Prefer your GT cars to be of the droptop variety? No 928 convertibles ever rolled out of Stuttgart, but apparently 8 of them were made as a collaboration with the California-based V G Carelli. With only 6,341 miles and a claimed original build price of over $300k (in 1981?) this could be your chance to own a car that even Porsche diehards might not know about.
None of the front-engined Porsches look great with the top up, and this "C928" is no exception. From the right angle it would be easy to think this was a 968, but the distinctive 928 tail lights and chrome wheels quickly show that something is amiss.
The claimed build price of over $300k is somewhat questionable, but there is no doubt that a great deal of work went into this vehicle. On the sheetmetal front, the doors had to be completely redesigned and a new trunk / rear end replaces the hatch. That's not to mention the work that went into designing the convertible top and mechanism. It's a bit of a red flag that there are no shots of the car with the top down but the seller says that it's "skillfully stored in its own concealed storage compartment."
The interior has been redone in Connolly leather and features a wooden steering wheel that, while very nice, looks out of place amongst the rest of the 80's interior.
The problem with convertibles is always regaining the rigidity that is lost when the roof comes off. It's a problem with factory built convertibles so we worry about how well it was handled in these prototypes. The low mileage makes us think that maybe this one's more show than go? We know that if we were close to Mesa, Arizona we'd be bugging "Desert Autoplex" for details and a test drive just to be one of the few people that have ever ridden in a 928 convertible.
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