As much as we love widebody-converted cars, most are rather lacking in class, aren’t they? If you want a more tasteful way to go wide, you need a Koenig.
Munich-based tuner Koenig Specials GmbH was a big name in the 1980s and 1990s, doing something few were back then: modifying already very exciting supercars. Granted, some of the company’s projects raised eyebrows back then, but surely we can all agree that today, this Koenig-modified 928 is a thing of beauty.
Due to be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s in Essen on 11 April, it’s a part of the astonishing, 140-car ‘Youngtimer Collection’ which includes all sorts of performance car heroes of the 80s and 90s, among other treasures.
You can probably expect us to pluck a few more out for closer inspection in the coming days, but this 1988 928 might just be our favourite. We’re digging those oh-so 80s side vents, and can’t get enough of the dead-on rear view, showcasing those blistered arches and vast 345/35/15 tyres. Good luck sourcing replacements for those…
The Middle East-spec car was purchased in Bahrain by the consignor. Not so long ago it was treated to a full restoration to the tune of €14,000, during which time it was repainted and given a new windscreen.
On the inside, you’ll find grey leather upholstery, which looks pristine. And here’s the reason - the car has only covered 17,118 kilometres. You won’t find a gear lever in there, though - unfortunately, it’s fitted with an automatic transmission. But hey, you do get a car phone.
The estimate for the car is €50,000 - €60,000, which - considering the mileage, the Koenig conversion and just how ridiculous modern classic car prices have become - doesn’t seem all that bad.