I want to buy Porsche 928

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13 Jun 2011 23:17 #5122 by awegrzyn
I want to buy Porsche 928 was created by awegrzyn
In my life I had and liked only 2 cars: Toyota Supra (MKIV) and Porsche 928.

Few weeks ago I bought a pretty Supra again and I'm thinking of buying a 928.
I did not own a 928 since 2000, so I have few questions before I buy it:

1. Please tell me if the car is still supported by Porsche. Can I still buy OEM parts, or most of the stuff is discontinued?

2. If it is still supported by Porsche, can I buy brand new interior parts, suspension A-arms, electronics?

3. Which transmission would you recommend at this point? The automatic or manual tran is more reliable after 100k miles?

4. Where can I find pictures of a nice 928 that has be lowered?

5. Are there any 928 events in the New York/New Jersey/CT area where I can check out what the car looks like these days?

Thanks in advance.

Andy

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14 Jun 2011 01:29 #5123 by 928mac
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Hi Andy, glad you stopped by.

ILL expand on this tomorrow as its midnight when I seen your post, and I am sure others will jump in.

1. You can still buy some of the parts at Porsche but the resellers (928s Rus, 928intel, and others) will get you what you need .

2. interior parts, suspension A-arms, electronics can be got through the venders as well.

3. Both transmission are reliable with there own quirks. Clutch on the standard and thrust bearing failure on the auto.

4. Google

5. I believe so but I'm in canada so ILL let James chime in.

Good night

Brad

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14 Jun 2011 04:31 #5126 by srshaw3
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The 928s haven't been produced since 1995, so the looks haven't changed :)

Sometimes there are 928s that show up at the CVR Father's Day Concours event: www.cvrpca.org/docs/2011_concours.pdf

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14 Jun 2011 20:28 #5140 by mm928
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Agree with Brad and Stan pretty much -

Also to consider
32v (later models) vs 16v (earlier models) - each have their own issues but generally 32v has more power and a few more things to go wrong due to increased complexity. 16v are older, less power and of course harder to find in good shape. I have an 83 and based on the last event I attended, in pretty good shape. All depends on if you want to bring it up to speed yourself or buy it pretty much ready to go (and pay extra for it).

You will spend some time and $ fixing little (and sometimes bigger) odd mechanical and electrical things and want to make a few cosmetic changes. But it will be a labor of love and if you liked them before you will like them again. Riding around in them is just an exceptional experience.....like a cross between a finely tuned European touring car and a 1970 muscle or trans-am race car. Cool.....and unique.

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
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14 Jun 2011 22:21 #5141 by pcar928fan
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4. Where can I find a picture of a nice 928 that has been lowered?


SERIOUSLY? Maybe the 928 is not the car for you... They are pretty damn low already, yet don't tend to crunch their spoilers...lower at your own (and your spoilers) peril for sure. I would not recommend that at all.

The members section of this web site has MANY nice 928's pictured. Not sure if you need to be a member to see those threads though. You certainly have to be to post in them.

Your information if very vague... No mention of budget or what you plan to use the car for (I am afraid to ask considering question #4!) Without a bit more info about your wants and needs it is hard to even start to direct or guide you.

The 928 is an AMAZING CAR! They stopped building them in '95 in part because the market for them was small but I tend to think it was more because they didn't want to go back in and do a lot of re-engineering on the on board diagnostic systems so that the car would meet OBDII specifications mandated by the US govt.

"I did not own a 928 since 2000..." What does that mean? That you have NEVER owned a 928; or you did own one back in 2000? If you have owned one then I am not sure why you are asking any of these questions as you would already know the answers to them. If you have NEVER owned one then I am even more confused about your statement.

Very curious to see where this goes... Betting no where...

James
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15 Jun 2011 11:37 #5144 by SeanR
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4. Where can I find a picture of a nice 928 that has been lowered?


SERIOUSLY? Maybe the 928 is not the car for you... They are pretty damn low already, yet don't tend to crunch their spoilers...lower at your own (and your spoilers) peril for sure. I would not recommend that at all.

The members section of this web site has MANY nice 928's pictured. Not sure if you need to be a member to see those threads though. You certainly have to be to post in them.

Your information if very vague... No mention of budget or what you plan to use the car for (I am afraid to ask considering question #4!) Without a bit more info about your wants and needs it is hard to even start to direct or guide you.

The 928 is an AMAZING CAR! They stopped building them in '95 in part because the market for them was small but I tend to think it was more because they didn't want to go back in and do a lot of re-engineering on the on board diagnostic systems so that the car would meet OBDII specifications mandated by the US govt.

"I did not own a 928 since 2000..." What does that mean? That you have NEVER owned a 928; or you did own one back in 2000? If you have owned one then I am not sure why you are asking any of these questions as you would already know the answers to them. If you have NEVER owned one then I am even more confused about your statement.

Very curious to see where this goes... Betting no where...


Ouch.

It's possible that Engrish is not his first language.

Here's a pic of mine, daily driver, about as low as I'd go.

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15 Jun 2011 11:59 #5146 by awegrzyn
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Engrish is not his first language

LOL, sure it's not.

Ouch.

No Ouch. What's so hard to understand about "I did not own a 928 since 2000".

Very curious to see where this goes... Betting no where...

- Really? You make wrong bets.

SERIOUSLY? Maybe the 928 is not the car for you

- I'm sure you know better which car is for me and which is not, but I'll give you a little tip: The body of a 928 sits visually incorrect on the suspension. There is room to make (remove the muscle car effect) the car look very cool by hiding that hole between the fender and the wheel.

Anyway, Brad thanks for the answers. I have an idea.

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16 Jun 2011 10:31 #5161 by WyattsRide
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So Andy, you have owned a 928 before?

What year 928 did you own?

Do you have any pictures? We love pictures here.

Where are you located?

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20 Jun 2011 19:00 #5190 by pcar928fan
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I did not own a 928 since 2000


Andy, I STILL don't understand what this means?! Do you mean, "I have NEVER owned a 928"... You did not own a 928 since the year 2000, got that part... Since 928's have been around since 1977 and I have NO IDEA how old you are did you own one BEFORE 2000?

If you want to lower one you will need an '86.5 or newer to do that easily...they have adjustable spring perches.

928 International, 928 Specialists, 928sRus and The Nine Source can get just about any part you are looking for. Some new and some used, some OEM, some factory original. Your local Porsche dealer will be more than happy to screw you over on the pricing of any of the parts they carry for the car too.

928's are great cars...buy the best S4 you can afford and enjoy the ride. Lower it at your own peril as they sit rather low already. They are one of the few cars that I think sit at just about the perfect height right out of the factory. Put 18" wheels on a 928 and it could hardly look better!

James
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22 Jun 2011 18:15 #5221 by 928man
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I'll put my 2cents in here, buy an 80-85 euro-S in auto or 5spd, I have a 5spd and will soon have an auto delivered. The 5spd is fast & lightweight, and the insurance is less on them, and i'm talking about normal policies that have no mileage limits or limits on usage of what you use the car for. at 300HP they are fast & simpler, especially the earliest versions. An S4 5spd starts at the $10k and up price range, the S4 auto can be had for $6k and up but will need work. Be prepared to spend $2K-5K to put them right & thats assuming good interior & body/paintwork, these figures are based on having a mechanic do the work for you. As an example I bought a nice 86.5S3 for $6200 & spent another $4K for maintenance & odds & ends, total $10k in the car.(automatic US-4cam engine 5 litre.). The 85-86.5 US 5spd 4cam versions are also nice cars & cheaper to buy than the equivalent 87-91 S4 5spds. Good luck in your search! Bill

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