Following on to the early 924 we just featured, here we have the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to four-cylinder, front-engined Porsche: the 968. What was originally supposed to be designated the 944S3 turned into the 968 after engineers realized so little was left of the 944 platform. Complementing the evolutionary styling was an enlarged 3.0 liter inline-4 with VarioCam variable valve timing and a 6-speed manual gearbox (4-speed tiptronic was optional). For those who want an affordable, modern Porsche but might not be turned on by a Boxster, these 968 Coupes and Cabriolets offer enthusiasts a unique proposition. This 968 Coupe with a 6-speed manual for sale in Illinois is a lower mileage example sure to please the more serious driver.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 Porsche 968 on DuPont Registry
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 39,251 mi
This extremely clean Porsche 968 has come to us as a trade on one of our new 911’s. The 968 took place of the 944. With just under 40,000 miles this car is very rare for the miles and condition. The 968 has nonetheless carved out its own niche in the hearts of enthusiasts. This is likely due to the 968’s unique combination of speed and practicality, and low production numbers. Contact a Sales specialist by calling 877-362-9715.
This is certainly a nice 968, but at just under $40,000, this car is way ahead of itself in the marketplace. At best, we’re probably looking at somewhere between $15,000 and $20,000 in terms of a realistic number for a final year 968 with this kind of mileage. There’s probably room for 968 values to grow over time, but it’s doubtful most will begin to eclipse where 911 values of similar vintage have settled.
It’s not a particularly rare color combination. No mention of whether it has LSD or the M030 option pack. No mention of service records, either. Without those you’d be looking at a costly timing belt service right off the bat, just to be safe.
It’s nice, but not $40K worth of nice.
I happen to love these cars. I had the pleasure of driving one from Cleveland, OH to Savannah, GA and back last spring. Driving the West Virginia turnpike (I-77) through the mountains at 90-100 mph for over an hour was the highlight, no doubt. I love that this car has superb acceleration and power even in top gear. The 236HP feels like more, and with good-condition engine mounts, this is a smooth engine, even for being a huge 4-cylinder. The chassis, suspension and brakes all feel modern and the look, to me, has a lot of 928, with a little 964 thrown in. What an under-appreciated car.
I also agree that it is priced at about double what it is worth.
@Matt: definitely not an M030 car, it has the base 16″ wheels.
I paid $28K for my ’94 968 with 11K miles in early 1997. Sold it for $27K just over a year and 14K miles later. I loved that car but a new house meant that the toy would have to go. It sold in 1 day. My dad sold his ’94 968 (with 17″ wheels but no M030) a couple of years after that for $24K with 23K miles. This is a nice example that, except for the black exterior color, is a near duplicate of the one I had. I would pay about $18K for this one today, any more and I’d be looking at a 944 Turbo S with low miles.
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