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Porsche 928 Roundup Aus Europa

The Porsche 928 has been on my mind lately, no thanks in part to the knowledgable folks over at flüssig magazine. Normally we like to feature examples for sale in the US, but today I decided to peruse one of our favorite sites for used vehicles in Europe, Mobile.de. After searching about, I found a diverse grouping of 928s, all with their own particular charm. We’ll start with this eye catching 928CS prototype, the rarest of all 928 variants, for sale in Spain.

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1989 Volkswagen LT45 DoKa

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The LT45 is Volkswagen’s Sprinter-like, light-duty van/truck that was sadly never officially sold here. Like the seller says, however, it serves as a great “Goldilocks” between the Syncro T3s and Unimogs we love to feature here – not too big, not too small, but just right and with all of the capability. Featuring two locking diffs, diesel power, seating for 6 AND a multi-use truck bed; sounds ready for whatever kind of adventuring you can throw at it. Exterior framing and a snorkel look tough but mean heading into the jungle is possible too. The canvas-covered truck bed means its only achilles heel may be winter camping, but I do love that it looks like there’s some suspended-bed contraption back there currently. A little easier to park than a Mog and certainly more space than a T3 van or DoKa, this Goldilocks means business.

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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster

I am clearly feeling a yearning for Spring as I continue to come across open-top cars that attract my attention. Of course the Speedster is no standard Cabriolet, nor would it be the car to search out if one desires to spend any significant time enjoying top-down motoring. The Speedster has always been a valuable collector car and with those values increasing significantly over the past year a car such as this one is resigned to spending a significant portion of its life in a garage. The 911 Speedster marked the rebirth of this short-lived Porsche icon with multiple incarnations of the model having followed it. But it is this original re-release that stands as one of the more significant models produced and the 911 Speedster also did double duty as the send-off for the classic 911 in general. They aren’t as pure and no frills as the original 356 Speedster, but Porsche had progressed far enough that such an entry-level model was no longer necessary and these serve more as an homage than an attempt at a recreation. The particular example we see here is a Guards Red 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster, located in St. Louis, with Beige leather interior and 40,504 miles on it.

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Shark Showdown: Porsche 928S4 vs. 928GT

Before the ultimate iteration of Porsche’s V8 GT car appeared for the 1993 model year, the 928 lineup went through some twists and turns to separate the car into two categories for those wanting a bit more sport and those wanting a bit more comfort. The manual gearbox option was thus dropped on the 928S4 for the 1990 model year, making it the clear choice for those looking for a high speed cruiser. If you wanted to be a bit more involved and row your own, you would have to choose the 928GT, a model which debuted in 1989. The GT would also offer stiffer suspension and a RDK tire pressure monitoring system.

First we’ll take a look at this 1989 928S4 for sale in British Columbia with 75k miles on the clock. This one is a rare non-sunroof model in need of a little fettling.

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1989 Volkswagen Caravelle Syncro

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Most of the T3 Syncros we see in the US are megacampers, done up with lots of GoWesty parts to take a shot at being the toughest van out there. Today’s Syncro used to belong to a German fire department but comes delightfully bare; a tin top with standard wheels and hubcaps keep it extra stock, with just the white top and bright red paint alluding to its public service history. There’s no camper or even bed in the back, but you can seat 9 people in this thing! With fewer than 50k miles, it’d go for something crazy on this side of the pond, but in Germany the T3 supply helps keep prices low.

Click for details: 1989 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro on mobile.de

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