1978 Porsche 928

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1978
  • Chassis number 
    928 810 2083
  • Lot number 
    47
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

First registered to Porsche AG
1978 Porsche 928 Coupé
Chassis no. 928 810 2083

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 event Porsche's rear-engined classic would outlive its younger sibling. The front-engined 928's stylish hatchback body used aluminium for the doors, bonnet, and front wings in the interests of weight saving, 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 234bhp. A five-speed transaxle gearbox or three-speed automatic were the transmission options.

This stunning early Porsche 928 from the first year of production in 1978 was first owned and registered by the factory itself. The accompanying original service booklet and instruction manual recorded the first three services at 1,575 kilometres, 19,541 kilometres, and 30,693 kilometres at Porsche AG in Weissach. In 1979 the car was sold to its second owner, a Professor from Ismaning near Munich. He paid the princely sum of 42,000 DM for the car (the original payment confirmation from Porsche is on file).

The second owner had the car meticulously serviced at the Munich-based Porsche main agent, MAHAG, with a further nine stamps in the original service booklet, the last dated March 2012 at 117,043 kilometres. The car changed hands again in 2017 and since then has formed part of the current owner's private collection of sports cars. During his ownership, the car was serviced again in March 2017 by Porsche Munich at a cost in excess of €4,100 (copy invoice on file), while an oil change was carried out by another garage in April 2019. The current odometer reading is 118,848 kilometres.

Beautifully presented, this early example represents the Porsche 928 in its purest form, boasting an attractive exterior/interior colour combination and with only three registered owners from new. The car is offered with German registration documents; the aforementioned service and instruction manual; a manual for the original Blaupunkt radio; an original sales brochure; and a folder containing sundry invoices and pieces of correspondence.