Lot 190 - 1993 Porsche 928 GTS
|Odometer reading||97,312 miles|
|Estimate||£40,000 - £50,000|
Sold from 1978 to 1995, the Porsche 928 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 928 GTS came for sale in late 1991 as a 1992 model with changed bodywork, larger front brakes and a new, more powerful 5.4 Litre engine producing 350bhp. What Porsche wasn't advertising was the price; it was among the most expensive cars on the road at the time. This severely hampered sales despite the model's high competency and long standard equipment list. Porsche discontinued the GTS model that year after shipping only 2,904 in total.
This original UK car was first registered on the 1st August, 1993. Supplied through Porsche Reading, it has had four previous owners from new with the current owner taking possession some 19 years ago in 1998. The history file contains the original service books and book pack including a service history totalling 26 service stamps with supporting invoices and an MoT test certificate with no advisories valid until June, 2018. A very rare car and the best and last of the breed; with Porsche celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 928, this car should command serious attention