chassis number: 92ZNS800531
engine number: 85N00608
gearbox number: 3002134
original colour: Midnight Blue with Classic Grey leather interior
delivery date: 8th April 1992
options: M650 Electric sliding sunroof
- the ultimate version of the 928 in excellent original condition
- rare manual gearbox
- 56,468 kilometres (35,087 miles) from new
- Midnight Blue with Classic Grey leather interior
- original and unmodified
When Porsche first introduced the 928 in 1978, it was a radical change from the company’s traditional evolutionary design principles. Arguably Porsche’s first ever clean sheet design, a big, front-engined, V8 GT car was about as big a change from the 911 as they could have made.
The 928 remained in production for 17 years and evolved from its initial 4.5 litre 240 bhp specification to the ultimate iteration seen here with 5.4 litres, 350 bhp, quad cams and 32 valves. The 928 GTS was the last version and 2,876 were produced between 1992 and 1995. Only 667 had manual gearboxes.
This car is an Italian market (C07) left-hand drive car, first delivered on 8th April 1992 via Porsche Brescia in Northern Italy.
For the first two years of its life the car was owned by the supplying official Porsche Centre before being sold in July 1994 with around 3,000 kilometres on the clock. It was regularly used during the next four years and serviced annually at the official Porsche Centre in Modena. By May 1999 it had covered 40,400 kilometres. It appears to have been little used over the next several years before being sold to Mr. Massimiliano Tintori, the President of the Scuderia Ferrari Club of Parma. The service book records him having the car serviced at 45,100 kilometres in 2007. He subsequently sold the car via a dealer to its fourth owner in Belgium in 2015 with less than two thousand kilometres added. In 2016 it was sold to the present owner at Bonhams’ auction in Chantilly with 47,000 kms then on the odometer. The current owner has registered and kept the car in the UK and used it sparingly while visiting from his home in South America.
The car has been fully maintained with three major services in the last five years. Its most recent service was completed by Prill Porsche Classics in 2018. This work included new front brake discs and new pads all round, a major service with replacement of spark plugs and all fluids and filters. The car has completed less than 3,000 kilometres since.
The car is in very original form except for the welcome addition of a Porsche Classic Radio Navigation system. We believe all the major panels on the car still have their original paint.