NO RESERVE 1986 Porsche 928 S

Available for auction at no reserve is this 1986 Porsche 928 S finished in Meteor Grey Metallic over a Grey Beige leather interior with pinstripe velour seat inserts. Believed to be a lifelong California car, this 928 S was acquired by the current owner in 2017 and subsequently treated to over $18k worth of refurbishment including a timing belt and water pump replacement by Porsche Santa Clarita. A major top-end engine refresh was also carried out by a prior owner in 2015 with over $5k worth of parts used. Previously listed on PCARMARKET in July of 2020, this 928 S remains under the care of its owner in Southern California and is now being offered for auction with approximately 124k miles showing on the odometer.

This 928 S came finished in Meteor Grey Metallic (Y5), designated as a special order color by the "L999" code on its factory specifications label. Compared to the standard 928 model, the 928 S can be identified by its black polyurethane front and rear spoilers. The seller reports the front and rear bumpers were refinished during their ownership along with the replacement of the mirrors with period-correct units. Some small imperfections are noted throughout the exterior and the seller reports ceramic coating and paint correction was carried out in 2019, detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. This example rides on OEM 928 S4 “Manhole Cover” wheels, which come dressed in a set of Bridgestone Potenza RE11 tires dated from 2017 and 13mm wheel spacers for a more aggressive stance.

The cabin is trimmed in a desirable combination of Grey Beige leather with matching carpets, pinstripe velour seat inserts, and a brown dashboard. Factory equipment includes California Emissions, a high-speed engine cooling fan, HiFi Sound System, Amplifier System, an alarm system, high-output air conditioning, and an electric sliding sunroof. A vintage integrated Valentine One radar detector is equipped and the seller has installed an upgraded Porsche Classic radio. Some cracks are noted on the dashboard near the defroster vents and signs of wear are present on the driver seat.

Power comes from a 5.0L 32-valve V8 engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transaxle, sending as much as 288 HP and 295 lb.-ft of torque to the rear wheels. A major top-end engine refresh was performed under prior ownership in 2015 including new rubber hoses, vacuum lines, fuel lines, cleaned and rebuilt fuel injectors, a rebuild of the mass airflow sensor, a new throttle position switch, and powder coating of the intake manifold plenums and runners.  More recently in June of 2020, the current owner commissioned a full service at Porsche Santa Clarita including replacement of the timing belt and water pump.

This sale will include a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, original owner's manuals, service records, and a clean title. Offered at no reserve, this handsome 928 S is ready to begin its journey with a new caretaker.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $16,000
  • Auction End: 2022-01-21 20:02:44+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 13
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Comments (37)

  • Magicalmachine (registered bidder) 3 months, 4 weeksago

    clicked on the "heart icon" but didn't realize that i actually unclicked it..missed this auction. congrats to seller and buyer, seems to be a nice sorted 928.

  • plastic.doc 3 months, 4 weeksago

    Sold for $16,000

  • JNasty (seller) 3 months, 4 weeksago

    congrats @plastic.doc. you will like the car.

  • plastic.doc 3 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $16,000

  • davechermak 3 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • plastic.doc 3 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $14,500

  • davechermak 3 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $13,500

  • plastic.doc 3 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $13,000

  • JNasty (seller) 3 months, 4 weeksago

    @Gblankoph - thanks for the bid.

  • Gblankoph 3 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $12,750

  • plastic.doc 3 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $12,500

  • JNasty (seller) 3 months, 4 weeksago

    @Zrider52 - thanks for bidding!

  • Zrider52 3 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $12,250

  • JNasty (seller) 4 monthsago

    @davechermak - it's in storage and I'm on a business trip tue and wed but if last day of the auction is an option we can try to make it happen. Where in LA are you? Maybe I'll just commute in it Thur as a swan song.

  • davechermak (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    Would love to come take a look. Let me know if that’s an option. Thanks

  • JNasty (seller) 4 monthsago

    @911scfrog - looked at the receipts from PO:

    - MAF rebuild by injection labs
    - Vacuum valve
    - New hood pad
    - New Bosch connectors
    - New hoses and clamps
    - New gaskets, o rings
    - New fuel lines
    - Cleaned injectors
    - New (rebuilt) ignition
    - New belts
    - New radiator
    - new powder coating on the intake manifold
    - TB and WP

    All 2014 and 2015. About 45K in parts and service.

