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Is the 928 an exotic?

Is a 1983 Porsche 928 Automatic an "Exotic" Car?

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It certainly is! Even by todays standards, my 928 is fast - I can outrun anything from BMW/Mercedes/Audi (155 mph limiter), and not much can keep up off the line either.

Maybe an '83 Slushbox is just "another one in the pack" considering that mostly that particular type is for sale, but still, it's got the looks and a 928 can still turn heads! (At least where I live).
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I agree with you.

It's a really good discussion.
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Maybe I'm around them too much these days, but they seem notable and interesting, even inspiring if you are a certain age, and scarce. The 928 seems practical but with significant flair.

To me the exotics go much further off the scale in styling and in drivetrain engineering, and rarity, such that they seem impractical and unattainable.

A Countach is exotic to me. A Pantera a little less-so. Porsches, more practical and common.
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I agree. I think many people don't know what the 928 is, even younger 911 owners! The car draws a lot of attention, those head lights, shark mouth look. There are not many of these around, only one other I know of here in my area and he owns the Import mechanic shop near by. I see a lot of exotic cars here especially on weekends as we are in a summer resort area. Never saw one 928. I see many 911's, Ferraris, Mercedes, BMW's, no 928's. I think many believe it is some new model!
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Well, for all practical purposes, yours IS new!
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Well, for all practical purposes, yours IS new!
I do find it hard to believe myself, owning a car with now 40K original miles on it and a 1986. People see this thing and do think it's some new model. I tell them it was in storage for 19 years and they shake there heads. I guess the car was so advanced in it's time, it still looks great. Also remember, not many were imported here. Just look at Vette's today, a dime a dozen, all over the place, not rare, not collectors items except for the real old ones. People also tell me the 928 was in the movie "Risky Business". Never saw the movie but may need to rent it sometime.
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People also tell me the 928 was in the movie "Risky Business". Never saw the movie but may need to rent it sometime.
Risky Business makes it look a little less exotic - Weird Science similarly, but I think Beetlejuice pushes it up there. Then Scarface makes it.
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Is it an exotic, yes.

Are there cars more exotic, yes.
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