Porsche 928, Despite Costing As Much As 10 Pintos When New...

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We're exaggerating a tiny bit here; the '78 928's sticker price was $28,500, or approximately 9.5 times the $2,995 cost of a new '78 Pinto. Still, you don't see junked 928s every day!

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At a typical high-turnover self-service junkyard, you might see a 928 every couple years. This one has been thoroughly ransacked for interior electrical system components, but all the drivetrain and suspension components are still there. Sadly, it doesn't have a 5-speed transmission.

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Gaze upon this relay/fuse panel and tremble, mere mortals! This is one of the many reasons that 928s get honored by Project Car Hell more often than any other car.

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From all the leaves and dirt, it appears that this car was someone's long-abandoned Hell Project for a decade or two before finally getting junked. But hey, the last owner was an optimist- check out the condoms, no doubt stockpiled for the glorious day when the car got back on the street. Yes, the ladies can't resist a man in a 928!

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DoctorNine

A friend of mine had one of these back in the day. He got it in 1979, I think. Red. It was impossible to go anywhere without people gawking, and pointing. I was driving a Fiat Mirafiori 131 at the time. Much more discreet. Discretion is so important to a ladies man. And I am a ladies man.