1985 Porsche 928S Original CA Car, Super Clean, Low Miles, Documented Service
- Location: Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Porsche
- Model: 928
- Type: Hatchback
- Trim: S
- Year: 1985
- Mileage: 77,840
- VIN: Wp0jb0929fs861628
- Color: Grand Prix White
- Engine size: V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan and Brown
- Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
- Vehicle Title: Clear
- Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
1985 Porsche 928 description
1985 Porsche 928S
The 928S was arguably Porsche's top of the line car in this era, costing $50,000 new, the equivalent of $120,000 in today's dollars. All 928's were loaded withamenitiesand imbued with the most advanced engineering, technology and high performanceluxuryethos of the time. The928S was bred to dominate the autobahn in luxury, with power flowing throughan all-aluminum 32-valve, twin-cam, 5.0 liter V8 engine with 288 hp, and a whopping 302 pounds/feet of torque, as well as a transaxle design for nearperfect weight distribution. Top speed was rated near 160 MPH.Car and Driverclocked just 5.7 seconds to 60, a mere 13.5 seconds to 100 mph, 14 seconds at 102 mph in the standing-quarter, and 154 mph flat-out. “These are amazing figures for a car with extremely tall economy-oriented gearing,”C/Dobserved dryly. “. . . [A] substantial improvement over its predecessor.”
Up for auction is this spectacular and original 1985 Porsche 928S from CA, with a build date of 04-85. Her subsequentownership trail and history is documented in the included paperwork. She was first sold by Westwood Porsche & Audi in CA. After several years she was sold to another gentleman in the central CA area, and in the early 90's she was sold to Paul B. near Fresno CA. Paul owned herup until about three months ago. All this while she lived acharmedand garagedlife, beingmeticulously maintainedunder thoughtful ownership. We have a large stackofmaintenancerecords dating back to 1986.
Having only 77,8XX original miles shemaintains her youthful energy and glow.She hasloads of presence and authority, and runs and drives as great as she looks.She drives straight and solid down the road with perfect alignment. Steering is precise with no sloppiness, offering excellent road feel. She rides comfortably with self-assurance, yet with a taut and sporty character (see videos).
In the last month a brand new set of Bridgestone Potenza performance tires in the stock size of 225/50R16 have been fitted to her original chrome, 16-inch slotted wheels. Each wheel also has a factory original lockinglug nut to deter theft. One wheel in particular does exhibit a small bit of curb rash, please refer to the photos. Brakes work perfectly and do not pull in either direction. Car and Drivertermed the system “reassuring, thanks to linear performance, well-proportioned front-to-rear balance, and excellent modulation. These characteristics contribute to the 928S’s ability to stop from 70 mph in just 175 feet. Perhaps even more impressive is [its] ability to absorb triple-digit speeds without fading or emitting any disconcerting squeals, groans or odors.”
Her timing belt was changed about a year ago, about 1,000 miles ago, by Jason at WARR Performance in Fresno. At the time they also thought she might need new catalytic converters to pass smog, but it turns out that it was some other minor issue that was rectified. Her factory original catalytic converters were performing as intended. On July 3, 2015 she passed CA smog testing.Her valve cover gaskets were replaced by Siegfreids Motors in Fresno on March 1, 2012 at 76,885 miles, as were a full set of spark plugs. After sitting for some time there will be a couple ofengine oil drips under the car from what appears to be the oil pan. Whiledriving there's no smell or fumes of oil burning. New air intake tubes and an under hood mat were recently installed. Fluids have been servicedand are up to date.
The Mercedes-Benz derived four-speed automatic transmissionshifts just like it should up and down through the gears,smoothlyshiftingin relaxed drivingand crisplyengaging when neededunder harder acceleration.
Her exterior remains in her original coat of Grand Prix White, with no evidence anywhere of any repainting, and there is nary adiscernibleflaw or blemish. Rear and side lights and various bits of trim also remain in good order. Her trademark headlight pods actuate exactly as they should and pop up and down when directed by the driver (see videos). Even her heated headlight washers work!
Open her doors to findoriginal rich tan leather everywhere in the luxurious cabin! It's in great condition without any rips or tears, but there is some light wear evident on the left bolster of the driver's seat. Thetastefuldoor panels are in excellent shape, and the courtesy lights on each of them function as intended. The thick "Silverknit" original OEM carpets still appear quite fresh, with OEM Porsche floor mats having protected much of footwell areas. Her rear seats, headliner and front and rear sun visors (yes, even the rear seat are equipped with sun visors) appear factory fresh. The gaugesand switch gear are sharp in appearanceand function like they should.
At some point an alarm was fitted, and it still functions perfectly should you decide to activate it. The alarm can be turned off/on via switches in the glove box, and can be disabled via a key in the driver's door jamb. There is paperwork showing her Kenwood stereo/cassette player was installed in 1991, and it functions just like it should,with sound coming through what appears to be the original speakers.
Looking at the dash, there are some narrow cracks towards the middle (see photos) but I have included a new and color matched Coverlay dash cover with the appropriate silicone adhesive should the new owner choose to install it.Both power windows work effortlessly, as do all the power seat functions on both seats (see videos). I've also included two new power window switches, although the existing ones work perfectly (see additional photos).The sunroof does not function but it may just be the switch, I'm not one to use a sunroof so I left it alone. I've tried the cruise control and it engages but I couldn't figure out how to sustain speed, so I left it alone as I'm not a fan of those anyway. Last month at the local Bridgestone facility the HVAC system was attended to and the A/C was converted to r134a and fully charged, with air now blowing ice cold when needed.
In the rear hatch area, under the carpeting, you will find the original space saver spare tire along with the original air compressor and plastic gloves so as not to soil your hands if you need to change a tire. Notice too that the original tool kit is complete, with ALL the tools in place in their allotted compartment under the back portion of the rear hatch. Her original luggage cover remains in its original black Porschecase, and luggage netting/tiedowns are with the car too. The original rubber weather stripping along the leading edge of the hatch is however getting tired, please refer to photos, but as-is there’s no adverse effects.
There is a full stack of receipts and documentation for maintenance and repairs. Her original Porsche 928S Owner's Manual and Maintenance book with dealer stamps up to 53,000 miles, as well as other original associated materialsare included. All her original keys are with the car too.
The body lines of the 928 are iconic and timeless. These exotic machines in such excellent condition are now becoming highly desirable and sought after, seemingly ascending in value on a daily basis. Many of these exotic machineshave unfortunately been neglected and left to the elements, or been heavily modified and abused. Here's your opportunity to own an icon that's been well cared for and remains in her factory original configuration.
Please refer to the photos and videos, as pictures are often worth 1,000 words. Here is a link to well over 100 more photos...
Here is a link to a few videos of the car's engine running, the windows, seats and headlights in operation, as well as of the car humming down the road...
As you can see in all the photos, she stilllooks spectacular, and the videos hopefully give you some sense of how well she operates and drives.With her vintage provenance she understandably does exhibit a few minor blemishes,butfor full disclosure we've attempted to photograph and/or describethem.If you have any questions be sure to ask.
In summary, she runs and drives as great as she looks.Turn her key and she starts upconfidently,her 32-valve DOHC engine roaring through both banks of her V8. She will thenquickly settleinto a smoothyet throatyidle that suggests the power she's holding in reserve.She was recently driven about 300 miles on a road trip and performed flawlessly.
We think she couldconfidently be driven anywhere. Thank you for your interest, and bid accordingly.