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I'm Coming Out Of The Closet

Okay, I'm coming out of the closet . . .

I want a 928!

They don't replace a 911 but are cool in their own way. Over at Rennlist they are supercharging the V8s, getting 400+rwhp, 4.5 sec 0-60. This is with plush seats, cold A/C, enough luggage room to take the family on a weekend trip, and that still-futuristic cockpit.

Someday, the late-model GT/GTS 928s will become affordable and I'll be a two-fisted Porsche owner.

Anyone here have both 911 and 928?
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How about a 911 and 928/2 (944). To my wife's annoyance, both are snug in the garage as we speak.
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Are you kidding?!? I'd love a 928. I think they rock. I'd love to have one as a second to a 911.
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The GTS is a fantastic car, I had an opportunity to drive one at LRP a few years ago, absolutely amazing, and a beautiful exhaust note
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I have had a couple of them, a 79 & an 80, and I just love them! both were 5 spds, with all kinds of torque, and they just felt glued to the road. Best riding GT sports car ever, I think.
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Thats how I got hooked, my grandpa has a 84 Five speed just like the Risky Business one and man after that I looked at my dad as was like.

"Thats it im selling everything I have to my name, I gotta get one"
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Yeah... I too like the 928. I had a chance to buy an 86 a couple of years ago, but chickened out because I was worried about the maintenance cost on these cars. Also... the car I was looking at was an automatic (as with most of the 928's around my neck of the woods), and that was a bit of a turn-off for me.

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I agree 928s are nice looking when you get into the late 80s early 90s body styles. All that HP didn't translate into 0-60 times I could feel good about though.

I'd like for Porsche to have invested some effort into getting the 968 turbo over here. It's a lighter version of the 928 without all of the fancy bull***** (the only luxury I'd like is good AC) with some serious HP.

A turbo powered water pumper should have made it to the states--I mean, it's basically what the WRXs et al ended up being: 4 cylinders with a turbo added, years before the 4cyl turbos began to flood the US streets.
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I drove an auto on the track this week with bilsteins and sticky tires, It was awesome. I had a petrol blue one with op art interior, cis and an 83 motor with 5 speed. I wish I had never sold it. It just drives so well. My brother has an 85 Euro with auto for sale w/@60k original. The car is beautiful and flies with 310+ hp. He lives in Houston.
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Love' em, Love' em, Love' em!!! Gimme a stick in a 928 and I am happy all day. I have seen guys drop 968 pistons in them to get them some serious displacement, too. Go for it!
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EPBrown had a collection of Guard Red Porsche from the year 1983, 911 Targa, 928, and a 944.

He sold the Targa for what I thought was an incredible price for a buyer.
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There is one in my run group. Big sticky rubber and severly lightened. It always gives me a run for my money. The exhaust note is pretty severe too.
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I miss my old '81 5-speed. It was awesome to drive...

I'd love to get a GT someday, too.
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I have owned both for a couple of years now. I am actually selling my 87- 928S4 with lsd, to focus more on the SC. If anyone is intrerested I'll send photos and details. tdatk@adelphia.net Excellent car IMHO.Here are some facts about HP and such.
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I've heard that they run out pretty good and are more reliable once they have a well built small block Chevvy stuffed in 'em.

(edit)...only semi kidding here. There are some impressive small block Chevrolet crate engines being sold these days. I haven't compared engine weight though. The 928 itself? IMHO, a nice car brought out at the wrong time by the wrong company to do so. Porsche wanted to go for 'Vette, (maybe not so much) BMW, and Mercedes customers. These people remained loyal to their brands, and Porsche customers remained loyal to the 911, many feeling the 928 was too heavy, too luxurious, etc. Just bad timing on Porsche's part. Kind of like the Cayenne...I wonder how well they are selling with today's gas prices? Probably about as well as Chevy Suburbans, & Ford Excursions...
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okay..someone needs to post some pics of some purrrrty ones..
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Best I can do is an SC and 968 cab
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My motor !!!

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holy crap. some very nice cars! my good friend has an 87. we have a (somewhat) friendly competition at AX's. i just helped him do some work lately. and the sneaky bastard, took his car to the shop while i was vacationing and had the entire front suspension redone. new sways, strut bracing, and he bought sticky rubbers. i got him last season, but i think it is about to end. love those cars, altho they are entirely way to difficult to wrench on.

wish i had some pics of his car.
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