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Lot 130: Porsche 928 S4

Classic - Collectors and Sports Cars -, Barons (10 February 2009)

The 928 was first seen some 30 years ago. With its 4.7 litre, all alloy, V8 engine, mounted ahead of the driver, it was the 2nd Porsche to attempt a breakaway from the traditional , air-cooled, flat six 911 series. Despite the 928 offering outstanding levels of performance and build quality, the model remained as a best supporting actor to the 911, throughout a 16 year production run.

This Porsche was a super-car, in everything but price. Motoring journalists loved its staggering performance and quality feel but it appealed to a totally different buyer to the 911 driver. The 928 was more sophisticated, more mature.

The 928 S4 variant debuted in the second half of 1986 as a 1987 model, an updated version of the 5.0 L V8 for all markets producing over 300bhp, spotting a new single-disc clutch in manual cars, larger torque converter in automatics and fairly significant styling updates which gave the car a cleaner, sleeker look. The S4 was much closer to being a truly world car than previous models as only major differences between US and other models were instrumentation in either kilometres or miles, lighting, front and rear bumper mounts and the availability of catalytic converters in many Euro markets.

This S4 is said to be complete with 14 service stamps in the manufacturers service schedule, 1o from main dealers and 4 from Porsche specialists. It has the 5.0 V8 mated to the automatic transmission and is described as being an awesome motor car to drive.

Lot Details
Auction Classic - Collectors and Sports Cars -
Barons, Esher Hall, Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey
TypeCar
Lot Number130
Estimate£7000-£8000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£6875
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1992
Condition rating0
Registration numberK299YEG
Mileage-
Chassis numberWPOZZZ92ZMS800564
Engine number81M50936
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2