Lot 131 - 1979 Porsche 928
|Odometer reading||91,302 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,113|
Porsche's intended replacement for the 911 may not have achieved that particular goal, but it wasn't from a lack of performance or technological wizardry. An alloy V8 was attached to a rear-mounted gearbox and the galvanised body had aluminium doors and bonnet. The 928 was launched to a fanfare and surprised many by being named ‘European Car of the Year’. Critics immediately recognised the advances inherent in the 928 over the 911 and the car was universally praised as one of the greatest 'GT' cars of all time. It handled, was quick, comfortable and looked fantastic. With the 928, Porsche created a serious long-distance grand-touring car that could also tackle twisting B-roads with ease, thanks to super-direct steering, 50/50 weight distribution and a clever Weissach rear axle that kept the car firmly planted. Many road testers found that their nerve ran out long before the 928's grip. Styling was the same in both 1978 and 1979, with the body lacking both front and rear spoilers. The distinctive rounded rear end without a spoiler is an unmistakable distinguishing feature of the early 928 and is now considered the purest example of the design.
This early example of this now very retro design of the iconic Porsche 928 is presented in red with tan/Pasha checkered interior. It was purchased by the late owner in 1990 and used sparingly whilst in his ownership. Its mighty 4500cc V8 engine is mated to an automatic gearbox which always provided plenty of power when needed and with a superb driving position, Porsche thus created the ultimate executive sports coupé. The car comes with its driver’s manual, original maintenance records which go as far back as 1979 and has a current MoT test certificate which expires in August 2024. We are informed that there appears to be a small leak in the power steering hose, which was an advisory when the MoT test was carried out but not an essential repair, hence its pass certificate. The odometer reading is currently 91,302 but within the paperwork, one can see that there appears to be discrepancy in this recorded mileage, with no explanation. A great opportunity to purchase one of Porsche’s greatest models and being offered with no reserve, this provides the option to purchase at a fraction of its original selling price back in 1979. The car has not been used regularly for a while and although it has a MoT and it starts and drives, we would recommend some re commissioning would be necessary.
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