A 1979 Porsche 928 used throughout filming of “Dangerous Enterprise” is ready to go underneath the hammer at Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural sale in Houston, Texas, which begins September 18.
For those who have been of movie-going age within the early Nineteen Eighties, there’s a superb likelihood you noticed the film in theaters (and little doubt you have seen it by now on VHS or DVD). Whereas the plot and story could have been changed in your reminiscence banks, there’s a superb likelihood you’ll keep in mind three issues.
First, it was the breakthrough film for a younger actor by the title of Tom Cruise; second, Rebecca De Mornay could effectively have been the most popular lady on the planet when the film was filmed; and third, the Porsche 928 was critically fast by early Nineteen Eighties requirements.
We’re positive Dangerous Enterprise did extra to spice up 928 gross sales than any automotive evaluate ever penned, and now you possibly can personal the exact same Porsche 928 that appeared on display screen.
1979 Porsche 928 used throughout filming of “Dangerous Enterprise” – Picture credit score: Barrett-Jackson
Three driveable 928s have been used to movie Dangerous Enterprise, whereas a stripped-out instance was the one rolled into Lake Michigan. This one, which bears the VIN 9289201213 and truly left the manufacturing unit with inexperienced paint, is the one identified and documented Dangerous Enterprise survivor, and was used for the majority of the wide-shot driving scenes, together with the well-known chase scene. It additionally options signatures from some forged members, together with Joe Pantoliano (Guido), Bronson Pinchot (Barry), and Curtis Armstrong (Miles).
It was bought after the shoot and was solely rediscovered within the mid-2000s by Lewis Johnsen. He detailed his seek for the automotive within the documentary, “The Quest for the RB928 (Dangerous Enterprise 928).”
Based on the gross sales itemizing, film producer Jon Avnet mentioned this specific instance was the automotive during which Cruise realized how one can drive stick. The automotive contains a 5-speed guide sending drive from a front-mounted 4.5-liter V-8 to the rear wheels. Peak energy is 219 hp, or sufficient for 0-60 mph acceleration in 6.8 seconds and a high pace of 143 mph.
A search of the classifieds reveals loads of 928s on the market ranging from about $20,000. Given this automotive’s historical past, we anticipate it to promote for rather more than that. It’s not only a Porsche 928, in any case; it’s the Porsche 928—and it is set to be supplied with no reserve.
Excessive-Res Gallery: 1979 Porsche 928 used throughout filming of “Dangerous Enterprise” – Picture credit score: Barrett-Jackson