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1989 Porsche 928 S4

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  • Mileage~112,000
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine5.0L
  • LocationFarnham

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1989 Porsche 928 S4

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Introduction

Alan Stuart
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Well-received by the motoring press, the 928 went forward to win the car of the year in 1978, the large V8 and spacious cabin made it an excellent Grand Tourer.

The Porsche 928 is a luxury grand tourer produced by Porsche between 1978 and 1995 and was originally intended to replace the companies iconic 911. It quickly became the top-of-the-line Porsche available at the time. Porsche combined a powerful V8 with refinement, comfort, and luxurious equipment to offer customers the perfect middle ground between a luxury sedan and a small sports car.

Porsche executives believed such a flagship model would have a much wider appeal than the compact 911. Today the 928 is a usable and appreciating classic, especially the larger 5.0L V8 and well-spec'd from factory examples like this one.

Martin is an avid 928 fan, having owned 2 during the 80s, he always dreamed of owning the later and more powerful S4. Since purchasing he's had many enjoyable journeys in the car, and mentions how intoxicating the V8 sounds on the open roads.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Alan after meeting Martin the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

This is my third 928, and what a car - the V8 engine with that exhaust note is quite intoxicating.

Martin is a big 928 fan, so much so, he owned two during the 80s. After selling his business he decided to get back into the Porsche 928, purchasing this Baltic Blue V8 example for his collection. Having owned a few before, Martin reports the 5.0L V8 engine is the one to go for. In automatic, the car tends to pull off from second gear because it generates so much torque and horsepower.

During Martins two and a half years of ownership, he had the entire underside wire-brushed, checked and wax sealed, a new fuel tank support fitted, along with some of the electrics repaired, including the window winders. The gearbox has been flushed thoroughly and had its oil changed.

With another car on its way, Martin has decided to part with the 928 to make some space in his garage. He'll be happy to answer all of your questions about this Porsche in the comments below.

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Exterior

Innovative design combined with superb engineering and quality - Porsche's range-topping GT takes centre stage in Baltic Blue.

Wheels and Tyres

This 928 S4 is fitted with Porsche Cup Sport alloys, all of which look in good condition, just some minor signs of paint/lacquer peel. The wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sports which have a good amount of tread present.

Please take a look at the photos and videos for a detailed view of the exterior of this 928 S4 and a closer look at the wheels and tyres.

Bodywork

The panel gaps look good on this 928 S4, with the only panel fit requiring some fettling being the passenger door.

On our visit, we noticed some minor bubbling around the front arches and roof/windows. In addition to this, there is some typical crazing/signs of repair to the front bumper. We have taken hi-resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves.

Paint

The finish of the paintwork is to a good standard, even in colour and finish across every panel with a deep lustre throughout, the colour choice of "Baltic Blue" works really well, paired with the dark blue interior.

The car does show it's age though on the exterior, some typical stone chips to the front and wing mirrors to note, and the roof showing some lacquer issues. Again, please take time to review all the images and videos showing the paint from different angles and reflections, to assess the condition for yourselves.

Glass and Trim

The glass looks great on this 928 S4, with no signs of cracks, chips or discolouration noted, the window rubbers look good too. The rubber and plastic trim could benefit from a coating of trim restorer which is an easy fix, and tightening up in places.

Please take a look at the photos and videos for a detailed tour of this 928 S4.

Interior

The interior belies the mileage of this car; quality leather seats, wool carpet, and spacious light cabin give the 928 the perfect setting for a GT.

Seats and Carpets

Fitted with dark blue ruffled leather seats (option: 980) with lumbar support (650) finished with white piping. These high-quality seats have really stood the test of time, and appear in great condition all around with some common creasing and wear to the leather seat bolsters.

The door cards, roof lining, and carpets match the overall good condition. Having been fitted with blue overmats, the original white mats and white carpey are in very good condition, not what you'd expect for a +100,000 mile example. We have captured high-resolution photos and videos for you to review and appreciate the condition of the hard-wearing and high-quality Porsche interior.

