Lot 147 - 1988 Porsche 928 S4
|Odometer reading||104,724 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,452|
- Striking colour combination
- Good service history
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 October 1988 this handsome Porsche presents well in Guards red with contrasting black leather trim piped in red. Power delivery is smooth from the five litre 320 bhp engine and we are told this Porsche is a joy to drive. We are also informed that the file for this Autobahn cruiser contains a V5C registration document, a good service history and an MoT test certificate valid until March 2022. Porsche 928’s have recently rediscovered their rightful popularity in recent years and represent a fantastic way to enjoy the open road.
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