1994 Porsche 968 Turbo S replica

There are rare Porsches, and then there are rare Porsches. Like the 944 Turbo Cup Paul wrote up recently, today’s 968 Turbo S replica is a car that very few will ever get to see and a fair amount of Porsche enthusiasts in the U.S. don’t even know exists. The ultimate streetable front engined Turbo coupe from the end of the run, the Turbo S took the 2.5 8V turbo inline-4 to new heights of power by utilizing the newer S2/968 3.0 block with the earlier 944 Turbo S bits on top. Power reached over 300, a healthy bump over the existing 944 turbo and 968 16v. But there were only a handful made – around twenty between racing and street versions, making it one of the rarest Porsches ever made. This means you’re not likely to see one anytime soon – making the prospect of owning this replica much more appealing:

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Eye-popping Porsche 968 and 968CS for sale in Germany

It’s been almost 20 years since the last one rolled off the production line, but I think it’s safe to say that the Porsche 968 has aged well. This was the end of the line for the water cooled, front engined four cylinder formula. These models were slightly derided for not being a true Porsche in their day, but as time has marched on they’re gaining their fair share of praise, most notably for being a track day hero. Still, these sports cars are a bit of a dark horse with collectors, making them a reasonable bargain for those seeking precision Stuttgart engineering.

While neither of the cars we’re about to feature could be considered bargains, they are interesting varieties not normally seen on our shores. The first 968 we’ll take a look at is one of my favorite Porsches of all time, the 968CS, or Club Sport.

Year: 1993
Model: 968 Club Sport
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 63,932 km (~ 39,719 mi)
Price: €34,900 (~ $47,477 USD)

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Well kept Porsche 968 CS in Maritime Blue with just under 64000 km! Very rare, accident free Porsche 968CS in Maritime Blue, a one-owner German vehicle. The Porsche was later fitted with a stainless steel exhaust system from Cargraphic, spacers and a KW coilover suspension. The Porsche 968CS is mechanically and cosmetically perfect condition and has not been driven on the track. The secret among young timers with cult status! One of only 1,743 built (Source Porsche Club 968 Germany)

Options include:

Electric sunroof
Central locking
17 inch Cup Wheels in body color
Blaupunkt Freiburg Radio

We are happy to offer you for your future classic cars or classic car a matching leasing or financing proposal. For an appointment please contact us. You can also visit our website at www.fein-automobile.com.

The 968 Club Sport is one of those forbidden fruits that, in a few years time, will be legal to import stateside. These lightweight, track oriented 968s take the basic 968 formula one notch further. Those familiar with them know they are one of the greatest track tools of our time. At almost $50,000 USD, that’s heady territory for a 968, but once a few of these start arriving in the US after they become legal to import, I’d suspect we may see some clean examples start fetching some strong money for those in the know.

Next, let’s take a look at this 968 for sale in Frankfurt, wearing a rare shade of Signal Green.

Year: 1993
Model: 968
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed automatic with Tiptronic
Mileage: 78,000 km (~ 48,467 mi)
Price: €18,450 (~ $25,099 USD)

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SPECIAL PRICE until 06-01-2014! Beautiful Porsche 968 in original condition from a private collection. A rare collector’s object in this original Porsche color (Signal Green -22s). With only 78,000 km, Automatic/Tiptronic transmission, very well maintained full leather interior. While it may not be to everyone’s taste, if you are looking for a highly original 968, then this is the car for you. You will find no ordinary, but only first vehicle colors. See for yourself!

Another is 968 in Star Ruby – 82N) and in white from a Japanese Porsche collection resolution still in our inventory! Both are original Japan 968 deliveries!

Original Porsche 968 in top condition. One of a handful finished in “signal green” color. This cult classic represents great value at low maintenance costs. Drives and handles like the sports it was born to be.

