CAR & DRIVER July 1996
Jeez, you don't see many Perlglanz Porsche 928s anymore, huh?
Almost 19 years after it first appeared on the sports-car scene, the final
US-Legal Porsche 928 rolled off the line and found its way not so promptly
to an American showroom. At $184,938 with luxury tax, it's somewhat expensive.
Option-wise, it's somewhat weird. For starters, there's the metal-flake "Perlglanz" green paint ($2664), plus
20 additional liters of the stuff in case you suffer a shopping-cart ding at
Kroger. Inside, you will likely notice the green leather seats ($24,817),
not to mention (and we'd rather not) the custom-matched violet leather trim.
The latter is extensive, covering the steering wheel ($1315), the instrument
pod ($1899), the door handles ($408), various air-vent surrounds ($1477),
the seat-adjustment switches and ring plates ($1074), the loudspeaker trim
rings ($832), the ashtray covers ($272), and, well, about 16 other items
that you don't usually see slathered in violet and lavender and lilac cow
If the would-be owner wants to replace the custom deep-pile plum carpet,
there's an extra 20 meters in the trunk, plus six spare green-and-light-blue
leather hides in case Billy Gibbons rudely stubs out a cigarette on a seat
bolster (spare cow skins are part of a $22,410 option).
Finally, there are the, ah, purple seatbelts. These are costly ($9095),
because the seatbelt supplier had to dye one entire roll of webbing.
Go ahead and describe it as gaudy, but remember that the very first 928s
that came to America were fitted with psychedelic-checkerboard upholstery.
As we write this, the car depicted here is still for sale at one of this
country's most interesting (and maybe bravest) dealerships: Champion Porsche in Pompano Beach, Florida."
Anybody know what the option codes are for some of the above items?