– Porsche 968 CS, one of only 1,538 units built
– delivered and always registered in Germany
– 3.0 litres 4-cylinder engine with 176 kw (239 hp) and 6-speed manual gearbox
– replacement engine installed October 2015, since then only 20,000 km travelled
– brakes and clutch replaced about 70,000 km ago
– König K5000 sports seats
– Rohr exhaust system, front brake system from 993 Turbo
– original 17″ alloy wheels
– targa roof, climate control, power windows
– Blaupunkt New York radio installed
– German registration documents
Originally intended to be yet another facelift for the Porsche 944, the 968 only became a model in its own right after the Porsche management had realized that about 80 % of the mechanical components had been either modified or replaced altogether. The resulting car still looked very much like a 944 when seen from the side, or indeed from the inside, which was unchanged from the 944 S2. The front and rear sections of the car had been restyled, though, giving them a stronger family resemblance with the 928, and anticipating styling cues from the 993.
Production of the 968 – available as coupé or convertible – was no longer at Audi’s Neckarsulm plant where the 924 and 944 had been assembled, but at Porsche’s own Zuffenhausen factory. The 968 featured an updated version of the 3.0 litres inline 4-cylinder powerplant of its predecessor, which produced 176 kW (239 hp) and was mated to a 6-speed manual gearshift.
As of 1993, a Clubsport version of the 968 targeted customers who preferred a more lightweight, and therefore faster car to the rather luxuriously equipped, and more expensive, standard 968.
A very limited series of 968 Turbo S and 968 Turbo RS needs to be mentioned. With the 968, the era of 4-cylinder Porsche cars also came to an end… until almost two decades later, in 2016, the 718 Boxster revived this tradition.