Owning a 928 S4
‘This is the car I had on my wall as a teenager,’ says Vince Dallimore. ‘Then you get old and fat, with spare money.’
‘I now have three 928s – the others are an 1987 car and a 1986 S2 that’s in restoration. I spotted this one in the club mag, just a tiny ad but it screamed “manual!” so it jumped out at me. There were only 38 UK manual S4s, so I made the trek from Beaulieu to Liverpool and bought it.
‘I’ve put original D90 alloys on as I prefer them. It has patina but thankfully hasn’t been messed with. It also has the full leather trim that was a £6000 option when it was new.
‘I spent £1500 on catch-up maintenance – the previous owner had it for 19 years but was struggling with upkeep. I budget £1000-£1500 a year to run it, plus £700 when it needs a cambelt, which is due every five years at most.