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1993 Porsche 968 Cabriolet - SOLD


Miles: 96,857

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

Engine: 3.0L L4 FI 16V DOHC

Color: Amazon Green Metallic / Black Roof with Black  Leather Interior
VIN: WP0CA296XPS840119
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Ran on March 11, 2005

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 About the Owner
Owning a Porsche had always been a childhood dream... This fine example of German engineering exceeded all of my expectations... This '93 Porsche 968 Cabriolet has been trouble free with only regular maintenance required.  I was an active member with the Central Iowa Region of the Porsche Club of America.  It was always a pleasure to get the car out for local events as well as travel to some of the national conventions (Porsche Parade).  With an expanding family, priorities have changed and I am putting my Porsche Passion on hold.  I will miss this vehicle greatly!

I am quite particular about my vehicles.  I always allow for proper warm-up before normal operation.  (Keep RPM below 1/2 of redline until up to temperature - then wait for the same amount of time for oil to catch up to water temp.)  All of my vehicles have Mobil One flowing though their oil passages.  Only the best to ensure a long and happy life for such wonderful machines!  

 Vehicle Description
This Porsche 968 Cabriolet is a pretty rare find.  Please visit my website for more information about this unique color: Amazon Green Metallic.  Most Amazon Green Metallic Cabriolets came with a tan interior and also most have the Automatic 4-speed Tiptronic.  The Amazon Green Metallic with Black interior is a wonderful combination.  This car also has the Porsche Exclusive deviating seat piping - blue trim along the edges of the seat.  It's a subtle contrast, however, with the top down it sure is sharp! 

Fully loaded with all power including: 236hp 3.0 liter 4 cylinder engine with Variocam, 6-speed manual transmission, semi-automatic power top, AM/FM stereo system with CD player, ice cold air conditioning and toasty hot heating system, heated seats, and 16" chromed aluminum alloy wheels.  All the pleasures of owning a Porsche with a known history purchased from a passionate owner!  Complete with factory owners manual, specification book, 6 volume service manuals, nose cover (bra - never used), custom-fit car cover, receipts / service history, and any other extras that will go with the car.  You will enjoy this Porsche 968 Cabriolet! Buy with confidence.

 Additional Photos

1993 Porsche 968 Cabriolet

3.0L 4 Cylinder 236 HP

What a site!

Headlights lay flat for less drag.

When on, main lights "pop" into action.

Some of the best curves you've seen.

What a beautiful fender.

View of Interior.

Lockable rear storage compartments.

A little better shot of the interior.

A somewhat blurred shot of the speedo.

Fog lights can be used separately from main headlights.

Mains with fog lights do a great job.

Highs with driving lights do even better!

Bridgestone Potenza S03's - approx. 6000 miles on them.

Straight on rear view.

Weatherproof top - no leaks.

Down low shot from front fender...


96,850 Miles

2nd Owner


Full Set of Factory Service Manuals (6 vol.)

Many records and receipts since purchased in 1998

Always used Mobil One



Car is sold AS IS

No warranty available

Above Average Overall Interior Condition

Carpets are in great shape and seats have been cared for with regular cleaning and conditioning.

Absolutely no cracks in dash - cleaned / treated regularly with Vinylex

Weatherproof with no leaks - original top

Manual Double Locks with smooth, trouble-free electric operation

Manual installed Tonneau Cover when top is down

Above Average Exterior Condition: VERY Shiny Paint - does not show it's age at all!

Very few imperfections - many small rock chips on front of car - only visible on close inspection.
Like new Bridgestone Potenza S03's

Chromed Factory Alloy Wheels

Excellent Condition

Amazon Green Metallic
Black Cloth Top
Black Leather Interior
Air Conditioning
   CFC-free, Ice Cold
Cruise Control
   (works intermittently)
Dash Console with
   Clock and Outside
Dual Power / Heated
   Seats (manual slide  
   and back tilt)
Power Steering
Power Windows
Power Locks
Power / Heated Mirrors
Power Seats
Factory Anti-Theft Alarm
    System for Vehicle
Anti-Lock Brakes
Driver and Passenger
   Front Air Bags
Fog Lights
Integrated Driving Lights
Intermittent Wipers
Porsche Exclusive
   (special order)
   Deviating Seat Piping
   (Blue trim on seats
    compliment exterior)
Unique Design and
   Comfort Features
Pioneer AM/FM in-dash CD Player
4-Cyl. 3.0 Liter with Variocam, 236 hp, Very flat torque (225) curve, silky smooth.

