36K-Mile 1986 Porsche 928S

Up for auction is this 1986 Porsche 928 S finished in Guards Red over Black leather.  One of the most iconic grand touring cars of all time, this 928 S is powered by a 5.0 L 32v DOHC V8 engine paired with a smooth 4-speed automatic transaxle.  This nicely preserved 2-owner 1986 example recently received a timing belt and water pump replacement, a PKS tensioner upgrade and some other noteworthy service items in preparation for sale.  Remaining in excellent running order while showing just over 36k miles on the odometer, this well maintained 928 S is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Texas.

Reported to have been kept in storage under the care of its 2nd owner, the Guards Red paint is said to be in excellent original condition (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery).  The 928 S-version can be identified by its body-colored side moldings, and black polyurethane front and rear spoilers. This example retains its factory Manhole Cover wheels which were dressed in new Hankook tires in 2019.

The luxurious Black leather interior is said to be in exceptional condition.  The original Blaupunkt Reno radio remains in-place, although the seller indicates it to be nonfunctional.  The automatic trunk release button is not working, and the electrically adjustable mirrors are said to have intermittent issues.  All other gauges and accessories are said to be working properly including the air conditioning, power windows, and sunroof.

This 928 S is equipped with a 5.0 L 32v DOHC V8 engine which sends 288 HP and 302 lb.-ft of torque to the rear wheels by way of a 4-speed automatic transaxle.  Routine service has been kept up to date throughout the lifetime of the vehicle including the following items which were addressed recently in 2020 in preparation for sale:

  • Timing Belt Kit
  • Water Pump
  • PKS Tensioner Upgrade
  • Fuel System Overhaul
  • Fuel Pressure Regulators
  • Temperature Sensors
  • Power Steering Pump Hoses
  • CV Boots

This sale will be accompanied by a set of 2 keys, an owner’s manual and warranty booklet, the original jack, toolkit, and spare tire, a clean title, and a collection of service records dating from 2015. With just over 36k miles on the odometer, this 928 S remains in very nice condition for its next owner.

Auction Results

  • Highest Offer: $21,500
  • Auction End: Dec. 24, 2020, 4:04 p.m.
  • Number of Offers: 1
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Comments (36)

  • nobrakes (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @BlackSlacks Hello @BlackSlacks Thanks for your interest. This is a nicely sorted 928S with recent maintenance expenditures of about $10k including critical timing belt kit. This car also got new power steering hoses and fuel pressure dampers. And new tires! There is a small oil leak we missed on the dipstick tube that will have to wait until the next major service. This car runs great and looks great and is good to go.

  • BlackSlacks (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Am in the market for a well-sorted 928.......is this one still available? does everything work as it should? what does it need? Thank You...


  • $21,500 offer from Westmont, IL (60559) 2 monthsago

    Offer in the amount of $21,500

  • PCARMARKET 2 monthsago

    @porsche_dreamer Hello. I am the moderator. I checked with the technical team and they looked into this.

    Apparently one of the bidders (amtrak88)was having issues with placing a bid during the auction in which PCARMARKET assisted. This manual override must have caused a temporary placement under the PCARMARKET name which immediately switched back to the bidder’s name. We apologize for any confusion.

  • porsche_dreamer (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    @Spokayman I also see a @PCARMARKET bid at $20,500 albeit at the same amount as @amtrak88.

  • Spokayman (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    @PCARMARKET My apologies then, but for some reason a bid from PCARMARKET is showing on my screen, although there is a bid in the same amount also recorded.

  • PCARMARKET 2 monthsago

    @Spokayman hello, we did not bid on the car.

  • Spokayman (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    Did you just bid $20,500 on the ‘86 928S?
    Wouldn’t that be a shill bid?
    I confused and a bit alarmed to see that.

  • nobrakes (seller) 2 monthsago

    Thanks for your bid! The car is still for sale.

  • nobrakes (seller) 2 monthsago

    Close to $10k spent freshening this garage queen over the last 18 months.

  • montigozeffer 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $21,000

  • Amtrak88 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $20,500

  • PCARMARKET 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $20,500

  • montigozeffer 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $19,500

  • nobrakes (seller) 2 monthsago

    36,000 miles, fresh timing belt. Fly in and drive it home!!

  • Amtrak88 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $18,000

  • ovaldroneX 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $16,928

  • hlai 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $16,000

  • Amtrak88 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $15,500

  • ovaldroneX 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • hlai 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $14,250

  • Amtrak88 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $14,000

  • hlai 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $13,000

  • ovaldroneX 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $12,500

  • nobrakes (seller) 2 monthsago

    Not much time left on this one and its been quiet all week. I thought I would offer my driving impressions:

    Once we completed the maintenance on this 928S we were at last able to get behind the wheel for some serious seat time. Having been around 911’s for many years and more recently a rash of 944’s we do know a little about what a classic Porsche is all about. The 928 is a different kind of Porsche. Its initial impression is of its build quality; it feels substantial and solid. This is a roomy car. The cabin is quiet, and the interior (other than a lack of cupholders) still feels modern. The view out is unobstructed in all directions. The car will swallow a decent amount of luggage and cargo. With infinitely adjustable power seats and an instrument cluster that famously adjusts with the steering wheel, ergonomics are excellent, comfort is uncompromised. It wraps its occupants in luxury and creature comforts not seen in the comparatively austere 911 or down market 944. This car starts right up and idles smoothly. Underway it’s noticeably planted; deceptively quick. Steering, suspension and brakes are not racy but they are more than up to the task, right up to the car’s limits. It’s on the open road, an Autobahn, where this car is most at home. Press hard on the pedal and this car seems to have no end to how fast it will go, its composure at speed is unrivaled. It is truly one of the finest Grand Touring automobiles ever produced.

