With a wink, Porsche AG could very well present this model of the 928 as a successful retro remake of the over-Porsche presented by over 40 years without surprising the viewer. Perhaps at the most with the perception of how well the new edition has succeeded ... And yet one cannot say it often enough and thus strain you as a reader - we are talking about a real classic car with its 5.0 V8 engine, its 330 hp, its revolutionary Weissach rear axle and its top speed of 300 km / h, which can still be reached today, is astonished, almost enthusiastic!
What a terrific engineering feat was achieved at the time, after the idea sprouted at Porsche almost 50 years ago to look after a 911 successor. It is all the more astonishing that this extremely cost-intensive construction would make it to 1995 and that it would make it possible for almost 20 years of production through all model maintenance, considering that a rough headwind was already blowing at Porsche in the early 1990s. The company was doing worse and worse, shaken by the market and the antiquated manufacturing methods of up to 70 hours per vehicle.
We'll start here and describe this gorgeous guy to you in as much detail as possible, because - where exactly is a 928 GT for sale that carries a complete checkbook, board folder, all keys, etc., all managed by MAHAG Munich? In its complete history there is also an invoice from 2006, from which a complete engine overhaul in the amount of approx. € 15,000.– results. This work was carried out at 130000 km. If you leaf through the folder, you will find an extensive bill from the company's own Porsche Classic Department in Freiberg. In addition to toothed belts, tensioners, water pumps, etc., this "spa stay" in the factory also did many other jobs with the requirement to make this special 928 weatherproof for decades to come. All maintenance and repairs prior to this were carried out exclusively by the delivering company MAHAG in Munich.
From our accumulated experience of the past decades and several Porsche 928 in all variants, we want to expressly point out to you in your search for your future Porsche 928 that you will be dealing with a car that is as complex as it is fascinating Maintenance needs, for example, the little air-cooled brother 911. When looking for the right vehicle, you should rather pay attention to the current status and whether you have to clear a certain maintenance backlog. In most cases, this effort is mainly underestimated financially!
Often these works are trivialized or at least trivialized by blue-eyed sellers of these models, maybe even just because they don't know better ... but please don't be fooled! The 928 is fundamentally a very fascinating, if functioning automobile, but if the worm is in it, it can also turn into a dime tomb just as quickly, which unfortunately does not take loose change ... in addition to increasingly expensive spare parts, it is above all the few, but highly paid for Specialists who keep opening the eyes of your client again and again when the true scope of all necessary work has been calculated and the mostly large sum has been determined.
Of course, this work, which has taken place over the course of 30 years, is also necessary for a high-performance sports car in this category, if you honestly ask yourself the question. That is why our well-intentioned advice in 2020, please do not believe in the fairy tale anymore, that there are still cheap Porsche cars somewhere in the world.
In the meantime it has probably got around even to the most remote corners that vehicles from this house in particular cost very good money if they are good for something.
The positive market development in recent years has not only dark sides for seekers, dear reader. This situation is not only a curse but also a blessing. A lot of owners - as with this 928 GT we offer - recognized the signs and really put a lot of money and effort into their Porsche because the vehicle in question also remains valuable and should continue to develop positively in this regard if possible. So it is better to concentrate on vehicles in which you are understandably on the safe side from the moment of purchase, where the follow-up costs remain calculable, and in which you as the buyer can enjoy unlimited driving fun with no regrets from the time of the takeover.
At first glance, these cars are usually “more expensive” than other models that are comparable from the data. On closer inspection, however, the chaff usually separates from the wheat and explains the additional financial expenditure when buying it by itself. It is in the nature of the matter that hardly anyone puts tens of thousands of euros in their Porsche in order to maintain it or bring it up to scratch, and then hand it over for a supposed slingshot price. Experience has shown that no Porsche owner does this anymore…
So get advice and show why there is a possible price difference. Find out why this Porsche is worth its money. If at the end you have all these confirmations and, moreover, a good, “fitting” feeling that it could be “your” car, you better expand your budget and decide on the better car right away. You will not regret it if you are in good hands.
See you soon.
Your DLS team