ENGINE 4957cc/V8/DOHC POWER 315bhp@6000rpm TORQUE 318lb ft@3000rpm MAX SPEED 168mph 0-60MPH 5.6sec FUEL CONSUMPTION 18-21mpg TRANSMISSION RWD, four-speed automatic MoT 12 months ODOMETER 99,208 miles
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO DRIVE?
As much GT as sports car, the 928’s V8 rumbles at idle, and there’s a muted roar as the car surges forward. The four-speed automatic gearbox is slick – you feel the change through the engine speed rather than the jolt of the ‘box. The kickdown function works but not until fairly high revs. The steering retains some weight despite assistance from the power steering. With the engine well back in the body and a transaxle gearbox in the rear, the car is well-balanced, cornering with precision and grip without sacrificing a civilised ride. The suspension is hard, but not overly so. The brakes are impressive – there’s plenty of pedal feel and they can stop the car rapidly from high speeds in a straight line with no fuss.
The coachwork is in fantastic condition; the panels have no dings and there’s not a trace of corrosion. The are two stone chips on the front bumper but that’s all. At the front the popup headlights sit flush when closed and at the back the oval exhaust tailpipe looks like a recent addition. The original 17-inch Porsche alloy wheels are perfect and the Continental tyres look almost new. An Eighties mobile phone aerial is on the tinted back window. With the car are bills for new door seals and a front spoiler.
HOW’S THE INTERIOR?
The blue leather bucket sport seats are in very good condition. The hide looks original and unrestored, the driver’s seat bolster has the right amount of wear to the colour and patina for the mileage, while the white piping matches this. The blue carpets are excellent, and have new Porsche overmats fitted – a receipt is in the file. The matching blue leather headlining looks amazing and the car has a sliding sunroof, as well as air conditioning. JBL tweeters and mid-range speakers are fitted to the doors and a further pair of speakers to the side panel in the rear.
UNDER THE BONNET
The 32-valve V8 sits well back in the engine bay. All looks clean and well looked after; looking at the inner wings and chassis rails there are no signs of accident damage or repair, and no corrosion under the clean paint. There is new sound deadening on the underside of the bonnet and the oil cooler in front of the radiator looks new. Receipts show a K&N air filter element and a recent aircon service and re-gas, as well as many other small items. Everything feels just as it should, the suspension is smooth and there is no play in the steering. The gearbox and transaxle transmission all function correctly.
THE CCW VIEW
Meticulously maintained, this has to be one of the best 928 S4s around. Unrestored and original, anything needed to maintain the car has been done.
Black plastics, chrome and leather in great condition.
All is well in the engine bay, the V8 pulling strongly.