  • H20koooled 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • hlai 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $6,000

  • nobrakes (seller) 2 monthsago

    I have added a few pics related to the aftermarket upgrade of the timing belt tensioner. The original tensioner required an adjustment after a run in period to compensate for initial belt stretch. The PKT tensioner is a major improvement over the OEM style as it is designed to always maintain the correct tension as a belt naturally ages and of course spares the inconvenience of having to return to the shop for adjustments. It wasn't cheap!

  • nobrakes (seller) 2 monthsago

    I have submitted a handful of additional photos including a few angles of the car with the headlights raised (I love those things) and a couple of the passenger door with the new speaker grille installed (makes a difference).

  • nobrakes (seller) 2 monthsago

    More to the condition of this car; it is not flawless, but it is close.

    We recently picked up a 1980 928 5-speed hi-miler for cheap. It has been rode hard and is a driving project. The exemplary condition of this ’86 is made apparent when parked next to the ’80. These cars are known to not age/wear well and the ’80 has a grotesquely warped dash, the seats have completely lost their pleats, the preformed carpet pieces have lost their shape, the visors won’t stay in place. Switchgear, window regulators, seat controls, sunroof, mirrors, blinker switch, instrument lighting and yes a broken odometer are all issues on that car. It runs and drives fine but whereas a ratty 911 can be excused for being an outlaw you just can’t get away with that on a 928. The freshness of this car reflects the low mileage and proper storage.

    Although prices have escalated steadily, a good 928 like this one is still a great value. Whether the next owner intends to take it cross county or daily drive it, or to show it off at the local cars and coffee and PCA meets, or whether it’s to be once again tucked away in another collection this car fits the bill.

  • nobrakes (seller) 2 monthsago

    @JNasty odometer failure on Porsches is of course all too common, especially so on 911’s. I have a 944 with a frozen odometer in inventory now. At the end of the day you have to assess the condition of the car and if you examine this car it is obvious that it has been used sparingly and it’s back story supports that.

  • nobrakes (seller) 2 monthsago

    @JNasty lighting issues more likely. The rheostats are prone to shorting. 928 Docs just fixed the same issue again this week. The adjustable cluster is cool but problematic.

  • JNasty (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    @nobrakes - "December 2014 34,527 - Instrument cluster service" - do we know the work? Was the ODO broken? So, possibly, more miles than shown?

  • nobrakes (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    Here is known mileage and service history:

    January 1988 3,988

    November 1999 17,107
    Passed Inspection

    February 2001 24,376
    Passed Inspection

    June 2009 33,775

    December 2014 34,527
    Greff Motors Metarie LA
    • Mass airflow meter
    • Oil service
    • Instrument cluster service

    June 2018 34,575
    Greff Motors
    • Fuel tank pulled and cleaned
    • Fuel pump and related
    • Fuel injection system cleaned
    • Plugs blasted
    • Belts external
    • Oil service

    February 2019 34,588

    July 2019 34,668
    Mayo Performance Euless TX
    • Tires
    • Brake flush
    • Oil service
    • Xmission fluid service
    • Coolant flush and exchange
    • Wiper motor and switch
    • Tie rods
    • Ball joints
    • Steering rack boot
    • Intake boot
    • Alignment
    • Alternator test

    September 2020 35,276

    Seprtember 2020
    Enthusiast Motorcars Rowlett TX 35,288
    • AC charge by Seller

    September 2020 35,174
    928 Docs Denton TX
    • Timing Belt Kit
    • Tensioner Upgrade
    • Water pump and t-stat
    • Temp 2 sensor

    November 2020 35,301
    928 Docs Denton TX
    • Front and rear fuel pressure damper
    • Power steering hoses

    November 2020 35,415
    Enthusiast Motorcars Rowlett TX
    • CV Boots
    • Brake lube
    • Buff, polish, detail

    November 18, 2020 35,565
    Current Odometer Reading

  • nobrakes (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    Greetings bidders and Porsche enthusiasts, welcome to my auction!

    As long time Porsche owner and enthusiast the 928 has always been on my bucket list but 911 ownership was always in the way of getting my "Shark fix". That is until we stumbled upon this beauty tucked in the back of a dimly lit warehouse just east of downtown Dallas. It had been acquired by a family friend of the longtime owner/collector as a well preserved but seldom driven example. Between his purchase in 2019 and ours in the summer of 2020 about $10,000 has been spent bringing the car's maintenance current and transforming it from the garage queen that it was to the exceptional driver that it is.

    We have enjoyed this car immensely putting more miles on it during our brief time with it than the last ten plus years combined. But we now offer it reluctantly for sale because alas, that's what we shameless flippers do.

    I will roll out more details in this comment section as the auction progresses. For now I stand by to answer specific questions or fulfil additional photo requests.

    Thanks for your interest and enjoy the auction!


  • mee418 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

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36K-Mile 1986 Porsche 928S
Final offer: $21,500