Lot 229 - 1994 Porsche 928 GTS A

Lot 229 - 1994 Porsche 928 GTS A

Lot 229 - 1994 Porsche 928 GTS A

Lot Number 229
Registration L439 DFD
Chassis Number WP0ZZZ9ZRS800514
Engine Number 81R50953
Odometer reading 78,500 miles
Estimate £24,000 - £30,000
  • Righthand drive GTS
  • Excellent history
  • UK supplied example

When Porsche launched the 928 GTS in 1992, they knew it would be the last evolution of 928. Porsche did much to enhance performance and refinement, knowing that its luxury flagship would leave memories with Porsche enthusiasts. For the GTS, Porsche increased the engine capacity to 5397cc and added a catalytic convertor, with eight balance weights instead of six to enhance smoothness. This DOHC engine produced 350bhp and enabled a top speed of more than 170 mph. The GTS engine was smoother and more flexible than its predecessor; it was quieter, smoother and easier to drive. Changes to the chassis included a wider rear track and larger brakes. Externally, the GTS differed from S4 with its new style of alloy wheels, flared rear arches and a body-coloured rear spoiler. What Porsche wasn't advertising when the 928 was released 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 which in 1994 was a problem, but means that in 2018 this is a rare and incredibly desirable Porsche.

This GTS A was first registered in July 1994 and this was the first year dynamic kick down for automatic transmission models was introduced. Presented in deep metallic green with contrasting grey leather and black piping, this collectable example is offered with a comprehensive history file which includes 18 service stamps in the maintenance booklet and a cambelt change at 77,302 miles.

Since 2016 this example has been in dry storage and was recently recommissioned by Renaissance Sports Cars in Ripley. Prior to this our vendor spent a significant sum of money ironing out any of the necessary works, as such this is a desirable car accompanied by a good history file with necessary invoices for buyer confidence. These rare and collectable front engine V8 Porsches are fabulous motor cars and this car should command serious attention given its sensible estimate.

* Interested parties should note that this car has been stored for a number of years and will require some further light recommissioning. Our vendor had an MoT test which has addressed that in order to pass it would require a new lambda sensor and fog light. *

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

Web design London Edgebound