Manual-Equipped Porsche 928s Could Be The Next Big Thing For Investors

Review

Buy now before prices get crazy expensive.

It was in 1978 when Porsche launched the front-engined 928, the supposed replacement for the 911. Porsche figured the 911 was past its prime, being rear-engined and all, so it was time for something entirely new, and the 928 was the result. Despite those original replacement plans, it’s the 911 that’s still very much alive and well today while the 928 was dropped back in 1995. But during its long life, the 928 enjoyed many upgrades and special editions, but it’s the early models that are really starting to attract collectors.

Go online and see if you can find one, especially with a manual gearbox. On this latest episode of Harry’s Garage, we’re shown a very special 1979 928, although he’s not its owner. That honor belongs to Joel Hopwood, who recently won a competition to have his car showcased on Metcalfe’s YouTube series. Why is this 928 unique?

You Might Also Like
Here Is Every V12-Powered Car Still In Production
Here Is Every V12-Powered Car Still In Production
Can't Afford A New Mercedes GLE? Here Are 7 Cheaper Alternatives
Can't Afford A New Mercedes GLE? Here Are 7 Cheaper Alternatives

For starters, it’s powered by the 300-hp 4.7-liter V8 that powered the later model 928S. In the late 70s and early 80s, Porsche equipped many of its 928s with automatics, but this one has the coveted five-speed manual. Also note those wicked cool “Pasha” checker-pattern seats and hand-stitched leather around the dash, a standard feature at the time that would later become an expensive option. But the key to making this 928 really special is that manual. Without it, the 928 definitely loses a fair chunk of its fun-to-drive factor. All that said, now’s the time to buy a manual-equipped 928 before they start going for crazy money.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

Students Create 600-HP Honda Civic Hybrid Rallycross Machine

Deep Orange 9 is our kind of school project.

Is The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Way More Powerful Than Advertised?

Jaguar claims the super sedan has 592 horsepower under the hood.

This Is The Road-Going Porsche 935 Targa Of Our Dreams

Let’s hope someone converts the Porsche 935 for the road in real life, too.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
$85,000
Starting MSRP
$91,100

Related Reviews