Here's Why Manual-Transmission Porsche 928s Are Climbing In Value

A majority of 928s were ordered with automatics, but the car begs for a manual. If you can find one for reasonable money, seriously consider it.

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It seems the Porsche 928's time has finally come. In one sense, as , the 928's luxurious nature has seeped into the entire Porsche lineup, resulting in a 928-ifiying of cars like the 911. But in a literal sense, values of actual 928s, especially manual-transmission models, are climbing, and it's easy to see why.

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Harry Metcalfe of Harry's Garage reviews a lovely 1979 928 in the newest video on his YouTube channel, exploring the appeal of this oddball Porsche. The example he drives is equipped with a 4.7-liter 300-hp V8 from a later 928 S, and crucially, a five-speed manual transmission. It's also has Porsche's excellent for maximum '70s-ness.

As Metcalfe finds out, the manual gearbox really makes the 928 comes alive. It's unfortunate, then, that most 928s were optioned with automatics from the factory.

So, their rarity combined with the fact that they're damn fun to drive explains the climbing values of these cars. Now, get to the classifieds and find your own before it's too late.

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