All cars in the portfolio are processed, are dry and can be visited in any weather. We will gladly arrange a personal viewing/test drive. Any questions please contact us. Contact person: Mr. Jürgen Zaschka TeL.mobiL :0172 – 9589893

With best 968 greetings, Jürgen Zaschka

Andy Warhol once said “art is what you can get away with.” Colors like these are so wild that they just work. If you’re going to drive a sporting vehicle, you might as well have a little bit of fun with it at the same time. Signal Green is one of my favorite Porsche colors of all time. Obviously, the one detriment to this car, other than the price, is the automatic gearbox. But I have never seen a 968 painted this color. From everything I have read, it seems like the number of 968s painted in this color may be in the single digits. Whatever the case may be, these two Porsches are fueling my desire to own one in the near future.

-Paul

Double Take: Black or Blue? 1992 and 1993 Porsche 968s

While most of front-engined Porsche enthusiasts flock towards the 944 Turbo as the model of choice, the non-turbo models remain a solid value amongst German performance cars. While they were arguably underpowered compared to their competition of the day, the 944 S2 and 968 are dependable and their excellent handling more than makes up for any horsepower deficiency. They’ve also aged much more gracefully than any of the Japanese cars did (save perhaps the FD RX7) and the ultimate expression of these cars – the 968 – returned in some regards towards the simple and clean design of the original 924 and 928 models versus the chunky, aggressive 944 Turbo and S2. Today clean examples of 968s have popped up on Ebay and remind us how great this design is – let’s start with the beautiful midnight blue example:

Year: 1993
Model: 968
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 124,000 mi
Price: $ 14,000 Buy It Now

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1993 Porsche 968

Midnight Blue Metallic paint with gray interior. Run fast and pulls hard through all gears. No smoke at all. Recent Colorado emissions test. Clear title in my name.

Two owners since 1999, records since then.

Recent work done by Porsche expert Dart Auto:

-New drive belt
-New balance shaft seals
-New crankshaft seal
-New timing belt
-New camshaft seal
-New timing belt rollers and tensioner
-New balance shaft belt
-New A/C drier and valve
-New A/C compressor
-New water pump
-New valve cover gasket
-New A/C belt tensioner
-New DME relay
-New Hall sensor
-New VarioCam gasket and ring
-New OEM antenna
-New Lloyds mats
-Oil change and filter 2 months ago
-Recent alternator
-Recent battery
-Recent brake rotors and pads

New tires (less than 3000 miles on them). Factory option 17″ Cup wheels with colored crests have some curbing.

Recent paint work by Porsche experts Apex Auto Body:

-Bare metal respray of hood from rock chips and pitting
-Bare metal respray of left fender from clear coat failing and flaking off
-Respray of front clip from rock chips
-New weatherstripping on rockers and fenders
-New 968 badge on back
-Complete polish

Car has ProMax chip installed. Clean title in my name.

Dash lights have been upgraded and are nice and bright at night.

Will include owners manual, tool kit, Porsche compressor, original keys, wheel locks.

Interior is very clean. Non-smoker, no bolster wear, two small tears in the dash defrost vents.

Drive this car anywhere in the country. The only thing that may slow you down is the weather!

With a significant amount of recent mechanical work and corrected paintwork, this is one of the best to get. The 6 speed coupled to the 3.0 makes for a fun ride that is surprisingly different from the Turbo models, but very enjoyable all the same. I love this color combination and pricing seems right on. I’m a little surprised that while the car was in the shop they didn’t fix the curb rash on the desirable Cup wheels, but that could be pretty easily remedied. Overall, this has to be pretty close to the best setup on these cars in my opinion – Blue over grey with cup wheels. Rather have something a bit darker?

