Although the DP 935 conversion, based on the Porsche 911 Turbo (930), was DP Motorsport’s best-selling car, it was not the only spectacular Porsche conversion offered by the company from Overath. The Porsche 928, Porsche’s most exclusive top-end model in the 1980’s, was also personalised by DP by means of a rather unsubtle, but very spectacular wide body kit. The DP Motorsport program for the Porsche 928 was introduced in 1984.
To put it simple: the DP Motorsport version of the Porsche 928 was wide, extremely wide: almost 2 metres. The wider body of the DP 928 consisted of all new bodywork including new front bumper with large air-intakes, much wider front wings, side skirts which led up to the side streaked rear fenders, house rear wheels with huge 285mm section tyres. This new aerodynamic body resulted in a weight reduction close to 300kg.
DP Motorsport developed the model over the years, with improvements to the design of the front bumper, and in later cars the pop-up headlamps were replaced with air intakes. Then there’s the rear bumper, the early version having both the DP and Porsche logos engraved in the plastic, the later version just had the DP logo. Rims were usually the extra wide Fuchs wheels, but in the late 1980’s OZ Futura rims were also fitted.
Overall cost of the DP 928 conversion was 40.000 DM in 1984, which included the complete DP Motorsport bodykit, the special Fuchs wheels and new paintwork. Not included were a more sporty suspension which (in combination with the wider tires) significantly improved road handling of the Porsche 928 (at a cost of an extra 5.000 DM). Although there was a 370bhp engine modification available, the new design and aerodynamics were the most interesting additions to the model.
This stunning example of the DP Motorsport 928 was ordered by our vendor’s father new in 1986, who bought the car directly from Josep Zirkelbach at the DP Factory in Overath, Sweden. The 928 was highly specified with a number of extras, a special green leather interior, and expensive magnesium BBS Le Mans 16 inch wheels on each corner.
After five years of ownership our vendor’s father sold his beloved 928 privately, much to the dismay of his son, who in 2004 started to track down the family’s old 928. He found the car and after three weeks of negotiations with the then owner, our vendor finally managed to acquire back his family’s car. At the time the 928 had covered a mere 23,000 kilometres, and now 14 years later shows only a total of 75,000 kilometres recorded.
The 928 has just benefited from a program of refurbishment, including a full repaint, at a cost of c. €25,000, and is now ready to be enjoyed to the full by its next lucky owner. With its Metallic Black paintwork, white and silver bonnet stripes and green leather interior, this DP really is period perfect.
We have noticed ever increasing interest in period tuner conversions of German and Italian sports and GT cars in recent years. As such we feel this excellent example, with known history from new, really does merit further inspection.