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Old 10-12-2010, 10:54 AM
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The last two like that I pulled from MA, with some (major) help from the underground railroad that saved them from their owners.

Avatar 85 car, for one. Sub 2K.

I don't disagree with the appeal and desireability of well-kept 928's.

Just that if they can be made driveable they are on such a strong platform that even a stripped one is an exceptional vehicle.

Parting them can certainly be appropriate, but bringing them back is a tremendous kick.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:08 AM
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For heavens sake, aren't we talking about having fun here?
Yea, there are two sides to this (and I've been on both sides). If you spend, say 10k for a car and then see someone buy one for 1200, ya tend to use terms like bottom-feeder and make posts about no such thing as a cheap Porsche. OTOH, the low-end buyer tells himself things like, I do it for the challenge - theres no skill in throwing money at a car.

For me, I envy the first guy but respect the second guy. Its just a steekin hobby, so whatever...Bruce
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:10 PM
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Don't do it. 928s are cool looking and that's about it. Get a 951. They handle better and can easily be made to be faster than a bloated U boat that's more aerodynamic in reverse.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Porschephile 924 View Post
Don't do it. 928s are cool looking and that's about it. Get a 951. They handle better and can easily be made to be faster than a bloated U boat that's more aerodynamic in reverse.
Handle better?? How many 928s have you driven?
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Porschephile 924 View Post
Don't do it. 928s are cool looking and that's about it. Get a 951. They handle better and can easily be made to be faster than a bloated U boat that's more aerodynamic in reverse.
I got a hundred bucks on any number of 928's leaving your little fourbanger wondering WTF did he go.

You are not a ex city council member are you?
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:02 AM
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Just caught this thread - hello fellow Montanan - I've had an 84, an 86.5 and now a 78, and I've done a fair amount of wrenching on my own. the 84 is a good car, and $1200, if as described, is a good price.
I'm just down the road from you, and if you want, I can look at the car with you (depending on where it is located), and give you some idea about what may be involved in bringing it fully up to snuff. You can come by and check out my car too - the 78 - Bluemax.
As a mechanic, you won't be overwhelmed with the mechanics of the car, especially since you've worked on p-cars. The 928 has many unique attributes as opposed to the other varients, but I doubt you'll get lost on it. You don't need many special tools either, but a couple are good - such as the timing blt tension tool, flywheel lock, alignment bolt, and a couple others that can be borrwed or bought. This board is priceless as well (plus a few other choice links).
Keep us posted on the quest, and let me know if you want my help (for what its worth:-).
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Landseer View Post
Who would a person even posture to or flash gold chains at in Montana?
No ivy on buildings out there.

If it runs, buy it and have a blast out there with it.

I've got a stripped one, a real sleeper, love driving it.
I have seen a old beat up, but loved, old 928 pull on a good running GTS from a rolling punch at 60 or so to a very high speed.

It will out run my 87 with out a doubt.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:14 AM
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1200 for an 84 that runs? Sold! if it were me. But then, I can invest the labor to install the parts to get it back to where it was in 1984. If you're paying for labor... pass. Figure 1.2k original investment plus 4-6k in parts to get it in fresh, stock condition. Price goes north from there depending on your taste. I've had my 84 for a dozen years now and it's been a real solid beast, 300K+ miles and counting, largely due to driving the **** out of it every chance I get...
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by A.Embry View Post
Handle better?? How many 928s have you driven?
One. and it was a hell of a good example

Originally Posted by blown 87 View Post
I got a hundred bucks on any number of 928's leaving your little fourbanger wondering WTF did he go.

You are not a ex city council member are you?
Alrighty. Bring one out to HPR this weekend, we'll see what happens. not a blown 928 of course. and No, I'm not Lart.

However I do enjoy stirring the pot a little bit

Oh, by the way, Anything you can do, I can do better!
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Porschephile 924 View Post
One. and it was a hell of a good example



Alrighty. Bring one out to HPR this weekend, we'll see what happens. not a blown 928 of course. and No, I'm not Lart.

However I do enjoy stirring the pot a little bit

Oh, by the way, Anything you can do, I can do better!
Are you talking stock 951 vs a stock 928? what years? 87 vs 87? 89 vs 89? bye bye 951.... All the 928 needs is a wider front tire, and its handling is very very similar to the 951. Excellence just did a writeup and comparison with a 951 and a 928. The author picked the 928.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:10 AM
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I've got a chip, so yeah, equal mods. chipped 928, stock suspension and brakes.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:21 AM
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Love my 84. Car is perfect nad the ride is great. This is a true GT touring car. When we do treks, I use the 928, comfort and ride beat knocked around any time. Funny, my bud drives my 951 beast on the treks and I drive my 928. The difference, he flies and I cruise.
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