  • JNasty (seller) 4 monthsago

    PS all, will need a new smog to complete CA registration, which - of course - I will provide for a CA buyer.

  • JNasty (seller) 4 monthsago

    @911scfrog - all the guy before me, so I have the receipts as forensics, but that is it. Looks like about $5K in parts from 928sRUS, others, and sub-contracts (eg: the re-doing of the intake) w/ prior owner doing a lot of it himself. Very clean per the photos. My only real work under the hood has been TB and WP and sorting some cooling issues.

  • JNasty (seller) 4 monthsago

    @LongwoodCharger - Thanks, over my pay grade, and don't have a lift. Will TRY to get it scheduled in to have someone do it before end of auction, but can't promise (don't want to oversell). On business trip next two days.

  • 911scfrog 4 monthsago

    Hello, the car looks great. I have an 87, can you tell me what was used to dress up the engine compartment so well?

    Thanks.

  • LongwoodCharger (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    @Jnasty
    here is a nice write up for it:
    https://rennlist.com/forums/928-forum/361453-my-flexplate-crank-endplay-check-pictorial.html

  • JNasty (seller) 4 monthsago

    @plastic.doc - thank you and THANK YOU. Agree re: miles for collector value. Hence the no reserve w/ my realistic expectations. I will say "once they are sorted, they tend to stay sorted" and this has a good solid 10 years of records totaling far more than the car value and the guy before me did a full top-end re-do. The miles will allow someone to decide if they like 928s at a modest entry point.

  • plastic.doc (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    Car looks to be well sorted albeit higher miles than I would normally consider. If I’m right as to the current owner, I’m a huge fan. sXe!

  • plastic.doc 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $12,000

  • JNasty (seller) 4 monthsago

    @HlPlinker - thanks for upping, this car had an open checkbook approach and was my "learning tool" as a 928 owner and now massive fan.

  • HlPlinker 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $10,500

  • JNasty (seller) 4 monthsago

    @LongwoodCharger - PCar added the full receipt and full Porsche Classic service check list. Car has only been driven really for "keep it operating properly" miles since then. Eg: it gets started and warmed up and taken from storage to get a coffee or a quick errand and then returned, no issues. One trip to the airport (LAX) and back.

  • JNasty (seller) 4 monthsago

    @LongwoodCharger - thanks for the bid!

  • JNasty (seller) 4 monthsago

    @HlPlinker - thanks for the bid!

  • JNasty (seller) 4 monthsago

    plastic.doc - thanks for the bid!

  • plastic.doc 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $8,000

  • HlPlinker 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $7,500

  • JNasty (seller) 4 monthsago

    @LongwoodCharger - how does one get crank end play measurement? I send @Pcarmarket the individual pages for the last service. Car is stored right now but will get it before auction is over to do video! Thanks.

  • LongwoodCharger 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • LongwoodCharger (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    Can you provide a crank end play measurement, since it is a 32V auto?
    Can you upload the 2020 work receipts from Porsche Santa Ana?
    Any cold start-up video with tachometer? Also driving video would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks

  • JNasty (seller) 4 monthsago

    PS: of course, will deliver w/ CA Smog pass certificate for CA buyer.

  • JNasty (seller) 4 monthsago

    Hello, happy to answer questions as needed. This was my first 928. I'm now three deep and hooked. Selling as I've gone a bit "car crazy" in the pandemic and out of space to park, slots on my classic car insurance policy and - literally - time to drive them all like they should be driven. I put $18K into it since 2017, putting it back to stock and doing "open checkbook" work as needed w/ Porsche dealers. New TB & WP and service summer of 2020 ($5.3K) and the car has only been driven a few hundred miles since. Owner before me (2014-2017) did $5K in work, handling a top-end refresh. Owner before that did $8K from 2011 to 2014. To me, the late OBDs w/ the 32V V8 is a sweet spot. The Mercedes 4 speed auto matched w/ the torque of the 5 liter is very fast on the freeway and smooth. Have to say, the "ease" of this GT will be missed. If I had to, this would have been the daily drive of all the P Cars I own. Super cold AC, 4 speed auto, 8 speaker stereo upgraded w/ the Porsche classic head. Unique yet discreet period colors. Gets smiles and thumbs-ups all day long. No reserve, so it's going to sell!

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NO RESERVE 1986 Porsche 928 S
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