1994 Porsche 928 GTS

We are excited to offer this rare 1994 Porsche 928 GTS for auction. The 928 was originally developed to replace the iconic 911, but has instead found its own prestige as Porsche’s ultimate grand tourer. This car was originally delivered to California in December of 1993. It was driven 30,000 miles over the next 6 years. The fourth owner purchased the GTS in 2010 and shipped it from California to Virginia. In August of 2017 the current owner purchased this GTS and has added roughly 2,800 of its 52,859 total miles.

This vintage grand tourer is finished in historic Grand Prix White. The seller indicates that there may have been partial resprays of the hood, fenders, leading roof edge, and lower door panels per the paint meter readings. The paint is otherwise stated to be original and in great condition. A clean Carfax report indicates that this car has not been in any accidents and has suffered no damage during its time on the road. This GTS sits on original Cup wheels, recently fitted with four new OE-sized Bridgestone S04 tires. These wheels are stated to be in excellent condition with the only exception being a small scratch on one wheel.  The only issue the seller has noted is that the rear wiper needs to be replaced. No exterior modifications have been performed on this car and it looks just as it did the day it was delivered. 

This 928 sports a luxurious cashmere interior. The interior stands in great condition with no flaws indicated by the seller. This car comes equipped with several expensive factory options including an electric sliding sunroof and air conditioner with improved efficiency (rear A/C). The front and rear seats are appointed with the draped leather option and show no tears or damages. The audio system has been upgraded with an aftermarket head unit and door speakers, however, the sale will include the original components. All accessories and electrical systems are working perfectly and the A/C still blows ice cold.

An upgrade from past models, this 928 GTS features a 5.4-liter DOHC V8. This burly V8 is mated to an automatic reared-mounted transaxle. Producing 345 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, the 928 GTS is capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in just 5.4 seconds. In 2016, this car underwent an extensive $27,000 engine-out / firewall-forward mechanical restoration by Precision Motorwerks. This restoration included the drilling of the oil drain holes (missing from factory) in the piston skirts, allowing this car to produce power unhindered by high oil consumption issues typical of this model. This comprehensive service is fully documented in a seven-page invoice included with the records. Records also show that all services are up to date.

The 928 is said to symbolize a bygone standard of luxury and quality. These plush grand touring cars frequently commanded sticker prices upwards of $90,000, making them some of the most expensive cars on the road at the time. These cars are now coveted amongst Porsche collectors and are cherished for their premium ride quality and hearty performance. Even by today’s standards, these are very fast and very comfortable cars. 

The sale will include a Certificate of Authenticity, original books, a Carfax report, complete tool kit, spare, all books, front license plate bracket, spare tire cover, the original stereo amplifier, head unit, CD-changer and cabling.  With thorough documentation, a reliable service history and original parts, this 928 is ready to be cared for and enjoyed by its new owner.

Auction Results

  • Highest Offer: $54,928
  • Auction End: Sept. 6, 2019, 10:14 p.m.
  • Number of Offers: 1
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Comments (45)

  • dhuckabay 8 months, 3 weeksago

    @worf928 Curious. Did this sell, if not what does it take?

  • worf928 (seller) 11 monthsago

    Thanks folks. I now get to see what this "Deal Tank" is all about. Fair warning: I'm going to be in Atlanta until Wednesday. So, quick responses will not be possible.

  • sprakchannel4 11 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $54,928

  • JNasty 11 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $53,928

  • Turbo123 11 monthsago

    Still have lots of room....go!

  • onpullse 11 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $53,500

  • coldcutking212 11 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $52,000

  • onpullse 11 monthsago

    @Turbo123 only if I don't win!

  • Turbo123 11 monthsago

    Ping me in the deal tank pls.

  • onpullse 11 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • coldcutking212 11 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $49,000

  • Turbo123 11 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $47,000

  • coldcutking212 11 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $46,000

  • worf928 (seller) 11 monthsago

    @LongwoodCharger there was a 'mix-up' when the auction was submitted. It went 'live' before the submission was completed. The auction time was extended to take this into account. So, it is not in 'the deal tank.'

