1992 Porsche 968 – REVISIT

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The Violet Blue Porsche 968 Tiptronic we featured last month is back up for sale, with a price reduction of $1,500. Maybe this automatic 968 might find some love a second time around?

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The below post originally appeared on our site March 4, 2015:

For a good number of years, the Porsche 968 was a rather nice, if unorthodox, way of sidling into the P-car club at a more affordable level than a 911. However, as the last of these water-cooled sports cars ages, the want is strong for many enthusiasts. Outlets such as flüssig magazine have been singing the praises of the 968 for quite some time, helping to cultivate interest and motivate those new to the marque to preserve them for future generations. This first year 968 Coupe for sale in North Carolina is equipped with the 4-speed tiptronic automatic and painted in a rather unique hue of Violet Blue. This certainly isn’t the way most of us would want our 968, but is there a place in the collector market for such an oddball?

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Year: 1992
Model: 968
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed tiptronic automatic
Mileage: 77,789 mi
Price: $14,495 Buy It Now

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Highlights include LOW MILES! VEILCHENBLAUMETALLIC (VIOLET BLUE METALLIC, PAINT CODE 37E) – RARE COLOR! LIGHT GRAY LEATHER INTERIOR, OEM WHEELS, POWER OPTIONS STILL WORK! We accept most trade-ins!

RECENT REPAIRS COMPLETED AT A LOCAL PORSCHE DEALER:
– FRONT BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS WITH FLUID FLUSH
– STRUTS WITH ALIGNMENT
– AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM RECHARGE
– BATTERY REPLACED AND NEW MOUNTING BRACKET INSTALLED

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This 968 is really a tough one for me. I’ve always dreamt of a 968 Coupe gracing my garage. I might even be able to look past the somewhat effeminate color on this example. But the 4-speed automatic, for me, is a bridge too far. This was a car built for carving up the B roads, and without three pedals, it dilutes a bit of the fun. However, I’m a pragmatist when it comes to offbeat or otherwise unloved cars. There certainly has to be a place for a 968 kitted out this way in the world. Perhaps there are a few elderly drivers out there who still want some excitement but need the two pedal option. Or, maybe this could be the ultimate commuter for a person with a killer Porsche collection.

The asking price for this particular 968 is a tad strong given the way it’s optioned, but I don’t see the market for these crashing hard anytime soon. They have been steadily creeping up over the past few years. I still dream of what a new 928 or 968 might be like if Porsche still produced them. Still, these are cars frozen in time. They look great today and offer plenty of driving bang for not much buck. It won’t be inexpensive to keep up, but if you can carry out a PPI and source some of the records via the work done at the local Porsche dealer on this one, you could sleep a little bit easier.

-Paul

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5 Comments

  1. the tip is a let down in these….they are an absolute blast to drive….and are under appreciated and under valued….though I am gulping hard at this shade of purple…just not my taste

  2. The answer to any question: yes, a purple Porsche, please.

  3. I passed on a 993 in this color back in the late 1990’s… doh!

    Bummer this car is a tip or it would be a fun daily driver. Killer 3.0 the biggest production 4 made IIRC?

  4. If this was a 5-speed it would be in my garage already.

  5. Note- in the photos it appears to be suffering from the all too typical rear hatch delamination problem. You can see it all across where it meets the rear edge of the roof, and the headliner is sagging.

    Shame it’s a slushbox, as too many P-cars of this era were…

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