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.
Model: 928 GTS
Engine: 5.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 72,574 miles
Price: $42,500 Buy It Now
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. The other car is supercharged, an automatic transmission with regular seats. It is set up for the track and is scary fast. Guess which one I drive. Put simply, a GTS with Sport Seats combined with the 5 Speed Manual transmission is the pinnacle of 928s. This car is more fun to drive than any car I have ever driven. No matter how bad a day, this car always brings a smile to my face. The Sport Seats are incredibly comfortable and no matter how aggressive the drive, you never feel like you’re sliding about in the driver’s seat.
I am the 3rd owner of the car and I purchased it in December of 2006 (*2) when the car had 43,050 miles on it. With the exception of RMB, high flow cats and after market radio the car is 100% stock. Returning the car to stock, with the exception of the radio, is negotiable. Both belly pans are still in place. The volume control on the radio works but not like new. The stereo sounds great and operates as it should otherwise. All mechanical, electrical, controls, guages (including the tire pressure monitors) and instrument panels work correctly.
The exterior of this car scores about 9.5. The paint is original and in excellent condition. The only faults preventing it from being a 10 include the inevitable rock chips in the nose and one very small ding in the passenger door that could easily be worked out by a ding and paint man. The ding did not damage the paint but at the right angle (or wrong!) the 1/4″ – 1/2″ ding is visible from about 6′ away. There is about 1/4″ rock chip in front of the sunroof and 3 very faint scratches that cannot be seen except from a couple of feet away. One scratch is on the front left wheel well and 2 are together on the hood near the windshield. All of these are very faint and cannot be seen except upon very close inspection. There is about a 1/4″ mar in the finish on the wing which was there when I bought the car. It looks like a blister in the clear coat and does not go thru the paint.
The interior probably scores about a 9. There is one 1″ scuff on one of the rear seats. Aside from stress lines in the leather there are no tears, cracks or flaws on the rest of the interior including the pod. The dye is wearing thin in a few areas that can be seen in the pictures of the car. Primarily in the drivers seat bolster, the leather cover on the stick and the brake release. The vinyl in the car is in excellent condition and the carpet is in good condition. All tools including the air compressor are in place.
The original wheels are in excellent condition. The tires are Dunlop Direzza with 255/40/R17 in back and 235/45/R17s in front. The tires have 12,600 miles on them and have plenty of tread. In August, 2011 when the car had 70,994 miles the timing belt, water pump, oil cooler and oil sending unit were replaced. At the same time the a/c compressor, expansion valve, receiver/dryer and heater valve were replaced. Many records prior to my ownership and all records since I bought the car are available. All of the maintenance was performed by a local shop and all parts were obtained thru 928sRus. This car was the dream car of my youth and since buying it there has never been any deferred maintenance. It has been kept in excellent operating condition as it was when I acquired the car.
Please let me know if you have any questions and good luck bidding. This is one you don’t want to get away!
Note: The other GTS I mentioned will be listed in a few days. Both of these cars are listed locally and if sold locally will be removed from bidding on eBay.
*1 – The exterior finish and interior pics of the leather seats are accurate. For some reason, the camera makes the carpet look like they have a hint of purple. This is definitely not the case. When I first looked at pictures of the car in December of ’06 the interior pics initially threw me as I DID NOT want a purple interior. When I saw the car in person I was delighted with the actual colors. Everyone who has seen the car in person raves over the interior/exterior color combination.
*2 – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Department incorrectly showed the mileage as being 73,346 when the previous owner moved to New Jersey in March of 2004. See below for notarized statement from previous owner stating the correct miles along with service documents before and after the move proving the correct mileage.
The 928 has always been a favorite of mine and so have wild color combinations, so as far as I’m concerned, this is the pinnacle of the 928 GTS. While this is a great, rare color combination for the GTS, I’m not 100% convinced that justifies the asking price. These cars are valued at around $42,000 as clean show/driver condition and on this car I’m just not seeing it. Given the condition and with bonus points for rarity, this car should be in the $38,000 to $39,000 ballpark. However, if someone must have it, $4,000 isn’t a bad premium to pay for such a nice car.