<b>1979 Porsche 928</b><br />Chassis no. 9289201197<br />Engine no. 8290931

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1979 Porsche 928
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1979 Porsche 928
Chassis no. 9289201197
Engine no. 8290931

5,397cc SOHC 16 Valve V8 Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection
219bhp at 6,500rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Less than 11,000 original miles
*Hugely desirable petrol blue metallic paint
*Superbly preserved example
*Pop-up headlamps - can we say more?


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

"Auto das Jahrzehnts" or car of the decade, as it was referred - the Porsche 928 was for a different sort of individual.

By the late 1960s, executives including Ferry Porsche, began considering the addition of a luxury touring car to their line-up. With slumping sales of the then-current flagship 911, managing director Ernst Fuhrmann, credited for development of the type 547 engine (used in the 550, 356 Carrera GT and GS cars), initiated a design study in 1971 for a new range-topping gran turismo model. Several drivetrain layouts were considered early on including both mid and rear-engined designs. Deciding that a mid-engine layout did not allow enough room in the passenger compartment and a rear-engine layout made emission and noise control difficult, a front-engine, rear-wheel drive transaxle layout was selected. The chosen front-mounted type M28 single overhead camshaft, water-cooled V8 engine displaced 4.5liters and featured a Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system. Combining a transmission, axle, and differential in one integrated assembly in the rear, this new 'type 928' acheived near 50/50 weight distribution- realizing a combination sports coupe and luxury sedan. A car technically different from others on the road had the right to look different. Lay-flat/pop-up headlamps borrowed from the Miura, flared wheel-arches and curvy flanks caught the attention of many influential characters of the 20th century including the likes of Stanley Kubrick and Steve Jobs.

Presented before you is an example of an early, original body 928. Completed in January of 1979 and delivered to Porsche of Topeka, KS, this 928 is finished in rare and desirable Petrolblaumetallic, or petrol blue, over a beige/tan leatherette. Serving just 1 owner since new, chassis 9289201197 has remained garage kept and has traveled less than 11K miles since delivery. Complete with its books, manuals, COA and service records, this matching numbers, (believed) survivor Porsche is superbly preserved. Poised for concours entry at circuits across the country and bound to excite the discerning eye of rear-engine purists, every aspect of this water-cooled tourer can be described as excellent. The Porsche for those who think different, this 928 is ready for its next warp speed odyssey.
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