It’s Um… Er Convertible Season, Low Mileage 1993 Porsche 968 Cab For Sale

One of the things that I am noticing the older I get is that I am, well, cheap.  It’s not that I don’t appreciate quality, I do to no end.  It is I will through ungodly amounts of trouble to save a buck.  If that means buying something off season on the cheap so be it.

Case in point, soft top values are squishy now.  This happens every year, the holidays have come and gone and warmer weather is a bit off.  I purchased a ’02 Audi TT Quattro today, which makes no sense as I am at least 90 days from something that resembles top down weather.  But I purchased it for 20% less than I would in the middle of summer.

Yep, I am cheap!  Here is another great car to spend your summer with.

1993 Porsche 968 Cabriolet For Sale:

From the seller –

“1993 PORSCHE 968 CABRIOLET – 6 speed – LOW MILEAGE 51,060 – Garaged ARIZONA Car

This auction is for a 1993 PORSCHE 968 CABRIOLET, convertible, 6 speed with low mileage. This ARIZONA car has been garaged and taken care of.

According to the Porsche 968 Register website (the following information was taken from their website): There were approximately 2000 cabriolets and 2000 coupes imported to the United States between 1992 and 1995.

The 968 was Porsche’s last new front-engined vehicle before the introduction of the Cayenne SUV in 2003. It was sold alongside the 928 GTS through 1995 when both models were dropped. As of 2006, Porsche has not yet built another front-engined sports car.

DESCRIPTION:

Color: Blue with tan interior and tan top

Mileage: 51,060

6 Speed

4 cylinders

3.0 liter

Leather interior

Power Windows

Power Steering

Power Brakes

Power Seats

Power Convertible Top

Cruise Control

Air Conditioning (works great)

Chrome Wheels

Pioneer AM/FM/CD

Driver Airbag

INFORMATION:

No accidents

Usual paint chips (see in photo) from road

Very slight dimples on top of front fenders

Arizona car – always in garage – originally purchased in Scottsdale, Arizona

New top and liner (work great)

Convertible top frames, bows and cables replaced and serviced (2002 with paperwork)

New rack & pinion

NEW battery: November 2011

Rebuilt transaxle

New headlight relay

New Weltmeister performance chip

Seats in good condition – no tears or rips (just normal wear)

Non-smoker

Tire condition: good

Extra keys

Gearbox replaced from Porsche ($3,250) in 2007 with paperwork

Steering Rack rebuilt and installed ($1,223) in 2003 with paperwork

New belts installed ($612) in 2003 with paperwork

PAPERWORK:

Original manuals in leather-bound jacket in glovebox

Service records with receipts (see photos for all work completed by professionals and mentioned above)

Always professionally serviced (receipts for all)

Clean title.”

When I first saw this car I was certain it was a tip which is a deal killer but was pleasantly surprised to see it is a manual.  There is some good, low miles, records, and a newer top.  Some bad including some road rash, it’s due for belts and a water pump, and it may need new tires.  Nothing tragic there but adjust your pricing accordingly.

Bidding currently sits at nearly $10k with the reserve not met.  I would be comfortable going up to $12.5k on this car given the work it may need upon arrival.  Either way it is a beautiful car and deserves to go to a good home.

~Aaron.

 

1993 Porsche 968 Cabriolet

With everyone pouring over ridiculous Cayennes and Panameras these days (yeah, I just went there), we all forget about the simpler times at Porsche. This was a lineup filled with 911s and magnificently balanced front engined GTs. Here’s a really clean, two owner 968 cabriolet. And thankfully, it has three pedals.

The seller states:

Very nice 2 owner car. Only 60K miles, 6 speed, new clutch, Service are up to date, power top in excellent condition, Silver blue with gray leather and blue top.CD , Cold AC, climate control, Runs and drives excellent. Clean title, no dings and dents, carfax certified. Non smoker. Good tires. Good brakes.

