In 1980, this aluminum-block, SOHC, 4.5-liter V8 made 220 horsepower. This doesn't sound like much by 2017 standards, but 220 horses was plenty during the year in which the California-spec Corvette had just 180.
This car wins the Coolest-Looking Intake Manifold award for its era, and maybe for all time. I thought about buying this one, but I already have one bolted to my garage wall.
This one has the look of a car that sat in a driveway or back yard for a couple of decades, finally coming to this place when its last owner realized just how much it costs to get one of these cars fixed. The value difference between a nice early 928 and a beater early 928 is a five-digit figure.
This one got picked over hard by owners of 928 projects, and most of the electronic stuff plus the rear-mounted transaxle are long gone.
The MSRP on a new 1980 Porsche 928 was $37,930. That's just a bit under $120,000 in inflation-adjusted 2017 dollars, and not much cheaper than a new 1980 Ferrari 308. Depreciation of European luxury cars can be a cruelly steep curve. How much was a new 1980 Porsche 911SC coupe? $27,700.
Nothing even comes close.