Porsche 928 oldtimer Petrol Blue 1979 (rare)
Porsche 928 oldtimer car in hard to find original petrol blue color, 16 valves, 4.5 litre. A 43 year old classic masterpiece.
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The Porsche 928 is a luxury grand tourer sports car produced by Porsche from 1978 to 1995.
The 928 combines the power, poise, and handling of a sports car with the refinement, comfort, and equipment of a luxury sedan, intending at the time to replace the company's iconic 911. Porsche executives believed a revolutionary flagship would have wider appeal than the compact, unpredictable and sometimes difficult to drive 911.
The 928 has the distinction of being the company's first production V8 powered model and its only coupé powered by a front-mounted V8 engine.
By the mid-70’s as Porsche's flagship 911 was reaching the limits of its potential Porsche wanted their future flagship to be a new range-topping grand tourer model. The 928 was conceived to become the best possible combination of a sports coupé and a luxury sedan.
The 911 successor took almost 7 years - from 1971 until 1977 - to design as it was Porsche's first clean sheet design by the company: the Porsche 356 had evolved from the Volkswagen Beetle, the 911 was an evolution of the 356 and the 924 was the result of an abandoned project by Volkswagen and Audi.
The finished car debuted at the 1977 Geneva Motor Show before going on sale later that year as a 1978 model. Porsche's design and development efforts paid off winning the 1978 European Car of the Year! The 928 is the only sports car so far to have won this competition, where the usual winners are mainstream hatchbacks and sedans/saloons from major European manufacturers. This is regarded as proof of how advanced the 928 was, compared to its contemporaries.
Although it won early acclaim for its comfort, power and futuristic design, sales were slow due to the high base prices of the new flag ship, the difficult economical situation at the time and the too advanced concept of the futuristic car. The 928's front-engined, water-cooled design alienated many Porsche purists at the time; nevertheless it developed an avid following and had an 18-year production run.
The 928 features a large, front-mounted and water-cooled V8 engine driving the rear wheels and producing 240 PS (177 kW). Although it weighed more than the difficult-to-handle 911, its more neutral weight balance due to the transaxle transmission and higher power output gave it similar performance on the track. The 928 was regarded as the more relaxing car to drive at the time. It came with either a five-speed dog leg manual transmission, or a Mercedes-Benz-derived automatic transmission, originally with three speeds, with four-speed from 1983 in North America and 1984 in other markets. More than 80% of the cars had the automatic transmission. Exact percentage of manual gearbox cars for entire production run is not known but it is believed to be between 15 and 20%.
Hugely desirable petrol blue metallic
240 PS (177 kW)
181.700 km (Odometer)
Full leather, brown
Belgian documents - oldtimer registration
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