I could think of a lot worse ways to spend $14,900. This car got me thinking that I could have had a Porsche for the price of my Cooper S. Granted, my Cooper S is newer and has less miles. Nevertheless, with 60,000 miles and a robust 3.0 liter four, this Porsche would be a solid investment and a lot of fun for someone in a more temperate climate. They are one of those early to mid 90s German classics that are becoming a rare sight on the roads today.

-Paul

1995 Porsche 968 Coupe

I’ll admit, I have a thing for the Porsche 968, especially a late model example such as this one. This car, located in my hometown, has been serviced by RS Barn, which is a well known shop amongst enthusiasts in the Delaware Valley.

The seller states:

Last year of this wonderful water cooled Porsche, best of 924/944/968 series. We got this car on trade for 993 cab. Car comes with all keys manuals and service history.We also have a complete tool kit and cargo cover for the car(not pictured).Tires are about 80% tread left. Car has only 20 miles since last service by RS barn in Newtown PA. Over $2500 spent to make it perfect, all fluids, timing belt, brakes were done .Everything to make a new owner happy. Interior is also in very good shape, everything including a/c works on this car. After careful inspection we discovered that the car had some previous paint work, but all panels, fenders ,doors are still original. Car runs and drives exeptionally ,and the torque of the Porsche 3.0L is really impressive.There are no signs of the track use, however I would recommend to the new buyer to take this car to the track, with perfect balance this car will outrun much more powerfull cars.No reserve on this one, Don’t miss it, and you can’t buy them every day.

This may not be the preeminate Porsche on everyone’s mind, but the 968’s handling is legendary. It could very well possess the best moves of any modern day sports car. With no reserve on the auction, it’s certain that this fairly clean example should see the better side of $10,000. Noted journalist Jeremy Clarkson agreed, however, it wasn’t his top choice, as we see in the following clip:

-Paul

A Pair of Low Mileage Porsche 968’s For Sale

Both these cars have under 40k miles, both are on the east coast, and both are looking really tasty for fans of the 924/944/968 series – of which you can include me amongst! First up is this 1993 Porsche 968 for sale on eBayMotors finished in Amazon Green Metallic for $18k buy-it-now:

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

This car has been kept in a climate controlled enviroment all of its life. Original sticker was $45,764.79. Lots of options.

N7N7 Amazon Green Metallic $823.00
TT Partial Leather Seat Classic Grey $682.00
XDU Rim Cap with Porsche Crest $208.00
220 Limited slip Differential $913.00
490 Hi-Fi Sound PKG/10 speaker/amp $561.00
692 CD Changer “CD-C1 $1,245.00

He has the original factory 16″ rims (with no tires) that are in perfect condition that are include with the car. The tries only have about 1000 miles on them. The rims pictured are 18”.

And the second is this 1993 red on black 968 in Florida for $21.5 buy-it-now:

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

The first owner kept everything from new; including:

Meticulous maintenance records
Original Factory Window Sticker ($43,140)
All Original Books/Manuals/Pamphlets/Warranty cards
Press KIT that includes loads of Color Brochures and Dealer Sales info
Full COLOR dealer sales brochures.
COLOR Magazine Articles from dealer
Original TEMP TAG from new.
Letter from President of PORSCHE USA ( signed )
Original Porsche 968 Technical Data and specification brochure.
And Much more Misc. other documents.

Second owner picked it up and brought it to Georgia and had it for 3-4 years and kept it as nice as the first owner. It now resides here in Bonita Springs Florida and can be view at any time.

Mechanically its runs out strong with no problems. AC blows hard and cold and everything works.

Personally, I’m liking the color combo on the first one better, and it’s over three grand cheaper. I always put a premium on low mileage examples because in my mind it’s less road time and thus less opportunity for accidents and poor maintenance. But even if a PPI revealed that it needed some work, wouldn’t the three grand saved budget nicely to make for a nearly perfect example?

dc