SMMT Data : Original UK Registered Sales of Porsche 928 by model type

Model Transmission CC UK Registered Sales  
    1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 Total
  Manual 4474 44 71 29 4                               148
  Automatic 4474 80 233 127 63 60                             563
928 S/S2 Manual 4664     65 49 37 54 52 56 48 42 7                 410
928 S/S2 Automatic 4664     75 114 197 242 248 250 335 287 97                 1845
928 S4 Manual 4957                     60 12 1 2           75
928 S4 Automatic 4957                     202 267 178 136 37 13       833
928 GT Manual 4957                       69 78 51 16 11       225
928 GTS Manual 5397                             7 14 11 13   45
928 GTS Automatic 5397                             14 33 49 52 2 150
      124 304 296 230 294 296 300 306 383 329 366 348 257 189 74 71 60 65 2 4294

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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.

Many thanks to the SMMT for allowing this data to be reproduced at www.928.org.uk for our enjoyment.

The data shows a total of 4294 Porsche 928 cars of all models registered as sold in the UK between 1978-1996.

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.

Read more: Porsche 928 restoration - Malcolm Thompson

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!

Read more: 928UK 2015 Diary

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.uk and download their map. 

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.