For a car that delivers not far short of minor supercar performance and handling, the 968’s build quality is outstanding too. Though it is fair to say the Cabrio is more of a cruiser. It’s instantly clear that all 968s were designed specifically as proper sportscars from the moment you settle into the driver’s seat.
If you’re a fan of the marque you’ll know about the 968’s driver appeal, its reliability and ruggedness. It was voted by Performance Car magazine the best handling car 1993, so even then the 968 had a lot going for it. Nowadays its quite a rare sight on Britain’s roads, and coupled with the fact that it was only produced for three years, makes used examples less than commonplace.
968s have a 3.0-litre engine and rack and pinion power-assisted steering, is powered by the 944 S2’s 3.0-litre engine, but with variable valve timing to improve power, torque and fuel economy. Factor in super-responsive steering, old fashioned rear drive and a front-rear weight distribution that’s not far off 50:50, and you’re left with a car whose heart and soul is pure sportscar.
Our 1993 model has a very good service history with main dealers and specialists including cambelt changes through the years, the last at 103000 miles and the car has now 104000 miles. There are also old MOT’s . The car now has a new MOT.
There was a new hood in 2009 and as well as services has had other attention as and when necessary.