– impressive, largely original 928 painted in granite green (Porsche colour code L699)
– re-imported from the US
– 14 years with its last keeper
– unwarranted 165,600 mls on the odometer
– burgundy leather interior in well-kept condition with the right degree of patina
– cruise control, power windows, power sunroof, aircon, cd radio
– 5.0 litre V8 with dog-leg manual gearshift – rather unusual for a 928!
– original service booklet and owner’s manual are available
– clean carfax
– needs just a little attention to bring it back to its full glory
– rare specs specimen of the “German Corvette” as it’s been respectfully nicknamed in the US
– historic plates possible as of this year
The other great Porsche
This was supposed to be the heir to the throne, successor to the forever-young 911, which in the late 1960s was thought to be way past its prime, with not much of a future ahead. Hence a radically different layout was favoured: The new top-of-the-range model was designed to be a luxury touring car, with a powerful watercooled V8 engine in the front, providing 176 kW (240 hp) from 4,5 l of displacement, and a transaxle layout, which enabled a weight distribution of nearly 50/50 (front/rear). The 928 debuted in 1977 at the Geneva Motor show. In 1978, it won the coveted “European Car of the Year” award, as the first sports car ever – a clear indication of just how advanced the 928 was both technically, as well as with regards to styling. Many Porsche enthusiasts, however, greeted the 928 with something ranging from suspicion to downright rejection, as the 911 continued to sell. Nevertheless, the 928 became a success in its own right, with a construction period of no less than 18 years. Later models featured a 5.4 litre engine with up to 257 kW (350 hp). Only about 1/5 of all 928 came with a manual gearbox!