1992 Porsche 968 Cabriolet - White With Blue Interior And Top - 6 Spd Manual on 2040-cars
Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
Mechanically good 1992 Cabriolet. Original top and paint. Original convertible cover also in good condition.
This car is still one of the best handling cars on the road today. It is a lot of fun to drive and gets lots of smiles and comments from others on the road. Used mostly as a weekend car now, but has seen periods of use as a very reliable everyday vehicle. One of approximately 700 cabriolets delivered in 1992 to the North American market.
This car is a well kept and has been garaged most of it's last 10 years. Previous history mostly unknown, but some records came with the car when I purchased it in 2005. Major service records from 2005 and on. PCA member from 2005 thru 2013. Carfax indicates that I am likely the fifth owner of this vehicle.
Lots of parts have been updated / replaced / repaired. Major service performed a couple of thousand miles ago included timing belt / balance shaft service, replacement of the steering rack, and front suspension bushings. This car runs and drives better than when I purchased it.
Some normal wear and tear to the paint and interior, especially considering that this vehicle is nearly 25 years old. Slight cracking of the leather on the upper exposed portion of the doors and minor wear of the driver's seat are the most obvious areas of note (see pictures). Passenger seat is in good shape. The rear window plastic is cracked at one location and has a small crease at a second. The crack has been sealed using reinforced clear duct tape. I tried to capture these items in the included pictures. The top does not leak.
There are no dash cracks. The remote trunk release, the car alarm, and the power door locks all function properly. Even the clock still works and keeps accurate time. The tool kit is also complete. The original mechanic's gloves that were in the storage cubby in the engine compartment are missing.
Air conditioning is functioning but requires normal service and a recharge. Previous service and recharge was performed in 2010. System runs, but stopped cooling about a year ago. Car is currently used only for 'top down' motoring so recharging the a/c has not been a priority.
Tires are in good shape, as is the rest of the car. I would not hesitate to take this car on a road trip of any sort.
I am currently preparing to move due to a job relocation and will not have room for this vehicle at my new location. Last time I moved I had to get rid of my 1988 BMW M6. The Porsche made it through that move but I can't hang on to it this time around....needless to say downsizing and moving are not very high on my list of things I look forward to.
Car is available for local inspection. Let me know if there are any additional pictures of features that you would like to see and I will try to get them taken and posted or sent to you.
Shipping is to be arranged by the purchaser or the car can be picked up locally. Vehicle will be stored in my garage for a short period of time to allow time for delivery arrangements.
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Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:33:00 EST
Porsche, though the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, announced a voluntary recall on about 2,200 911 Carrera and Carrera 4 models built during the 2012 and 2013 model years. On cars equipped with the standard exhaust system it was found that the tailpipes could separate from the mufflers and become dangerous road debris; models that added the optional sport exhaust system are not included in this recall.
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:33:00 EST
Affected vehicles were built between March and November of last year, but there have been no reports of the problem on any customer-owned vehicles. Porsche first noticed a cracked tailpipe weld on a test vehicle back in May, and since then has found similar problems on other internally owned vehicles, all with more than 25,000 miles on the clock. To fix the problem, dealers will be replacing the mufflers. Scroll down to read the official notice.
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This time, it's Car projecting that the 911 range will go turbocharged as part of a mid-cycle refresh, with the base Carrera's 3.4-liter dropping to 2.9 liters and adding an iron lung, bumping the entry level 911 up to 400 horsepower. Yes, a 400-horsepower, entry level 911. The Carrera S, meanwhile, will retain its 3.8-liter engine, but will also benefit from turbocharging, increasing output to 530 horsepower and 520 pound-feet of torque. So basically, it sounds like the current, 520-hp 911 Turbo will become the next Carrera S.
What does that mean for Porsche's traditional high-performance models? Well, it's a safe bet that the Turbo, Turbo S and eventual GT2 will be producing seriously huge power figures. Based on pure speculation, we wouldn't be shocked to see a 600-hp Turbo, with the S and GT2 increasing output markedly from there.
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