Protect yourself from:
Major Accidents
Lemon History
Odometer Problems



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Retail:  $17,180
Private Party:  $13,290
Wholesale:  $10,570

Based on current book value for this year, make, model, mileage, and comparable features.




Previous Questions displayed on this listing
 Q:  your pics show blue green interior and you state its black - whats up with this? can this car be temp tagged and registered in your state for drive away to be resgistered in another state? thanks Answered on May-07-05
    A: I believe it was the way the sunlight (near sunset) was hitting the seats. The interior is black and in great condition. The car was always garaged - no fading or discoloring. Visit http://www.ninesixtyeight.com/my968/insideandout.htm for more pictures. The following is copied from the Iowa Department of Transportation: "If the non-Iowa buyer does not have valid plates for the vehicle and it is currently registered, the county treasurer will issue a 30-day transit plate for $3." So that will not be a problem at all.
 Q:  Have you ever got an estamate on repairing the cruise control? Can you put the top down while driving? On my car the top can only be put down while stopped. It's a beautiful car and seems well taken care of. No fluid leaks of any kind is there. thanks Answered on May-04-05
    A: I've seen a "how-to" on removing the cruise control brain and doing a bit of cleaning / re-soldering, however, it was something I never really needed. It's such a smooth car that's quite easy to modulate the speed through the pedal. The top can only be operated when stopped, with the engine off. Only fluid leak is a minor power steering leak (detailed in 3rd response on item).
 Q:  Hi Jason, Glad to see your car for sale - I've admired it at your "All Things 968" for some time now. How long have you owned the car? Has the pinion bearing issue ever arisen/has it been repaired? What recent maintenace (last 20K) has been completed (belt, pump, tensioner, brakes, clutch, etc.) Any leaks or sweats? Any interior issues (rips, cracks, etc.) What is status of elec. system (p.window motor, AC, etc.). I am a PCAUCR member and own a S2 cab - looking to upgrade. Looking forward to hearing back. Regards, Paul Answered on May-04-05
    A: I'm a bit obsessive of this car my website http://www.ninesixtyeight.com/ is proof of that. I bought the car in 98 with 50K miles and there has been no issue with the pinion bearing. All belts, rollers, water pump, and coolant were replaced around 67K at the Porsche Dealer. Around 5K back, I had new Potenza S03s mounted and I checked pads and rotor thickness and everything was looking good and checking within spec. I have a set of Porsche brake pads (that go with the car). I replaced brake fluid at that same time - ATE Super Blue. The only minor leak is power steering fluid from the clamp that hooks the hose to the power steering reservoir. The old reservoir was cracked and I replaced that a couple of years ago (should have put new hoses and clamps at that time). Interior is in great shape - the car was always garaged - no fade, leather and vinyl always treated, no rips or cracks. All electrical is in great shape - only the cruise control works intermittently (common 968 issue).
 Q:  I want to know about the mechanical reliability. I'm interested in driving the car for at least two seasons out of the year (Spring / Summer). Is it an everyday car? Answered on May-04-05
    A: Per our phone convseration, a 968 (or any Porsche) should most definately be an everyday car. In addition, I wanted to mention the comfort level is quite high. A friend and I drove the car to the 2000 Porsche Parade (national convention) - Iowa to Wyoming the first day, then on to Sacramento, California the next. In 2002, Porsche Parade was held in Boise, Idaho. Pretty much the same route (just head North at SLC instead of straight). I was alone on that trip :-) I loved those 75 mph (++!) states!
 Q:  Any issues with the pinion bearings on this car? Have they been dealt with? Answered on May-01-05
    A: No, there is no issue with the pinion bearing. I bought the car with 50,000 miles on it and if there were any issues they were adressed before that. From what I've heard, that problem would have shown up around 30-40K, if it shows up at all.

Here's my first Porsche - purchased the summer of '98 from
European Motors Limited in Cedar Rapids, IA.

1993 Porsche 968 Cabriolet
Amazon Green Metallic with Black top
Black partial leather interior with deviating seat piping
16" Chromed "Cup" wheels with Bridgestone Potenza S-03's

I loved my Porsche... I'll miss the PCA Concours, Parades, Scenic Drives, etc...
BUT... I am getting married and the toys must be "cashed-in"
(quite willingly, by the way - It's so great to find that special someone!)

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