Dashboard

The dashboard and centre console are in good order throughout. The switchgear is good, with no reported issues with any of their function. The dials are very legible with no notable glass or binnacle damage.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Fitted with the classic 80s steering wheel, familiar with other Porsche models alike.

Both the automatic gear stick and steering wheel appear in great condition.

Mechanics

This 5.0L V8 GT can eat up the miles with lots of torque on offer, instant performance is available when required too.

Engine and Gearbox

Fitted with the refined Porsche 32 valve 5.0L V8, the car quickly reaches 60mph from standing in 5.8 seconds - you have ~316BHP at your disposal.

The car drives well on the move, with no issues mentioned with the automatic gearbox or the performance of the engine. The exhaust appears in good condition and has a lovely note to compliment, listen to and watch the mechanical video to see the engine in action. On the day of the photography the car briefly overheated whilst stationary and idling for a long time, it recovered on driving and did not lose much coolant. Martin thinks this might be an electrical niggle with the cooling fan/thermostat.

Suspension and Brakes

The S4 came with uprated suspension and brakes to tame the large 5L engine that powers it. The car handles firm but is comforting enough to enjoy long cruises across countries. Martin reports the suspension and brakes work well with no issues to note.

The Drive

The 928 S4, is a great performer in all fields, speed, handling, and offers comfort across different road types. The 928 is the perfect middle ground between a sports car and a full-sized luxury saloon, these 928's in their later S4 guise have become very collectable.

Electrics and Other

This 928 S4 is fitted with pop-up headlights, a sunroof, and air conditioning.

There is some attention required to some electrical items, Martin reporting that the sunroof, air-con, interior light and rear fog lights are not working currently. The wing mirrors, boot opener and rear windscreen wiper motors all seem to have working motors but don't always operate. In his ownership, he's had the window motors replaced so they are working fine, along with central locking and seat adjustment. Front lights and washer wipers are also working correctly.

History and Paperwork

This is one well-spec'd 928 S4, ready for its new custodian. A very practical and capable sports car ideal for road trips next summer.

Have a look at the paperwork photographs for a detailed view on the history. Services, MOT's and previous work carried out in the form of receipts. Martin purchased the car 2 and a half years ago and has really enjoyed using the car during that time.

Options: Baltic Blue paint, Dark blue leather with white piping interior, C16 - UK spec, 058 - Bumpers with impact absorbers, 249 - Auto, 302 - Type designated on rear end, 330 - Blaupunkt Toronto, 513 - Lumbar support, 650 - Sunroof, 935, 980 - Ruffled leather seats.

Martin will be happy to answer any of your questions about the 928 S4 in the comments below.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
12.04.2021 MOT 112,531
30.01.2020 MOT 112,405
18.01.2019 MOT 112,280
30.10.2012 MOT 109,329
07.10.2011 MOT 104,204
03.07.2008 MOT 103,862
09.06.2006 MOT 103,420
03.11.2004 MOT 97,957
25.01.2003 MOT 91,981
20.12.2001 MOT 86,170
09.08.2000 MOT 80,601
Key Details
  • Model928 S4
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date14.04.1989
  • CC4,957
  • Mileage~112,000
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourBaltic Blue
  • Interior ColourDark blue with White piping
  • Interior TrimRuffled Leather
  • Chassis #WP0ZZZ92ZKS841279
  • Engine #81K06694
  • MOTYes
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers11
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • Security SysYes
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~2.5 years
  • Key Feature5.0L V8






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bill
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bill

Hey. On the last MOT check been mentioned about an oil leak from he front and the back.
Can u please advice. Thank you.

LordBob
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LordBob

So you have no idea of when the cam belts were last changed??

LordBob
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LordBob

So you have no idea of when the cam belts were last changed?

£5,000 bid by LordBob 20.12.2021 @ 12:31:02
John Mcnicholas
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John Mcnicholas

Have you service history, particularly when all belts were last changed.
What is reg so I can look at mot history.
It is the right colour and spec. if the right price definitely one I will be interested in bidding on.

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