Lot 1 (The Pavilion Gardens, 31st October 2012)
Sold for £4,612
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: FCZ9280
Chassis No: WPOZZZ92ZKS849737
Mot Expiry: None
Styled by American Tony Lapine, Porsche's front-engined, water-cooled, V8-powered 2+2 928 was launched at the 1977 Geneva Motorshow. Its galvanised steel monocoque was suspended on double wishbones and coil springs at the front and lower wishbones with upper transverse link and coil springs at the rear. The car featured ventilated disc brakes all round, while the gearbox was rear mounted and integral with the axle. At launch the all-alloy engine was 4.5-litres in size and produced some 240bhp but, by the time of the S4 introduced in 1987, the capacity had grown to 5.0-litres and the output to 320bhp. The newcomer could be visually distinguished from the outgoing S3 by its revised bumpers and rear spoiler.
This right-hand drive, five-owner S4, appropriately registered `FCZ 9280', is a 1989 example equipped with automatic transmission. Once White in colour, it was resprayed in the current shade of Orient Metallic Blue in c.1998. It has also been retrimmed in Parchment-coloured Helios leather. Acquired by the current owner in October 2005 (at which point the odometer apparently read 95,300 miles), the Porsche has been in `controlled storage' since 2007. It is now being sold complete with the original wallet containing owner's manual and service book, and assorted old bills, tax discs and MOTs, and at No Reserve.