Tempting Tip: 1993 Porsche 968 Coupe

December 7, 2022 Update – The high bid did not meet the seller’s reserve price of $11,900, so we’ve moved this vehicle to our “Rides Still Available Page.”  Click the blue button above or below to navigate to this ride’s bid page, where you can either select the green “Buy Now” button or place a realistic counteroffer in the “Bid” box.

GuysWithRides.com is pleased to offer Lot 173, this 1993 Porsche 968 Coupe, in an online, reserve-price style auction on behalf of the second owner.

Bidding opens Wednesday, January 11, 2023, and continues for fourteen (14) consecutive days ending at 5:00 PM Eastern on Wednesday, January 25th, 2023.

This Tiptronic-equipped 1993 Porsche 968 Coupe currently resides in the Nashville, Tennesee area.


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The Deets

Year: 1993
Make: Porsche
Model: 968 Coupe
Location: Nashville, TN
Mileage: 178,957
VIN: WP0AA2968PS820569
Exterior Color: White
Interior Color: Metropol Blue Leather
Engine: 236 HP 3.0 Liter Inline 4
Transmission: 4-Speed Tiptronic Automatic
Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel: Gas

High Bid: $900

The Porsche 968 was the brand’s final evolution of its entry-level that traced its roots back to the original 924 launched in 1976. Produced from 1991 through 1995, the 968 shared only twenty percent of its parts with the original version.

The 968 was mainly a restyled evolution of the 944 with design links visible to its predecessor. Design work was done by Harm Lagaay, who had also designed the 924 and the 944. The front of the car largely resembled the top-of-the-line 928, sharing its exposed pop-up headlamps and the integrated front bumper. This frontal design eventually appeared on the 993 version of the 911 two years later.

The rear of the 968 was also redesigned, featuring fully colored rounded taillamps special bulbs were used in the taillamps, which either illuminated a small area in amber color when the turn signals were activated or in white when the car was reversing. PORSCHE badging was fitted between the taillights just below the model type number. The rear apron was integrated into the smoothened rear bumper.

While the car’s exterior was rounded and smoothed, the interior was largely unchanged and mostly shared with the preceding 944 S2, except for switches and control knobs.  The 968 also featured numerous small equipment and detail upgrades from the 944, including a Fuba roof-mounted antenna, updated single-lens tail lamps, “Cup” style 16-inch alloy wheels, a wider selection of interior and exterior colors, a slightly updated “B” pillar, and rear quarter window to accommodate adhesive installation to replace the older rubber gasket installation.

Like its predecessor, the 968 was offered hatchback and convertible body styles. The 968 was powered by an updated here Liter version of the 944’s inline-four-engine rated at 237 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 305 225 foot-pounds of torque at 4,100 rpm. Modifications to the engine include a higher 11.0:1 compression ratio, lighter crankshaft, crankcase, and pistons, along with revised intake valves and intake manifold. Changes to the 968’s powertrain included adding Porsche’s then-new VarioCam variable valve timing system, newly optimized induction and exhaust systems, a dual-mass flywheel, and updated engine management electronics. The 968’s engine was the fourth-largest four-cylinder engine ever offered in a production car at that time. A new 6-speed manual transmission replaced the 944’s old 5-speed, and Porsche’s dual-mode 4-speed Tiptronic automatic became an available option.

For the 1993 model year, the 968 received minor changes, including a pollen filter to increase the cleanliness of the air being channeled through the air conditioner and introducing special packages. The seat package included heated driver and front passenger seats, the sound package included an additional amplifier in the coupé, and two additional speakers installed at the rear in the convertible while the suspension package included larger 17-inch wheels and an improved braking system with cross-drilled brake discs.

The seller of this 1993 Porsche 968 Tiptronic coupe reports he purchased the car from the original owner several months ago.  While he enjoys the car, he reports his wife doesn’t like the ingress and egress from the passenger side, and thus he’s decided to sell the car before finding something more comfortable for his spouse.

Always located in the Nashville area, the original female owner fastidiously kept the maintenance up to date on her beloved 968. While mechanically up to date, the original owner did not keep the car in a garage. Consequently, the Metropol blue leather front seats, dashboard, and carpet suffer from years of sun exposure.  Fortunately, regular waxing appears to have kept the original Grand Prix White exterior paint in excellent condition, save for a small dent documented in the picture gallery.

The seller notes that while his 1993 Porsche 968 runs and drives excellently, the rear wiper and defroster currently do not work.  Included as part of the sale are five keys, all service records dating back to the original owner’s purchase, the original Monroney window sticker, and the car cover shown in the picture gallery will all be included as part of the sale.

Here is a complimentary CarFax® for this 1993 Porsche 968 Coupe confirming the two-person ownership and the fact that this car has never been in an accident. Additionally, the records documented on the CarFax validate the original owner kept their 1993 Porsche 968 Coupe properly maintained.

To review the CarFax, please click on the picture below. When finished, click on your browser’s back button to return to this listing:

Tempting Tip: 1993 Porsche 968 Coupe

On Sunday, January 8, 2023, a mechanic from LemonSquad performed a Pre-Purchase Inspection (“PPI”).  Please click on the picture below to review the third-party Lemon Squad inspection results. When finished, click on your browser’s back button to return to this listing:

Tempting Tip: 1993 Porsche 968 Coupe

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing access to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales year-to-date. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

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Tires And Wheels Gallery

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If you have any questions about this 1993 Porsche 968 Coupe, please comment below or contact Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking, and happy bidding!

  1. Tempting Tip: 1993 Porsche 968 Coupe

    Is shipment available into Canada for a few?

    • Tempting Tip: 1993 Porsche 968 Coupe

      Hi Arman, while shipping costs and coordination are the buyer’s responsibility, we can recommend two sources prior customers have had good experiences with.

  2. Tempting Tip: 1993 Porsche 968 Coupe

    Sounds noisy on startup. Like a knocking sound from the engine. Any idea of what the issue is?

    • Tempting Tip: 1993 Porsche 968 Coupe

      Beyond the car having 180K miles and the seller honestly showing a true cold start, this seller is unaware of any issue that needs to be addressed under the hood. The Independent third-party mechanic also noted the following in the complimentary LemonSquad Pre-Purchase Inspection (“PPI”) we had completed on this Porsche 968 (the complete report is posted within the listing above): “I found no issues on the test drive. The engine had plenty of power, and there were no misfires or smoking. The transmission worked as designed. The steering was responsive, and the suspension was firm, and the vehicle handled well. There were no abnormal vibrations or odd noises.” I think the driving section of the video confirms the sounds heard at idle do not reflect the power available while driving the car.


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