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Re: 928 stuff

Post by gordini » Thu 02 Jan 2014, 16:27

ters wrote:Revival of a not so old thread....

I am considering buying a 928 as they seem lot of car for little money, plus the added bonus of high/mid tech V8.
Will be looking at early 80's to later, all unfortunately higher mileage ones. The basic principle of service history applies to them as does with any "newer cars. The 4.5 V8's were "non interference" engines (no valve damage, cambelt break).

Spares are available through some local strippers, and from UK (Fleabay). From what I have researched, prices are not to bad. ( Klippie hit my BMW's windscreen, only small fix at PG, but R17000 on insurance claim to replace with new!!)
The engines seems capable of high mileage, with not to bad economy returned.

I would like your opinions on these (CRAIG!) My thoughts of getting a mk1 Cortina was dampened by availability, you can't get any!

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Re: 928 stuff

Post by ters » Thu 02 Jan 2014, 16:48

gordini wrote:. That is what they call the BIG ITCH friend...you dont realise that but you've got it ages ago :idea: :idea: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: No medication for that 8O 8O 8O
Jeez, I went for a spirited drive in my Firenza half hour ago....to be honest, I don't want medicine!!
Cars are crazy lekker!! :mrgreen:

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Re: 928 stuff

Post by johan wepener » Thu 02 Jan 2014, 17:03

Ters,

These are really impressive cars.Soft on the eye and the sound emanating from the rear......

Do you want to buy a Porche 928 on behalf of your son and then keep

it for yourself :D :twisted:

On another note---Cortina Mk 1 and also Mk2 are very scarce. I am considering

buying a very neat MK 3 because before to long they will also disappear.

I cannot but help to also adore the Ford Escort MK 2....if only I can find one

in good condition. To be honest, all decent 1960 early 1970 cars vanished from

the face of our planet. I walked earlier today from Llandadno to the Waterfront

in Cape Town and near Campsbay saw a chap in his parked Firenza.This Firenza

has to be seen. Spotless,immaculate and super original. I immediately wanted

to ask him if it is for sale. But decided to rather wait for a little Ford. Ag, I even

love an old Kadett, a Volkswagen Fastback, a Zephyr,Zodiac,Granada,Chev 4100.

Should I ever win the Lotto,I will build on my erven in Loxton a huge storeroom

and then pack it with all automobiles I love.

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Re: 928 stuff

Post by IndianaJones » Thu 02 Jan 2014, 18:17

One klippie and tired of BM's?

But seriously the 928 does offer a lot of bang for the buck, German Corvette, just make sure you buy a good one.

Also consider a 300ZX, fox Mustang, or might even get a 4th Gen Camaro.

Or save a little more and buy the iconic V8 M5.

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Re: 928 stuff

Post by RASSIE » Thu 02 Jan 2014, 18:30

Hi Craig I think you need a few of my cats so the rats do not eat the 928 wiring? :(
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Re: 928 stuff

Post by ters » Thu 02 Jan 2014, 19:17

IndianaJones wrote:One klippie and tired of BM's?

But seriously the 928 does offer a lot of bang for the buck, German Corvette, just make sure you buy a good one.

Also consider a 300ZX, fox Mustang, or might even get a 4th Gen Camaro.

Or save a little more and buy the iconic V8 M5.
Nooit!! I will never get tired of my BMW. Only scared of some parts prices..... can you believe, the rear view mirror (with rain sensor and some other gadgets built in) sells for R10 000!!

I would give both my front teeth for an M5....

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Re: 928 stuff

Post by ZA Perana » Thu 02 Jan 2014, 20:00

I'd be careful of a 928, especially a poorly maintained one. Head gaskets are known to fail and overheating problems are not unheard of, the car needs the right anti freeze mix due to the aluminium block. The auto box is from a Mercedes and is apparently quite reliable.

Electronics are perhaps the biggest issue, when I looked at buying one half heartedly I was put off when research indicated that this car has one of the most complicated electrical systems fitted to any car.

They are still a good buy but one needs to buy a well maintained one and those usually aren't cheap.
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Re: 928 stuff

Post by ters » Fri 03 Jan 2014, 08:37

johan wepener wrote:Ters,T hese are really impressive cars.Soft on the eye and the sound emanating from the rear......

Do you want to buy a Porche 928 on behalf of your son and then keep

it for yourself :D :twisted: Johan
Johan, you see right through me! :oops:
Luckily we share the passion, he also has the addiction! He turns 17 today!

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Re: 928 stuff

Post by ters » Fri 03 Jan 2014, 09:00

ZA Perana wrote:I'd be careful of a 928, especially a poorly maintained one. Head gaskets are known to fail and overheating problems are not unheard of, the car needs the right anti freeze mix due to the aluminium block. The auto box is from a Mercedes and is apparently quite reliable.

Electronics are perhaps the biggest issue, when I looked at buying one half heartedly I was put off when research indicated that this car has one of the most complicated electrical systems fitted to any car.

They are still a good buy but one needs to buy a well maintained one and those usually aren't cheap.
Thank you for your concern J. We take a gamble everytime we purchase an older car, even more so with performance vehicles. I like doing thorough research on vehicles I want to buy. General consensus normally is higher mileage vehicles have outgrown their little niggles, although up to a point when component failure occurs because of wear.

Headgasket failure can be attributed to general maintenance on cooling system not performed, driver allertness. Cambelt failure would be prevented once again by preventative maintenance. True what you say about the electronics....I will have to put my faith in German engineering. Mainly Bosch component used for the fuel system, again good availability. The 928's have a huge following in US and UK markets, making spare part availability easier.

I am looking at one, good overall condition with partial service history from the agents. Stock exterior/interior (tastefully recovered) and wheels. This is the auto MB box. Read on UK/US sites of vehicles in excess of 500 000km's on original engine internals and gearboxes.

I think I am going to bite the bullet on this one.......

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Re: 928 stuff

Post by Waterhond » Fri 03 Jan 2014, 09:12

Hi Ters,

Please convey best wishes to your son !

Just spoke to my cousin who had a 928 S4. I asked what should one say to someone interested in buying. He's words..."Dit was die meeste pret wat ek nog met enige kar gehad het". He had Mercedes', a Honda S2000, several others, bikes and more...

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