Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Creature From The Black Lagoon: 1982 Porsche 928

The Porsche 928 was released into the wild in 1977 as the presumed replacement for the aging 911, but the complex mechanical design and less thrilling driving experience meant it played second fiddle to the rear-engined Porsche.  Today, prices for the 928 haven't appreciated nearly in the same psychotic manner as the 911, so you can still pick one up for cheap, spray it flat black, cut a bunch of holes in the doors, and power it by an American V8.  Find this 1982 Porsche 928 here on eBay bidding for $8,000 with 6 days to go, located in Milwaukee, WI.

No one will argue that the 928 wasn't a fast car when it left the factory back in 1982, but things have changed in the 34 since, and what was once fast is now simply acceptable.  Some of the later 928s (such as the GTS version) are fast by modern standards, but a 1982 928 put out only 228 horsepower from its 4.5 liter 16 valve V8, not very fast by any yardstick.

Of course, the first thing you do when making your 928 faster is to up the engine power -- in this case the car is powered by a heavily massaged 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 equipped with a Holley 750 double pumper that is probably good for around 400 horsepower.  However, additional speed can be found by reducing mass from the porky 928 chassis -- starting with drilling a bunch of holes in the doors and continue with Lexan windows.

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  1. Best part of the ad is the penny showing the tire wear.
    It's like my dad selling a Buick showing that the all season continental tires still have great tread.

    Pretty crazy car though.

  2. I like this. It is a machine for going fast and looking mean. Nice.

  3. Further lightening can be accomplished by removing EVERY. DAMN. WIRE. We got 30-40 lbs of wiring out of the lemons 928. It was like the nest for NYC's legendary Rat King. Shudder.

    1. Oh, hell, a Taurus SHO has 30lb of extraneous wire under the hood alone.

      You're not responsible for that 928 graveyard in the trailer parking at Thunderhill, are you?

  4. All that work to lighten the car...and then used a cast iron block?


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