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 particular model has benefitted from regular servicing and stands at a mere 99,000 miles. This unmolested example is fitted with the Clubsport steering wheel separating it from a regular S3 ‘Lux’ model. With a fresh MOT until August 2020 and a recent service, this understated classic is ready to enjoy immediately.