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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1987 Porsche 928 S4

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by, is this 1987 Porsche 928 S4.

I can still remember the first time that I saw a Porsche 928 in person. It was 1980, my dad had visited the Porsche dealer in Tucson and came home with one for an extended test drive. I was already a bit Porsche crazy, but the 928 was something completely modern and new. It looked a bit like a space ship and was incredibly modern. The interior was even more modern, with amazing electrically adjustable leather seats, a cool instrument cluster that tilted up and down as you adjusted the steering wheel height, and lots of cool knobs and buttons. One of the best parts was that when you shut the door, it felt like you just closed a bank vault. The 928 exuded super high quality surpassing any other car I had ever been in at that time.

Now 44 years later getting into a good example of a 928 feels exactly the same as it did then. To me it remains one of the best constructed GT cars ever built. In addition, that modern styling remains an incredibly current design, and the 928 looks like a car that went on sale yesterday, not one introduced in 1978.

Our Spotlight 928 is a 1987 S4 that was purchased new by its current owner, something you never see anymore. The car has received service to the timing belt, water pump, and fluids within the last 100 miles. It is powered by a 5.0-liter DOHC 32 valve V8 mated to a three-speed automatic transmission and a limited-slip differential. It is painted in its original Silver Metallic paint over its original burgundy leather interior.

The exterior of the car looks to be in amazing condition with no major flaws or issues. The Carfax report starts in 1987 and shows no history of any damage. The car rides on its original set of 16-inch Porsche alloy wheels with correct size 225/50 front and 245/45 rear Bridgestone Potenza tires.

The interior looks just as good with the seat leather showing no undue wear, and all-in-all looks like a car that has been well cared for its entire life. Like all 928 cars, it is loaded with options of the time including power windows, power locks, power steering, cruise control, A/C, and a period correct Alpine AM/FM/cassette deck. The seller notes that the A/C needs a recharge. I would verify that all it needs is a recharge and does not have other issues.

For the last 10 years the car has been serviced at a Porsche shop called Stuttgart Northeast and this 928 has a complete set of service records from new.

Finding a 928 with its original owner, with complete records from new, is next to impossible, as most have had a series of owners and many are in poor condition. This one looks like one to buy, as the owner seems to have taken great care to be sure their 928 remained in condition befitting the best GT car in the world.

The auction for this one owner 1987 Porsche 928 S4 ends Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. (PDT). 

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Andy Reid
Andy Reid
Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.


  1. The 928 was always prohibitively expensive, and that forced rarity makes them a somewhat scary proposition in 2024. I was in awe of the 928 as a kid and would like one now, but will probably never buy one because of all of the potential downside of owning a rare, somewhat slow, somewhat forgotten Porsche with polarizing styling.

  2. I missed the part where you own a 928 – with a vision so long you need binoculars. You don’t know what you’re missing.


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