- Written by angusf
SMMT Data : Original UK Registered Sales of Porsche 928 by model type
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This data has been provided by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (www.smmt.co.uk) and shows the original numbers of Porsche 928 sales officially registered in the UK.
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The data shows a total of 4294 Porsche 928 cars of all models registered as sold in the UK between 1978-1996.
- Last Updated: 12 May 2015
- Written by 928uk
Malcolm sent along a copy of part one of his article for TIPEC magazine so that 928.org.uk people could read it.
Why restore a Porsche 928 in your 40s ? Well from as long ago as I can remember cars were my thing and what made them work. One day when I was 14 we visited a family friend who I was told had lots of interesting little cars, hence the bribe to get a typical moody teenager to go somewhere he did not want to go with his parents, and then that’s when it happened. I got a glimpse of the make and model of car that was going to be my first real car.
No not a Porsche ! A little Fiat 500 and my father made the big mistake of saying if you can find one I will buy it for you to learn how cars work. Two days later I had found not one but two of them rusting away in a farmer’s field and from that day on I spent all my spare time restoring cars. It was a trial and error process with the little cars like breaking off manifold bolts and realising that was not the correct way to remove them. However after many years and many Fiat 500’s I restored one to as near perfection as I could. However with a young family that was the end of my restoration days or so I thought.
- Last Updated: 20 April 2015
- Written by Andy Elvers
There are some great upcoming events this year for 928 fans. The expected timetable currently looks like this. More information is available on the List, plus there will be specific articles on each event before hand to remind everyone.
Saturday 11 April - Gaydon. PCGB 928 & 968 Meeting.
Sunday 3rd May - Duxford. 928UK & TIPEC. Contact John Speake.
Sunday 7th June - Beaulieu. Simply Porsche TIPEC event. 928s Welcome
Saturday 4th July* – Meguiars 928 Detailing, Daventry, Northants. (Date Changed! See below for Directions and Agenda)
Weekend 24/25/26 July - Silverstone Classic. TIPEC event
Weekend 15/16 August - Althorp, PCGB Annual Meet
Sunday 6th September - Haynes Motor Museum
Saturday 3rd October - Tilford Green, 928UK event
Saturday 21st November - Merry Miller, 928UK event.
* Please note - date changed!
- Last Updated: 19 May 2015
- Written by Andy Elvers
PCGB 928 Register – April 2015
The Heritage Motor Museum at Gaydon in Warwickshire on Saturday 11th April
Last call for our first event of 2015, we hope we are tempting you to get the car on the road and clear the exhaust pipes, with a blast up, or down, the M40. It’s not very far from Stratford upon Avon, if you want to make a weekend of it too.
It was Ken Coad, from the 968 Register who had the idea, and whilst some of us last came here with our 928’s in 1997 (page 118 in the register handbook) we know that many changes and additions have been made since. A reduced admission cost per person of £8 applies by arriving in your Porsche (membership card if not in it) and the car goes free. Look for the Porsche reserved parking in front of the main building.
The museum is reputed to have the largest collection of British cars under one roof, a total approaching 300 cars. Whilst these buildings were built from scratch, when first opened in 1993, the idea came from the British Leyland Motor Corporation (BLMC) that became Leyland Historic Vehicles that became Rover Group back in 1986. It was they who decided that a purpose built centre was required to house their many and varied collection of cars. Whilst Austin and Morris plus MG and Mini, were at that time the backbone of the stock, many more British cars have since been added such as Morgan, Jaguar, Ford and Vauxhall and Land Rover. And you will find a few foreigners too!
The Centre is to be found just off junction 12 of the M40 south east from Stratford upon Avon and is clearly signed, or if you prefer use postcode CV350BJ for your satnav or Google www.heritage-motor-centre.co.
It’s not necessary to reserve a place but it’s always good for us to know likely numbers in advance, so please email myself with your intention to attend. We are meeting informally from 10.30am onwards in the car park.
- Last Updated: 25 March 2015