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Sold for: £29,250
This outstanding, left-hand drive GTS was first registered in Germany on 30/08/1995, specified with a substantial option list and initially owned by Porsche. Ordered with metallic black paintwork, a full 'ox-blood' leather interior and of course automatic transmission, perfectly suited to this fast, luxurious and comfortable GT. Ownership by Porsche would see this example visit the service department at the factory in Zuffenhausen at regular intervals in the first two years with 8 supporting stamps in the service book.
The car was imported into the UK on 01/08/2002 by an airline pilot who kept it in special storage and enjoyed it occasionally on sunny days. Ownership subsequently passed to a Porsche enthusiast in October 2012 who took the decision to have the car fully inspected by a highly regarded 928 specialist who was given a clear brief to carry out any remedial works that were required and the resulting invoice (07/12/2012) can be found in the owner’s file. The scope of works included a full braking system overhaul, full service, all fluids changed, flex plate checked, new engine mounts, cambelt, water pump, distributor caps, rotor arms, and a transmission service followed by an extended road test.
Our vendor, a knowledgeable 928 enthusiast and PCGB member, purchased the car on 16/10/2014 after a long period of searching for just the right 928. He was drawn to this example because of its comprehensive specification, exceptional condition and confidence-inspiring history file and had no intention of selling it, but a recently purchased project car may require some extra funds.
The history file accompanying this 928 GTS is substantial, with no less than 28 service stamps mostly backed by supporting invoices. The car recently made a visit to Porsche Centre Cambridge where it underwent a full 111-point inspection and was treated to fresh cambelts, water-pump, coolant, oil, filters, road test and a valet. Brake fluids and front pads have also recently been renewed. Porsche commented on a recent invoice that; “Technician has reported that this vehicle is one of the best examples seen”. The file also contains a current V5c, magazine features, correspondence between owners and Porsche, old MOTs and a recent test certificate with no advisories which is valid to the 01/10/2020. The original Porsche leather book pack containing the owner’s manual is also present as are the space-saver wheel, tool kit, accessories and even the Porsche first aid kit.
Today the car presents and performs beautifully as you would expect having lived such a cossetted life. The paintwork retains a deep gloss, panel gaps are even and the interior is excellent and pleasingly original with areas that are known to crimple over time, such as the door cards, still presenting in fine order. This is a rare opportunity to own a legendary 928 GTS, one of the very last, home-market cars delivered, and that could be quite an astute purchase with the global left-hand drive market when the time comes to sell.
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