1994 Porsche 968

The Porsche 911 could be described as the eternal sports car. It has a style all its own that has lasted for over fifty years, albeit with some refinements along the way. The Porsche 968, however, looks like it could have been designed yesterday. I never stop thinking about what the Porsche 928 and 968 might have turned into, had Porsche continued on with their transaxle greats which exited stage left in 1995. These are cars that deserved a second life and had plenty of fans, to which the folks over at flüssig magazine can attest. This 1994 968 for sale in Florida was originally sold by Brumos Porsche and has covered just over 80,000 miles.

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Year: 1994
Model: 968
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 80,058 mi
Price: $24,500

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The 968 model is the final evolution of the 924/944 line. Bought new from Brumos Porsche in Jacksonville, FL. I was told it is 1 of 12 in Guards red with grey interior. Also, is an option code 498 car, which means it was ordered without the 968-model script on the rear.

80K original miles as confirmed by carfax, 6 speed manual transmission, A/C and heat work well.

Options:
09991~manufacture from the exclusive-programme
231~choice of tyres (bridgestone/conti/michelin or pirelli) (968)
331~AM/FM Cassette w/2 door speakers
398~Left outside mirror – electric – plain [Prior to 1996]
398~17 ” 5-Spoke Wheels (P205/50ZR17 front, P225/40ZR17 rear) [1996]
398~18″ Technology Design Wheels [1997]
418~Protective side mouldings
423~Cassette container and coin box
425~Rear wiper
437~Comfort seat left
454~Automatic speed control
498~Without rear model designation
C02~Equipped with catalytic converter
XD4~Porsche Crest Rim Caps

The second owner bought it from the Jacksonville Jaguar dealer used car lot and took the car to North Carolina. I purchased the car about a year ago and brought it back to Jacksonville.

The second owner had both the timing and Clutch replaced. And also installed a new set of Continental tires. There is also a folder of receipts that was put together by the second owner.

Below are some of the items I have improved or corrected since I have owned the car.

• B&B exhaust
• Alpine CD Bluetooth stereo
• Timing belt replaced less than 200 miles ago
• Wheels refinished
• New floor mats
• New factory grey shift knob
• New coolant expansion tank
• New valve cover seals
• Spark plugs
• Synthetic oil
• Front seats re-dyed
• Window tint – darkest shade legal in Florida
• Sunroof gears
• Rear wiper motor
• Temp sensors
• Amp Gauge

Included are the tool roll, books and manuals (signed by Hurley Haywood), spare and air compressor. Also, there are both my records, and the records I received from the prior owners.

The car sounds and looks amazing. While not perfect, I would not hesitate to refer to the car as very good and wouldn’t hesitate to drive it any distance. I get looks and thumbs up everywhere I go. If you are looking for a car that stands out from the crowd and demands to be noticed, then this is the car for you.

A recent car fax is available and can be emailed on request. Please call with any questions.

Price: $24,500 904-87Four-4eight77

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I’ve wanted a 968 for a long time, and having perused this ad, I can say that this is exactly the kind of 968 I would buy. I don’t want a low mileage garage queen, but rather, I’d want a car that has been used some, with proper records and of course, with the 6-speed manual gearbox. The asking price is a little strong for a car with this kind of miles, but given the increased visibility of these cars over the last few years and the fact that these cars are contemporaries of the last air-cooled 911s, values certainly won’t be decreasing anytime soon. I have a feeling I’ll be sitting here in a few years time thinking “I should have bought one when….”

-Paul

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2 Comments

  1. If the timing belt and water pump service were done recently as claimed, and I see he put new cam cover gasket on her, wonder if he or previous owner did a cam chain tensioner service, if that was all done and a proper extensive PPI check out on the car. Then I would actually say the asking price would be fair. Not to many good 1994 – 1995 968’s left. They are only going up in value. Seems like the going rate for good ones lately have been selling for 20k – 30k. I have been watching the market closely on these, and do not see it tanking, but only going up from now on.

  2. Agree with John. While it seems a bit high, the price is a fair starting point for negotiation. With the records and maintenance, and in that condition and miles, a hard car to find.

    968 trivia: The factory 5 spokes are actually 1/2 inch larger in the front than the seemingly identical wheels from the 993. Probably to account for the added weight of a front engined Porsche.

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