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The Porsche 968 is it. I never really paid much attention to it before but a friend of mine recently bought an older 928 so i've been looking at porsches for a while. First of all, IMO this car is freaking gorgeous! There aren't too many of them around but I bet it would be a cool car to restore. Does anyone have experience with these cars? I'd love to learn more about them, maybe even pick up a beat up one if I could. It was an update to the 944 and has almost a perfect weight balance. One could get a turbo or non turbo variant, but for obvious reasons the turbo would be more desirable.

 

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There really wasn't a turbo 968. It might have been made in small numbers in other countries, but here we got the NA 3.0L. I think it's cool to have an NA 4 that big and with that much tq.

Good luck finding a beat one. I don't think I have ever seen one for under $8-$9k with a clean title or under 160k miles.

This car was on my list of Viggen replacements for under $15k. I love them.
 

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yea i guess only a handful of turbos were ever produced. Was it the same motor from the 951?
 

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yea i guess only a handful of turbos were ever produced. Was it the same motor from the 951?
"Porsche briefly produced a turbocharged 968 sold as "Turbo S", a fairly odd naming choice for Porsche which usually reserves the added "S" moniker for models that have been tuned for more power over a "lesser" counterpart, such as with the 911 Turbo which has infrequently been available in both "Turbo" and higher-performance "Turbo S" guise. Only 16 were produced in total and only for sale in mainland Europe. Tests conducted in 1993 produced a 0 to 60 miles-per-hour time of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of approximately 180 miles-per-hour"
 

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pretty sick. too bad they're so hard to get a hold of. a reasonable 944 turbo is definitely not unattainable though, I guess they just produced way more of those models.
 

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guess i'm gonna have to start frequenting the 944 boards. I'm starting a 1 year auto tech course soon and it would be perfect to have a project car to work on in the mean time. Just finding the right one is hard, so I'll save that for another thread.
 

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911 or go home. IMO, the 944 is a waste of time, unless it's a turbo model. They're the Porsche that everyone can have.
I rode in my bosses 944 when I was 16. It was NOT a turbo. But it did have KONIs and swaybars. Oh my god did that car handle. I like the BIG NA cars too, the S2 and even the S. THe S2 had the nicer body of the 951 and the 3.0L NA that wound up going into the 968 later on.
 

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911 or go home. IMO, the 944 is a waste of time, unless it's a turbo model. They're the Porsche that everyone can have.
wrong - the 914 was the Porsche that "anyone" could afford.

That green 911 in Philly cl looks sooo nice - glad I don't have 14G right now lol

I want an old 912 - but not for speed obviously - for looks and sound - and the ride.
 
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