The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 129
1979 Porsche 928 Coupe

Selling on Saturday

1979 Porsche 928 Coupe

CHASSIS NO: 9289200126

• Guards Red paint with factory alloy wheels
• One of the rare manual gearbox 928s
• Winner of the European Car of the Year Award
• A nice driver that is ready to enjoy

273 cid V-8 engine, 219 HP, five-speed manual gearbox, fully independent coil spring suspension, four-wheel disc brakes; wheelbase: 98.4

Originally intended to replace the company's iconic 911, the 928 combined the power, poise, and handling of a sports car with the refinement, comfort, and equipment of a luxury saloon. Porsche executives believed such a flagship would have wider appeal than the compact, quirky and sometimes difficult to drive 911. The 928 has the distinction of being the company's first production V-8 powered model and the only coupe powered by a front-mounted V-8 engine, although a transaxle was used to allow for near-perfect weight balance.

This very nice Guards Red 928 has an honest look about it, with a fine shine and very few flaws. Even the bumpers are mostly free of dings and road rash, and it appears to be the original paint finish. The pop-up lamps work perfectly, and the panel and door fit are excellent. These are fine driving cars, with impeccable road manners, and this one will also make you look very good in your own driveway. Inside, drivers will focus on the five-speed manual gearbox, which pushes this 928 into the very desirable category. The upholstery shows average wear, but is quite serviceable, and both the carpets and dash have plenty of use left in them. Creature comforts include power windows, power locks, air-conditioning, and the factory sound system. Turn the key, and youll enjoy hearing the V-8 roar to life with gusto. Its clean and serviceable under the hood, and these cars are a pleasure to drive with one of the easiest shifting manual transmissions youll ever use.

A wonderful find for any Porsche enthusiast, this 928 is a solid survivor, presenting you today with a compelling opportunity to acquire one of the finest driving sports cars of the generation.

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