Lot 123 - 1983 Porsche 928 S
|Odometer reading||71,047 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £17,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,452|
These fabulous sports cars were unveiled at the Geneva Salon in 1977 and voted Car of the Year for 1978. It was intended as an upmarket replacement for the long-running 911 but in the event Porsche's rear-engined classic would outlive its younger sibling. The front-engined 928's stylish hatchback body featured aluminium doors, bonnet and front wings in the interests of weight saving, while ingenious impact resistant 'bumpers' made of colour matched plastic were incorporated into the nose and tail. A five speed transaxle gearbox or three speed automatic were the transmission options, in 1980 the 928S with its 4.7 litre engine arrived and then in 1986 the model was further revised and restyled, becoming the 928 S4. Its engine producing 320bhp courtesy of twin-cam, 16 valve cylinder heads and enlargement to 4,957cc, the S4 enjoyed a welcome top speed boost to 160mph.
The car was originally supplied by Charles Follet Ltd of 18 Berkeley Street, London W1 and registered on 3rd March 1983 to Mr. Peter Bowles of Castlenau, London. This very low mileage automatic transmission example presents well in silver with contrasting blue leather upholstery. The car comes with its original Porsche wallet containing the drivers manual, service guide and the all important maintenance record, which is well stamped with a combination of main agent and specialist services. Offered to auction with a V5c registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until March 2022 viewing of this handsome example is encouraged.The popularity of these Porsches has increased over recent years and rightly so. This powerful, sleek and user friendly model is surely one to watch for investment potential.
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