Monegasque title (Collector car)
Chassis # WPOZZZ92CZS840992
Engine No. 82C5544
- No reserve
- Very good condition, with all original books
- Low mileage, three owners
- A reliable and powerful car
- 67,000kms since new
the hammer came down at €40.037 (USD$43.450), a bit low really for a car of such provenance, a low mileage 928 owned by a mere mortal would've probably sold for as much. interestingly, €15-20.000 was the estimated amount it was thought to sell for; around USD$16.278-21.705...disgraceful. the auctioneer did a rather lousy job in representing the car, even the VIN was incorrectly typed (I fixed it out of respect to the old girl). surprisingly, they did give what looks like the correct engine number; 82C5544 which tells us that it was assembled in 1982 (the letter C) and it's a version 2 (second digit) M28.12 lump destined to be mated to an A22.04 3-speed automatic, option M249, which should have a serial number between 16C5001>9999. had they contacted me to write the goddamned thing up, I would have done her much more justice.
the livery suggests it to have been a pace car, although I couldn't produce one image of it in any Grand Prix. initially, I thought it might have been used in the 1982 Monaco GP, but that honor went to a Lamborghini Countach. regardless, whoever the new owner is, he got the thing at a bargain.
this was one of 38 cars that were auctioned off by his son Prince Albert, all of them without reserve.
images: http://www.caroftheyear.org, http://www.artcurial.com