Lot 192 - 1992 Porsche 928 GTS
|Sold - £46,978
- Originally supplied to the Brunei Royal family
- One UK owner since purchase
- low Incredibly mileage collector example
When Porsche launched the 928 GTS in 1992, they knew it would be the last evolution of 928. Porsche did much to enhance performance and refinement, knowing that its luxury flagship would leave memories with Porsche enthusiasts. For the GTS, Porsche increased the engine capacity to 5397cc and added a catalytic convertor, with eight balance weights instead of six to enhance smoothness. This DOHC engine produced 350bhp and enabled a top speed of more than 170mph. The GTS engine was smoother and more flexible than its predecessor and was quieter and easier to drive. Changes to the chassis included a wider rear track and larger brakes. Externally, the GTS differed from S4 with its new style of alloy wheels, flared rear arches and a body-coloured rear spoiler. What Porsche wasn't advertising when the 928 was released was the price; it was among the most expensive cars on the road at the time. This severely hampered sales despite the model's high competency and long standard equipment list. Porsche discontinued the GTS model that year after shipping only 2,904 in total which in 1994 was a problem; in 2022 however, it has resulted in a rare and incredibly desirable Porsche.
This Midnight Blue metallic Porsche 928 GTS has a mere 4,400 miles on its odometer and has spent much of its life as part of the Sultan of Brunei’s car collection. With a close connection to the Sultan of Brunei’s family, the car was acquired in 2017. It was subject of an extensive mechanical recommissioning service in 2018 and can claim to not yet be fully run-in. We understand when under Brunei ownership, the front wings and bonnet were resprayed due to sun damage but since then has had a restoration to bring it to a fine standard today. The interior is in lovely condition, as you might expect from a car with so few miles indeed time-warp condition.
The GTS has been the collectors’ choice of the 928 range and continues to appreciate dramatically with a well-known film car selling in excess of $2 million in 2021, subsequently this example is estimated at an incredible price point. UK registered this example is ready to find a new home with a discerning car collector, or Porsche enthusiast especially with the incredible mileage and HJH Royal ownership and currently only one UK owner registered since.
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