  • LongwoodCharger 11 monthsago

    Sounds like the cars reserve has been lowered to return to auction? I had a message that the car was put into deal tank yesterday but now it’s back in the auction with only hrs to go?

    Anyway, someone is going home with a turn key GTS! Good luck!

  • worf928 (seller) 11 monthsago

    One hour to go. I'll be here until the end to answer (if I can) and last minute questions.

    I'm tempted to attempt to 'stoke the fire.' But, if you have made a study of 928s then you know exactly what you are bidding on. If you haven't studied 928s, I'm not sure anything I'd write at the last minute would change how you are looking at this GTS.

    I hope it goes to a good home.

  • Turbo123 11 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • checkpoint 11 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • sprakchannel4 11 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $38,000

  • Rol607 11 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $35,928

  • Turbo123 11 months, 1 weekago

    Thank you @worf928 for the detail explanation about the famous or even scary flexplate migration. FYI...I am a Long follower of all your very educated comments on another website.

  • LongwoodCharger 11 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $30,888

  • JNasty 11 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $29,928

  • worf928 (seller) 11 months, 1 weekago

    @Turbo123 The 928 SuperClamp is a product developed by Black Sea R&D and replaces the factory's flex plate clamp. (You can find their web site with a simple search.) The SuperClamp, because of more-uniform clamping and more clamping area, stops migration of the drive shaft in the clamp. This migration, as you know, results in the drive shaft pushing on the flex plate which in turn preloads the crank shaft such that it causes thrust bearing wear during dry starts and hampers proper lubrication of the thrust bearing when the engine is running. When this process runs its course the crank begins 'eating' the webbing of the crank case and shortly thereafter the engine is 'done.' The syndrome is know as Thrust Bearing Failure (TBF) and, theoretically, effects any automatic (only) 928 made after model year '84. However, only '87 or newer automatic 928s seem to suffer the syndrome.

    As far as this GTS is concerned, I'm sure Greg Brown measured crank-end play when the engine was out and that if there was any wear he would not have hesitated to split the block and replace all main bearings. And of course, when the engine is out, it's a trivial operation to swap out the OE clamp for the SuperClamp. So, based upon reports from other SuperClamp users, this GTS will not suffer from flex-plate bowing and thus will not preload the crank.

  • Periokid 11 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $29,250

  • Turbo123 11 months, 1 weekago

    I notoced on service invoice pg 1 showing a parts Flex Plate Super Clamp. Do you mind share more info about this parts? I would assume the flex plate gap already checked? Thanks

  • worf928 (seller) 11 months, 1 weekago

    Why did I take a picture of the rear A/C hose coupling under the car?

    The under-car rear A/C hose coupling is electroplated like almost every other nut and bolt on the car. This electroplating (Yellow-chromated Zinc, although many believe it is Cadmium plate) while very resilient will turn gray very quickly if exposed to road salt. As you can see in the gallery that coupling is still bright. There's no 'service reason' to ever remove that fitting so this is an indication that this GTS has never seen road salt.

  • worf928 (seller) 11 months, 1 weekago

    @jwmbell. The CR-1 Cassette head unit, the OE CDC-2 CD changer, associated cabling and the original front speakers are accounted for and part of the sale. The factory 6-channel amplifier is in its original location and, presumably, totally or partially bypassed. Pictures of all of these are in the photo gallery. The CDC-2 is a Porsche-rebadged Alpine unit. I believe this is true of the CR-1 as well.

  • Turbo123 11 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $28,928

  • jwmbell. 11 months, 1 weekago

    Does the aftermarket radio have Bluetooth and XM Radio? Also do you have the original blaupunkt that came with the car? Thanks!

  • worf928 (seller) 11 months, 1 weekago

    Why did I take a picture of the radiator drain plug through the front air damn?

