1978 Porsche 928 5-Speed

Up for auction is this 1978 Porsche 928 finished in Guards Red over a Black leather interior.  Standing as one of the most popular touring sports cars of its day, this US-Spec example features a desirable 5-speed manual transmission and has been brought to excellent running condition by its current owner.  It is now being offered out of Cloverdale, NY with 79k miles showing on the odometer.

According to the seller, this 928 seems to have been the beneficiary of an exterior refinish in the color of Guards Red. The paint is said to show very well with a few blemishes including a chip over the right rear wheel.  Details include front and rear 928S-style spoilers, pop-up headlights, a rear window wiper, removable “Porsche 928” decals on both doors and a set of Phone dial alloy wheels that wear Firestone Firehawk tires dated from 2018.

Inside, you will find a well-kept black leather interior that features newly reupholstered front seats with deviated stitching in red.  A MOMO sport steering wheel has also been added along with an aftermarket Kenwood head unit. The seller notes that the original blaupunkt radio will be included with the sale but is currently inoperable.  All electronics and accessories are said to be in working order aside from the air conditioning and odometer which currently reads 79,967 miles.

This 928 carries a robust 4.5L water-cooled V8 engine rated at 230 HP and 253 lb-ft of torque.  Power is sent to the rear wheels by way of a 5-speed manual transaxle making for a claimed top speed of 143 mph.  Over the past two years, this 928 has been brought to top-level running condition with all proper services carried out at R and D motors of New York. Maintenance addressed include the following: new water pump, new fuel pumps, timing belt replacement, new fluids and filters, new Sachs clutch and a brake service.  This example is waiting to be enjoyed by its new owner.

The sale will include two keys, books, records, original air conditioning compressor and original Blaupunkt radio.

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Auction Results

  • Highest Offer: $7,500
  • Auction End: July 7, 2020, 3:57 p.m.
  • Number of Offers: 1
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Comments (12)

  • $7,500 offer from Columbus, OH 1 weekago

    Offer in the amount of $7,500

  • H20kooold 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $6,950

  • sprakchannel4 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $6,700

  • juvet 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $6,000

  • H20kooold 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $5,650

  • davechermak 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $5,250

  • Quincydubois 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Yet another reason to never let either a daughter or Tom Cruise anywhere near your 28.

  • JShafer7 (seller) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    I have not had a compression test done but Porsche expert tells me and I see the car runs great. There are no appreciable oil leaks under car. My daughter put the door stickers on about a year ago so there should be no paint fade; I just wanted to balance a lot od red.

  • BlackSlacks 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    any idea how long the stickers on the door have been on the car? are they vinyl? my worry is paint fade....

  • sprakchannel4 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • davechermak 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Wanted a 928 since I was a kid...How is the compression/does it burn oil? Oil leaks?

  • JShafer7 (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Hi; I'm the owner of this classic Porsche. In this first year, Porsche made around 1300 928's and this is #00976. Originally sold in Encino, California, I acquired the car from an estate auction in western NY. Having raced and won the PCA National Championship in Class C Stock in a 84S 928, I bought this car to make improvements and to drive on the street. The local Porsche expert and I have made many upgrades to the car but I am now at the age where I am downsizing and hope to leave this wonderful early example to another Porsche fan to enjoy. Car and Driver magazine just named the 928 as one of the 25 most significant vehicles of all time. In 1978, a 928 set the production car speed record at Bonneville of 178MPH. While this car won't hit that mark, it drives true and straight down the road with that magnificent V8 rumble.

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1978 Porsche 928 5-Speed
Final offer: $7,500