1986 928S 5-Speed

A solid sale of a near-perfect Land Shark

While the European market received the updated 928S in 1980, it wasn’t until 1983 that the car hit the US. On the outside, the car had new front and rear spoilers as well as wider wheels and tires. Powering the 928S was a larger 4.7-liter V8, which was upped to 5.0-liter for the North American market in 1985.

This 1986 928S 5-speed is finished in Black over Tan leather and shows just 35,000 miles on the odometer. It features factory options such as Heated Seats, a Limited-Slip Differential, a $2,500 Special Leather Interior, and Increased Air Conditioning Output for a total MSRP of $55,265.

The Black paint is nearly flawless with a deep shine and paint meter readings show no paintwork. On the inside, the Tan leather is just as clean with the seats showing slight creasing and some very slight sections of the headliner drooping. And I’m being picky. Mechanically, the car has been well-serviced and comes with early dealer stamps in the maintenance manual and a stack of service receipts with the most recent being a timing belt service and new battery in preparation for the sale. Overall, an extremely nice example of a classic color combination.

Over the last twelve months, the 928S market has remained fairly steady averaging on either side of the $30k mark with a high of $108,000 for a 7,700-mile example sold in May of last year. Our Spotlight car sold at a high bid of $57,000, making this the second-highest price paid for an example over the last year. Comps with similar mileage have been in the $47-52k range, but the condition of this car was worth the bump. Based on condition alone, I’d call this one well-bought. A beauty.


There are many Porsche Centers here in the US, and then there are PORSCHE Centers. Those who have a deep-rooted passion for the history of the marque that shows through everything they do, especially their choice of inventory. And Porsche Salt Lake City is one such PORSCHE Center. Serving the Salt Lake Valley since 1958 as one of the first Porsche dealers in the United States, a quick browse of their inventory lets one know just how dedicated to the brand this group of Porsche enthusiasts is.

Take for example this 1993 964 Carrera RS 3.8. Produced as the base to homologate Porsche’s legendary 3.8 RSR race car, the Carrera RS 3.8 was the ultimate evolution of the standard RS as it shed around 600 lbs of weight while increasing horsepower to 300 for a most visceral driving experience. And with only 55 units produced, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another for sale on the showroom floor of another Porsche Center.

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