    The radiator drain plug should be centered above the ~1 inch circular hole in the trailing surface of the front air dam. Over the years I've seen 928s where the paint looked great, the panel gaps were perfect and there were no outward indications of body damage but the drain plug was not aligned with the hole in the air dam. After talking with their owners, diving deeper into records, or looking at carfax, these 928s all had a history of a front end collision. It's apparently much easier to make a 928 'look' straight after a front end hit than it is to actually make it straight. My take away is that if the drain plug lines up with the air dam hole then either the 928 hasn't been hit in the front or it has been expertly repaired by folks that were thorough and detail-oriented.

  • worf928 (seller) 11 months, 1 weekago

    @JNasty Heather Thomas. My bad. I tend to get mixed up with Blondes.

  • JNasty 11 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $25,938

  • JNasty 11 months, 1 weekago

    @worf928 - Thomas (per LongRunner) or Locklear :) I'll bid the same either way :)

  • LongwoodCharger 11 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • LongwoodCharger 11 months, 2 weeksago

    I've told myself I am not going to buy another non-pearl metallic white car again, but this beauty, having had work done by Greg and Dave, will draw me in! Love the 2 tone black/cashmere interior with draped leather. This car deserves a new owner who will appreciate the 928 for what it is/was, a better car than all other cars from the same era (ok, maybe except the NSX)!

  • worf928 (seller) 11 months, 2 weeksago

    One more thing: cold-start video.


  • worf928 (seller) 11 months, 2 weeksago

    To all: Hello folks! This is my first online auction. But, no need to be gentle about 928s. That out of the way, let me write some things about this 928 GTS:

    In particular I am not the owner of this GTS. I represent the owner. This 928 was purchased by the current owner after many months of looking for the best 928 automatic on the market. The current owner got in touch with me via the 928 Owners Club and Greg Brown. At first my participation was to provide some education on 928s while he was looking for one. Then, after the sale it was my pleasure to take care of it for the owner.

    The owner knows every nut and bolt of 356s, a lot about 911s but knew, at the time, almost nothing about 928s. He has a single-digit-numbers collection of very-high quality Porsches and was looking forward to driving this GTS for many more years. But, alas, the plans of mice and men gang aft aglay and an unplanned need to reduce his collection by one car has forced him to put a few on the market. Whichever of car goes first, goes. The rest stay.

    I look forward to answering any questions about this GTS or 928s in general. I own 3: two GTs and a GTS 5-speed. My first GT I've owned for over 20 years. I've been working on 928s exclusively for roughly 15 years and have the pleasure of maintaining, restoring, and repairing 928s for folks in my area as my 'semi-early-retirement' job.

    A couple of questions I'll 'ask myself' to see if we can get discussion going:

    First, why did I take a picture of the radiator drain plug through the front air damn?

    Second, why did I take a picture of the rear A/C hose coupling under the car?

    I'll shut up now. Happy bidding. I'm here all week (and the next.)

  • worf928 (seller) 11 months, 2 weeksago

    @JNasty good question. The very first receipt (by date) is for window tinting. If you look closely you'll see that the insured party is Heather Locklear. But, this GTS wasn't presented to Safelite by the aforementioned. Rather the authorizing party was someone else. Perhaps a member of her entourage? I'm open to serious (or humorous) suggestions on how one might go about verifying.

  • worf928 (seller) 11 months, 2 weeksago

    @LongRunner thanks for that! Owner 4 was due for - if I recall correctly - a timing belt and decided it was time for the '20 year maintenance', trucked it across the country to Greg Brown with instructions to do 'whatever the motor needed.' There's a lot to parse out of the Precision invoice but it's a summation of all that we in the 928 community have learned over the years. What makes this GTS super-special is that it's not going to use any more oil than an S4 auto due to Greg's detailed ministrations.

  • JNasty 11 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $17,928

  • JNasty 11 months, 2 weeksago

    @LongRunner - how did you verify that?

  • shuajess 11 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $17,000

  • LongRunner 11 months, 2 weeksago

    FYI, The original owner who bought this car new from day one is Heather Thomas. Brings some nice provenance to this particular GTS.

  • LongRunner 11 months, 2 weeksago

    Can never go wrong with an Engine Rebuild by Greg Brown of Precision Motorwerks, Bid with confidence on this one.

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1994 Porsche 928 GTS
Final offer: $54,928