For Sale, Porsche 928 S4 Auto, Guards Red, 1990
I’m selling my lovely 1990 Porsche 928 S4 auto which I acquired from another enthusiast just over 8 years ago and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Am asking £25,000 ONO. Private sale.
Reason for the sale is my wife is hellbent on converting the garage under the house into two bedrooms and my pride and joy is hindering progress, I’ve fobbed her off selling it for the past few years but have basically run out of excuses, and because I’m doing negligible miles in it nowadays I really can’t justify keeping it any longer - either it goes or the wife goes, and much as I am tempted with the later option think it might cost me more in the long run!
I ought to mention it took me quite some time to find this particular example in this condition and I looked at plenty in my travels across the UK and this was the best one I could find. It doesn’t vibrate at tick-over and the auto gear-changes are very smooth.
For Sale, Porsche 928 GTS Auto, Guards Red, April 1994
Stuart says, "I'm selling my 928 GTS Auto in Guards red with light grey leather interior. Certificate of conformity. South West Porsche Club Concours runner up in 2017; best in show 2016. Purchased by me in 2017 and I have used it very little but spent a lot on the car to make sure it's as good as it can be mechanically. It's fitted with a useful battery immobiliser switch in the boot. 17" unmarked Cup alloys. Original Blaupunkt 6-CD stereo supplied too (it has an Alpine head unit currently). The car looks fantastic. The paintwork has a very few minor blemishes (stone chips) and the driver's door glass has some scratching to it." £44,500. Private Sale.
Annual meeting – Saturday 6th November
To celebrate our anniversary we return to the Merry Miller at Cothill near Oxford on Saturday 6th November.
The Merry Miller
The informal meeting will commence from 11am and anyone with a 928 or an interest in them is welcome to come along. The Merry Miller has a full range of meals and refreshments available.
Note the 30mph speed limit in the village.
Back in 1995 Porsche was in a mess. The flagship 928 GTS was at the end of the line and selling very poorly. While the 928 remains my favourite Porsche by miles, it cannot be denied that it had seen little in the way of modernising investment since the introduction of the GTS in 1992. It was emblematic of the problems with the production car model range. What could be done to stem the losses and modernise? The Boxster (986) - that's what. Officially, 164,875 Porsche Boxster (986) vehicles were produced across the range of models between model year 1997 and 2004 - saving the company and its brand from an uncertain future and paving the way for modern production practices.
And you may ask yourself, "Where is that large automobile?"
Apologies to the Talking Heads whose lyrics are never more prescient. I don't have a Porsche V8 anymore. First time for over 20 years. It is quite hard to put into words what I feel about selling my Cayenne Turbo. Yes it went to a good home. Yes it was the right decision to make for me at that moment when I decided it was time for it to go. Yes it made sense to me. But emotionally. No. I loved it. I loved everything about it. I loved the DNA from the 928. I loved the story around its development. I loved the Turbo. Everything.
Back in 2004 we went on holiday to Florida. On our way to our hotel from Miami, we stopped for lunch at a really nice burger joint in a smart town if I remember correctly. Anyway, on the way back to the car we passed a bookshop. A car oriented bookshop. I popped in and came out with a book about the Porsche Cayenne and its development. The book chronicled the introduction of the Porsche Cayenne, Porsche's first Sport Utility Vehicle. Clearly officially sanctioned, the publication was full of details about the development of the Porsche supercar SUV with hundreds of colour photographs, much like Project 928 (Amazon UK) for the Porsche 928. It covered all the launch models of the Cayenne, including the S and Turbo. I read it from cover to cover on that holiday and still have it. It was 50 bucks then but is far more expensive now at £400 from Amazon.
The Cayenne, I reasoned at the time, was the car for me. This was the car that represented Porsche’s ambition for the V8 and for the future. A Porsche SUV. All the Porsche 928 DNA in a more practical and top of the range package. The Cayenne Turbo. It was the only one to have.
Porsche 928 by David Hemmings Published 15 Jul 2021
David Hemmings has been the register secretary for the 928 register at Porsche Club GB since before I bought my first Porsche 928 in 1998, so naturally is not only a patriarch within the community, but also an important voice in the 928 coterie. David called me the other day, and with great excitement asked me to review his new book. He had recieved the final copy and it was off to print. Unsuprisingly, the book is called 'Porsche 928' and builds on his previous publications '928 Essential buyers guide' and 'The Real 928' which was originaly a collection of articles he produced for Porsche Club GB.
Sunday morning saw me sit down to read the book, about 100 pages, properly.
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