I performed a Porsche 928 inspection on this 1979 model in Houston, TX. I went to Houston to perform an inspection on a 1977 Porsche 930. While I was inspecting the 930, I took notice to a few cars underneath covers. The seller stated that this 928 was about to come to market. The seller gave me a peak at the car by lifting the cover, and though time would not allow for the inspection right then, we agreed to inspect the 928 the following morning.
1979 Porsche 928
I returned the next morning and the seller, a great guy, had the car ready on a lift, just as the day prior for the 930. Everything was good, real good, and whatI was most impressed with was how honest and original it was. We then got the car outside and I started looking for the paintwork that I was certain I would find. Why not? I find it on nearly every “Original Paint” car I look at. To my surprise and pleasure, the paint was original, with a few minor flaws, but real good.I think the only flaw with paint is that it has lost quite a bit of it’s original texture due to polishing and correction efforts.
The interior showed as original with the exception of the driver seat bottom. The engine compartment was fantastic. The platings and finishes were in excellent condition. The next step was the drive and that was as good if not better than the rest of the car. There had a recent belt and water pump service just performed. The end of the story, we put a deal together, and had it all wrapped up that afternoon. In summary, it’s a great car that has characteristics that are rarely found at any level in the collector car world.
I think the standout of this car was it was in a condition that is rarely found with the most significant Porsche cars of the day. Because of the market over the last years, I have performed inspections on at least 500 Porsche’s, most of them 911, 930’s / Turbo’s. Only a few cars had this type of presentation and originality. I have included several pictures that were taken during my inspection last December.
Porsche 928 Inspection Services
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