For some time, the 968 has enjoyed a stellar reputation as one of Porsche’s best all around cars. Comfortable yet quick, great around town and on the highway, perfectly balanced and capable of carrying a greater load than the 911, the 968 is a supremely versatile chassis coupled with a great motor. While it wasn’t quite as explosive as the Turbo S models were out of the box, the 968 with the 6-speed nevertheless was a more flexible package – easy to loaf around town in but also capable of dashes up the tach. The torque is constant and omnipresent; there’s no ‘floor it and wait for the boom’ of the Turbo here. Yet despite the great reputation for longevity, the nicely updated looks with integration of the 928 lineage, and being the last of the front-engined Porsches until the Cayenne and Panamera, the 968 has not grown in value anywhere close to the 964 and 993 have. That means as an enthusiast you get one heck of a bargain in performance:
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One of the more interesting E34 M5s we’ve seen has once again popped up on eBay. This is the third time this lovely Japanese market, European-spec M5 has graced these pages. First, Jeff wrote the car up in September, 2013; with a little under 116,000 miles on the clock, the car sold in the teens, traveled across the country to Wisconsin, and then reappeared on eBay with only a few more miles in January, 2014. After a few relistings, it finally sold for only an indicated $12,500. Well, now it has returned back across the country with what appears to be a thorough detailing and some much better photographs than the first two times. Still, this is the third different seller in a very short period of time, making me wonder why no one is keeping it. The new seller has raised the price substantially to nearly $22,000. Compared to what that amount buys you in other makes and other cars, I really don’t feel like the asking price is incredibly outrageous – except that you could have had it for half that amount 10 months ago and detailed it yourself. What do you think?
Just when I thought I’ve seen every conceivable color combination on a 1990s era 928, along comes this car. Behold this Wimbeldon Green Metallic 928GTS with a midnight green leather interior. Equipped with a 5-speed gearbox, this one was ordered new from Holbert’s Porsche, not far from my neck of the woods outside of Philadelphia. If you aren’t familiar with this dealership, this was the one owned by the father of Al Holbert, five time champion of the IMSA Camel GT series. This 928GTS was owned by a Porsche Club of America member and it’s not a vehicle appropriate for shrinking violets.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Porsche 928GTS 5-speed on eBay
The low mileage Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 Limited Edition we featured back in September is back up for sale, with the Buy It Now price lowered by $1,000. This could be the lowest mileage 1993 Limited Edition out there, but is the ask still too high for a four cylinder W201?