DIY Electric Car Forums banner
21 - 40 of 47 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
151 Posts
I did a video on this car and the builder. He took an aluminum bodied luxury sports car and stripped all the excess weight he could as a racer would do, hence the Plexiglas windows and stripped interior. I actually bought the AGM pack from him to put in my civic when he went lithium.
A lot of thought/work went in to this car. He was a machinist by trade.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,970 Posts
I did a video on this car and the builder. He took an aluminum bodied luxury sports car...
Although the 928 has some aluminum panels (doors, front fenders, hood, front bumper support), and there are the usual plastic bits (bumper covers, etc), the body is otherwise steel (and it happens to be galvanized steel). There were a few experimental all-aluminum 928's built and raced, but not in production and not for street use. I wouldn't be surprised if the builder told you that it had an all-aluminum body - 928's are sometimes advertised for sale that way, presumably based on either the observation that some panels are aluminum followed by an irrational and unjustified assumption, or just on fraudulent marketing targeting ignorant buyers, but anyone who actually did significant work on the car would know that it's steel.

Rather than "luxury sports car" (an oxymoron), a 928 would normally be called a "grand touring" car.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Hi There, is the car still available? Please let me know, many thanks, JB


Due to current life circumstances I need to part with this project car.

It’s a 1984 Porsche 928S that was converted to an EV by a prior owner.

It’s been sitting in the driveway for a few years, the battery pack is removed, but remaining parts include:

Zilla 2k controller w/ hairball
Advanced DC FB-4001A Series Wound DC 9" w/ set of replacement brushes
Motor mounted to stripped transmission, 2 remaining gears
Torque tube to rear wheels
Elithion BMS that was never installed
Replacement plexiglass rear hatchback & quarter panel windows
Misc wiring, fuses, gauges, relays
Cover

Needs to be towed.
Currently registered as Planned non-op in Santa Clara, CA.

Has a CA EV title.

Asking $1000

Thanks!

View attachment 125637
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Discussion Starter · #39 ·
Hi, looking for $1000 like in the subject of the post.

As for what the car needs, technically a battery pack would get it moving, but it definitely needs a bit more TLC to make it enjoyable.
If you browse around the forums, you'll also find that pack design is part art, part science, part engineering, so it's not quite a drop-in and go task...

Otherwise,
The seats are beat up.
It needs a paint job.
As discussed earlier in the thread, it needs a new windshield, and the rear window/poly-carbonate replaced.
I'd replace the brushes in the motor and drive it easy for a bit to give the brushes time to set.

It's definitely a project, but I aimed to price it as such.

Thanks for looking,
Ray
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Hi, looking for $1000 like in the subject of the post.

As for what the car needs, technically a battery pack would get it moving, but it definitely needs a bit more TLC to make it enjoyable.
If you browse around the forums, you'll also find that pack design is part art, part science, part engineering, so it's not quite a drop-in and go task...

Otherwise,
The seats are beat up.
It needs a paint job.
As discussed earlier in the thread, it needs a new windshield, and the rear window/poly-carbonate replaced.
I'd replace the brushes in the motor and drive it easy for a bit to give the brushes time to set.

It's definitely a project, but I aimed to price it as such.

Thanks for looking,
Ray
Thank you for the reply. Any idea what it weighs as it is.. thinking of towing.. just want make sure I'll have the correct tow vehicle.
 
21 - 40 of 47 Posts
Top