The front-engined 928’s stylish hatchback featured aluminium doors, bonnet and front wings in the interest of saving weight, while ingenious impact resistant ‘bumpers’ made of colour matched plastic were incorporated in the nose and tail. The V8 engine – Porsche’s first – displaced 4.5 litres and produced 234 bhp. In 1979 the the 928S with a 4.6 litre engine arrived and then in 1986 the model was further revised and became the S4. It’s engine producing 320bhp courtesy of twin cam, 16 valve cylinder head and enlargement to just shy of five litres. In 1989 Porsche unveiled the GT which with a top speed of around 170 mph was the Stuttgart firms fastest production car at that time. Although other 928 models were available in both automatic and manual, the GT was only produced in manual form between 1989 and 1992. Power was 325bhp at 6200 rpm. Besides limited edition models, the SE and CS, the GT are the rarest of all production models with just 2078 cars produced.
This stunning 928 GT manual was registered 1st Oct. 1991 and as such is one of the last right hand drive examples produced. Finished in black with a black interior this car has covered just over 100,000 genuine miles and has a service history that would make even the most beloved Porsches jealous. The original service booklet has 19 services stamps from both main dealers and specialists, and in addition the car has service invoices going back to 2000 that total over £16,000 with £8,500 worth of work alone in 2011. The last service was carried out on the 5th Aug. 2014 and the car has just had new brake pads in the rear. With 15 old MoT’s going back to 1995 that confirm the milage, the current MoT expires in May 2015.
For a manufacturer that built its reputation and financial future on only producing the 911 during the 1980’s and 1990’s they seemed to overlooked that they also produced one of the finest and fastest Grand Touring cars of the same era, the 928 redefined the category – aggressive styling, superb comfort and blistering performance with a build quality only the Germans could manage. The manual gearbox makes this 928 a must, a generally very presentable example both inside and out the service history only goes to show how much the previous owners really loved this car.