1993 Porsche 968

Sale Price
$100,000 - $125,000
Est. Range
4 March 2022
Sold Date
Lot Number
Unrestored Original
Gooding & Company
Auction House
Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZRS800073. Riviera Blue over gray cloth. 2990/236hp, 6-speed, Michelin tires, tools, spare, jack air compressor, storage bags.

Evaluation: Japanese market RoW (Rest of World) 968 showing 70,825 km (44,009 miles). Ignore the mileage: it has been extraordinarily well-looked-after and detailed to perfection. It is also finished in gorgeous Riviera Blue over gray cloth seats with Porsche script that look way cooler than the regular old leather buckets seen on most 968s. This is an exceptional car. The color and sunroof delete are also huge pluses for Porsche people.

Bottom Line: The last, most developed and quickest of the front-engine four-cylinder Porsches, the 968 is worth about three times was it was 10 years ago, but this price still exceeds anything we’ve seen for a base model car. It also far exceeds the $89,250 it sold for just last November on Bring a Trailer, and it’s not like it flew under the radar on a Porsche-packed site like BaT. The 968 is a relatively rare car, but if we start seeing more of them pop up for sale after this result, we won’t be surprised.

by Andrew Newton
11 March 2022
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