Wednesday, July 17, 2013

38 of 50: Paula: 1989 Porsche 928 S4

The Porsche 928 was a technological tour-de-force when it debuted in 1977, but the US didn't get a fast version until 1985 when the twin-cam engine was approved for us in the USA.  Subsequent iterations only improved the breed but later GTS versions  demand serious money.  A good compromise is to find a nicely maintained S4 version and get 9/10ths of the performance of the GTS for 1/2 the cost.  Find this 1989 Porsche 928 S4 5spd for sale in Windemere, FL for sale on ebay for $18,000 buy-it-now.  Tip from Andy L.

The sleek-in-the-front and bulbous-in-the-rear design was penned by Wolfgang Möbius and was one of the first cars to offer a polyurethane front bumper that survived the USA 5 mph impact requirements introduced in the mid 1970s.  A V8 up front mated to a trans-axle finished the design that was decidedly non-911 and very much a luxury grand tourer.   The seating position in the 928 has to be one of its high points, the driver is seated low and surrounded by gauges/pods in a manner totally different from the high/upright seating of a contemporary 911.

This 928 S4 is powered by a 316 horsepower 5.0 liter DOHC V8 and performance with the 5-spd stick should be good. In summary this is pretty much the nicest Camaro SS that Stuttgart could muster at the time.

This feature is part of Daily Turismo's birthday celebration of 50 cars in 24 hours.

1 comment:

  1. This is not the 928 you are looking for, nothing to see here, move along. Signed guy who want's this car.


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