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1991 Porsche 928 S4

Lot No.: 366

Registration: L133 KJW
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ92ZMS800850
Engine Number: 81M51150 / M28/42
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 4950
Year of Manufacture: 1994
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 30,000 - 35,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

 

  • 1991 model finished in Grand Prix White with Sherwood Green interior. Supplied to Japan via Mizwa Porsche.
  • Retained by Porsche as a showroom centrepiece.  First registered in Japan 6/02/1994. Moved to the UK in late 2013
  • 3 keepers in total. 51,260km (31,851m). Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, original service book and handbooks.
  • MOT valid until 13/08/2019. Excellent service history. Absolutely superb condition throughout
  • It's very rare to find a 928 of this vintage with such a comprehensive service record and in this remarkable condition.

 

Porsche's intended replacement for the 911 may not have achieved that particular 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 inherent in the 928 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. Many road testers found that their nerve ran out long before the 928's grip. Porsche continuously developed their range-topper throughout its production life, culminating with the launch of the S4 in 1987, which differed slightly from the earlier Series cars with its smoothed-off front and rear bumpers, larger rear spoiler, more interior equipment and a 5-litre version of the V8 engine developing 316bhp and with improved low-end pulling power. The 928 S4 was an even greater technical 'tour de force' than before.

The car presented here is a Porsche 928 S4 Automatic manufactured on the 28th November 1990 (last-of-the-line 1991 model). It was new to Japan via Mizwa Porsche where its early history is interesting, as we believe it was retained by Porsche as a showroom centrepiece, explaining why it was not registered until February 1994 when the Porsche warranty commenced and why it's UK registered on an 'L' prefix. The second owner bought it from the original supplying dealer in March 1995 with circa 5,000 miles and kept it until 2013. It was first registered in the UK on 02/12/2013.

The current indicated mileage is 51,260km (31,851 miles) from new and it's accompanied by its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, the current MOT valid until 13/08/2019, and the original service book and handbooks showing that it was serviced at > Serviced at  1,155 Km, 5,069 Km, 12,373 Km,   7,784 Km, 29,008 Km, 34,870 Km, 39,338 Km, 42,547 Km, 43100 Km, 43,828 Km and 44,452 Km. 

This car is in immaculate condition throughout, the Grand Prix White paintwork appears to be 100% original and completely flawless, and it remains fitted with the correct tyres. It's very rare to find a 928 of this vintage with such a comprehensive service record and in this remarkable condition.