Black over black is probably my personal least favorite color combination on Porsches, but this one is in remarkable shape and looks great. The wheels are from a Boxster I believe but look nice, though not as fitting as the Cup wheels:

Year: 1992
Model: 968
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 114,000 mi
Price: $13,700 Buy It Now

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This 1992 black-on-black Porsche 968 coupe feels well balanced and sturdy with plenty of power. It excellerates through all 6 gears and is a joy to drive! The suspension is responsive and the brakes are firm with a smooth clutch. This vehicle roars as the RPM’s climb! As the pictures evidence, the body and undercarriage are in good condition. This 968 is ready to go! No cracks in the dash and no tears in the leather. If interested in this rare, powerful Porsche 968, call Curtis at 832-671-8408.

This and other European collectibles can be viewed at jpfrazier.com There will be an additional $298.50 assessed to each sale for dealer doc fees.

This car is offered with a few less miles and a few hundred dollars less than the blue car, but in all honesty the lack of detailed mechanical work offered makes the blue car the one to buy if it were me even if I didn’t prefer the color combination. Despite that, either of these cars is priced right in the sweet spot for 968s – yes, you can find a fixer-upper cheaper than either of these cars, but do you really want to get into a wreck of a Porsche? If you’re smart, you buy a clean one and pay a bit extra, and both of these cars fit that bill perfectly.

-Carter

1992 Porsche 968

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We haven’t featured many water-cooled front engined Porsches lately, and that’s a shame because they’re one of the best deals going in classic German motoring. For under $15,000, you can still get into a pretty pristine 968 or just about any 944 Turbo of your choice. They offer excellent handling, reasonable practicality in both space and economy, and are one of the cheapest Porsches to run. While many flock to the Turbo hoping to boost them to insane power levels, were it my choice I’d rather get into their equally powerful (out of the box) stablemates; the 944 S2 or 968. With the largest (post WW2) production-based 4 cylinder mill fitted in the front, these cars are like fast, rwd GTis that look a whole lot better. The speed isn’t the rush of the Turbo models, but more of a train that builds and never ebbs until you hit redline, and it’s an addictive trip up the tach. Sound great? Sure does. Take a look, then, at this beautiful 1992 968 on Ebay today:

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Year: 1992
Model: 968
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 142,322 mi
Price: $12,995 Buy It Now

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New Porsche trade. Fresh PA inspection. Car is very clean and everything works. A true classic. Please call for complete details.

The first Porsche I got to drive was a 968 and I loved it.That model was a tiptronic, but the second 968 I drove was a 6-speed. Around Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, the 968 I drove (with suspension modifications but running a stock motor) absolutely ate up M3s of all three (then) generations – E30, E36 and E46. It drove much like an E30 with more power. The balance – if anything – was better than the E30, and the overall experience was quite memorable. Little detail is offered on this car, but it looks spectacular in classic dark blue over tan leather, and the Cup wheels are some of my favorites on this model. Wishes? Well, I wish I had enough money to go get it, because at $13,000 this car sure seems like a steal, especially considering what kind of E30 M3 that would get you. It’s hard to believe that we’re only a few years away from these cars being eligible for “antique” or “classic” registrations, and they sure would make a great occasional car to liven up your weekend on a budget.

-Carter

Porsche Pair: 1993 968 M030

The Porsche 968 is the ultimate evolution of the front engine, four cylinder Porsche that began with the 924 in 1976. Originally conceived as the 944 S3, Porsche decided to rename the car altogether as only about 20% was carried over from the 944 S2. As usual, the US market didn’t get one of the more interesting models of the 968 range, which happens to be one of my favorite Porsches of all time: the 968 Club Sport. The Club Sport was a stripped down version of the 968 Coupe, weighing in about 220 lbs less than the model on which it was based. Recaro seats, a track oriented suspension system, 17″ wheels and airbag deletion were just some of the modifications that made its way onto this limited edition 968.

But, have no fear, there was an option that would give you similar performance to the Club Sport, but with less of the luxuries taken out. This was option package M030, which included included larger front and rear sway bars, upgraded bushings and Koni height adjustable shocks. While critics complained about the ride on the street, there was no doubt that this car was a force to be reckoned with on the track and a handy tool for serious track day enthusiasts.

