1993 Porsche 928 GTS with 5-speed Manual

1993 Porsche 928 GTS with 5-speed Manual

Gosh it feels like forever since I featured a 928. I think I actually started off my last 928 post in the same way. Perhaps I should feature them more often. I really do like these cars. The look is beautiful and timeless and it’s hard to believe it’s been almost 25 years since the last one was produced. Even more hard to believe is how good the original design – with almost 40 years on it! – still looks today. But this isn’t about an early 928, but rather one from near the end of their production.

Porsche’s top-of-the-line front-engine GT was with us for 17 years and over that time followed the typical Porsche path of subtle evolutionary changes to its design and mechanical layout. Always a V8, displacement would gradually be increased from 4.5 liters to 5.4 liters with associated increases in power as well. In its final GTS form that meant 350 hp with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. The automatic was popular and for some actually more desirable, but the manual-equipped cars command the most money. The last one I featured was pretty low mileage and came with a very high price tag; relatively speaking this one is neither of those things.

Here we have a Black 1993 Porsche 928 GTS, located in Georgia, with Cashmere interior, the 5-speed manual transmission, and 69,673 miles on it.

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1993 Porsche 928GTS

1993 Porsche 928GTS

It feels like it has been forever since I featured a 928 of any year, let alone a GTS, the last of these great Porsche grand tourers. As I come back to one now I am immediately struck by how good these cars still look. They are truly a timeless design that was well ahead of the game when they debuted. The interior pretty clearly dates these cars to the ’90s, but from the outside only the pop-up headlights really hint at the 928’s age. That design, along with quite a few other superb qualities, haven’t gone unnoticed as the GTS has become pretty highly sought after among Porsche enthusiasts, especially in the rare case of finding one with a manual transmission. This one happens to be an automatic, but there’s still plenty to love here and that automatic should come at a substantial discount over a comparable manual-equipped GTS. Here we have a Polar Silver Metallic 1993 Porsche 928 GTS, located in New Jersey, with Black interior and 34,595 miles on it on offer with no reserve.

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1993 Porsche 928 GTS Coupe

1993 Porsche 928 GTS Coupe

It has been nearly 40 years since Porsche first brought the 928 into the world and almost 20 years since the last one rolled off the line. It began life with a 4.5 liter V8 producing 219 hp and saw gradual increases in displacement and power before finally reaching the 5.4 liter 345 hp producing V8 of the 928 GTS. Cosmetically, the 928 saw a similar level of gradual evolution retaining the same basic design and appearance, but in a more refined package. From inception to final production these were what a proper GT should be: a car combining luxury and comfort with performance that was effortless yet unstrained. The example we have featured here is a paint-to-sample Silver 1993 Porsche 928 GTS Coupe with 5-speed manual transmission, located in California. This particular 928 also holds a place in Porsche media history, which should provide its owner with a nice bit of trivia.

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Supercharged 1993 Porsche 928 GTS – No Reserve

Supercharged 1993 Porsche 928 GTS – No Reserve

Here’s something we don’t come across every day: a 1993 Porsche 928 GTS with a Vortech supercharger capable of producing 600+ hp. Tuned Porsches are not uncommon, nor is it uncommon to come across base model cars that have been modded to mimic their much more powerful production rivals. In almost every case, however, those cars possess an equal amount of ‘show’ to go along with their ‘go’. Some of the tuner cars are downright wild! This 928 GTS, on the other hand, is almost boring. From the outside, it looks like any other stock Grand Prix White 928 with a stout 345 hp coming from its 5.4 liter V8. Open the hood and the potential of this car is revealed. With a supercharged built motor, the seller claims 450+ hp at a fairly easy going 5.5 psi and over 600 hp if we crank it up to 11. It’s difficult for any Porsche to truly qualify as a sleeper but if there ever was one, then a car like this would probably be it.

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Year: 1993
Model: 928 GTS
Engine: Supercharged 5.4 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 85,446 mi
Price: Auction

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Likely the fastest street driven 928 GTS in the world, listed for $1 NO RESERVE!!

Email or call Alan with questions or offers 602-997-6778

You are bidding on a 1993 Porsche 928GTS Supercharged, 1 of 3 grand prix white automatics built in 1993.. Carfax certified, no accidents, no rust, dry climate car.. 85k on body, 15,000 miles on fully built motor with Vortech T-Trim supercharger running at 5.5 psi 450+ rwhp.. at 11 psi car makes 600+ rwhp.. built by Devek Porsche out of California, $37,000 for engine build alone.. rebuilt automatic transaxle and torque tube..

