1984 Porsche 928 S 5-Speed

We are pleased to offer this family-owned 1984 Porsche 928 S finished in Platinum Metallic over a brown leather interior with Sport Seats.  This 5-speed 1984 example was originally configured and purchased by the seller’s father who was stationed in Germany before enjoying a brief tour of Europe and eventually being imported to the U.S. where it would find its new home in Texas.  It was carefully maintained and enjoyed by its original owner up until his passing before his family assumed the responsibility of preserving his beloved 928 S.  Having spent the last 10 years in storage while being routinely started to maintain proper running order, this 928 S is now being offered by the original owner’s family in Texas while showing approximately 85k miles on the odometer.

The Platinum Metallic finish is described to be in beautiful overall condition, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery.  The paint is believed to be original and there are no records of any damage or accidents on CARFAX.  Some exterior features include body-colored side moldings, a polyurethane rear spoiler, rear window wiper, and 16” flat-dish “Manhole Cover” wheels.

Inside, you will find a luxurious brown leather interior that remains in very nice condition while highlighting desirable factory Sport Seats and a later-model Blaupunkt radio.  Wear is present on the seats and steering wheel as well as some peeling upholstery on the upper dashboard near the defroster vents. The factory sunroof is said to only be manually operable this time and all other gauges and accessories are reported to be fully functional.

Compared with the original 928 model, the 928 S features a revised V8 engine with a higher displacement of 4.7 L resulting in an output of 234 HP for U.S. market vehicles.  The rear wheels are driven through a highly desirable 5-speed manual transaxle.  The seller states that this example was regularly serviced by its original owner before going into storage approximately 10 years ago.  Since then, the car is reported to have been regularly started and occasionally driven to maintain good running order.

This sale will include the original toolkit and a clean title.  With its impeccable family-owned history and sought-after 5-speed manual transaxle, this 928 S is ready to begin its journey with a new owner.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $9,530
  • Auction End: March 2, 2021, 3:01 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 19
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Comments (75)

  • Xcellr8 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    I think it was a smoking hot deal. Now that the 996 market has a little life, the 928 market - long undervalued in my opinion- is surely now the most undervalued.

  • Wassergekuhlt (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    It got bid just over my budget and the $35 at the end of all of my bids was for the hood struts that for some crazy reason had people knocking the car and opened the door to some unnecessary aggression towards the seller. I hope this little gem goes to a good home.

  • Xcellr8 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    So remind me, does PCar have the right to contact the seller to see if they want to lower the reserve to sell the car? Can PCar agree to take less in commission from the seller to make the high bid look closer to the reserve? In other words, any Mecum tactics?

  • Kpritchard 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Sold for $9,530

  • Kpritchard 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $9,530

  • sharkhunter84 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $9,280

  • davechermak 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $8,750

  • Kpritchard 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $8,500

  • davechermak 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $8,250

  • bobbek007 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $8,000

  • davechermak 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $7,585

  • Kpritchard 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $7,335

  • davechermak 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $7,085

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Additional photos have been added to the listing gallery.

  • Wassergekuhlt 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $6,835

  • Wassergekuhlt (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    It’s very transparent how the ones trying to put the car down aren’t even bidders.

  • bobbek007 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $6,500

  • buccicone (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @sharkhunter84 saw that but held myself back since my legitimate comments are not appreciated. If you cannot take the comments, go to eBay.

  • buccicone (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @BlackSlacks, Don't blame you.

  • Wassergekuhlt 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $6,035

  • buccicone 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $5,350

  • Wassergekuhlt 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $5,035

  • Xcellr8 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    To the P-Car community, you are asking a grand daughter, trying to help her widowed grand mother sell a family treasure, questions befitting an experienced 928 owner. They clearly are trying to be helpful, but are not the experts you want. I don’t blame bidders for wanting to know more, but be respectful when the answers fall short. I believe the seller is doing her best, not that she is holding back.

  • URS6 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @co. I understand why one would buy a U.S. model car since it was coming to the U.S. I was just asking because the comment was made that it was a European model, but it clearly isn't. I own 2 928s, but would love to have a euro twin dizzy 5-speed in my collection some day. The fact that this is a single owner car purchased while overseas is a great story. It is a good candidate for a restoration, but the way it is presented (no underside pics, no driving video, no maintenance history), it is hard to tell how much it would take to get it where it needs to be. Sitting for years is not good for these cars. My 1980 I bought from the widow of the 2nd owner who owned it for 25 years, it came with had full maintenance history since day 1 right up until the day it was put away, but it too sat the last 10 years of its life and it is taking me quite a bit of time and $ to get it right, but these cars are so cool they are worth saving.

