles for bringing this car to our attention.