Porsche 928 that Tom Cruise drove in ‘Risky Business’ is for sale

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Porsche 928 that Tom Cruise drove in 'Risky Business' is for sale originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 Jul 2021 12:10:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Junkyard Gem: 1980 Porsche 928

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The 928 was a revolutionary machine in 1980, and its price tag put it in the same league as the Mercedes-Benz SL and Jaguar XJ-S.

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Junkyard Gem: 1980 Porsche 928

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The 928 was a revolutionary machine in 1980, and its price tag put it in the same league as the Mercedes-Benz SL and Jaguar XJ-S.

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1983 Motorweek showdown pits Porsche 928S vs. Chevy Camaro Z28

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Over two decades before Motor Trend had a similar idea, in 1983, MotorWeek compared the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 to the Porsche 928S. At the time, the Camaro was America's best-selling sports coupe and the 928S was Porsche's top-of-the-line model that also happened to have the highest top speed of any car sold here.

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eBay Find of the Day: 1981 Porsche 928 convertible by Carelli

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1981 Porsche 928 Convertible by Carelli Design

The Porsche 928 was perhaps the consummate European GT of its day. With a powerful front-mounted V8 engine that grew in displacement as the model years went on, it was capable of eating up the miles at triple-digit speeds in great comfort for occupants. It was also an unusual beauty, with its sharp front and curved rear featuring innovative integrated bumpers.

Currently for auction on eBay Motors is one of the rarest 928s you're likely to find, in a handsome combination of Guards Red paint and tan leather interior, though we wouldn't mind a less-showy finish to the factory wheels. According to the seller, this car is one of eight 928 convertibles by Carelli Design, a firm that's still in business.

1981 Porsche 928 convertibleThe auction claims that these cars were made in 1981 as a feasibility study between Carelli and Porsche for a possible production 928 convertible. The seller says he worked at the dealership where the car is said to have been originally sold $103,000. To remove the roof and hide the convertible top, there were significant changes made to the body and interior, including redesigned doors and a completely new trunk. As you can see in the gallery, when down, the top is completely hidden in a very factory-like fashion. When up, it looks slightly awkward, though (and we'd really like to see a rear three-quarter view to check out the blind spots).

The car is mechanically stock, with a 4.5-liter V8 and an automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. Over the years, an aftermarket muffler, exhaust tip and switch to control the antenna have been installed. The seller claims there are just 6,333 miles on this rare Porsche convertible.

As of this writing, the auction sits at $25,100 with 2 bids and the reserve not met. The seller touts that the car comes with a certificate of authenticity from Porsche and a Motor Trend article about the Carelli-prepared 928s.

eBay Find of the Day: 1981 Porsche 928 convertible by Carelli originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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eBay Find of the Day: 1981 Porsche 928 convertible by Carelli

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1981 Porsche 928 Convertible by Carelli Design

The Porsche 928 was perhaps the consummate European GT of its day. With a powerful front-mounted V8 engine that grew in displacement as the model years went on, it was capable of eating up the miles at triple-digit speeds in great comfort for occupants. It was also an unusual beauty, with its sharp front and curved rear featuring innovative integrated bumpers.

Currently for auction on eBay Motors is one of the rarest 928s you're likely to find, in a handsome combination of Guards Red and a tan leather interior, though we wouldn't mind a less-showy finish to the factory wheels. According to the seller, this car is one of eight 928 convertibles by Carelli Design, a firm that's still in business.

1981 Porsche 928 convertibleThe auction claims that these cars were made in 1981 as a feasibility study between Carelli Design and Porsche for a possible production 928 convertible. The seller says he worked at the dealership where the car was originally sold for an alleged $103,000. To remove the roof and hide the convertible top, there were significant changes made to the body and interior, including redesigned doors and a completely new trunk. As you can see in the gallery, when down, the top is completely hidden in a very factory-like fashion. When up, it looks slightly awkward, though (and we'd really like to see a rear three-quarter view to check out the blind spots).

The car is mechanically stock, with a 4.5-liter V8 and an automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. Over the years, an aftermarket muffler, exhaust tip and switch to control the antenna have been installed. The seller claims there are just 6,333 miles on this rare Porsche convertible.

As of this writing, the auction sits at $25,000 with 1 bid and the reserve not met. The seller touts that the car comes with a certificate of authenticity from Porsche and a Motor Trend article about the Carelli-prepared 928s.

eBay Find of the Day: 1981 Porsche 928 convertible by Carelli originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Porsche 928 H50 Concept is the ghost of Panamera past

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1987 Porsche 928 H50 Concept

There are plenty of reasons to hang around Pebble Beach this time of year, including the fact that manufacturers love to use the Concours d'Elegance as an excuse to roll out some of the more inventive concepts of days gone by. This year, Porsche parked the evolutionary ancestor to the mighty Panamera at its display.

The 1987 concept is one of two the German automaker whipped up as test beds for the idea of a four-seat, four-door sports car. All told, the automaker clocked more than 5,000 miles on this particular creation before deciding the extended 928 architecture couldn't deliver the rigidity requirements necessary to wear the Porsche crest.

The H50 Concept delivered 330 horsepower from a V8 engine, which was enough to push this awkward-looking long-roof to a 168-mile-per-hour top speed. Certainly nothing to sneeze at in '87. Seeing the machine parked next to its eventual progeny made drawing parallels between the two all too easy, especially in the hindquarters. Check out the gallery to see what we mean.

Porsche 928 H50 Concept is the ghost of Panamera past originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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