Motorsports Monday: 1986 Porsche 928S LS1

I’m a big fan of unusual track cars. I’m not sure why entirely, but there is some satisfaction in taking the path less traveled, perhaps. Maybe it’s just having something a little different than the norm. If you wanted to go to the track with a V8, there are any number of possibilities from Mustang to Mercedes. If you wanted to go to the track in a Porsche, 911s, Boxsters, Caymans and 944 Turbos abound. But to combine the two? Well, that means 928, and traditionally speaking, the 928 hasn’t been a great track car even though one raced at Le Mans in 1983. Complicated, heavy, expensive and well, old, the 928 doesn’t immediately strike you as an ideal track attacker. But what if you swapped in a 400 horsepower LS1? They do call it the “German Corvette”, after all…

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 Porsche 928S LS1 on eBay


Year: 1986
Model: 928S
Engine: 5.7 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 89,900 mi
Price: $23,500 Buy It Now

1986 Porsche 928 Coupe new LS1 Corvette motor with 0,0 miles, factory color is L80K “Guards Red” with Red Cobra racing seat (1), with the following racing modifications:

UPDATE :

WE COMPLETED THE WIRING OF THE CAR, THE CAR IS NOW READY FOR RACING – A MUFFLER MAY BE NEEDED AFTER THE CUSTOM HEADERS IF THE NOISE LEVELS AT YOUR LOCAL TRACK ARE RESTRICTED.

VIN WP0JB0924GS862722, with clean title – never in an accident!
Complete & new Corvette LS1 – 410 hp engine assembly w/exhaust set, engine control module (MEFI4), engine wiring harness (LS1 Lo-Profile), fuel injector set (LS1/LS6 engines), throttle body assembly (TK Plus LS1/LS6), flywheel kit (thin style), K&N air filter (1015), Stage1 fuel pump kit, starter – purchased new from Turnkey Engine Supply of Oceanside, CA (a $10,000.00 value)
Complete and new conversion kit for LS1 engine assembly made by Renegade Hybrid of Las Vegas, NV – includes: kit for manual transmission, 928 LS Radiator, cooling fan kid assembly, remote oil cooling lines, temperature sender, oil pressure sender, oil pressure adapter, power steering lines, fuel filter/regulator, heater controls, stage II pressure plate, Kevlar clutch disk, etc. (a $5,000.00 value)
Re-manufacturer Porsche 928 manual transmission – work done by Vertex Automotive of Miami FL ( a $4,000.00 value)
Rennline Front & Rear hood and 3-rd door tie downs
Rennline Folding Race Hook
17.0 Gallon FuelSafe Sportman fuel cell (a $1,100.00 value)
Cobra Imola racing seat (1) red with aluminum base adaptor (a $800.00 value)
5-Liter AFFF SFI Fire System (3 nozzle system, charged & never fired!) (a $600.00 value)
Angle Ribbon Window Net & Right Side Net (a $180.00 value)
6-Point 3” Hans Compatible Harness – driver side only (red) (a $400.00 value)
Roll cage made of 2” OD, 1.760”ID, 0.120” wall thickness 1026 steel all TIG welded.
Momo Commando Steering wheel & NRG Quick Release hub adaptor, red (a $450.00 value)
Kill Switch to battery and alternator (a $120.00 value)
Front and Rear heavy duty (racing) sway bars
Front and Rear heavy duty Koni racing adjustable Coilover struts/shocks (a $1,500.00 value)
Mounted on Car – Four (4) – Hoosier competition tires, Front P255/35ZR18, Back P285/30ZR18 mounted on Aluminum alloy 5-spoke, 5-lug, Porsche-crest wheels – NO SPARE TIRES
Great racing car (great fun!)
Car needs wiring to be completed – to engine, rear lights, fuel pumps, front lights (optional), camera, etc.
Always garage-kept – last season driven was 2012!
New motor, re-manufacturer transmission, and all racing components never driven!
New business venture requires sale of my racers!

Call Ernest at 570-862-8502 or 570-613-1234 Ext 1022 for a viewing

E-mail: e.jurado@usmaero.com for questions or appointments

PLEASE SEND YOUR MECHANIC TO VERIFY STATUS OF THE CAR – A PORSCHE DEALER IS 5 MILES AWAY (WYOMING VALLEY MOTORS PORSCHE)

I actually like that the car is an earlier example of the 928S, and were I owner I think I’d opt to paint or wrap it in the 1983 Le Mans scheme. While you can buy a cheap 928 and strip it out for the track, this car seems to represent a tremendous amount of work completed for a not unreasonable ask. It should be cheaper to run than most Porsches, too, thanks to the GM power plant, and giant Hoosiers connected to Konis should help to keep the power in check. While it may be a bit agricultural compared to a GT3, to me that’s part of the appeal. Plus, I bet it sounds pretty incredible.

-Carter

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