- Body Type: Coupe
- Full Service History
- 148,601 Km
- Year Built: 1986
- Engine Size: 4.7L
- Trans: Manual
- Ext color: Indischrot
- Int color: Black Leather
Porsche’s intended replacement for the 911 may not have achieved that goal, but it wasn’t for a lack of performance or technological wizardry. An alloy V8 was attached to a rear-mounted gearbox, and the galvanised body had aluminium doors and bonnet, plus body-coloured plastic bumpers – pretty radical for its time. The 928 was launched to a fanfare and surprised many by being named European Car of the Year, an award that traditionally went to worthy but dull family hatchbacks.
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 criticisms 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 potential, achieving a 0-60 mph time of around 7.0 seconds. But the real trump card of this engine, which extra power began to reveal, was its in-gear acceleration around the mid-range – 50-70 mph sprints or indeed any acceleration from 3,000 rpm is in the supercar league.
This particular example with 5-speed manual gearbox was built on the 21th of October 1985 (C00, Germany). Finished in Indischrot showing 148,601 km on the odometer, this car has been well looked after and maintained.
Porsche Option Codes:
139 Seat Heating – Left
261 Passenger side mirror flat, electrically adjustable and heatable
340 Seat heating right
383 Sports seat, left, electrical height adjustment
387 Sports seat, right, electrical height adjustment
415 Rear wheel spacers 21mm
474 Boge sports shock absorbers
567 Windshield green graduated tint
A lovely example of a 928S with 5-speed manual gearbox, a true thoroughbred 928 that faithfully encapsulates the pure Porsche driving experience.