Lot 236 - 1989 Porsche 928 S4
|Odometer reading||59,567 miles|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £23,000|
- Totally original example
- Lovely condition throughout
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 1979 the 928S with its 4.6 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.
Originally registered in Jersey by Five Oaks Porsche Centre and imported to the UK in July 1994, this fabulous example is presented in its original silver paint with full burgundy leather interior and seats with multicolour cloth seat inlays. Its optional equipment is listed as having recoil bumpers, automatic transmission, Series 4 logo, lumbar support in the driver’s seat and a ten CD/ player radio. Its mighty V8 provides plenty of power for those who wish to travel a little more exuberantly or indeed it is just as at home pottering along in the confines of a city. The car comes with a copy of its Porsche Certificate of Authenticityand we believe that in July 2016 various works were carried out by Porsche Centres at a cost of circa £10,000. The car also comes with a full set of Continental N1 tyres and two sets of keys. Porsche Club GB members eulogise over this car for being totally original and having several details that have been lost on many 928's.
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