Collectible Classic: 1978-1995 Porsche 928

Don Sherman
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While it's true that the 928 eventually outlived its usefulness, the liquid cooling and creature comforts it pioneered quickly spread throughout Porsche's lineup. Even the sacrosanct 911 benefited from technology developed for the 928.

THE SPECS

ENGINES:
4.5L SOHC V-8, 219-220 hp, 254-265 lb-ft;
4.6L SOHC V-8, 234 hp, 263 lb-ft;
5.0L DOHC V-8, 288-326 hp, 302-317 lb-ft;
5.4L DOHC V-8, 345 hp, 369 lb-ft

TRANSMISSIONS: 5-speed manual 3- or 4-speed automatic

DRIVE: Rear-wheel

SUSPENSION, FRONT and rear: Control arms, coil springs

BRAKES: Vented discs, available ABS

WEIGHT: 3500 lb

THE INFO

Years produced
1978-1995

Number produced
61,000 (including 25,106 U.S. deliveries)

Original price
$28,500-$82,260

Value today
$5000-$30,000

Why buy?
No Porsche collection is complete without this noteworthy deviation from the firm's devout sports car faith. The 928's striking design, usable two-plus-two seating, well-rounded performance, and relaxed persona make it a charming collectible. The aluminum and galvanized-steel body panels have a higher than average resistance to corrosion. Since this is an intricate machine with a complex electrical system, avoid project cars, high-mileage examples, and any 928 lacking comprehensive service records.

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