The 968 came directly from the 944 but towards the end of its development, Porsche needed a more modern motorcar with which to present the advances that were coming from the factory at that time. Like the 944, the 968 was sold as both a coupe 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. Others included a swooping headlamp design inspired by the 959 later incorporated in the Type 993 911.
This original Porsche 968 was delivered in late 1993 to Germany and has been enjoyed extensively over the years. The maintenance file contains various invoices for works completed, notably in 2018 a major service (at a cost of €3,300), including a complete ignition system, water pump, radiator rings, thermostat, valve cover gasket, and o-rings renewed. With room for further minor improvements, this is a good driving Porsche which can be used every day and all year round.