Lot 122 - 1989 Porsche 928 S4
|Registration||Jersey Registered (J37550)|
|Odometer reading||157,117 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,924|
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 aluminum 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.
This wonderful looking example was supplied new by official Porsche Centre Charles Follett Ltd, London in March 1989 and is presented in blue over a blue leather interior. The paintwork is in good order as is the interior which shows a light patina from general use over the years. In 2019, the 928 was fitted with a set of Continental tyres at a cost of £468 and in 2020 it was treated to an annual service by Oakhurst Garage. The Porsche maintenance booklet shows 29 service stamps undertaken by either Porsche main dealer or independent specialists and it has recently been treated to a fresh MoT with no advisories valid until September 2022. Offered without reserve, this superb looking 928 is a fantastic opportunity to acquire an S4 variant of the coveted 928 model.
Interested parties should note that this vehicle is currently registered in Jersey and as such a 6% import tax will be due if registered in the UK.
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