Lot 244 - 1992 Porsche 968 Convertible

Lot 244 - 1992 Porsche 968 Convertible

Lot 244 - 1992 Porsche 968 Convertible

Lot Number 244
Registration K736 AHG
Chassis Number WP0ZZZ96ZNS830986
Engine Number 42N03322
Odometer reading 136,189 miles
Estimate £13,000 - £18,000

The Porsche 968 was manufactured from 1992 to 1995. It was the final evolution of a line of water-cooled front-engined rear wheel drive models, that began almost 20 years earlier with the 924. Like the 944, the 968 was sold as both a coupé and a convertible. The 968's basic styling was an evolution on that of the outgoing 944, itself based on the earlier 924. In an attempt to create a ‘family resemblance’ between models and associate it with the luxury 928 Gran Turismo, elements were borrowed from its upscale sibling. Other features included a swooping headlamp design inspired by the 959 that was later incorporated in the 993 911. The 968 was powered by an updated version of the 944's 3.0 litre straight-four engine, producing 237 bhp. Changes to the 968's powertrain also included the addition of Porsche's then-new VarioCam variable valve timing system, newly optimised induction and exhaust systems, a dual-mass flywheel and updated engine management electronics. Both the VarioCam timing system and Tiptronic transmission were very recent developments for Porsche, first introduced on the 968 and would later become a feature of the Type 993 air-cooled six-cylinder engine. 

This 3.0 litre 16v 968 convertible is presented in Horizon Blue, with dark blue leather interior and blue unmarked fabric top. A rare six speed manual example, one of just a handful in the UK market. Boasting a comprehensive service history found within the large history file which includes an all-original service book and Porsche hand books. Described as driving very well having had a recent full service and fresh MoT test certificate. 968’s are a very rare sight and a convertible even rarer, coupled with the six-speed manual gearbox making it one for the collectors.

Interested parties should note that this Lot is not sold with the V5 however we are informed it will be delivered to the office tomorrow by the vendor. Apologies to all bidders.

 

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