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    To anyone who likes the 928. Cool Story.

    Well, I was never a fan of the 928's, not a fan of the design, but tonight, all that completely changed. I was just leaving work, near an onramp to the highway, and I hear an incredible noise, and their's a Guards red 928 GTS quickly slowing down for a stop light. I give him the thumbs up, cuz it sounded awesome. Then I go, and look behind me because I heard him chirp the tires. So I'm lookin at him in my rearview mirro, and I hear the engine start roaring. The sound stunned me for a bit, because it's easily up there with Ferrari. Then, i keep lookin, and he's got the tires spinning, and he's goin sideways. Then he blows by me, and I am weakly trying to keep up, and he just guns it around the onramp circle, I hear his tires squealing. After that, I never saw him again.

    Re: To anyone who likes the 928. Cool Story.

    The GTS is all about massive torque and fantastic soundtrack, no noise regulation in those days.
    Whatch out for servicing costs though.
    Best GT even up to todays' standards and massively ahead of its time too!

    Re: To anyone who likes the 928. Cool Story.

    I had two 928s; a '79 and a '82.

    They were fast, and had more sophisticated handling than any 911 of the day, but were much heavier and had (IMHO) poorer use of interior space. They were much smaller on the inside and bigger on the outside than a 911 of the day.

    I could never quite escape the feeling of not having enough interior room to be comfortable. Nice cars, but cramped. Not the best for tall/big people. Both of mine were ordered without sunroofs.

    Re: To anyone who likes the 928. Cool Story.

    I saw one for sale a while ago, but passed it up because I was worried about parts and service costs too. Wish I had just gone for it now.

    Re: To anyone who likes the 928. Cool Story.

    Without sounding conceited, my 928 sounds better than any car i have ever heard. Its just recent with a new custom exhaust. Its a euro 16 valve with a lot of power. It is widely accepted that equally tweaked exhausts sound better on 16 valve 928's than 32 valve.

    Mike i am surprised by youir comment, the 928's interior is one of its strong points and quite spacious. Perhaps your height required the sunroof delete option.

    Andy - great story thanks for sharing!!!

    Re: To anyone who likes the 928. Cool Story.

    The 928 was definitely a car ahead of its time.
    The look, both inside and out, and the performance are still stunning today.
    They are a huge bargain in today's used car market too.

    Re: To anyone who likes the 928. Cool Story.

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    racerx said:
    Mike i am surprised by your comment, the 928's interior is one of its strong points and quite spacious. Perhaps your height required the sunroof delete option.



    For sure, my height (6'4") caused the sunroof delete issue.

    I also thought the foot box was confining and there wasn't enough elbow room for me.

    That's how I remember it. Maybe I need to go sit in one again to re-calibrate. It was over 20 years ago!

    Re: To anyone who likes the 928. Cool Story.

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    AndyM said:
    I saw one for sale a while ago, but passed it up because I was worried about parts and service costs too. Wish I had just gone for it now.



    I wish i could show you some pics of mine right now. I was standing in the engine bay a couple of hours ago. My engine is 6 feet in front of the car. A flywheel sensor gone south was the immediate cause but a thorough clean and shine along with some replacement of wear items justify it.

    It will look better than new when it goes back in. But not an unusual occurence for dedicated 928 owners,

    Re: To anyone who likes the 928. Cool Story.

    Maybe I wish I didn't get it then? Well anyways, It's one of the best V8 sounds I've ever heard. Ever.

    Re: To anyone who likes the 928. Cool Story.

    I've had my 928 since 1982. It has been a faithful partner and is still blindingly fast. My son just kicked me and my 2005 Boxster S's ass, but he is a better driver. Plus, I'll take the exhaust note over anything else I've heard. You know your in love when after 23 years I still get excited when I look at her.

     
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