1988 Porsche 928

S4 Sport

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1988
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    180
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

Estimate:
£60,000 - £90,000

  • Special one-year-only, UK market 928 S4 Sport
  • The first of just 42 produced for the model year
  • The only example built from new for racing, piloted by Tony Dron

The 1988 Porsche 928 S4 SE (Sport Equipment) was a limited production run of 42 right-hand-drive cars for the UK market. Closely related to the predecessor 1987 Clubsport model (left-hand drive only), the 928 SE was offered in limited colours of Grand Prix White, Guards Red, Black, and Silver Metallic.

In addition, cars were fitted with lightweight forged alloy wheels, sunroof delete, and a special exhaust system. A limited-slip differential, a close-ratio five-speed manual transmission, sport suspension, and a specially tuned 320 hp, 32-valve engine with higher-profile camshafts were also included. Electrically height-adjustable sport seats in black leather with special black/red pinstripe cloth inlays and red piping add to the unique vehicle.

This 928 S4 SE is car number one of the 42-car production run and was ordered by AFN, Ltd. with Porsche AG for the sole intention of racing. Marque specialists have confirmed that this car is unique from the balance of the production run with respect to its gearbox type, rear wiper delete, and reduced soundproofing. A Porsche Certificate of Authenticity confirms the engine to be original.

Porsche claimed 0–100 km/h in 5.6 seconds, a significant improvement over the stock car’s 5.9-second time. This car also competed in the Porsche Production Championship in 1988 and 1989 with Tony Dron as the exclusive driver, while BF Goodrich used it as a poster car for their marketing. Prior to being the possession of the consignor, the vehicle resided in the Lake District with the same family since 1998.

It comes complete with extensive documentation too numerous to list, but includes a fresh MOT; a framed poster, #4 of 100; numerous period magazines, racing photos, and documentation; factory driver’s manual and service book; and a large file of service and repair invoices from 1998–2016.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/lf19.