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1979 Porsche 928 4.5

1979 Porsche 928 in Risky Business, Movie, 1983 IMDB

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: DE — Made for: USA

1979 Porsche 928 4.5

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

Comments about this vehicle


ahight US

2007-01-18 19:44


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crossroads US

2007-01-18 21:42


Porsche. There is no substitute.

Adrian US

2007-02-12 16:00


Anyone else notice how busted-up this 928 looks in this top photo? Notice the foglamp is mising, and the air-dam seemed warped as does the hood. Obviously a junker 928 used for this drowning scene. Amazing sounding car. Man does it howl!

Karma928 BS

2008-02-04 07:11


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Wampa-One US

2008-03-08 19:54


I always remebered it being silver, but upon my recent viewing, I noticed it looks more gold/champagne-colored in the daylight.

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Wampa-One US

2008-03-08 20:02


imdb.com wrote The exhaust and engine sounds were dubbed from another Porsche 928 that had a hole in its rear muffler, therefore created much louder sound that a stock 928.

a message by nwmoviefan (Tue Oct 30 2007 10:32:10) provided this link www.928registry.org

An abridged quotation of the article at http://www.928registry.org/Risky-Business-928-Excellence.htm:

928registry.org wrote …there were four different 928s used for filming, as well as two more cars used in the film's post-production phase.

… RB 928, as portrayed in the film, is a 1981 Platinmetallic 928 with a five-speed manual transmission, the primary 928 used for filming in real life was a Platinum Metallic 1981 928, but with an automatic transmission, … Since it had 15-inch instead of offset 16-inch wheels, it was only used in scenes shot above the car's beltline. It was used in all of the driving scenes as well as the chase scene, which took its toll on the car.

The second of two 928s used for driving scenes was a 1979 928 with a five-speed manual transmission, 16-inch alloy wheels, and an all-gold interior. …Since it was a pre-1981 model, it didn't come with factory Platinum Metallic skin, and thus had to be repainted to match the others. … can be seen primarily in driving scenes with wide shots where the whole car is in view, as well as in portions of the chase scene.

The third RB 928 was used for just one scene. It is the car Rebecca DeMornay's character, Lana, knocked out of gear just before it began to roll towards Lake Michigan with the keys locked inside. This, too, was a 1979 five-speed 928, but it was unlike the main five-speed driver in that it had a cream-colored interior.

The fourth and final RB928 used for filming was … dumped into Lake Michigan. …started life as a brown 1979 928 automatic with 16-inch Phone Dials… was re-sprayed in Platinum Metallic to match the others ... To comply with state pollution regulations as well as to "preserve" the drivetrain and electronics, the dump car was gutted. The missing V8 is obvious on film, as the front ride height is several inches higher than normal when it teeters on the rickety wooden pier…

The fifth and sixth RB928s were used in the film's post-production phase. Car number five was either a 1978 or 1979 928, though it is not clear. It didn't appear in the film, as it had a sunroof … was the car used in the film's movie-poster photo session.

… Johnsen discovered a sixth car - sort of: "The sounds dubbed for the cars were from a 928 in California…”

For now, he has put the sole known RB928 survivor on display in the Forney Museum of Trans-portation in Denver while he finishes up his documentary.


So, I guess it would be best to label this as a 1981 model. But based on the main image it is a 1979, so maybe it would be better to omit the year and list it just as "Porsche 928".

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Wampa-One US

2008-03-10 02:57


a couple other 928 [*]

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"Who's the U-Boat Commander?"

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Wampa-One US

2008-03-10 03:19


the flat-bed truck used to bring the 928 back to the dealership for repair

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robi DE

2012-05-15 15:46


This Porsche is for sale this week in New York, I think.

classiccarlover PT

2016-02-18 22:47


The 928 is one of the misunderstood Porsches.

shlc647 US

2016-03-30 02:44


Porsche + Water=not a good combination.

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