1994 Porsche 928 GTS

1994 Porsche 928 GTS

While Porsche’s front-engined cars rarely receive attention equal to that of their rear-engined counterparts, we are still quite fond of them here at GCFSB. And that fondness grows considerably when we come across examples fitted with a manual transmission. A GT car certainly doesn’t require a manual gearbox, but our enjoyment of most any car is enhanced by its presence. Such is the case with the car featured here: a Black 1994 Porsche 928 GTS that has seen only around 37,000 miles. Coming from one of the final years of this GT car’s production, the 928 GTS featured a 5.4 liter V8 directing 345 hp to the rear wheels. With timeless styling and the performance/luxury combination only to be found in a good Grand tourer, these were a fantastic alternative to the more hard-edged 911 and for a time were the presumed future of the Porsche marque.

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Year: 1994
Model: 928 GTS
Engine: 5.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 37,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction (Buy It Now $82,900)

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1994 928 GTS
RARE 5 Speed Manual Transmission!!!!
Kept Pristine!!
ONE OF 44!!!
ONLY 37,000 MILES
Don’t Miss Your Chance!!
LEGENDARY GRAND TOURER
PORSCHE PARADE WINNER IN CLASS!!
1994 Porsche 928 GTS
Finished in Black with
Black Glove Leather!!
Only 37,000 Miles On This One!
ONE OF ONLY 44 Produced for the U.S.
with this RARE 5 Speed Transmission!
Just Service and
Passed a 100 Point PPI Inspection
The Timing Belt and Water Pump
Service has been completed!
Options and Equipment Includes:
Heated Seat Left
Heated Seat Right
AM/FM CD Player
Protective Side Moldings
Increase Air Conditioning
Lumbar Support Drivers Seat
Electric Sunroof
Electric Mirrors
A True GT Cruiser with Great Torque
That Makes Driving Effortless
The Handling Superb and
The Styling Timeless!!!

V8 Week Preview: 1994 Porsche 928 GTS

V8 Week Preview: 1994 Porsche 928 GTS

Porsche’s foray into the GT car market was supposed to be the move that insured the long term success and viability of the marque. Surely their quirky rear-engined sports car had reached its potential and buyers would prefer the combination of performance and comfort that only a well designed front-engined GT could provide, right? Such was the basic process behind the introduction of the 928. First introduced in 1977, the 928 had a 4.5 liter V8 delivering 219 hp to the rear wheels. By the end of its life-cycle in 1995, engine output had increased to 345 hp from a 5.4 liter V8, but much of the rest of the car, especially its appearance, remained the same. In the end, Porsche had underestimated the long-term viability and potential success of the 911 and it’s now been nearly two decades since the last of these GT cars rolled off the line.

The car we have here today comes from near the very end of the model’s production run: a 1994 Porsche 928 GTS with manual transmission located in Indianapolis.

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Year: 1994
Model: 928 GTS
Engine: 5.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 47,236 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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1994 Porsche 928 GTS finished in Polar Silver exterior with supple blue leather interior. 5 speed manual transmission with only 47,236 miles. This is a 100% original car. Options include supple leather interior, sport suspension (Bilsteins), no ugly side moldings, wheels painted to match vehicles exterior with painted crests and a 6 disc CD changer just to mention a few. Excessively documented since new with every single service record accounted for. A thorough timing belt/water pump/tensioner/pulley/external belt service was performed at 41,000 miles. A retensioning has been completed as well.

1993 Porsche 928 GTS

1993 Porsche 928 GTS

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A few weeks ago I featured a beautiful 1981 928 Strosek  that looked very similar to this 928, however it had a wild mid-80’s body kit and was a very in-your-face version of the 928. For those that are looking to stand out in a more subtle manner, there’s this 1993 928 GTS. Upon first inspection you’d say “it looks just like any other 928”, and you’d be right. However, once you open the drivers door, you’ll see why you’d be the only kid at the Porsche meets with a car like this.

Set aside the relative rarity of a 1993 928 GTS, even set aside the rarity of the manual gearbox, this car takes it to a whole other level with its color combination, that is likely 1 of 1. Sure we can talk numbers on this car all day, front engine V8 with 345 bhp, 0-60 mph in a tick under 6 seconds, but the real beauty of the GT car is the look.

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Year: 1993
Model: 928 GTS
Engine: 5.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 72,574 miles
Price: $42,500 Buy It Now

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Rare 1993 5 Speed Manual
Only 1 of 2 Built in Horizon Blue Metallic
Only 1 Ever Built w/ Sport Seats and Factory Installed Bilstein Shocks
Low miles – 72,574

All of this in what many consider one of the classiest colors a 928 was ever clothed in. Combine the Horizon Blue Metallic Exterior with the Rich Blue Interior and the Color Combination is Stunning. The photos say it all (*1). I’ve included several pics from different surroundings to highlight the car’s natural beauty.

This is one of two ’93 GTS I currently own. Both are for sale as we are moving overseas.

