Unveiled at the Geneva Salon in 1977, and voted Car of the Year for 1978, the 928 was intended as an upmarket replacement for the long-running 911, but in the end Porsche’s rear-engined classic would outlive its younger sibling. The front-engined 928’s stylish hatchback body featured aluminium doors, bonnet and front wings in the interests of weight saving, while ingenious impact-resistant ‘bumpers’ made of colour-matched plastic were incorporated into the nose and tail. The V8 engine – Porsche’s first – displaced 4.5 litres and produced 234bhp.
A five-speed transaxle gearbox or three-speed automatic were the transmission options. In 1979 the 928S with 4.6 litre engine arrived, and then in 1986 the model was further revised and restyled, becoming the 928 S4. Its engine producing 320bhp courtesy of twin-cam, 16-valve cylinder heads and enlargement to 4,957cc, the S4 enjoyed a welcome top speed boost to 160mph. The UK launch price was £46,534. In 1989 Porsche moved the game on with the even more powerful 928 GT, which, with a top speed of around 170mph, was the Stuttgart firm’s fastest production car at that time. Porsche has not made anything like the 928 since its deletion in 1995.
This manual gearbox matching numbers 928 GT was delivered new to the UK in right-hand drive in 1990, in the stunning shade of Baltic Blue with Dark Grey leather interior.
With a very complete service history – 13 stamps in the original service book – this stunning 928 GT was fitted with a new cam belt and MoT’ed by marque specialists in July of this year. With just 82,000 recorded miles from new, and a detailed service history containing various bills and receipts for maintenance, this rare and desirable manual 928 GT is perhaps the perfect and best equipped modern supercar. Offered with UK V5 registration.