Lot 150 - 1994 Porsche 928 GTS
|Odometer reading||8,200 miles|
|Result||Sold - £47,040|
- Delivered new to Brunei Royal family
- Stunning low mileage example
- Royal family plus one owner from new
The Porsche 928 GTS was the final, and some say ultimate, iteration of Porsche’s grand tourer. Famously intended to replace the venerable 911, the 928 ended up complementing the rear-engined model perfectly; with a mighty V8 engine under the bonnet, the 928’s 50:50 weight distribution endowed it with both power and sublime handling. While its size might have counted against in along tight, twisty lanes, nothing feels better in long, sweeping, high speed curves, especially behind the wheel of a GTS, where that deep front spoiler and huge rear wing help crush it into the tarmac.
It’s an easy supercar to drive, too. The visibility from the driver’s seat is unparalleled, as are the ergonomics; the 928 can easily be used as a daily driver, dismissing the weekly Waitrose run with the same disdain as a 500-mile road-trip.
Presenting in Schwarz Black metallic this 928 GTS was first registered on the 16th February 1995 directly to HJH Aisah Binti Haji Matussin in the Brunei Royal family from Porsche AG Stuttgart with Porsche GB confirming the date of manufacturer as the 25th August 1994. Imported to the UK in 2017 having covered very few miles the car was recommissioned at a cost in excess of £8,000 including new cambelts and given a fresh MoT test certificate, more recently it has had refreshed paintwork with another invoice in excess of £6,000. The later 5.4 Litre automatics with the thunderous V8 featured the Dynamic Kickdown gearboxes setting them apart from the previous models and uprated electric. Having covered a staggering 8,200 miles from new this now represents a real collector’s example and boasting 345bhp an MoT test certificate until May 2022, drivers manual and a global service centre booklet. Still showing as with the first UK owner it is sure to be very popular amongst collectors especially with a certain ‘risky business’ 928 having claimed a world record price at auction last year making this look an incredible price point for such a low mileage example with provenance.
Interested parties should note, as an extremely low mileage collector example this car has spent most of its life in storage therefore it is advised some minor mechanical recommissioning maybe required.
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