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @URS6 There is a maintenance book with receipts at my grandmothers. The first was at Hans German Auto in Albuquerque, NM. Grandfather kept impeccable records being a colonel in the USAF
    German plates, German warranty, shipping location and dates all included. Title in a safe deposit box

  • BlackSlacks (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Lisitacarp for the record......I did not say anything about lack of honesty. It is difficult to sell a car that you have never owned and is not in your possession in my opinion. Good Luck with the sale!

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @BlackSlacks Sorry not shady at all but a little too honest. Other buyers trying very hard to create doubt. Just ask away.
    We are not mechanics but we do know the history of this car.
    It is in incredible shape for being 36 years old, the engine runs beautifully, there is no grinding of gears. The exterior and interior almost perfect.
    Minor repairs.
    The proof it is an ‘84 will be in pictures soon and purchased in Stuttgart Germany
    We are a military family, not being honest is Not in our blood!

  • co. 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Lisitacarp absolutely stunning car! So REAL. Seldom if ever do we come across 1-family from new original cars like this. Nice. I LOVE the photo at the end of the gallery of the car, in period, wearing its German Plate. Do you still have it?

    @URS6, this is a North American VIN'd car. Being that the car would ultimately be delivered to California, the original buyer, likely, ordered a CA emissions car in Germany for he had the foresight that there would be later DOT complications if he didn't. Common story.

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the photo gallery.

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @URS6 It was a euro purchase came with German tags purchased in Stuttgart. My grandfather died in 1989, picked up the car in 1984
    The title is in my grandmothers hands. No need to lie. Carfax was used when someone showed interest in buying it in 1993. Never sold itt

  • URS6 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Lisitacarp thanks. Well this clearly is a U.S. model car not a Euro model based on the lack of twin distributors and the U.S. corner lights, but that’s ok. I mention 1993 because that is the date of the first Carfax entry so it seemed as though that was when the car came to the U.S. Maintenance history records or a PPI would be helpful. Quite the mystery on history here, but worth finding out. Thanks.

  • BlackSlacks (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    I am out........seems shady.

  • buccicone (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Challenge accepted!

  • buccicone 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $4,350

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @buccicone If you have nothing nice to say don’t bother to say anything. Anyone with any knowledge of this classic car with the beautiful original body and a perfectly running engine and gears that enter smoothly will know its value. The nickel and dime things should be expected of a car 36 years old.
    If you want to bid, bid. But your negativity is unnecessary

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @buccicone The tires are new

  • buccicone (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    As with any aluminum block/head engine, a concern that the coolant needs to be changed every five year whether it is driven or has been sitting (a lot since 1989) like this example. Corrosion especially in the head gasket area is a very high concern. A very high repair bill. Without documentation of services performed in the last 32 years there are a lot of unknowns. Unfortunately the tires are ancient so it would not be safe to drive away. Very nice original car but a lot of unknowns and catch up maintenance. GLWTA

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @BlackSlacks I’m sorry to say the old struts are there (originals) but need to be replaced per my grandmother.

  • LongwoodCharger (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Lisitacarp Do you still have the sunroof manual handle tool to open/close the sunroof?
    Any roof liner pic?

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @BlackSlacks I am not near my grandmothers but will see if she can get someone to help her check

  • BlackSlacks (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Lisitacarp So the struts "SHOULD" be working fine? My question is "DO" they work fine? Can you confirm? Not trying to pick.....just looking for true correct information.

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @URS6 To clarify, this was bought as a Euro model, converted to US emission standards, shipped and picked up in 1984! I’m not sure what 1993 has to do with it? My grandfather only drove his car 5 years before he died in 1989.
    My grandmother has kept it safe clean and only driven it now and then all these years, hence the low mileage.

  • BlackSlacks (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Lisitacarp Manual open? how does that work?

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @BlackSlacks The hood props are there, just didn’t use. Should be working fine

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @buccicone No grinding in 2nd gear, drives beautifully.

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @URS6 The car was purchased in Stuttgart in 1984 by my grandfather and driven for a few days. The car was converted to US emission standards before being shipped to Oceanside, Ca where he picked it up and drove to Albuquerque, NM where he was stationed. My grandfather died unexpectedly in 1989, so the car has been put in and out of storage/ garages as her locations changed as a widow. The car has always been in her possession and resides in her garage today.
    The title should reflect that...
    She does have the maintenance book and driver manual, tools, jack, keys etc
    Thank you

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @LongwoodCharger The sunroof needs work. It only opens and closes manually
    Thank you

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @buccicone Read bio and Carfax

  • buccicone (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Questions need to be answered.

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @URS6 Truly appreciate your interest. Means a lot that you care about the car's history. I will reach out to my Mamo, and get back to you as soon as possible. Want you to feel like your questions are surely being answered, we are happy to accommodate respectful buyers.