The first 968 M030 we’ll take a look at is for sale in Maryland and comes equipped with the limited slip differential option.

Year: 1993
Model: 968
Engine: 3.0 liter inline four
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 80,678 mi
Price: No reserve auction, $18,000 starting bid

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I am offering one of the best Porsche 968s available in the U.S. I purchased the car in November, 2012 from AutoKennel in Costa Mesa, California. The car spent its entire life in Southern California until I had it shipped to my home in Maryland. It has been garaged for every day of its life. The car is super clean and it is very well optioned. I am only offering it for sale because I need to raise $18,000 to deal with one of life’s unexpected expenses. I never intended to sell this car.

If you are serious about buying this 968, then I can assume you know a little about the cars. The 968 was the pinnacle of the development line that started with the 924, 944, 944 Turbo, etc. The 968 was the first Porsche offered with VarioCam timing and a 6 speed manual transmission. The 968 came in a variety of colors and with a multitude of options. One of the most sought after options is the M030 sport suspension and brake package. The U.S. didn’t get the stripped out 968 Club Sport, but the M030 cars are as close as it gets. This car has the upgraded sway bars and the bigger brakes and the 17″ wheels that comprised the M030 package. This car also came with a Limited Slip Differential. Most 968s did not come with LSD and the LSD was not automatically a part of the M030 package. Another nice option on this car is the heavily bolstered and supportive Sport Seats. All of those options, plus the 6 speed manual transmission makes this a very desireable 968. This is not a $10k – $12k run of the mill 968.

This car also comes with all service records. The previous owners (3 in total) were meticulous Porsche Club guys. They kept all records and we even have a Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche. The car has no known issues. I had a pre-purchase inspection done on the car in California before I bought it. I have not needed to service anything during my brief period of ownership. The car starts, runs, steers, and stops just like you would expect. Even the AC blows nice and cold. You could buy the car and drive it back to California and I have no doubts that it would make the trip without a hiccup.

The color combination: The car is Amazon Green with a Magenta Interior. Amazon Green is a beautiful Porsche color that looks dark blue in most lighting conditions. It has a metallic shine under bright light and you can see a hint of green from some angles. The interior is in excellent condition. It is magenta. I was not a huge fan of the interior and it did put me off a bit when I first saw it. My plan, if I were to keep the car, is to replace the center armrest, gearshift, and steering wheel with black ones (but keep the magenta parts for the sake of originality). Those changes plus black floor mats would tone things down quite a bit. Others who have seen the car actually love the magenta interior. It is rare and the color combination is thought to be a true 1 of 1 produced. The 968 guys know of no other Amazon Green/Magenta 968 in existence anywhere.

I am going to offer the car without a reserve, but with the understanding that I reserve the right to terminate the auction at any time. If there is another way for me to come up with a quick $18,000 I will be keeping the car. That should actually tell you quite a bit about it’s condition and desirability. Feel free to ask any questions via ebay or you may contact me via email.

TSBeckman@aol.com

Best of luck.

I sometimes wonder what a particular buyer had in mind when I see some of the odd color combinations out there, but as they say, different strokes for different folks. Sure, the color is rare, but I tend to think most people interested in buying a 968 wouldn’t be interested in it. Nevertheless, this 968 is in good nick. It might not bring the $18,000 that the seller has set as an opening bid, however.

On to our next 968 M030. This one for sale has higher mileage but has a tantalizingly lower price. For sale in Iowa, it also comes equipped with a limited slip differential and has an interior that is easier on the eyes.

Year: 1993
Model: 968
Engine: 3.0 liter inline four
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 162,550 mi
Price: No reserve auction, $10,500 starting bid

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Porsche 968 M030 (Sport Suspension & Brake Package): Very rare vehicle with only 99 M030 Coupes produced for the U.S. Market during the four year production run (1992-1995).

