The 928 example shown here is something we are enormously proud to have on sale at Renaissance Classic Sports Cars.
Launched in 1978, the Porsche 928 was originally intended to be as a replacement for the 911. The idea was to design a powerful, front engine rear-wheel-drive, sports car with enough comfort and refinement that it could be used like a luxury saloon. Porsche believed this design brief would appeal to a broader audience…. and they were right! The car became an immediate hit in the UK, with demand out-doing supply and it winning the 1978 European Car of the year award. As a result of all this, the 928 model range had a successful production run that spanned nearly 18years.
This car is actually one of the later evolution, and extremely rare, “GT” models. The GT model only came in manual gearbox form and was better equipped than the ClubSport, bare bones sibling, while still maintaining the lower vehicle weight to provide a more performance orientated driving experience. With it being a later generation car it also benefited from a 0-100% variable ratio limited-slip called PSD (Porsche Sperr Differential), this system is much like the one engineered for the flagship Porsche 959 and provides the vehicle with even more traction under hard acceleration. Other improvements and updates to the engine cooling, sensor locations, power steering and subtle interior changes were made at this time.
Something that is very important to mention is that only 2078 of the 928 GT were made globally before production ceased in late 1991, of which only 516 of this generation were made for the European market. This means that this car, with a first registration date of 21/02/1992, is not only one of the last production models ever made but it is also one of a very limited number of right-hand-drive examples in existence! All of which make for an exceedingly collectable and sought after vehicle for any future investor/collector or enthusiast.
Like all of our cars here at Renaissance Classic Sports Cars; the vehicle comes with a very comprehensive provenance and history portfolio, including the original handbook, “Porsche Possessions” accessories booklet, fully stamped service book and tool kit. The car will also come with a fresh MOT and a stack of the previous owners invoices, receipts and previous MOT certificates to back up how fastidiously the vehicle has been maintained. We have also carried out our own in depth checks and preparation work with the vehicle to bring it up to an exceptional standard we are proud of.
A summary of the comprehensive service history is below:
• 21 Feb 1992 Porsche Main Dealer Delivery Miles
• 21 May 1992 Porsche Main Dealer 1,989
• 27 Apr 1993 Porsche Main Dealer 6,051
• 9 Mar 1994 Porsche Main Dealer 10,474
• 11 May 1995 Porsche Main Dealer 13,773
• 24 Jun 1996 Porsche Main Dealer 24,059
• 8 Jul 1997 Porsche Main Dealer 38,255
• 29 Apr 1998 Porsche Main Dealer 49,436
• 11 May 1999 Porsche Main Dealer 59,800
• 19 May 2000 Porsche Main Dealer 71,939
• 11 Jun 2002 Porsche Main Dealer 81,989
• 18 Dec 2003 Porsche Main Dealer 88,524
• 3 Sep 2004 Porsche Main Dealer 97,374
• 25 Jan 2007 Independent Specialist 104,408
• 15 Jan 2008 Independent Specialist 109,456
• 19 Sep 2008 Porsche Main Dealer 111,248
• 24 Dec 2008 Porsche Main Dealer 112,099
• 16 Jan 2009 Porsche Main Dealer 112,373
• 21 May 2009 Porsche Main Dealer 114,113
• 13 Jan 2010 Porsche Main Dealer 116,286
• 27 Apr 2010 Porsche Main Dealer 117,532
• ** Vehicle placed in professional storage
• 20 June 2018 Independent Specialist 118,318
** Vehicle will come fully serviced as per Porsche service schedule at point of sale.
The car is presented in a stunning Metallic Colbalt Blue with contrasting light grey leather interior with Navy Blue seat piping and carpets. The overall condition of the vehicle is absolutely stunning; no visible dents or scratches, with the interior in immaculate ‘as new’ condition following a complete professional reconalising of the interior leather that we have recently carried out.
The power plant of the vehicle is a bulletproof 5.0 litre, V8 with 4 valves per cylinder, with electronic fuel injection. This engine not only sounds awesome – but also produces nearly 330bhp and a whopping 317lbft of torque! Which is still immensely impressive even by today’s standards of performance car. It gets this power down through a 5-speed manual gearbox and a PSD variable LSD unit. The chassis is a monocoque design featuring double wishbone coilspring front suspension, independent semi trailing arm rear suspension and a manual rack and pinion steering assembly.
A summary of the specification is below:
• Metallic Colbalt Blue paintwork
• Light Grey Full Leather interior with Navy Piping and carpets
• 5.0 litre, Electronic fuel injection, Watercooled V8 engine
• 5-Speed manual gearbox
• Variable ratio PSD limited slip differential
• Original 16” Porsche Alloy wheels with 225/50 R16 Front & 245/45 R16 Rear Toyo tyres
• Electric windows
• Electric sunroof
• Electric wing mirrors
• Upgraded Front and rear speakers
• Fold out door armrests
All in all this car not only looks and sounds amazing - but it drives as good as it looks. The overall rarity, desirability and driving experience of this car is worthy of any collector, investor or enthusiast.
Viewing is highly recommended and ANY inspection is welcome. At Renaissance Classic Sports Cars we pride ourselves by preparing and testing all cars to the highest standards and would not offer our clients any vehicles that we wouldn’t be happy to personally own or drive ourselves. All our vehicles go through our meticulous 131 point pre-sales checks and all cars come with a comprehensive 6 months warranty as standard, with the option to upgrade the warranty cover and length of cover to up to 36 months for total piece of mind. Delivery can be arranged to anywhere within the UK and most worldwide counties through our approved and trusted transport agents, please call us for a quotation.
If you have a specific requirement or particular make or model of vehicle you are looking for, please let us know and we would be delighted to source the exact car for you. ** Don’t forget we offer a part exchange scheme against any manufacturer’s vehicles and I would be happy to give you a price on your vehicle.
If you have any questions or require any further information or pictures please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: James Wilson or Graham Beeson on 01483 225878 or 0780 123 5272.