Left-hand drive,1979 Porsche 928 Coupé  Chassis no. 9289201892
Lot 308
1979 Porsche 928 Coupé
Registration no. SAZ 5826 Chassis no. 9289201892
Sold for £6,325 (US$ 10,248) inc. premium

Lot Details
Left-hand drive,1979 Porsche 928 Coupé  Chassis no. 9289201892
Left-hand drive
1979 Porsche 928 Coupé
Registration no. SAZ 5826
Chassis no. 9289201892

Footnotes

  • Imported from one of the USA's dryer states in 1988, this early Porsche 928 was acquired by the immediately preceding owner in January 2011 and later that same year underwent full restoration by leading UK marque specialist Paul Anderson to bring it up to its current high standard. The car has had a complete re-spray in its original colour of black metallic (Porsche paint code 708). All windows were removed during restoration and a new windscreen and rubbers fitted. The electrical system has been fully overhauled to ensure that everything works as Porsche intended, while the US-specification headlamps have been changed for European versions. The leather interior (an optional extra at the time of manufacture) remains very original and exudes a lovely patina.

    Reconditioned, including a top-end overhaul, new water pump and new cam belt, the 4.5-litre V8 engine is to European (240bhp) specification, replacing the less powerful, catalyst-equipped US version. Complementing the engine is the sought-after five-speed manual gearbox, which is in fine order with good synchromesh on all gears. The brakes are nearly new and the suspension is said to be excellent with optional Bilstein shock absorbers all round. The alloy wheels have been professionally refurbished and powder coated to ensure a long-lasting finish. The current vendor purchased the Porsche at Bonhams' sale at the RAF Museum, Hendon in April 2012 (Lot 323) since when it has covered only a relative handful of miles.

    Along with its original Driver's Manual and Maintenance Book, 'SAZ 5826' comes with a substantial folder of service history detailing work undertaken since the car entered the UK. Bills for servicing alone total over £10,000 and those relating to the restoration are on file also together with every UK MoT certificate. Representing a superb, value-for-money alternative to the equivalent Grand Tourers from Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar or Aston Martin, this recently restored 928 is offered with current road fund licence, MoT to August 2014 and V5C registration document.
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