Among the earliest examples of Porsche’s iconic V8-powered grand tourer, this 928 was produced in January of 1978 as one of just 1,139 examples designated for the United States during the model year. Finished in Grand Prix White over a rare Green Leatherette and Beige Velour Pascha interior, it also comes equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission and an optional limited-slip differential. Thoroughly serviced over the past several years and with just over 34k miles showing on the odometer, this outstanding first-year Porsche 928 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Florida accompanied by a Porsche Production Specifications certificate.
This 928 comes finished in Grand Prix White and rides on factory 16” Phone Dial wheels dressed in 255/50 Michelin Pilot Exalto tires from 2020. Some areas of the car have been previously refinished, and the seller states a full professional detailing and paint correction were completed in November of 2021. A few stone chips are noted on the front end as well as a small imperfection on the lower right portion of the nose. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.
The cabin is trimmed in Green Leatherette with matching carpets and Beige Velour Pascha inserts on the seats and door panels. The original Blaupunkt radio and speakers have been retained and the original Pascha inserts are said to have been recently refreshed by a reputable Porsche restorer. A new gear lever boot was installed in 2022 and the footwells are lined with new custom Lloyd floor mats. A small cut is depicted on the headliner as well as several small cracks on the dashboard. The seller reports all gauges and accessories to be fully functional and notes the air conditioning compressor, condenser, high-pressure hose, and expansion valve were replaced under current ownership.
This 928 derives up to 230 HP and 253 lb.-ft of torque from its 4.5L V8 engine, driving the rear wheels by way of a 5-speed manual transmission and an optional limited-slip differential. A new battery has been recently installed and service carried out in September of 2021 included replacing the water pump, timing belt, breather hose, air filter, thermostat, and an oil change. The rear shocks and CV boots were replaced in 2020, and the aluminum front ball joints were replaced in 2016 along with the control arm brackets and steering rack. Some A/C and suspension refurbishment was performed in 2015 and service carried out under prior ownership included replacement of the radiator, spark plugs, crankshaft pulley, belt roller, fuel tank strainer, and fuel hoses along with ultrasonic fuel tank cleaning and repairs to the throttle linkage.
This sale will include a clean title, the original toolkit, and a Porsche Production Specifications certificate.
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