  • URS6 (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Very interesting car here. So was this U.S./California car purchased new in Germany in 1984 and not imported until 1993? If you bought a car in Europe wouldn’t you buy a Euro model? And was there a difference between U.S. and California cars in 1984? Fair questions about the maintenance records. Surely they must be present if a one family car. Records, owner’s manual, etc would add a lot of value. Would love to learn more.

  • flashnine1974 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $4,000

  • buccicone (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @Lisitacarp , absent seller is not what potential bidders want to inspire confidence. Questions need to be answered!

  • buccicone (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @buccicone @ Lisitacarp the sunroofs on all Porsche 928’s are electric not “manual”.

  • BlackSlacks (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @Lisitacarp So........why the stake hood prop? are the struts not able to hold up the hood weight? I clearly see that they are there.... thanks

  • buccicone (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    For those of you playing along:
    1984
    C03 - California market
    M28.19 - engine serial # range 81 E 00001 >05000
    G28.08 - transmission serial # range 11E 05001>10000

    M027 - Version for California
    I158 - Blaupunkt Monterey SQR23 (2 channel)
    M185 - Automatic 2 point rear seat belts
    M190 - Increased side door strength / Doors with safety bars- US, Canada, Australia
    I218 - License brackets front and rear
    M220 - Limited Slip Differential, 40%
    M409 - Sport seats left and right leather
    M418 - Protective side mouldings
    I464 - Without compressor and tire pressure gauge
    I476 - Brake pad with abrasive pad
    M481 - 5 speed manual transmission
    M484 - Version for USA
    I498 - Deletion of model designation on rear end
    M576 - Without rear fog lamp
    M650 - Sunroof
    M900 - Tourist delivery
    I912 - Vehicle without identification plate

  • buccicone (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @seller you did not answer my question about when the timing belt was last replaced? I don’t understand you answer to the question if there is any grinding in the gears when shifting. Thought it was a clear question.

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Just to clarify, the odometer is currently sitting at 73,683. Thank you all for your consideration! Best, Alexandra

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @Xcellr8 The odometer is working at its full potential. When my mother was originally creating this car description, she used 80k as an estimate, and as you can see in the pictures from just this past weekend, it is in great condition and below that original estimate. Thank you for your interest :)

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @LongwoodCharger thank you for your interest! the sunroof, as stated in the bio, is a manual open, but definitely not stuck. Just a first time car photographer oversight :)

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @BlackSlacks as it is my grandmother's car, I am not there to take a video for you, but with a true buyer's interest, I would be happy to drive up there and provide a video :), thank you kindly!

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @BlackSlacks Thank you for your interest :) Hood struts are surely in tact, I was the one taking the photographs and as everything had just been deeply cleaned, my grandmother proposed taking a picture with the stake. As stated in the car bio, the sunroof is a manual open. Thanks again, Alexandra

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @buccicone Hi there, thank you for your interest!! The odometer absolutely works, and regarding the shifts through gears - with a proper flush, they will all be in pristine shape. But, it definitely does need a thorough flush. Thank you, again, Alexandra

  • buccicone (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Any grinding in second gear? Last timing belt service? Odometer works? Thanks

  • P_911_Nut 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $3,250

  • BlackSlacks (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Hood struts shot? Sunroof issue? do you have service records?

  • BlackSlacks (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @BlackSlacks oooops...I found the photos....user error....
    lol

  • BlackSlacks (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    More photos and a video would help.

  • Xcellr8 (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    In the text of the description it is stated the mileage is mid 80K, yet in the photos the odometer shows mid 70K. Please explain the difference. Thanks

  • kb1111 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $3,000

  • LongwoodCharger 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $2,000

  • LongwoodCharger (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Sorry. Forgot to mention/request. Can you post a driving/starting video?

  • LongwoodCharger (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Is the sunroof in proper working order? In half the pics, it appears to be "stuck"?

  • Lisitacarp (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Hi there, potential buyers! Just wanted to take a moment and thank anyone and everyone who happens to come across this very special car. I am the grand-daughter of the seller, and will be facilitating all necessary communication. Please rest assured that we value your time and your interest, and any questions/comments received will be given timely and well informed responses. I can only speak to my personal experience with the car, but it truly is something very special, and we would love for it to find a home. Driving it around the other day, I remember how my "Mamo" would pick me up from school, and all my friends would just watch, enamored. Of course, there were absolutely NO drinks or food allowed (laughs), but she was a smart cookie, because the inside still looks ageless. As stated in the bio, this car has been in my family for quite some time, and it has always been one of those classically tangible pieces that can take you back to your childhood, to your favorite memories, to your loved ones. All my best, Alexandra

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1984 Porsche 928 S 5-Speed
Final bid: $9,530 This auction has ended.