Double Take: 1995 Porsche 968 6-speed

A few weeks ago, I took a look at a trio of Porsche 968 6-speeds. One was a rare 1995 model; only 259 were sold from that model year. As is often the case with 968 Coupe 6-speeds, the asking prices of two of the three were quite high and they still linger on the market, unsurprisingly. Well, today we have another double take of ’95 specific 6-speeds – how do they measure up to the last three we looked at?

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Porsche 968 Coupe Roundup

The Porsche 968 Coupe 6-speed is a fairly infrequently seen package, but one that is generally considered to be the “ultimate development” of the water-cooled transaxle 4-cylinder models. Only about half of the cars that were imported to the U.S. were Coupes (4,242 sent to North America, 2,234 of which were Coupes), and when equipped with the 6-speed manual the number dwindles to just 1,811. That puts production of these models on par with the E28 M5 in terms of rarity, and the group of enthusiasts who enjoy them are about as avid if not moreso. However, they also often overvalue their cars in the marketplace, making them expensive options relative to the performance on tap.

Today I have a group of no less than three 968 Coupe 6-speeds for sale – a rare Christmas treat to see. Which is the winner of the group?

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BlueMWs – A Roundup of Newer BMWs

If I’m brutally honest, I’m not a huge fan of most of the newer BMW designs. As my wife says, I’d be happy if Journey was still on the radio and everyone was walking around with a mullet (that’s only half true…). But that’s not it; as I was saying to her just yesterday, I just don’t get excited about most of the new designs that come out. It wasn’t always this way – I remember eagerly awaiting the next issue of the multiple car magazines I subscribed to so that I could immediately flip to the section I found most exciting – the upcoming cars feature. But that enthusiasm has waned as cars have grown more complex, isolating and expensive. Sure, they’re faster – and even basic models do everything much better than even some “supercars” from the 1980s. But I don’t look at them and get excited like I did when the S4 first launched, for example. But, a thought occurred to me – while I’m not the biggest fan of these cars, proportionate to what you used to receive they’re simply a better value and better cars. We can pontificate about the virtues of the E30 M3 to no end, but the reality is that even around a track, the bone-stock 328i all-wheel drive wagon below would give it a run for its money without much difficulty – and in every other aspect, it’s a better car. We’re really still in the midst of a horsepower revolution, but that power is translated to the ground better than before with more sophisticated transmissions and computer aids along with all-wheel drive available in most packages. But it’s not just speed – not only can these fast cars get you to the Alps, they are like the luxury resorts when you get there, with fine materials and fit and finish that are really top quality. In a word, they’re spectacular at being cars that are much more functional in multiple facets than anything previously. So, here’s a lineup of some neat newer BMWs; while I’m not the biggest fan of all the packages or designs, one thing that I do love is their blues – so here’s a round up of most of them:

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2007 Porsche Cayman

Recently we’ve had some posts focusing on how much Porsche you could get for a small amount of money ; and while those recent posts have focused on older models, for some people that want a special car that can also function as a daily driver looking at older cars is not a reality. Luckily for those people, there are options that offer both reliability, practicality and a lower entry price into a special car. Such is the case with today’s 2007 Cayman, which looks splendid in classic Midnight Blue Metallic over tan leather:

Year: 2007
Model: Cayman
Engine: 2.7 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 61,000 mi
Price: $ 23,800 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Porsche Cayman on eBay

2007 PORSCHE CAYMAN COUPE!!

MIDNIGHT BLUE METALLIC ON SAND BEIGE LEATHER INTERIOR!!

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION!! REAR POWER SPOILER!!

TIP-TRONIC!! HEATED SEATS!! 245 HORSEPOWER!!

FACTORY SPORT 18″ ALLOY WHEELS!! NEWER REAR TIRES!!

AMAZING PRICE ON AN AMAZING VEHICLE!!

SUPER SPORTY!! GREAT COLOR COMBO!!

PURCHASE WITH CONFIDENCE FROM “iMotors”!!

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The distinction that separates a true sport luxury vehicle from a basic sport vehicle is the merging of true sport performance without compromising the refinement and class of a luxury vehicle. This vehicle is the essence of luxury, style, execution and performance.

THIS CAYMAN IS IN GOOD CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT FOR ITS YEAR AND MILEAGE. IT HAS ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES THAT COME STANDARD WITH THIS 2007 CAYMAN COUPE. BELOW IS A LIST OF SOME OF THE OPTIONS THIS VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH:

ALL BOOKS & MANUALS

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

HEATED SEATS

AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL

MIDNIGHT BLUE ON SAND BEIGE LEATHER

POWER WINDOWS/LOCKS/MIRRORS

HEATED SEATS

FOG LIGHTS

REAR POWER SPOILER

AM/FM/CD PLAYER

CRUISE CONTROL

FACTORY 18-INCH SPORT ALLOY WHEELS

KEYLESS ENTRY

DUAL AIRBAGS

CLIMATE CONTROL

PRIVACY GLASS

2.7L H6 245 HORSEPOWER ENGINE!

NEWER REAR TIRES!

ORIGINAL MSRP $50K!

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS VERY NICE 2007 PORSCHE CAYMAN COUPE! THIS IS A MUST SEE MUST DRIVE VEHICLE! CALL SALES @ 630-904-9300 TO BE THE PROUD OWNER OF THIS BEAUTY TODAY!!!

THE CONDITION OF THIS VEHICLE IS CONSISTENT WITH ITS AGE AND MILEAGE; IT IS IN VERY NICE SHAPE INSIDE AND OUT AND IS FULLY DETAILED AND STORED IN OUR INDOOR TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE FACILITY. KEEP IN MIND THAT OUR VEHICLES ARE PRE-OWNED AND ARE NOT BRAND NEW, AND AS SUCH THEY MAY REFLECT WEAR AND TEAR IN CONSISTENCE WITH AGE. WE TRY OUR BEST TO DESCRIBE THE VEHICLES AND THEIR OPTIONS, BUT SOMETIMES WE MAY MAKE AN ERROR; SO IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE GIVE US A CALL TO VERIFY ANY INFORMATION AS FAR AS OPTIONS OR CONDITION OF VEHICLE BEFORE PLACING YOUR BID. WE ARE VERY FORTHCOMING IN THIS REGARD BECAUSE OUR CUSTOMERS DESERVE THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF QUALITY!!!

If you have any questions about this or any of our other auctions please feel free to contact us via e-mail at imotorsusa@gmail.com or you can call us at 630-904-9300. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.

Sure, the tiptronic probably isn’t what most enthusiasts would specify, but it’s a fine transmission that works as a daily driver without issue. Further, while most enthusiasts would probably prefer getting a “S” model, this entry level Cayman is closer to the original spirit of the line – low weight and low power giving you a fun drive. This particular model seems well equipped with fog lights, 18″ sport wheels and I really love the color combination. There is a pleasant simplicity in the Cayman that is missing from most modern Porsches, and I think the entry level Cayman captures even more of that simplicity. Still, with close to 250hp on tap, it’s no slouch and would give most 1980s and 1990s sports cars a solid run for their money. As a budget entry level Porsche, the bang for the buck on this particular model seems to be pretty good!

-Carter