928UK 17th Anniversary Meet, Merry Miller.

We met again at The Merry Miller at Cothill near Oxford. I believe there were 30 928's in attendance. It was lovely to catch up again with old friends and see some lovely cars. I took a few pictures especially of the beautifully detailed engine bay - surely beyond the call of duty - and I presented Yas with a Matchbox 928 for being the furthest travelled - he brought his car from France,as its for sale and is a british RHD car and better off being actually located here with relatives. I missed the early part of the meeting but it struck me that four or five of the originators of the list and four or five of those who went on the memorable 928 trip to Stuttgart were there and still just as committed to these great cars. I must get another one soon!

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The 7 year project

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If Porsche continued to develop the 928, what would it have evolved into?  This project ended up being one man’s idea of what could have been but not without problems along the way, some of which would make most people give up right there and then.  I met up with Phil Rickard for a photo shoot and to hear about his project.

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Porsche 928 restoration - Malcolm Thompson

Malcolm sent along a copy of part one of his article for TIPEC magazine so that 928.org.uk people could read it. 

Why restore a Porsche 928 in your 40s ? Well from as long ago as I can remember cars were my thing and what made them work. One day when I was 14 we visited a family friend who I was told had lots of interesting little cars, hence the bribe to get a typical moody teenager to go somewhere he did not want to go with his parents, and then that’s when it happened. I got a glimpse of the make and model of car that was going to be my first real car.

No not a Porsche ! A little Fiat 500 and my father made the big mistake of saying if you can find one I will buy it for you to learn how cars work. Two days later I had found not one but two of them rusting away in a farmer’s field and from that day on I spent all my spare time restoring cars. It was a trial and error process with the little cars like breaking off manifold bolts and realising that was not the correct way to remove them. However after many years and many Fiat 500’s I restored one to as near perfection as I could. However with a young family that was the end of my restoration days or so I thought.

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Original UK registered Sales of Porsche 928 by model type

SMMT Data : Original UK Registered Sales of Porsche 928 by model type

Model Transmission CC UK Registered Sales  
      1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 Total
928 Manual 4474 44 71 29 4                               148
928 Automatic 4474 80 233 127 63 60                             563
928 S/S2 Manual 4664     65 49 37 54 52 56 48 42 7                 410
928 S/S2 Automatic 4664     75 114 197 242 248 250 335 287 97                 1845
928 S4 Manual 4957                     60 12 1 2           75
928 S4 Automatic 4957                     202 267 178 136 37 13       833
928 GT Manual 4957                       69 78 51 16 11       225
928 GTS Manual 5397                             7 14 11 13   45
928 GTS Automatic 5397                             14 33 49 52 2 150
      124 304 296 230 294 296 300 306 383 329 366 348 257 189 74 71 60 65 2 4294

© All copyright on this data is retained by SMMT and it may not be reproduced in whole or in part in any publication or web page without prior written permission.

This data has been provided by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (www.smmt.co.uk) and shows the original numbers of Porsche 928 sales officially registered in the UK.

Many thanks to the SMMT for allowing this data to be reproduced at www.928.org.uk for our enjoyment.

The data shows a total of 4294 Porsche 928 cars of all models registered as sold in the UK between 1978-1996.

928UK 2015 Diary

There were some great events in 2015.  

Saturday 11 April 2015 - Gaydon.  PCGB 928 & 968 Meeting.

Sunday 3rd May 2015 - Duxford.  928UK & TIPEC.  Contact John Speake.

Sunday 7th June 2015- Beaulieu. Simply Porsche TIPEC event. 928s Welcome

Saturday 4th July 2015 - Meguiars 928 Detailing, Daventry, Northants.

Weekend 24/25/26 July 2015 - Silverstone Classic. TIPEC event

Weekend 15/16 August 2015 - Althorp, PCGB Annual Meet

Sunday 6th September 2015 - Haynes Motor Museum

Saturday 3rd October 2015 - Tilford Green, 928UK event

Saturday 21st November 2015 - Merry Miller, 928UK event.