The Porsche 928 can only be described as a design icon and uber cool, at the time the 928 was a very advanced GT the focus was on lightweight construction. The doors, front wings and bonnet were therefore made from aluminium instead of sheet steel. Behind the plastic bumpers integrated into the body shape there were also aluminium profiles that could withstand a collision at up to 8 km/h (5 mph) without any damage.To improve aerodynamics, the models were fitted with a front and rear spoiler from the 928 S 1979 onwards .The rear axle of the 928 was a completely new development. What made this double-wishbone suspension – also known as the Weissach axle – unique was its toe-in stabilising effect. This worked more or less as a passive rear-wheel steering, making a significant contribution to the active safety of the Gran Turismo.The 928 models were powered by a water-cooled V8 engine with a 90° cylinder arrangement. The displacement of the power unit was increased from an initial 4.5 litres to 5.4 litres. Power was transmitted according to the transaxle principle.
Our Porsche 928 is the S2, 4.7 and is the extremely rare manual gearbox variant, less than 10% of 928’s produced were specified with manual transmission, the bulk being automatics. Date of reg, 14/07/1984. This 928 was supplied new by Charles Follet Porsche of London to a member of a royal family, HRH titled document in the original log book and history file. Finished in the stunning colour combination of Pewter Metallic with Burgundy leather trim piped White. The car has in the past few years been treated to a doors off, glass out full repaint with full photographic record. Also just completed at the local Porsche main dealer, cam belt and water pump replaced on the 08/08/2020.
This car has been well cared for inside and out and is a credit to its previous owners. The car won 1st prize for the ‘Best 928’ at the Porsche concours Show at Lotherton Hall in 2019. The engine runs silky smooth, and the manual gearbox is crisp and precise! It is an absolute pleasure to drive, and the noise from the V8 and the stainless exhaust is fantastic. There is a huge history file with a vast collection of MOT certificates, tax discs and receipts dating back for many years; all of which corroborates the mileage as genuine. The current mileage stands at 109,638, however the speedometer was changed on the 1st May 1997 at 65,451 miles, this was fully documented in the service book, and as the current mileage reads 44,187, this means it has averaged only 3,300 miles a year.
There is also a Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche which confirms it is a UK supplied car with original engine and manual transmission. Interestingly with the history is the original sales brochure from when the car was new, which actually features the same specification car, colour, interior, and manual transmission; it would appear that the original owner requested an almost identical vehicle to the one in the then current sales brochure !
Original MOT Certificates together with the service history corroborate the mileage:
- 1992 50,516 miles
- 1993 56,900 miles
- 1994 57,772 miles
- 1995 59,125 miles
- 1996 60,606 miles
- NOTE: Speedometer changed 01/05/1997 at 65,451 miles
- 1998 12,548 miles (77,999) miles
- 1999 16,681 miles (82,132) miles
- 2000 19,388 miles (84,839) miles
- 2001 22,909 miles (88,360) miles
- 2002 27,650 miles (93,101) miles
- 2003 30,765 miles (96,216) miles
- 2004 34,928 miles (100,379) miles
- 2005 35,199 miles (100,650) miles
- 2007 39,138 miles (104,589) miles
- 2008 40,044 miles (105,495) miles
- 2009 40,538 (105,989) miles
- 2010 40,853 (106,394) miles
- NOTE: SORN 2010-2015
- 2015 42,809 (108,260) miles
- 2016 43,439 (108,885) miles
- 2017 43,439 (108,890) miles
- 2018 43,585 (109,036) miles
- 2019 43,887 (109,338) miles
- 2020 44,142 (109,593) miles
- 2021 44,322 (109,773) miles
The current MOT to April 2022.
The car has the rare manual gearbox, limited slip diff and original wide track kit option fitted from factory. The A/C has recently been overhauled with the pump being fully reconditioned, also a variety of cosmetic parts such as door vents, trim, and clips have been replaced to make the car as original as possible. Full stainless-steel exhaust recently fitted; sounds amazing. A quality stereo is fitted that includes a handsfree kit and bluetooth streaming. Also fitted is a Blackvue dash cam which is subtly mounted and a Scorpion alarm/immobiliser with remote central locking. With the history is the original Porsche handbook and service book fully stamped, along with a vast A4 history file, photographic record of the cars repaint and the cup it won in 2019.