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.
Porsche 928 S2, 4.7 this is an 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 the member of a royal family, HRH titled document in the original log book and history file. Finished in the stunning colour combination of special order Pewter Metallic with Burgundy leather, 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 recently 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 and is just stunning. 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, with a glorious soundtrack from both the V8 and stainless exhaust system. There is a huge history file, which includes two stamped up service books, drivers handbook all in the correct Porsche wallet, a vast collection of MOT certificates, tax discs and receipts dating back many years; all of which corroborates the mileage as genuine. The current mileage reads 44,322 however the speedometer was changed on the 1st May 1997 at 65,451 miles, this was fully documented in the service book, thus making the current mileage 109,773.
There is also a Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche which confirms it is a UK supplied car with original engine and transmission, plus a long list of optional extras of which three are wide-track rear axle, limited slip diff and sports suspension. 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 !
The A/C has recently been overhauled with the pump being fully reconditioned, new condenser fitted and re-gassed with the latest type gas. 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 books fully stamped, along with a vast A4 history file, photographic record of the cars repaint and the cup it won in 2019. Current MOT to April 2022.