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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.
1989 saw further development in the story of Porsche's 928 with the launch of the GT featuring a more powerful 5.0-litre V8 capable of a creamy 326bhp, but more importantly, the introduction of a 5-speed manual gearbox for those who wanted a more sporty driving experience. The GT also sported twin exhausts, uprated camshafts, and sports suspension - the ultimate 928 had arrived!
H550 NGM was registered on the 01/06/1991 at Roger Clark cars of Leicester and was maintained by them in its early years. The car has travelled a mere 25,900 miles in its 28 years and has clearly been cosseted and never been restored or indeed needed to be.
This delightful GT has a fully documented history as detailed below,
October 1991 - 1,800 miles
November 1992 - 5,000 miles
January 1994 - 7,986 miles
May 1995 - 10,360 miles
October 1996 - 13,667 miles
December 1998 - 15,098 miles (stored then for 11 years)
May 2011 - 20,400 miles
May 2012 - 21,850 miles
March 2013 - 22,182 miles
June 2015 - 24,301 miles
May 2016 - 24,662 miles
May 2018 - 25,229 miles
Presenting really well in its Guards Red livery with a stunning Linen leather interior and the seats piped in Black, this 928GT is simply unrepeatable with this sort of provenance. The car is accompanied by the original Book Pack and, as mentioned, fully stamped service book whilst it was on the road. It has been enjoyed by six, obviously careful, previous owners with the current custodian having that pleasure since 2014.
A truly outstanding find for any Porsche collector or enthusiast.