1993 Porsche 928 GTS 5-speed

1993 Porsche 928 GTS 5-speed

As the ultimate expression of the Porsche 928, the GTS has always garnered its fair share of admirers, myself being one of them. These particular 928s still command strong values, with some lower mileage examples known to have fetched over $40,000 in some cases. This particular GTS caught my eye as it is the more desirable 5 speed manual and is priced in the mid $20,000 range. The car is closing in on 100,000 miles, but someone has obviously taken good care of this vehicle over its lifetime, looking at the close-up photography. This GTS would look more sporting in a shade or red or black, but the Amazon Green over gray leather is subtle and lends an air of class to this car.

1993 Porsche 928 GTS 5-speed on eBay

Beautiful, Rare Amazon Green Metallic / Classic Grey 1993 Porsche 928 GTS

Rare 5 Speed Manual Shift Transmission. Fully Equipped with With All Standard Porsche Equipment Plus Optional Rim Caps W / Porsche Crest.

Sport Shock Absorbers, Supple Leather Seats, And No Rub Strips. Original MSRP $87,102. Only 99 K Two Owner Miles, Second Owner Purchased Vehicle In November 2000 With 18 K Miles! Dealer Serviced, And Also Here In Houston, TX By Sam Shahala @ Pro Technik Porsche Repair Service. Complete Service History From Day One, All Books / Records. All Services Completed including 60 K With Timing Belt Replacement, Steering Rack Replaced @79 K Miles, Complete Clutch Assembly Replaced @ 90 K Miles, PSD Unit Just replaced 2010, And Four Tires Replaced With Yokohama S Drives, Also 4 Wheel Alignment Done.

Vehicle Runs And Drives Excellent, No Wrecks Or Accidents, All Original, Body Very Clean, No Door Dings, Only A Few Very Minor Blemishes on Body, Blemish On The Hood, Appears The clear Coat Was Buffed Through In Two Areas, Did Not Repaint, Wanted To Leave Original.The Interior Is Near Perfect With Only Very Minor Wear On The Drivers Seat Bolster, Carpets Very Nice Condition, Obvious Vehicle Was Garaged / Kept Under Cover, Dash Perfect With No Cracks.

Front Engined, 2-door Porsches

Front Engined, 2-door Porsches

Now that the unthinkable has happened and both four door sedan and SUV Porsche models exist, where do the older, front engined Porsches stand in the eyes of collectors these days?  Here’s two clean examples of two vastly different Porsches from the same era.

1987 Porsche 924 S

The 1987 Porsche 924 S represents the zenith of 924 development, as 1988 was the last year for the sports car originally designed to be Volkswagen’s flagship.  The 924 S does away with that one important piece that had purists refusing to consider it as a real Porsche: the engine.  VW stopped supplying Porsche engines for the 924 in 1984, and thus the 924 S with it’s detuned 944 engine was introduced.  This engine is good for 160 horsepower and is sure to be a great handler, as these front engined/rear drive four cylinders were renowned for their road manners.

The seller states:

PROS: A/C, Power steering, Power windows, Four-wheel disc brakes, Manual transmission, Alloy wheels, CD/MP3 Premium sound system, Leather seats, Tilt/removable sunroof, New Battery/New wipers, and Pirelli tires.  All the manuals, service records, and a full color dealer brochure on the model 924 are included.

CONS: There are two blemishes in paint: front right fender and rear left quarter panel, The plastic gear for sunroof needs replacement (20.00 part) still works though, Minor cracks in dash which are covered by premium dash cover, and the tires are in less than perfect condition.  Other than that car is showroom quality.

While Boxsters can be had all day for well under $20,000, at $6,500, this 924 S is a tasty, low cost means of entry in what could be one of Stuttgart’s most underrated models.  The fact that it is well documented, has a manual transmission and is a desirable color adds to the want factor.…

Charlie Sheen’s old 928 GTS for sale

Charlie Sheen’s old 928 GTS for sale

As you’ve probably noticed by now, we’re making changes around here! Aaron is another one of our new authors. Please say hi in the comments section!

The Porsche 928 is a feat of engineering genius and one of the best touring cars ever created.  The 1994 GTS boasts a 5.4 liter 32 valve power plant that produces a robust 345 horsepower.  The later 928’s in particular have aged particularly well, both in styling and value as prices have proven to be recession proof.  The combination of limited production and overall vehicle quality has created quite a demand for these cars.  The below car posted in the Pelican Parts classifieds is an excellent example with an added bit of panache.

1994 928 GTS Coupe 

A rare loaded and meticulously cared for 1994 928 GTS is for sale from a collection as more space is needed. It was formerly the actor Charlie Sheen’s who spared no expense.  It has ALL updated services and brand new Porsche carpet and factory leather ‘ just because’ the owner could.  Driven only 3k miles per year.

Along with the low miles and impeccable condition this car comes with meticulous records from the prior owners, a must for any 928.  A car in this condition should fetch the asking price of $36.5k.  Do you think Mr. Sheen’s ownership adds any value to this 928?  While that may debatable it looks like Chaz took better care of this GTS than his wives.  Just think of the stories the lucky owner will have to share at their next PCA event.  

Porsche 928 Wikipedia

~Aaron…