Risky Business: GuysWithRides Purchased This 1985 Porsche 928S As 2020’s Winter Project, sight unseen, for $4,000!
When Rudy’s friend Glenn reached out about selling his 1985 Porsche 928S taking up space in his garage, Rudy jumped at the chance to take over this project Porsche not started in two years. Follow Rudy on this blog as he attempts to bring this RADWood Era supercar back to its former glory as he attempts to get it ready in time to drive to the Porsche Club of America’s Fifth Annual Werks Reunion Scheduled for March 5th, 2021 at Amelia Island, Florida.
October 21st, 2020: Week 1: $3,200 Worth of Parts For a $4,000 Super Car
The first seven days after bringing home our 1985 Porsche 928S from Buffalo was all about sourcing and ordering parts. While Super Cars may get cheap over time, the parts needed to bring them back to like-new condition don’t!
October 14th, 2020: We Shuffle off To Buffalo to Pickup the Car
Rudy provides a quick summary of his and Nick’s road trip from Central New Jersey to Buffalo to pick up “Risky Business”, our 1985 Porsche 928S project car. With only 142 days until the Amelia Island Werks Reunion, Rudy starts the process by testing all of the electrical systems to confirm what works and what needs attention.
September 29th, 2020: Pulling and Reviewing the 928’s CarFax
In this video, Rudy reviews the CarFax for the ’85 928S that illustrates why these documents for cars this old provide limited data and are no replacement for a true pre-purchase inspection:
September 15th, 2020: The $4,000 Sight Unseen Purchase From a Best Friend.
In this video, Rudy explains how he came about purchasing this 1985 Porsche 928S from his best friend back in Buffalo, sight unseen, for $4,000. This video also shows how you can leverage Zoom to when considering buying an enthusiast car that may be too far from your current location to see it in person for an initial inspection: