Lot 180 - 1987 Porsche 928 S4
|Odometer reading||46,000 miles|
|Estimate||£32,000 - £36,000|
|Result||Sold - £31,000|
- Superb rare manual gearbox example
- Full Porsche and specialist history
- Cambelt change 6,000 miles ago
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. 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, whilst in 1987, the engine displacement was further increased to 4957cc with the introduction of the, now highly desirable 928 S4.
This fabulous and rare manual gearbox example is presented in probable the most desirable combination of metallic blue exterior paintwork with blue leather interior and white piping. It comes with a full Porsche and specialist history, two keys, electric sunroof, air conditioning, four new Continental tyres, new battery and had its cambelts changed at 40,667 miles. This is one of the most sought after models of this iconic ‘yuppie’ car of the 1980s and is superb in every aspect, also benefitting from a full service 1500 miles ago and another oil filter service less than 500 miles ago. The howl of its powerful five litre V8 mated to its manual transmission is a triumph of German engineering and exciting to drive both on country roads and relaxing on longer journeys. Rare, desirable and highly collectable, this really is fabulous.
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