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The Porsche 968 just sort of occupies space in the world of Porsche. I don’t think anyone out there has them as their dream car, but they do make a little bit of a compelling case with their limited production, build quality, and good enough chassis dynamics and performance. Still, would you spend 911 money on one? Or even Cayman money? I’m sure if the price was low enough you could grab one, but I don’t think they bring enough to the table to say “Yes, I want to own a 968 for a long time.”
Today, we have a 1993 968 coupe up for sale in Rhode Island that has some good things going for it. Grand Prix White over Cashmere, 18″ Turbo-style wheels, and a timing belt service that isn’t immediately due. The best part? It isn’t very expensive.
The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS models are finally starting to roll out and people can not get enough of them. Well, those who can afford them. Just to refresh, these had a starting price of just a tag over $150,000 and the sky is basically the limit in terms of options. Naturally, the Weissach Package adds a quick $13,250 and several other things you wouldn’t think would cost a bunch of money, but actually does. Then of course is the markup. On the secondary market, sure, you can expect that. However, a Porsche dealer retailing the car as new with just 18 miles? Wait until you see this asking price.
There is always something satisfying about the Mercedes-Benz W123 chassis. Even more so when it is preserved like today’s example. This 1979 240D up for sale in Florida is finished in the wonderful Caledonia Green with matching hubcaps and a light beige interior. The odometer says 68,000 miles but I usually only trust these odometers as far as I can push them; though, all things considered, this one might actually be a low-mileage car. It’s all roses until you see the price.
The year is 2023 and I’m still discovering vehicles that I always thought existed, but could never prove because I had never actually seen one. That changes today with the 1998 Mercedes-Benz G43 AMG. Yes, G43. This is a W463 with the AMG-tuned 4.3-liter M113 that is most known for being in the C43 AMG. The selling dealer claims this was built for the Japanese market and resided there until imported back to Germany in 2019. Stated production was just 10, and I am inclined to believe that given I’ve never actually seen one before. I love it.