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In 1938 Hendrick Goosen, whilst fishing off the coast of Madagascar, hooked a coelacanth, a 'living fossil' of a fish that was supposed to have become extinct 400 million years ago. You can experience a similar feeling by test-driving a used Porsche 928 GTS, a true dinosaur amongst performance cars. Unlike a coelacanth, a used 928 is fitted with a 5.4-litre engine, generates 340bhp and will still look good in twenty years time. In common with its fishy forebear though, it has benefited from years of development whilst being largely ignored by Madagascan fishermen. Which means that tracking down a good used example is easier for the likes of us. Here's how.
The 928 GTS is a magnificent used car if you make yourself explicitly aware of the costs of ownership beforehand. Whilst £25,000 may seem like reasonable money to pay for a new Saab, a used Porsche 928 GTS is a car which once retailed at over £70,000 with concomitant running costs. Just because it's a few years down the road doesn't make tyres or exhausts any cheaper - quite the opposite in fact. What you are buying into is a marque that offers an uncanny understanding of what makes a proper drivers car. In 1992 Porsche was emerging from a period when it could sell anything with the Weissach crest on it into a decade where it had to justify every last pfennig put into the cars. As such, you can tell the 928 GTS comes from an era when Porsche was really trying. Find a decent one and you'll wonder why they ever gave up on it.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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