Factory Build Options

C02 – US Emissions
XX6 – Leather Shift Lever Knob
030 – M030 – Sport Suspension & Brake Package

Includes:

· Larger Brake Calipers
· Cross Drilled Rotors
· Larger Front & Rear Sway Bars (Adjustable)
· Adjustable Shocks (Lower ride height)
· Increased rear spring rate with a coil spring added to a special rear-shock
· More information available at http://www.weissach.net/968_M030-Option.html

220 – Limited Slip Differential
231 – 17″ tires
383 – Sport Seat Left
387 – Sport Seat Right
403 – 17″ Cup 1 Wheels
418 – Body Side Moldings
454 – Cruise Control
490 – Hi-Fi Sound with Amp
498 – Rear Emblem Delete
650 – Sunroof
691 – Single In-dash CD
900 – Tourist Delivery
09991 – Built under Exclusive Program

Everything works (AC/Heating, Cruise, Sunroof, Windows, Locks, Alarm, Front/Rear Wipers, Pop-up Headlight). Exterior has two small dents that should come out with paitnless dent removal. Interior is in good condition with some small cracks in the top of the dashboard. Overall its in above average condition for age/mileage. New clutch installed summer 2012!

While this 968 has higher mileage than the first 968 we looked at, it certainly looks well kept for over 150,000 miles. To be honest, I’d rather pull the trigger on the white one. Of course, the color is more subtle, but I’d rather have a 968 with a few flaws so I wouldn’t feel guilty about using it. These cars are all about pure driving thrills. Given their relatively low cost of entry, now is as good a time as ever to experience this track day hero.

-Paul

1992 Porsche 968 Cabriolet

When the Porsche 968 was introduced in 1992, the 924/944 formula was in its final throes. This car had come a long way, though, from the 924 of 1976, with the 2.0 liter four cylinder engine that was shared with the Audi 100 and Volkswagen LT van. Originally, the 968 was to be called the 944 S3, but with a majority of the parts modified or changed, Porsche management decided to come up with a new moniker for the car. At the heart of the 968, was an updated inline four, this time with Porsche’s VarioCam variable valve timing. Good for 236 horsepower, this engine was mated to either a 6-speed manual or 4-speed Tiptronic automatic.

These days the 968 is a relative bargain amongst the modern classic set. This 968 Cabriolet for sale in Kansas City has the all important manual gearbox and still looks modern over twenty years on.

Year: 1992
Model: 968 Cabriolet
Engine: 3.0 liter inline four
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 86,471 mi
Price: $13,700 Buy It Now

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1992 Porsche 968 Cabriolet Finished in Cobalt Blue Metallic, Dark Blue Top, with Light Grey Leather interior. *** THIS IS A ONE OWNER CAR!*** All services with the exception of a couple of oil changes, wiper motor, and door handle have been done at Aristocrat Porsche in KC, which is also the original selling dealer. I do have all the service records, and due to the ridiculous amounts of request I have received for them, we will only send them when we are into a serious deal. This is a well-equipped 968 Cabriolet, sticker for this car was 55496 with out destination!

If you are looking at this car you probably saw the 968 on eBay do 9800 with 180,000 miles! We know the car had a rebuilt motor 25,000 miles ago, but it’s still a 180K car with many things that will need attention! We have priced ours to sell at a fair price, we will not accept offers and our price is firm. I bought this car to keep it, but cannot sell one of my other cars, so this one is up for sale! Only item to note that needs attention is the clocks plastic crystal is cracked. You have two options for repair, buy a new clock, or put in a Porsche CD holder.

