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Is my 1979 Porsche 928 a European model?

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is my 1979 Porsche 928 a European model?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Classic Car
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 month ago.

Hi im kevin do you have vin number ?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Hello???
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Should I cancel the order? What happened?
Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

y​ou have only supplied 10 numbers can you look on your title or registration and find the full vin number please? thank you

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
That is on the number directly off the Title!
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
That is the number off the metal tag on dash and the inside of door
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I know I heard about the ZZZ but believe me this is the correct number
Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

w​hat is engine size....there is a US 928 model but this could be a gray market vehicle...so let me know engine size

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
what is a gray market vehicle?engine is a 4.7
Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

grey market means it was made in Europe....if its a 4.7 its a euro model if it was a 4.5 it would be American

Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

please do rate me as my compensnsation depends on it

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I was only told by the seller that it is a 4.7I don't know for sureCan you check by Vin number? Please!
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
can you verify with vin number please?
Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

y​es when I put your vin number in it does not register so that means its not a US model...otherwise it would recognize which is why I asked you if this was accurate info....alldata, Mitchel,l identifix, motor will only recognize US models when doing an electronic vin check...I checked all...so you have a European model which is what you wanted to know...no 928a US model...any more questions if not plz rate me...thanks

Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

do​nt have 4.7 US model...4.5 but the vin check verifies its not US model

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
That is great news! I have a European Model wow.
The research that I found is also different and confusing - people talk about side lights and fog in back. I don't have a fog in back?Is it a fact that all your PMs do not have a fog and back? Thank you
Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

g​et me a picture of the tag where vin is on door

Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

do you still require assistance

Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

not sure what has happened with your lights but there is no 4.7 us model...maybe someone changed motor? the vin number is ***** coming up as a valid number either so take a pic of the label on door for me ok?

Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

you need more help or would you prefer I opt out?

Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

it should say on there where vehicle is made...by the way...like made in Germany...can you plz take pic

Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

perhaps the vehicle was driven in different countries with different requirements

Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

so you are only owner since new

Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

The 928 featured a large, front-mounted and water-cooled V8 engine driving the rear wheels. Originally displacing 4.5 L and featuring a single overhead camshaft design, it produced 219 hp (163 kW/222 PS) for the North American market and 237 hp (176 kW/240 PS) in other markets

Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

the other markets means European and the 237hp means 4.7.....4.5 is 219 hp that is US engine...sound good that information source is wikipedia

Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

Please do rate me as my compensation depends on that thanks for using Just Answer

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I will take a picture and send to you, hold on
Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

k

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Here is a pic!!:)
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Did you see the picture?
Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

yes a paradox do you have pics of vehicle front and back?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

does the engine tag say 4700 or 4.7?

Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

that emission tag has US written all over it...well so much for Wikipedia....I know I'm being a pain do you have pic of engine or any underhood lables

Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

l​ooks like an American model with a euro engine package

Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

Its not a gray market car

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Never heard of that? Title says 79 but tag says 78. Do you think it is a 79?Have you heard of an American model with Euro package?
Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

Porsche introduced a refreshed 928 S into the European market in 1980 model year, although it was summer of 1982 and MY 1983 before the model reached North America. Externally, the S wore new front and rear spoilers and sported wider wheels and tires than the older variant, but the main change for the 928 S was under the hood, where a revised 4.7 L engine was used. European versions debuted with 300 PS (221 kW/297 hp), and were .....SO IT LOOKS LIKE YOU GOT THE 80 MODEL 4.7...SO MORE AND MORE LOOKING LIKE A US MODEL BASED ON THIS INFO...SOMETIMES MANUFACTURES ARE A YEAR OFF WHEN THEY IMPLEMENT CHANGES

Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

OF COURSE THIS WOULD BE LIKE 2 YEARS....VERY INTERESTING

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Tag says 78 and title says 79 and you think it is a 1980?Am I understanding you correctly? :)
Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

w​ell when I read the article it says the 4.5 was used in American models for emissions purposes but later on they put the 4.7 in early 80s maybe this year was an exception? perhaps they put some 4.7. sometimes manuf. will implement changes

Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

I have seen components in vehicles belonging to a prior year and vise versa a later year

Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

let me do some more research....

Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

I'm curious what the engine sticker says...4.7 I'm sure...any other details form that sticker. no doubt its an American model question is the engine for that year...let me do some more research...perhaps I'm wrong the 4.7 pt in before 80 in some models

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Here is a picture of engine
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Here is another ..closer !
Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

o​k nice nice and do you have any engine stickers under hood or decals with engine specs on them anywhere thanks

Expert:  eric remington replied 1 month ago.

I​t will have engine displacement and specs on there....does it say 4.7 on that sticker? what else does it say

Expert:  eric remington replied 26 days ago.

hello

Customer: replied 26 days ago.
what is your answer?