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Offline Clive005


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Looking for advice on the 928 always loved the look of them and it may be time I get myself one. Would really appreciate any advice on the 928 in general and what I should look for when buying one!
Many thanks in advance



Offline anotherforumuser

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Looking for advice on the 928 always loved the look of them and it may be time I get myself one. Would really appreciate any advice on the 928 in general and what I should look for when buying one!
Many thanks in advance
You need to go here buddy. One of my favourite cars ever and the first supercar that I ever drove.
http://www.landsharkoz.com/

They even have a page on buying tips.
http://www.landsharkoz.com/tt/tt_buying.htm



Offline jamesatfish


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You need to go here buddy. One of my favourite cars ever and the first supercar that I ever drove.
http://www.landsharkoz.com/

They even have a page on buying tips.
http://www.landsharkoz.com/tt/tt_buying.htm

+1 for the Landsharkoz guys - I was an active member of that group way back when email listgroups were all the rage and they gave me some great advice along the way.

I've owned both an S and an S4 over the years (still have the S) - each has its merits but though I preferred the still-modern styling of the S4 and later GTS models, there's something nice about an old-skool V8 with no ABS, no traction gizmos and no emissions controls.

The Landsharkoz Evolution page (http://www.landsharkoz.com/evolution.htm) still has pics of my old S4 in the 87/88 category.

Happy to share more details if you've got any specific queries.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Even I like 928s..

Manual gearbox in any model is a hoot, buy as late a model as budget allows.

Get a good wheel alignment done!



Offline LotusLee


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I've just purchased a 928 SE (1 of only 42 made) impeccable service history is a must, as is a pre purchase inspection by a marque specialist if you don't have the expertise (as is my case) My car is about to start it's journey from the UK !

What series do you intend to go for? Auto or manual?

Other sites you can look at for good info are, 928.org (British) and Rennlist (USA) heaps of good info on both sites.

Cheers

(IMO, these are seriously undervalued cars!)

If you look on Rennlist 928, there is part of series one, episode one of The Classic Car club, they do a brief road test on the 928 (which is the car I now own) If you have trouble fnding it on the site, drop me a line and I'll guide you to it



Offline anotherforumuser

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Has Clive005 even come back to look at the thread he started?



Offline alvchua


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928 S4 would be my pick - hard to find a good manual version though!!

There was a really good article in Australian Classic Car magazine pitching a 928 against an M635CSi vs a Ferrari 400i! (I still have the article if u can't locate it as I ended up buying the M635CSi featured in the article!) The 928 was their pick!
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Offline Clive005


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Thanks all for the replies, im keen on the S4 willing to spend 20 to 30 thousand for the right one.Manual would sure be a hoot but not overly fussed if the one is a auto, I'm just a big fan of the 928 I will be doing a lot more reserch and appreciate the links and advice, what I am most interested in is the cost and availability of parts and peoples experiences with the Porsche 928
Thanks all

Clive



Offline alvchua


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Parts are not all that expensive, ESP if u don't mind doing some online comparisons and sourcing from egUSA. The 928 iirc was pitched at the US market and there are heaps of dismantlers there that specialize in Porsches. Even a few here in oz too! Whilst I've not owned a 928, I have owned a few air cooled 911s and I recall parts as being comparable if not often cheaper than my old BMWs. Good luck with your search!
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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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One of my earliest memories of driving a 928, was an auto.

I had serviced it, and was out on road test. I tested the cruise control approaching a steep uphill stretch of road.

As it climbed the hill, the throttle went down and down as you'd expect, when all of a sudden, it went into kickdown and lit up the rear tyres on a semi wet road  :eye-popping: :burnout:

That was it.... automatic power slide???? I'm a fan  :thumbsup:



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