1983 Porsche 928

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1983
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    WPOZZZ92ZDS841680
  • Engine number 
    82D5990
  • Lot number 
    216
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Metallic Silver
  • Interior brand colour 
    Black Leather
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Guide price: £18000 - £22000.
- Lovely, right-hand drive, UK (C16) car shipped to Hong Kong for Sir John Bond
- Finished in Metallic Silver with a Black leather interior and cream carpets
- Electric sunroof, automatic transmission, passenger door mirror, and a leather storage box
- In January 2017 the engine was stripped and rebuilt by '928 Spares' of Stroud
- Only 51,000 miles and freshly MoT'd
 Critics immediately recognised the advances the 928 had made over the 911, and the car was universally praised as one of the greatest GT cars of all time. It handled, it was quick, it looked fantastic and it was comfortable. With the 928, Porsche created a serious long-distance grand touring car that could also tackle twisting B-roads with ease, thanks to super-direct steering, 50/50 weight distribution and a clever 'Weissach' rear axle that kept the car firmly planted on the road. Many testers found that their nerve ran out long before the 928's grip.If the 928 attracted any criticism at all, it was that it wasn't quite quick enough. The original 4.4-litre engine generated 240 bhp but, mated to a relatively heavy car, the performance didn't match the 911. So Porsche introduced the 928 S fitted with a 4.7-litre version of the engine and generating 310 bhp. This began to deliver the car's true potential, achieving a 0-60 mph time of around 7.0 seconds. But the larger engine's real trump card was its torque-rich in-gear acceleration around the mid-range - 50-70 mph sprints or indeed any acceleration from 3,000 rpm is in the supercar league. Offered here is a lovely example of a Porsche 928S that has covered only 51,000 miles with an interesting history. Originally built to UK C16 specification, it was exported to Hong Kong under the factory 'tourist scheme' for Sir John Bond who was CEO of HSBC at the time. After finishing his posting, the Porsche was shipped back to the UK and registered in his home city of Norwich with the registration Q75 HEX. The second owner was Mary Jo Jacobi who was MD of Lehman Brothers Europe and was living in London. The history file contains various communications both with Porsche and the Hong Kong dealer initially covering the delivery which confirms its HK registration and the relevant procedures which allow this car to be re-imported tax-free. Any potential buyer should assure himself that it is indeed the case with the relevant authorities. The history file contains records of the subsequent owners and many older MOTs.Finished in Metallic Silver with a black leather interior and cream carpets, the Porsche's original specification included an electric sunroof, automatic transmission, passenger door mirror, and leather storage box in the rear. In January 2017 the engine was stripped and rebuilt by '928 Spares' of Stroud.With comparatively low mileage and professional ownership, this 928S has stood the test of time well. It presents well with a lovely interior and a very tidy engine bay and sits exactly as it should. All in all a really good example of these Grand Tourers which continue to gain momentum in the market