Lot 233 - 1989 Porsche 928 S4
|Odometer reading||37,000 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £26,320|
The Porsche 928 was a front-engined sports-GT sold from 1978 to 1995 and was an immediate hit with demand in the UK far outstripping supply. Originally intended to replace the company's iconic 911, the 928 attempted to combine the power, poise, and handling of a sports car with the refinement, comfort, and equipment of a luxury saloon to create what some Porsche executives thought would be a vehicle with wider appeal than the compact, quirky and sometimes difficult 911. The 928 qualified as a 2+2, having two small seats in the rear which could be folded down to enlarge the luggage area and both the front and rear seats had sun visors for occupants. Porsche's design and development efforts paid off during the 1978 European Car of the Year competition where the 928 won ahead of the BMW 7-series and the Ford Granada.
The body, styled by Wolfgang Möbius under guidance of Anatole Lapine, was mainly of galvanized steel but the doors, bonnet and boot were made of aluminium to save weight. Polyurethane elastic bumpers were integrated into the nose and tail and covered in body-coloured plastic; an unusual feature for the time that was intended as both a styling feature and to reduce drag.
In 1980, the 928S was introduced with a larger 4.7 litre engine and wider wheels and tyres. The new engine produced an output of 320bhp and there were significant styling changes which gave the car a cleaner, sleeker look.
Originally registered on 4th August 1989, this low mileage 928 S4 presents in very good condition having been extremely well cared for by its former keepers; the coachwork is in excellent order and the interior virtually unmarked. The 4957cc engine burst into life when requested and sounded delightful with no adverse noises or rattles, we did not drive the Porsche although we are advised by the vendor she drives extremely well. The car comes with all of the usual refinements you can expect from a 928 S4 including electric windows, electric seats, immobiliser, cruise control and air conditioning. Supplied with a V5C registration document, a current MoT test certificate and history folder; the marketplace has woken to the fact that a Porsche 928 S4 is a stylish, comfortable and reliable tourer. We recommend viewing this low mileage example, it will not disappoint.
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