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1991 Porsche 928 GT

1991 Porsche 928 GT in Top Gear, Non-fiction TV, 2002-2015 IMDB Ep. 22.0

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: DE

1991 Porsche 928 GT

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

Comments about this vehicle

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dsl SX

2015-01-05 15:50

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Registration number: H982 FKL
✔ Taxed Tax due: 01 May 2015
✔ MOT Expires: 06 June 2015
Vehicle make :PORSCHE
Date of first registration :30 May 1991
Year of manufacture :1991
Cylinder capacity (cc) :4957cc
Export marker : No
Vehicle status : Tax not due
Vehicle colour :GREY

Might be interesting to check this plate info later this year to see if still current.... Did anyone else get the impression that the 928 sometimes had yellow headlamps, but most of time normal white??

chicomarx BE

2015-01-05 19:02

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First abused by Jeremy Clarkson and then it falls into the hands of a violent mob in Argentina. A worst case scenario for any car.

“It’s a manual tourer, they are very rare. If people approach me to sell a cherished car, I endeavour to sell it to someone who will continue to look after it in a way the previous owner had. So when the BBC rang and explained they wanted to buy it, I had hopes that it would feature on a series like Morse and be on screen for many years.” Link to "www.telegraph.co.uk"

antp BE

2015-01-06 18:12

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Indeed sellers probably not always know the fate of the car, cf what I posted just a little earlier on the Mustang page: /vehicle.php?id=771539#Comment1704537

opal TH

2015-01-09 17:21

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So, what likely gonna happen to these 3 cars? sent back to BBC?

TheHeartbreakKid15 EN

2015-01-30 11:53

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@dsl What site do you use now to check vehicle info?

dsl SX

2015-01-30 12:47

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This was https://www.vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/Default.aspx (which is replacement for old DVLA site).

lamoroso2001 US

2019-05-30 18:18

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Link to "en.mercopress.com"

Don't know how credible this is, but seeing as there's been no word about the three cars in 3-4 years and this is the most recent news it looks like they were scrapped. Thats too bad, especially considering that the Lotus was still in decent shape by the end of the special. The same can't be said for the Porsche and the Mustang, those were probably best off as parts cars by the end. It's just too bad the three cars had to end their lives at the shredder.

dsl SX

2019-05-30 20:00

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DVLA plate info now updated as SORN since 2015 and there is no export marker, and no subsequent MOT. Which suggests it is back in UK, stored somewhere. If it had been scrapped or left in Argentina, it would not be listed as SORN. Same info given for the Lotus and the Mustang.

lamoroso2001 US

2019-05-30 21:18

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@dsl that’s good to hear, I don’t know the UK reg system very well (I’m from the US) and I didn’t know how accurate that article was (Figuring now that it was made up as no author was named), still curious as to what happened to the cars.

dsl SX

2019-05-30 22:01

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It doesn't prove they're safe, or mean that they'll ever be returned to road use. But SORN is a legal definition within the DVLA system that the car still exists and is in Britain, so applying it to cars which no longer exist is an incorrect procedure. And the export markers have not been triggered, so if destruction in Argentina has occurred, there are 2 false declarations for each car, each of which is a criminal offence.
SORN regulations
Taking a vehicle out of the UK guidance.

It seems clear from all the online gossip about what happened after the riot that there were a lot of crew vehicles and equipment which had to be extricated from Argentina and returned to Britain, so bringing the cars back - even if they were badly damaged beyond economic repair - would have been a small part of a big consignment.

holden nut AU

2019-07-31 02:34

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Jeremy: "Your soft, white, flesh. MINE! ALL MINE! BWHOOOA! BWHOOOA!".
Richard: :/
James: "What are you doing?"
Jeremy: "It's a scene! from Butch Cassidy".
James: " Yes I can see that. You're not Paul Newman, he really isn't Katharine Ross, and I'm a rubbish scot".

-- Last edit: 2019-07-31 02:36:24

antp BE

2020-03-05 14:35

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Article found while searching what happened to the cars:
Link to "www.telegraph.co.uk"
The previous owner expected the car to be used for years in a normal series, he was not expecting to have his (rare) car destroyed by Top Gear.

In that video (in French) that I watched, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yoo-JvCdWI
it was said they were destroyed by mutual decision between the Argentinean and British government, in front of Argentinean officials.

-- Last edit: 2020-03-05 14:35:47

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