Lot 351 - 1993 Porsche 968
|Odometer reading||180,000 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £11,000|
|Result||Sold - £7,358|
The Porsche (project no.) 968 made its debut in 1991 and was effectively, the last gasp for the long-lived 924 line. Originally mooted as the 944 S3, the new number was probably more a result of pressure from the marketing department, but it was right for recessionary Porsche wrestling with struggling sales. Visually, it was the biggest step forward since the launch of the original 944 in 1981, with only the doors, roof and tailgate being carried over from the 944. The new front-end with 928 style pop-up headlamps did bring a touch of modernity. The 968 was powered by an updated version of the 944's straight-four engine 3.0-litre, now with 237bhp. Changes to the 968's powertrain included the addition of Porsche's then-new 'Varioram' variable valve timing system, newly optimised induction and exhaust systems, a dual-mass flywheel, and updated engine management electronics. A new 6-speed gearbox replaced the 944's old 5-speed, and Porsche's dual-mode Tiptronic automatic became an available option.
This tidy example is presented in Cobalt Blue with light grey leather interior and was originally ordered new from the factory for the chairman of the Porsche Owners Club GB in 1993 and was his wife’s everyday car. The car comes with air conditioning (fitted post factory), a documented service history with service book and invoices, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and is in generally good all round condition considering its mileage. This colour combination is by far the most desirable in our view and this particular example represents great value for money and allows someone to at least boast in the pub that they own a Porsche!
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