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Old 04-09-2019, 04:43 AM
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Old 04-09-2019, 10:10 AM
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Nine hours away? 18 hour round trip?

Plus 'stop time', time to look it over, dicker with the owner, load it up, all that?

You're in SoCal. More 928s per square mile than anywhere else. More expertise too.

Betcha a beer you can find a similar project a lot closer.

Unless this one has very nice condition interior and paint, I can't see it being worth the trip.
Pics would help with that determination.
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Old 04-09-2019, 10:22 AM
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yeah..........i'm starting to agree with you....plus have to find out how much dmv fees will be cuz it's not on a non-op.....plus, i doubt its' going to pass smog.
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Old 04-09-2019, 10:35 AM
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Oh my. If it sat for that long and has back fees due...

It's either going to get sold to an out of state buyer, or Mark Anderson...

Or keep sitting.
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:02 PM
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body is straight but i'm thinking the interior is toast. Sitting outside in the weeds, rain, sun...........for 15yrs.....not good. May not even be worth buying the gas to go get it.......$300 in gas roundtrip. I need a transporter......like, 'beam it here Scotty"
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:32 PM
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Outside?

I would think that unless you have an emotional connection to the car (owned by a family member or something like that), it won't be worth it.

The 'bottom feeders' on here say something to the effect of:

3 major areas. Paint, interior & mechanical. 2 of the three need to be at least 'ok' for it to be worth saving.

They are looking to turn a profit, and there are one or two who actually manage to do that. But they pass on a LOT more cars than they take.

Random curiosity question: What made you think about getting into a 928?

Poster on the wall back in the 80s?
Always liked Porsches?
Saw Risky Business too many times (or Scarface or Middle Aged Crazy)?

Or did you just come across the ad and think 'that would be fun'?

Don't misunderstand, but owning a 928 takes a fair level of commitment (some say that wanting to own one qualifies for commitment). It's not for the faint of heart. Or thin of wallet.

I think you said you've owned older cars, and restored an 85 Vette(?), so you have an idea of how there's always something broken, breaking or about to break. And how the restoration of a car can 'nickle & dime' you far, far, far more than anticipated. Throw in the fact that the crest on the parts box doubles or triples (or more) the cost of the average part and you are starting to get an idea of what bringing one of these back involves. That's why the 'most expensive car you will ever own in a cheap Porsche (or other exotic)' is repeated a lot. As is the suggestion to buy the best condition car you possibly can.

They are abso-freaking-lutley amazing cars. Dollar for dollar, probably the best supercar ever made. And they are legit supercars.

But walking into one with your 'eyes wide shut', and getting a project car are both really good ways to learn to hate the 928.
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Old 04-09-2019, 03:22 PM
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If its the $750 dollar one on Clist, prob not worth the time. I'm doing an 84 right now and its loads better than that one.... and its worse than it appeared.. You'll definitely be upside DOWN on that one by the looks. Did he send pics of the interior?

Keep searching in LA, that where I found mine.
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:39 PM
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not driving 500mi for that one........unless they sell it for $100 and then it would only be to see if i can get it started....and no key for it, that's at least $100 like right now. I just need another project to keep me busy now and then. I'm done with hot rods and choppers. I'll keep looking. Thanks......
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:05 PM
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A 928 is a pretty good hobby because the community is strong, but not too snooty, all the info is there, the parts are mostly available and expensive enough that you have to be clever but mostly not crazy, and its just a pretty good car.
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:23 PM
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Just my two cents, but if you are interested in buying and working on a 928 (which I do, and I love), your nine hours are better spent reading as much as you can on this forum, and searching for a better "starting point" for your project car. And saving your money.
Start with the "Admin: New Visitor" thread and read it until you need to take a break, and then read more. (Among the advice: buy the best 928 that you can afford. Go as cheap as possible on the front end, and you will regret it.) https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...questions.html
Read the "What have done to your 928 today" thread for ideas and daily inspiration. https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...928-today.html
Read the Owners Manual, or you will be flamed. https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...al-online.html
Pay to become a Rennlist member. It has perks, and is good karma for how much money you will save with this forum as a resource. In fact, I suspect you just did.

You'll find a good project, but IMO this doesn't sound like it.
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:45 PM
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i read the 'new visitor' and have already got a lot of good info from this site so i'll be coming back......... thanks.
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I break them down into three sections. Ext, int, engine/trans/brakes/electric. I won't travel much or spend much that takes all three unless it is a super rare car.(like 89GT in my town!)

Ext, a full prep and repaint in CA is $8-16k. Depends on how much you do, and how much the painter does. depends on if you want driver quality, or resto quality.

Int, A full restore on the 928 int will be $3-12k. Same as above.

eng/trans/brakes/elec, usually the engine is solid, and the trans is ok, but will need almost everything else. figure $3-6k on that.

BTW, this is with the OWNER doing 70-80% of the work.

You were upside down after starting the interior work. There's nothing wrong with investing in a 928 resto, but it is not for the feint of wallet. Having said that, if you can do paint, and all eng/trans/elec work you can do it on the cheap. Good news is a manual trains, bad news is - everything else.

we want pichures!
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:05 PM
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thoughts on fixing a cracked dash? It seems a lot of 928's have them.
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Old 04-13-2019, 01:59 PM
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