Remember that most 968’s are on owner 3-5 and do not have the receipts and title to show the care this car has received!
We have the original window sticker, two original Porsche keys, top boot, and original mats (mats do show some wear)

We do have receipts for,

AC Condenser
Power steering pump
Replaced convertible top (due to age)
Starter
Timing Belt
Water Pump
Balance Shaft Belt
Aux cooling fan replaced
75k service
60K service
45k service
30K service
15K service

Options on this 968 are,

Cobalt Blue Metallic with Dark Blue Top
Partial Leather Seat Light Grey Classic
17” Light Alloy Wheels
Full Power Drivers Seat
Hi FI Sound System 8 Speakers
Amplifier System
Lumbar Support Drivers Seat

For purists, the Cabriolet might be a compromise, but I’ve always liked the 968 Cabriolet, as it offers a bit of open air fun into what is a fairly serious motoring equation. I’ve heard from a few 968 owners as of late, and one Cabriolet owner told me once that someone asked him if that was the “new” Porsche. This design has stood the test of time well. Not only that, the 968 offers exclusivity at a price that is hard to match. Given this is a one owner car, service records are available and it is a 6-speed, I would say the seller is being pretty fair in his asking price. It’s hard to say whether these 968s will ever skyrocket in price, but for now, it’s hard to beat this kind of performance and handling for the price.

-Paul

1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet

Those that know me are aware I’m a sucker for oddball cars. Even though I know I’d be more likely to buy the coupe version, I’ve always been curiously attracted to the Porsche 968 Cabriolet. Perhaps it’s the fact that they are rare. Maybe I’m dismayed by the current crop of sedans and SUVs that Porsche is producing and yearn for the simpler times. When I first stumbled upon this 968 for sale in Minnesota, I was afraid it might be an automatic, like many were so equipped. Thankfully, this car has three pedals and isn’t looking too worse for wear after covering 65,000 miles.

1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet on eBay

1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet. Black exterior, black leather interior. 5 speed manual transmission. Power convertible top. 65,236 miles. Clean Carfax, no accident history or evidence of accident or collision, inside, outside or underneath. The car has had several owners since new, originally a leased car. It’s been in Minnesota for the past 12 years, used as a seasonal driver during nice Summer months. It was traded in here at our new Mercedes-Benz dealership on a used Porsche 911 C4 by a local PCA member. Recent maintenance was performed at the local Porsche dealership here in Minneapolis including a timing belt and water pump. Everything on the car works as designed, lights, HVAC, power windows, power seats, etc.

The car drives flawlessly, excellent acceleration, shifts smoothly and easily up and down through all the gears, excellent brakes, handling is tight and responsive. Exterior finish is deep and shiny. No dings or dents. The black leather interior is in great condition as well. It’s about as nice as a black car of this age can be. We fully cleaned and detailed the vehicle before taking the photos you see below. There is no RUST on the body of the car. The only non stock item in the car is a newer radio / CD player unit.

Considering the mileage and condition of this 968, I’d say were probably somewhere in the $13,000 to $16,000 range. It’s not the most exciting looking sports car in all black, but these are great handling cars and a good option for someone looking for top down Porsche thrills on the cheap but don’t want to drive an earlier generation Boxster for fear of driving the “lesser” Porsche.

-Paul

1992 Porsche 968 with 3,500 miles – REVISIT

The oddly colored Porsche 968 with 3,500 miles we featured back in August is back up for sale. The seller has lowered the price a few thousand dollars. That’s probably not quite enough to move this sports car, but we’re moving in the right direction.

1992 Porsche 968 with 3,500 miles on eBay – REVISIT

The below post originally appeared on our site August 10, 2012:

For me, the 1990s was the zenith of Porsches. With the final evolution of the air-cooled 911 arriving in 1994, the front-engine 928 and 968 were in their final throes, soon to be usurped by the Boxster which itself was joined later on by an SUV, sedan and mid-engine coupe. This 968 represents the first year of this 944 derived evolution. For the more sporting enthusiasts, the 6-speed manual coupe is favored over its open roofed counterpart. The Amethyst Metallic paintwork is certainly a departure from the normal black, red and silver we tend to see on this model. The interior, well, the Porsche Script cloth would have been nice on its own, but the Magenta dashboard and carpets, well, they are a bit eye popping to say the least.

