Today’s announcement Good price or no dice 928 has lots of pictures of the Rubenesque rear of the car Which one is its best angle. It’s what’s up front that’s most intriguing, though, and that will be it’s up to us to figure out what a Chevy mill could do for the price of a Porsche.
Have you ever wondered longingly no matter became part of the cast of The Jersey Shore? It was MTV’s ode to the odious. An orgiastic greeting to spray tans and frosted tips that hit the cable channel just a decade ago. If you haven’t devoted a single brain cell to such rumination – and why would you? – then you are not alone.
Still, I bring up the long-gone MTV icon because yesterday’s Cadillac El Dorado 1985 certainly looked like something that could have animated Snooki at the club and it happens to be to win in Toms River, New Jersey, which is right on the shore. Good one of them anyway. Fe of us yearn to live the Jersey Shore lifestyle, and even fewer were willing to go so far as to pay the custom Caddy’s $26,000 asking price. It ended in a monumental loss of 93% without dice, as well as pleas in the comments for eye bleach and morning libations to do it all go away.
Hey, I want you to do me a favor and go look at your ass in the mirror. I’ll wait. Okay, what was that like? Do you consider something that could get Sir Mix-a– A lot all hot and bothered? If so, congratulations. Solid work! I bet, though, he can’t hold a candle to today’s ass 1985 Porsche 928. I mean, after all, the 928 has the best butt in the business. Name me a better automotive badonkadonk and I’ll swallow my words.
so pleasantly Rubenesque what the 928 looks like walking away from a light, there is a fly in his ointment, a monkey in his key. It’s the complicated and expensive-to-maintain all-alloy overhead cam V8 that hides behind its pointed prow. For a time, the values of 928s had fallen precipitously, to the point where they became within reach of people who could afford to buy them, but could not afford to have them properly maintained. This sometimes resulted in broken timing belt teeth, bent valves, and finally me falling on the wreckage of the car in the junkyard. Sad, I know.
It’s impossible to say what happened to this 928 to send it on its current path, but suffice it to say it now looks pretty badass in its primer paint and the small block Chevy V8 that calls the home engine bay solves just about every maintenance cost problem.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, not the same as the lovely-sounding, rev-loving little V8 that originally came with the car. It’s quite something different; a 928 hot rod.
The ad says the car is from a “PRIVATE COLLECTION” which I assume is different from… oh, I don’t know, public domain? The ad also says so be rust-free under this painting primer. Based on the underhood photos, it looks like the stock color was black. the 350 living and breathing (more on that in a minute) in the bay is carbureted but seems to wear the later style heads. The Porsche’s power steering has been adapted to work with the Chevy, but the car’s air conditioning has apparently received its working papers. Part of the exhaust was also left to the history books since it now comes out under the doors instead of under the nice booty.
SBC install looks reasonably tidy and complete, but the motor may need to come out. According to the seller, it suffers from an overpressure of the crankcase and the blow-by will have to be remedied. As such, the car is sold as is.
That as is includes an interior that looks clean and livable, but again not the factory original. The seats apparently came out of something else, which isn’t entirely unexpected since Porsche leather tends to age like a Detroit truck route. The dashboard is wavy enough to make those with a weak constitution seasick and there seems to be some missing trim on door jams. Other than those issues, it doesn’t look too bad.
The 928 is, of course, a torque-tube, transaxle car, and the transaxle in the back of it is Mercedes’ three-speed automatic. This may create a fanbase among commentators, but it’s probably a good choice for the low-end SBC couple.
With 38,800 miles reported on the odometer and all the changes in progressyou know there must be a story here. The car is offered with a proper title in Los Angeles, but it’s hard to say whether or not it could pass California’s strict emissions test with the engine it has. I see no mention in the ad of a BAR (Bureau of Automotive Repair) sticker which is the get out of jail card for such switches here the Golden State.
That’s a lot to unpack, but with Porsche prices skyrocketing these days, now might be the time to get into a 928. This one gives you that nice rear view with an engine that won’t (hopefully) break the bank to maintain. With a request of $12,950, does that sound like a good deal to you?
What’s your take on this Outlaw 928 and that $12,950 price tag? Does it feel right to fix his problem and ride him like you stole him? Or, is it just a bad fat ass idea?
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