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Old 04-02-2019, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by SwayBar
I will throw a temper-tantrum every chance I get regarding the 928's lack of hips and its resultant slab sides.

However, not with the GTS! I think it looks so much better than the earlier ones by far.

FYI, S4 5-speed and GT owner here.
That's why I had my rears flared when I had it painted.
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Old 04-02-2019, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by GregBBRD View Post
How about a 1991 GT with the rear flare option?
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That's why I had my rears flared when I had it painted.
I agree, or make your own. If you do it right, you get even more room for wider rubber.
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Originally Posted by GregBBRD View Post
The reality is.....Porsche never got the 928 quite right......every single year has "mechanical issues".

In terms of early cars, the "which year is the best" is really simple....the 1986.5 model wins this, by a huge margin.

It can be argued, fairly convincingly, that the '89GT has the best of the best of the late model cars, in terms of the mechanical pieces (in the 5 speed versions).
I had a 86.5 and it was my favorite. Everything on the car was just done well.

Now had an 89GT and it's also a fine example.

Nothing wrong with the GTS cosmetics, but there's more to the 928.
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Originally Posted by jeff spahn View Post
That's why I had my rears flared when I had it painted.
I like yours, it looks great, they did it right too!!!
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Old 04-02-2019, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by 928sg View Post
I agree, or make your own. If you do it right, you get even more room for wider rubber.
Sterling, you're car is totally unique, there isn't another like it.
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Old 04-03-2019, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by polecat702 View Post
Sterling, you're car is totally unique, there isn't another like it.
That's for damn sure! I think Sterling figured out what was still stock on his car and it was the windshield. Only the windshield. LOL
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Old 04-03-2019, 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by soontobered84 View Post
That's for damn sure! I think Sterling figured out what was still stock on his car and it was the windshield. Only the windshield. LOL
John is partially correct. all of the glass is stock.... lol pretty much everything else has been SG'd.
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Old 04-03-2019, 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by polecat702 View Post
. I thought you and Rhonda, wouldn't make Third Coast this year. We do hope to see you both.
We are trying to make it to Third Coast, but I did have to B!tch a little bit about changing the dates just to get their attention.
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Originally Posted by soontobered84 View Post
We are trying to make it to Third Coast, but I did have to B!tch a little bit about changing the dates just to get their attention.
See ya there!
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Originally Posted by GregBBRD View Post
How about a 1991 GT with the rear flare option?
Greg,

Such a unicorn does exist: One Wide Body 1991 GT (XX8 option) was built for the US market and displayed at the New York Auto Show by Porsche.

It is in extraordinary condition and I am fortunate enough to be it's present caretaker.

I think that an argument can be made that it is the finest (and rarest) 928 ever imported into the USA.








As a footnote:

16 XX8 Wide Body 1991 GT's were made for the German market.

62 XX8 S4 Automatics were built.

The first 12 GTS's had XX8 on their build sheet, but it was redundant.

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Old 04-03-2019, 02:53 AM
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And,

As mentioned above... There is something to be said for the GTS's ***!

It is simply "Bootyful"





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Old 04-03-2019, 04:18 AM
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Originally Posted by GregBBRD View Post
The reality is.....Porsche never got the 928 quite right......every single year has "mechanical issues".

In terms of early cars, the "which year is the best" is really simple....the 1986.5 model wins this, by a huge margin.

It can be argued, fairly convincingly, that the '89GT has the best of the best of the late model cars, in terms of the mechanical pieces (in the 5 speed versions). The 1991 GT model comes in a close second....only because of the extra complexity of the PSD and the Airbag System (although it could be argued that the Airbag System is a big improvement.) The 1989 S4 and the 1991 S4 are probably about the same caliber vehicles, in terms of mechanicals....with the same debate about the PSD and the Airbag System. (The 1990 vehicles are also very nice cars....except they have the "first generation" Airbag System and the first generation PSD, which both improved in 1991.

Some of the mechanical design problems with the GTS border on the absurd.....and it is quite a stretch to think of this car as being the "most evolved" 928, because of these mechanical "issues". All of these cars, until they are "repaired", fall behind the '89GT, in terms of mechanicals.

The GTS rear flares are very nice....and to a certain extent, "blind" people to the mechanical issues.

The very best of the late model cars?

How about a 1991 GT with the rear flare option?
Could-you, please, explain the difference between the 1990 and 1991 PSD and airbags?

The 1989 GT is still my favorite "regular" 928. I really like this car by example:


1989 Euro GT with XC1 (Porsche Exclusive rear flares).
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Originally Posted by 928cs View Post
Could-you, please, explain the difference between the 1990 and 1991 PSD and airbags?

The 1989 GT is still my favorite "regular" 928. I really like this car by example:

1989 Euro GT with XC1 (Porsche Exclusive rear flares).
Hi Samuel,

That 89 XC1 GT is a pretty exquisite example. Unfortunately none were imported to the US to my knowledge and we have not been able to find the two alleged CS's.

Did we ever get to the bottom of how many XC1 GT's were made? I'd love to add one of those to my care taking project...

Enjoy!

Dave

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Old 04-03-2019, 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by 928 GT R View Post
Hi Samuel,

That 89 XC1 GT is a pretty exquisite example. Unfortunately none were imported to the US to my knowledge and we have not been able to find the two alleged CS's.

Did we ever get to the bottom of how many XC1 GT's were made? I'd love to add one of those to my care taking project...

Enjoy!

Dave
Hi Dave,

Well, that will be a short answer...
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Yes, this is the list of XC1 GT's
All of them were delivered in Germany.

I will contact you if I see one of them for sale.

Samuel
PS: I don't give up about the two US CS's.
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