1992 Porsche 968 on eBay

The 968 was introduced in 1992 as an all new model and produced at Porsche’s own factory in Zuffenhausen Germany. The last evolution of Porsche front engine, water cooled design (long before the Cayanne) remains one of the most well balanced sports cars of all time. The 3.0 liter four cylinder with variable valve timing produced 236 Hp with gobs of torque making them a blast to drive when matted to a new 6 speed manual. Like a lot of other Porsche’s the relatively low maintenance cost and outstanding reliability meant the have been well used. Our 968 was one of the first delivered to the U.S. through Stoddard Porsche in Willoughby Ohio. Ordered in Amethyst Metallic our 968 is truly one of a kind with its interior done in Light Grey “Porsche Script” cloth and matching carpet with Magenta piping and accents. We had searched for many years for the perfect, low mileage 968 and found her in the prep area at the Fox Valley Porsche Parade a few years back. The car is awesome and has been cared for its whole life by only one owner who put only 3,500 miles on it when we found it. Looking at the car it would be hard to believe a better example could exist and if it does we’d have to see it! Paint is amazing, interior spotless and always covered, service is done with all books and tools. This is the Best, original 968 on the planet and could never be duplicated again! Priced at Less than the original MSRP it is ready to be enjoyed by its next care taker.

This could certainly be one of the lowest mileage 968s left in North America, but therein lies the problem. Even though this car is priced under its original MSRP, you couldn’t really use it as intended. After about a year or two and 20,000 to 30,000 miles later, it will become just another nice, low mileage 968 in a color that surely won’t please everyone. The one thing that this 968 has going for it is that it is a 6 speed, though. Personally, if I were in the market for a clean 968, I’d hold out for a later 1994 or 1995 model with around 50,000 to 70,000 miles, so I wouldn’t have to worry about a devaluation that is worse than what you endure with some brand new cars.

-Paul

1993 Firehawk Porsche 968

We haven’t featured a race car at GCFSB since the summer, so it’s about time we start throwing more competition vehicles into the mix. Given that the holidays are upon us, I’m sure many of you are making a list and checking it twice. I’m not making a list myself, but there’s one list that I’m a fan of year round: Rennlist. The perfect place to scour for gift ideas for that special Porsche enthusaist in your life.

It might be a stretch for a gift, but this Porsche 968 for sale in New Jersey was a part of the IMSA Firestone Firehawk Endurance Championship, a race series limited to vehicles currently available in the showroom. Noted for their superb balance, the 968 was highly successful in this race series. This car, built in 1993, is not a recreation and has had a number of maintenance items addressed as of late.

1993 Firehawk Porsche 968 on Rennlist

Year: 1993
Make: Porsche
Model: 968
Mileage: 24,000
Color: Blue
Price: $32,000
Transmission Type: Manual – 6 speed

Selling an authentic 1993 Porsche Firehawk 968. I’ve owned since 2003 and have over $85,000 in receipts to indicate the level of detail in maintenance and enhancements since purchase. This car was built by Dave White in 1993 to compete in the IMSA Firestone supported Firehawk series. The cage has the original IMSA stickers still in place. This is not a replica Firehawk that you see at the track periodically.

Currently configured for PCA SP3 or F Stock. This car has been exquisitely maintained by Precision Motorsport Racing in Califon NJ since purchase in 2003. All fluids changed after every race weekend. Corner weighted and balanced at least 3 times per season to optimize dialing in of suspension. Have all the spec sheets. Wired for cool shirt and helmet and radio.

