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Sold for: £53,438
In terms of the 928, in 1989 Porsche moved the game on with the even more powerful 928 GT, which with a top speed of around 170mph was the Stuttgart firm's fastest production car at that time, before launching the model's ultimate incarnation: the 928 GTS. Introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1991, the latter boasted a 5.4-litre engine producing all of 345bhp and automatics were fitted with the much faster responding Dynamic Kickdown gearboxes setting them apart from the previous models. Externally, the GTS differed from the S4 with its new style of alloy wheels, flared rear arches and a body-coloured rear spoiler. What Porsche was not advertising when the 928 was released was the price which was amongst the most expensive cars on the road at the time. This severely hampered sales despite the model's level of competency and long standard equipment list. Porsche discontinued the GTS in 1995 after selling only 2,904 examples in total, which at the time was a problem, but in 2020 makes for a rare and incredibly desirable model.
The car presented here is a 1995 Porsche 928 GTS which was initially sent new to JCT 600 of Newcastle, before being delivered via Stratstone Porsche of Wilmslow on the 28th February 1995. As a flagship model, it was used by the dealership initially as a demonstrator and wore the registration 'M327 YSG', until the 22nd June 1995 when it sold to a Mr Davies of the Isle of Man and became'MIN 928'. It returned to the UK on the 1st June 1999, in the ownership of Mr Elmslie of Edinburgh ('755 ELM') and was later sold a Mr Irving of Cheshire in May 2001, returning to registration 'M327 YSG'. After this time, it wore a succession of other registrations, '6 TDG', 'N920 MPV', then 'L186 RTY', before again returning to 'N920 MPV', which it wears today.
In stylish Midnight Blue with Mable Grey perforated leather seats piped in Midnight Blue this remarkably well-preserved car has covered just less than 19,000 miles – amazingly low for such a GT car.
With an impressive accompanying history file, documenting ownership and service history, plus old MOT Certificates and invoices to help verify the mileage, this is a car that has obviously been loved and well maintained.
This car has formed part of a significant collection for the past few years. In preparation for the sale, the engine will be flushed, filled with fresh oil and a new filter fitted, the fuel tank drained, flushed and filled with 20 litres of fuel, fitted with a new battery and issued with a fresh MOT Certificate. A safety check will also be carried out along with an inspection report included in the history file.
You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact Joe on 07779 082707 / firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail. The health and safety of both our customers and team remain the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.