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A formidable and highly coveted Porsche 928 GTS with just 46,238 miles.
2 door 2+2 coupe, aluminium front wings, doors and bonnet, front and rear deformable polyurethane body panels, integral front spoiler, rear boot spoiler, retractable halogen headlamps, front and rear deformation zones, driver’s airbag, heated windscreen washers, high pressure headlamp washers, fibre optic instrument panel, air conditioning with climate control, cruise control, electric adjust to front seats, driver’s memory seat, heated front seats. Factory options; Electric sliding steel sunroof.
Produced from 1978 to 1995, the Porsche 928 was initially developed as a replacement for the quirky and sometimes difficult to drive 911. However, the characteristics of this V8 Gran Turismo, Porsche’s first production V8 model, were somewhat different to the 911 and direct replacement did not come to fruition. Porsche's design and development efforts paid off during the 1978 European Car of the Year, where the 928 won ahead of the BMW 7-Series and the Ford Granada. The final and arguably the most coveted 928 models was the GTS as presented here.
This late and very desirable 928 GTS is finished in stunning Slate Grey Metallic, (Code L23F), boasting a beautiful deep shine and high polished finish. All panels and large polyurethane trim sections are in excellent order and the factory glass remains with all rubbers and lights in prime order. There is a very small faint paint blemish around the nearside door mirror and another almost undetectable paint imperfection below the nearside rear window. An epic muscular Porsche Gran Turismo.
The unique interior of the 928, a masterpiece from the Porsche Design Studio, is both functional and wonderfully elegant. The sculptured, anatomically correct seats are trimmed in the original hand-stitched draped leather in light grey, (Code GZ). The upholstery is spotlessly clean and in excellent order with no undue wear or crazing to the hide. The matching colour scheme carpets have been protected from new by expensive Porsche tailored over mats. The fibre optic instrument panel has all elements working perfectly with just some light crazing to the instrument backing. The rear seats fold completely flat to create a spacious luggage area and the pristine boot space housing the original space saver spare wheel with Vredstein tyre and factory jack in the original sheath. Factory build stickers to the driver’s door shut and the factory options code sticker to the boot floor remain, essential for originality seekers. The ultimate GT interior, built to cruise the Riviera!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The powerful heart of the 928GTS is a 5.4 litre, V8 engine. This quad-cam 32v alloy engine produces 350bhp at 5700rpm and maximum torque 500Nm at just 4250rpm. An intoxicating engine soundtrack invokes you as you achieve 0-60mph in just 5.7 seconds and a possible top speed of 170mph, as quoted in the original Porsche marketing literature. Porsche originality aficionados will delight at the clean engine bay displaying all factory plates, stickers and even the original Shell Fuel and Lubrication sticker! Effortless cruising is offered by the 4-speed automatic transmission which operates perfectly with Porsche Dynamic kickdown.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Forged alloy ‘Cup Design’ wheels of size 7.5J x 17 front and 9J x 17 rear are in excellent condition with original Porsche centre caps and only very light markings to the outer rims. Brand new Pirelli tyres, as recommend by Porsche GB, were fitted in February 2019 in the correct size of front 225/45 ZR17 and rear 255/40 ZR17. Powerful anti-lock assisted (ABS) brakes feature internally ventilated discs all round with aluminium four piston fixed callipers proudly displaying the clear Porsche inscription.
Supplied and registered new on 29th June 1994, the Porsche Main Agent being Road Range of Liverpool. The conscientious owners have kept a detailed vehicle service and maintenance log, with the mantel of upkeeping this record of prime importance. Fastidious maintenance has neither been overlooked nor undocumented with all vital cambelt and water pump changes carried out as required, along with the important re-visit to check for retention, if necessary. The most recent of which was carried out by Porsche Hatfield at 45,527 miles using genuine Porsche parts, with supporting invoice for £1,845.06. There is a total of 10 documented visits to Porsche main dealers for service work.
The very low 46,238 miles from new verified in the extensive service history file which is beautifully presented and organised with all MOT certificates carried out dating back to the first in 1997, along with a large collection of further Porsche main dealer and marque specialist invoices. Furthermore, all original manuals, guides, key cards and dealership point of sale literature are enclosed in the correct Porsche black leather wallet along with two factory supplied Porsche keys with fobs. An original sales brochure completes the impressive history file for this truly special and rare example, presented in fantastic condition.
MOT February 2020, HPI Clear.
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