When designing the Porsche 928, which went into series production as of model year 1978, the focus was on lightweight construction. The doors, front wings and bonnet were therefore made from aluminium instead of sheet steel. Behind the plastic bumpers integrated in the body shape there were also aluminium profiles that could withstand a collision at up to 5mph without any damage. The 928 also featured round, electrically operated pop-up headlights that were integrated in the wings. The rounded fastback was dominated by the large window of the rear lid.
All 928 models were powered by a water-cooled V8 with a 90-degree cylinder arrangement. Over the years the engine displacement was increased from an initial 4.5 litres to 5.4 litres. To improve aerodynamics, the 928 was fitted with a front and rear spoiler from 1979 onwards.
The rear axle of the 928 was a completely new development. What made this double-wishbone suspension – also known as the Weissach axle – unique was its toe-in stabilising effect. This worked more or less as a passive rear-wheel steering and thus made a significant contribution to the active safety of the Gran Turismo
The 928 GT, as featured here, was more sporting than its predecessor, the 928 S4. Thanks to various modifications, its 5-litre V8 generated up to 330ps. Although other 928 models were available in both automatic and manual, the GT was only produced in manual. It is also one of the rarest of all the 928 models with just 2,078 cars produced.
Guards Red paintwork, Linen leather upholstery with black piping, 5-speed ‘dogleg’ manual transmission, Electrically adjustable sports seats, Electric sunroof, Electric windows, Electric door mirrors, Electric boot release, Air conditioning, Cruise control, Blaupunkt Toronto cassette radio, Armrest cassette storage, Leather steering wheel and gear knob, Analogue clock, Porsche overmats, Pop-up headlights, Colour-coded rear spoiler, Colour-coded side protection strips, Spare key, Porsche immobiliser, Porsche tyre inflator kit, Porsche tool kit.
With a mere 26k miles under its belt this has to be finest 928 we have seen. The car presents exactly as you’d expect for the mileage, the Guards Red paintwork maintaining a deep and uniform shine across every panel. Looking closer there is a hardly a blemish in sight, the only negatives to report being a dusting of light frontal stone chips further evidencing the car’s honesty. It’s arrow-straight along both sides and the lights are perfectly clear all round. A surely unrepeatable example in outstanding unrestored condition.
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Awash with supple Linen leather piped in black the 928’s interior is a wonderful place to be. The airy upholstery is unmarked throughout, even to commonly worn areas such as the driver’s bolster, which in this case hints at only the lightest of use. The desirable sports seats offer plenty of support, and the electric adjustments all work correctly. Glancing across the nicely contrasting dash there are no marks or signs of sun damage, and the switchgear is all still reassuringly solid to operate. The original Blaupunkt Toronto head unit pleasingly remains in place and lifting the front arm rest you’ll find some handy storage for all your favorite cassettes. The rear seats are also immaculately presented and the boot area is pristine.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 5-litre V8 delivers a respectable 325hp, launching the 928 from 0-60mph in a swift 5.6 seconds, and on to one hundred and seventy! As with the rest of the car the engine bay of this example is immaculately clean. The car has always been maintained to a very standard, and it shows. 12 out of the 13 service stamps in the book are from Porsche main dealers, and 1 is from a Porsche specialist. For the new keeper’s peace of mind a fresh service will be carried out at Porsche upon sale.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The car sits on its original 16-inch alloy wheels, all in excellent condition with coloured Porsche crest centre caps. They are wrapped in Continental tyres all round, 225/50ZR16 at the front and 245/25ZR16 at the rear. Looking through the spokes the black Porsche calipers appear in great original condition.
With only 2,078 units ever built, the Porsche 928 GT is a rare beast indeed. This UK-supplied (C16) 1991 example has driven only 26,352 miles from new and presents in exemplary collector-quality condition. The accompanying History File comprises a raft of invoices dating back to 1991, MOT certificates, original 928 brochures, the leather Porsche document wallet with all handbooks, the spare key, and the original service booklet with 13 stamps (12 Porsche main dealer and 1 Porsche specialist). The car will be serviced at Porsche upon sale.
1991 Porsche 928 GT is listed zu verkaufen on ClassicDigest in Hampshire by 4Star Classics for £74995.