1978 Porsche 928

The 1978 Porsche 928 is a classic sports car produced by Porsche AG from 1978 to 1995. It features a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout and was powered by a V8 engine. The 928 was intended to be a more luxurious and comfortable alternative to the 911, but it still maintained the high-performance characteristics that Porsche is known for.

In 1979, the Porsche 928 was offered with a 4.5-liter V8 engine that produced 219 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque. The car was available with either a five-speed manual transmission or a three-speed automatic transmission. The 928 had a top speed of around 140 mph and could accelerate from 0-60 mph in about 7 seconds.

The 928's design was also noteworthy, with its distinctive sloping nose, pop-up headlights, and curvaceous body lines. It was also the first production car to feature a body made entirely of galvanized steel, which helped to prevent rust and corrosion.

Today, the Porsche 928 has become a sought-after collector's car due to its unique design, high performance, and relative rarity compared to other Porsches of the era. Well-maintained examples can fetch significant prices on the classic car market.

Descriptions & pictures by bonhams & ruotevecchie

Production Start 1978
Production End 1995
Country of origin France