Beautiful Grand Tourer: 1989 Porsche 928S4 – SOLD!
November 4, 2021 Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
It is incredibly hard not to love a clean Porsche 928. These are such great values when you buy one that isn’t a total heap but isn’t necessarily a show car heading towards $75,000 or more. This 1989 Porsche 928 S4 was originally listed in October 2021 on Craigslist in Cohasset, Massachusetts with claims of recent mechanical servicing and clad in a rare paint code called Linen Metallic. Comparing this price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his 928 priced more than fairly, as a “Good” condition model is valued at $33,000 and a “Fair” model pegged at $14,500.
While it can be easy to gloss over nomenclature as just standard-issue marketing jibber-jabber, the S4 designation actually represented a significant improvement over the previous year’s model. In the 928, this not only meant cosmetic improvements, which included a significant update of the car’s bumpers and outer edges to create a smoother, more modern appearance, but mechanical enhancements that impacted both the automatic and manual transmission-equipped cars. In the case of the automatic, it received a larger torque converter; in the case of the manual, a single disc clutch. The 928 S4 made a healthy 316 horsepower while still offering the comforts of a grand tourer cabin that was practically built for long-haul driving.
The seller’s car may look bland to some eyes, and it’s certainly not the most exciting color ever seen on a Porsche of this vintage. But it is still quite handsome, as it’s not quite tan and not quite silver – it really does catch your eye. The seller references that this is a mechanic-owned specimen but doesn’t mention if he’s the mechanic; there’s also a promise of lots of recent work done but no specifics on what it entailed. Overall, the 928 looks quite clean despite residing in New England and having 116,000 miles on the clock, and that carries into the cabin as well where you’ll find nicely preserved leather seats and matching door panels. The seller references the need for a new dash pad, but they all seemingly need that by now if the car hasn’t been locked in a museum. Good luck with the purchase if you bring this clean 928 S4 home!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1989 Porsche 928S4 with the 5.7 L 32V 320 HP engine loaded no rust rare linen Met paint /mechanic owned car no issues at all a lot of recent work drives amazing no leaks or dash lights has rear A/C all power options work including rear hatch / custom 12 speaker Polk sound system w large blaupunkt amp/ new tires and brakes and flawless Porsche cup wheels could use dash cap and new front leather to be an amazing car comes w all books / spare /tools /Jack / keys/ and service receipts clean Mass title.“
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I looked in the back of one of these…couldn’t find the engine.