1992 Porsche 928 GTS £60,000
The focus for the 928 was lightweight construction, using aluminium front wings, doors and bonnet. With its new radical styling and front-engined, rear wheel drive layout it was intended to replace the popular 911. However when the 911 started selling again, the opportunity to transform the 928 into a more upmarket model arose, thus introducing the 928 GTS.
The GTS was an upgrade from the standard 928 in almost every way. The engine capacity was increased from 5.0L to 5.4L, the car had more grip and more power at 340bhp. A catalytic converter was added, and the engine was more flexible and smoother to drive. It visually benefited from a wider rear track, with flared rear arches, as well as larger brakes. Adding a new rear spoiler and alloy wheels made the car an all-round new machine, a 170mph motorway cruiser.
The 928 was a top-tier car from Porsche and was one of the most valuable cars on the road at the time. It therefore comes with an attractive list of options including cruise control, electric moving seats and the desirable automatic gearbox, favoured over the awkward dogleg manual that did not suit the car.
This car was imported from Japan in 2015 and has covered just over 3,000 miles since then. It comes with a documented mileage (km) history summary within its history file. This includes history from both its time in Japan and in the UK, with the original stamped Japanese service book. There is also both an English and Japanese Driver’s Handbook with the file. All electrical systems in this car work as they should, including the all-important pop-up headlights and boot release. The car is presented in stunning condition, in an elegant but subtle colour combination. A lot of 928s sported garish interior colours and styles to be avoided, but the white interior in this model has been well looked after and is therefore a nice finish and combination with the dark blue paintwork.