Finished in Grand Prix White (L908), this 1993 Porsche 968 benefits from a lifetime of Southern US ownership, looking very clean all around. Aside from the front splitter that was replaced and repainted due to damage from road debris, the paint on this 968 is entirely original.
The unique pop-up headlights, which are shown operating in the walk-around video, are a signature feature of the 968. Lenses on these, the integrated fog lamps, and taillights are all shown to be in well-maintained condition.
This car features a removable body-colored roof panel that can also be electrically raised as seen in the gallery. Other highlights include excellent condition of the hood-mounted Porsche crest and rear spoiler.
Original 16” Cup-type wheels are in very good condition with minor scuffing noted in the gallery. They frame black-finished calipers with white PORSCHE lettering at all four corners. These 968s featured four-piston calipers, front and rear, along with ABS as standard equipment.
The Yokohama S Drive rubber is sized 205/55 up front with 2016 date codes, and 225/50 out back with 2017 date codes.
Additional highlights include original glass, rear wiper, and rear hatch shown operating in the gallery. Per the owner, there is no rust present on the vehicle.
Understated Porsche Elegance
Inside, the cabin features a two-tone Light Grey and Classic Grey treatment including leather for the seats and door panels, which is complemented by black trim on the dashboard and doors. It is the definition of Porsche understated elegance.
The power-adjustable driver’s seat was recovered in order to obtain classic car insurance coverage and aside from a stain on the bottom cushion is in very good shape. Wear on the front passenger seat, including minor cracking, is documented in the gallery. Rear seats look to be in very good condition.
Door panels feature stitched leather inserts and show well aside from minor cracking on the top edge of the driver-side. Overall condition of the dashboard appears to be very good with some fading seen on button and switch graphics. The car features power windows, cruise control, and a digital ambient temperature display.
Wrapped in grey leather, the four-spoke steering wheel features horn buttons and an airbag. Analog instrumentation includes a fuel level gauge, 180-mph speedometer with inset odometer reading 134,591 miles, 7,600-rpm tachometer, and combination oil pressure and voltage gauge.
Center stack features include controls for the HVAC, an analog clock, and the original factory-optional Alpine CD player stereo (691). As seen in the gallery, the cargo area is in very good condition and the rear seats fold down to create a sizeable hold.
Sitting in an engine bay showing obvious signs of upkeep is the original 3.0L DOHC inline-four that made 236 hp and 225 lb.-ft of torque when new. It pairs with a four-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, that features manual mode, to spin the rear wheels.
The most powerful naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine at the time, it also heralded Porsche’s first use of their VarioCam variable intake valve timing technology.
Recent maintenance highlights include a timing belt service in May 2021 and replacement of the ignition switch, engine mounts, and transmission mounts in May 2022.
Nearly complete service records dating to April 2005 will be included with the sale. There are no known mechanical issues with the car though the owner notes an occasional gas odor in the cabin.
A Rare Combination
Located in Tucson, Arizona, this 1993 Porsche 968 has been with the current owner since June 2016. In that time, 5,700 of the indicated 134,591 miles have been added. However, the owner notes the odometer is broken so actual mileage is off by between 500 and 1,000 miles.
Registration history is as follows:
- First titled in Orlando, Florida – February 1993
- Sold at auto auction – December 1994
- Registered in Dallas, Texas – March 1995
- Registered in Las Vegas, Nevada – May 2004
- Registered in San Jose, California – June 2005
- Registered in Cottonwood, California – October 2005
- Registered in Tucson, Arizona – June 2016
As seen in the gallery, a host of spares and accessories will accompany the sale including a dashboard clock, windshield shade, air compressor, fog lamp, shifter trim, as well as front-end and mirror covers. The original vinyl gloves that came with the car will also be included in the original bag.
Per the Porsche Club of America 968 registry, this 1993 Grand Prix White example was built in late 1992 and is production sequence number 890 of 2,234 North American coupes ever built.