words by pablo deferrari
early European Spec Porsches (and some US federalized Euro 928s) had it, so did Audis; even VWs used it...primarily to look like they could go fast. but they had a shelf life, however, as they were discontinued on these three Porsches around the late 80's...
call it nostalgia, but some of us want that look on our Porsches to make them more, well, proper. problem is you'd be hard pressed to find the air foiled arm on eBay...let alone cheaply from Porsche; but there is another way as lordmasterprince on Rennlist explains.
Got a pair of wiper arms from a Scirocco MKII off eBay. They are chipped and a bit rusty, but that's OK because all I wanted was the spoiler on the driver side to clip it right on my shark's driver side arm. Similar spoilers can also be found on Audi's from the same period.
Not sure if this item was ever equipped on any 928 but it sure looks right . By the way since mine is a RHD, I have to search for listing from UK.
now it clearly states "not for USA or CDN, but you could've ordered it.
another peculiarity was the material of the design itself.
well, there are plenty of these Audis and VWs in junk yards across the globe with a driver's side wiper spoiler with your name on it should you decide to give your Porsche that "Euro" look, lordmasterprince even gave us a bit of inspiration here. hell, you may even get lucky and find a factory Porsche wiper arm with a spoiler.
now you can get the genuine article from Porsche for the 928...I just called them and as of the time of this writing, 74 are available coming out of Germany for a list price of USD$285.90. the 924/944 version part number 477 955 027 (with spoiler) supersedes to part number 477 955 028 (without spoiler) which, as you might have guessed, is the one without the spoiler...and it's still available.
editor's note: many thanks to Lordmasterprince and Dean Fuller for their input on this little nugget.