Outline of major work done

Within the last 3 years:

Complete engine rebuild by Michael Mount with the best of everything. Approximately 25 hours since the rebuild.
Guards LSD
Moton Club Sports – 600lb front / 250lb rear spring set up
Clutch
Starter
Alternator
Power steering rack and pump
Borla exhaust
Battery
Replaced Fab A-Arm pins
Solid suspension bushings throughout
New window net
Schroth belts
Updated fire system
Belts
18 inch Enkei wheels

Within the last year:

New front rotors and calipers
New rear rotors
New Master Cylinder
Front hubs (Racers Edge)
Rear axles
Control arm pin servicing
Polybronze bearings & rear spring plates

Competition cars are a bit more complex than street machines when it comes to placing a value on them. A lot of variables come into play, such as the series the car was raced in, how many races it won, who drove it, who built it…well, you get the idea. Just like a road car, though, provenance and history are everything. While an eye watering amount has been spent on maintenance, this is par for the course with race vehicles. They are much more needy and run through parts and wear items more rapidly than your daily driver.

Similar to customized hot rods, owners of competition vehicles usually take a loss when it comes time to sell. While it may not bring $32,000, I’d wager to say that someone might snap this 968 up for close to the asking price, as it would be tough to recreate this at this price. Being an original vehicle from this endurance race series makes for a great conversation piece in the pit lane, as well.

-Paul

1993 Porsche 968 Club Sport For Sale

Too bad you can’t drive it, I am sure glad the seller got that out of the way early in the advertisement.  In translation this means, “I have always wanted one of these cars so I purchased one thinking I could get it federalized myself.”  Fast forward a few years and the seller found that is easier said than done.

I won’t re-hash the wiki dump the seller placed in their ad but I will say this is a very special car, something you almost never see in the states.

1993 Porsche 968 Club Sport:

From the seller –

“1993 PORSCHE 968 CS ( CLUB SPORT )

I listed her as a 1980 since EBAY would not recognize the VIN of a Euro model produced after 1981!

VEHICLE CAN NOT BE LICENSED FOR USE ON US HIGHWAYS

This is a very rare model that was produced in limited numbers by Porsche from 1993 – 1995. This particular model has an extremely rare combination of options and delete items.

Speed Yellow ( Speedgleb )

NO Sunroof

NO Undercoating

NO Power windows

NO Airbags

Rear Seat Delete

Factory Sport Recaro Seats Left & Right, Painted in Body Color

Rear Wing Painted in Body Color

Porsche Cup 17″ Magnesium Wheels Painted in Body Color

Sports Suspension (Adjustable Coilovers) and M030 Brake System with Drilled Rotors

6 Speed Transmission with Limited Slip Differential

Front Strut Brace

Options added later:

Hidalgo ( Company succeeded Matter ) Full Roll Cage

I imported the car with full EPA and DOT exemptions and you should note that the car IS NOT ELIGIBLE to be licensed and driven on US roads. I do have the vehicle insured under my State Farm Collector car policy and in theory, one could drive the car with a dealer tag. I have put less than 500 miles on the car since importing it in 2011. It drive great and is very quick and incredibly well balanced.

There are only a hand full of these in the US and the values of these cars is increasing (particularly for the rare examples with great options). This car is in excellent original condition and shows NO signs of accidents and absolutely NO sign of any rust.”

If I had a top 5 list of cars I would import if time and money didn’t matter list this car would be on it.  Which is saying something because there are all sorts of cars I or any enthusiast would consider.

A quick scan of the car and it seems to be in fine shape.  The gaps in the hood are a bit off which could mean it needs adjusting or it was repaired poorly.  Prospective buyers would want to have that checked out prior to bidding.  The equipment is spot on with what I would order if given a chance.  There is a great deal to like here.

So the question then becomes what is a car you could not license or drive worth?  Being a dealer I could actually make this work which is all kinds of torture but that is not the case for everyone.  Doing a quick scan of used CS’s in Europe they would translate to $35-40k here.  But they can drive them anytime and anywhere they please.

I think this CS is rare enough to get whatever the seller is looking for.  Sadly the closest I will get is staring at the poster I have of this exact car in my garage.

~Aaron.