Lot 323 - 1988 Porsche 928
|Registration||UK Taxes paid|
|Odometer reading||145,000 km|
|Result||Sold - £9,800|
The Porsche 928 was a sports-GT 1978 to 1995. 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 coupé, to create, what some Porsche executives thought, would be a vehicle with wider appeal than the compact, quirky and sometimes difficult 911.
The body, styled by Wolfgang Möbius under guidance of Anatole Lapine, was mainly galvanized steel but the doors, front fenders, hood, and roof were aluminum in order to make the car more lightweight. It had a substantial luggage area accessed via a large hatchback with new polyurethane elastic bumpers integrated into the nose and tail and covered in body-coloured plastic; an unusual feature for the time that aided the car visually and reduced its drag.
The 928 qualified as a 2+2, having two small seats in the rear. Both rear seats could be folded down to enlarge the luggage area and both the front and rear seats had sun visors for the 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 is the only sports car so far to have won this competition where the usual winners are mainstream hatchbacks and saloons from major European manufacturers. This is regarded as proof of how advanced the 928 was compared to its contemporaries. This car was originally from Germany and then went to New Zealand where it was imported to the UK in 2017. Presented in metallic blue with blue leather interior and an automatic gearbox, this is a good example of the luxurious V8 sports car from the iconic manufacturer. The 928 models have become a retro must-have for those Porsche aficionados, as the design is timeless and the smooth automatic gearbox make them extremely tractable in modern day city traffic, but also fun on twisty country roads using all the torque its engine provides.
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