2022 Shannons Winter Timed Online Auction

1993 Porsche 928 GTS Coupe





Engine V8, 5397cc
Gearbox 4-speed automatic
Body Work Coupe
Colour Midnight Blue
Interior Blue
Trim Leather
Wheels Cast Alloy
Brakes Discs

Notice (Form 11)


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Porsche’s radical new flagship 928 model was a complete break with tradition for the Zuffenhausen marque, combining futuristic styling with a front-engine layout, with a water-cooled V8 mated to a rear transaxle for perfect weight distribution.  With an outer structure made from steel, using alloy doors, front wings and bonnet to save weight and a luxurious cabin, the 928 was a grand tourer par excellence and voted European Car of the Year in 1978.  Designed for high speed autobahns cruising, the majority of 928s were specified with automatic gearboxes but the new car was also a very capable performer when the road got a little twisty – it should be noted that a majority of factory test drivers chose the 928 as their company car.  Porsche revised the model in 1980, enlarging the V8 to 4.7-litres and the camshafts were re-profiled to lift power to 300 bhp, along with front and rear spoilers, new alloy wheels and fatter tyres. The 928S underwent a process of continual refinement over the next six years, with the option of ABS added in 1984 (standardised in 1986) and Bosch’s latest LH engine management system raising power to 310 bhp and adding more torque.  Porsche also adopted Mercedes-Benz’ latest four-speed automatic in 1984 and enlarged the capacity to 5-litres in 1986 for the US market (optional elsewhere).  Launched in 1987, the next variation on the 928 theme was the extensively reworked S4, followed by the sportier GT variant of 1989.  The ultimate production 928 arrived in 1992, featuring a 5.4-litre motor developing 350 bhp, 17-inch Cup wheels and flared guards.  Other unique body features included a colour-coded rear wing and side mirrors.  All this luxury and performance didn’t come cheaply – even by Porsche standards the 928 was an expensive motorcar – but the model was always a strong seller, with in excess of 60,000 built between 1978 and 1995, when production finally came to a halt.  By the time the GTS hit the market the list price had jumped to $235,900, making it one of the most expensive cars of the day and as a consequence only 2,904 were built.