This 968 Cabriolet was probably the first in the USA. The mileage is in five figures.
Exactly 6,268 miles - 10,028.8 kilometers - shows the mechanical counter of a Porsche 968 Cabriolet that RM Sotheby's auctioned on August 14 in Monterey, California. The polar silver convertible is said to be the first 968 that Porsche has delivered to the USA, the auction house suspects. The price should be between 60,000 and 80,000 US dollars. That would be the equivalent of around 50,500 to 67,300 euros
According to Classic Analytics, the value of a well-kept Porsche 968 Cabriolet on the German market is 39,100 euros. The prices for cars that have run very few kilometers are usually significantly higher.
Very early Porsche 968 Cabriolet
According to RM Sotheby's, the Californian 968 was manufactured in the second month of 968 production: Production is dated October 24, 1991. The Cabriolet rolled off the assembly line, painted in polaris silver with air conditioning, electrically adjustable leather seats in gray and a cassette radio. The standard 16-inch wheels got colored Porsche crests. Equipment and color combination are rather inconspicuous. According to the VIN, it is the 211th 968 produced.
One of 653 from the 1992 model year
The special thing about the 968 Cabriolet is the small number of units: According to the Porsche 968 Club, Porsche built 653 copies in the 1992 model year for the USA and Canada. A total of 3,959 Porsche 968 Cabriolets rolled out of the Zuffenhausen plant in five years. At the time, it was the car with the world's highest-torque four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine. The three-liter engine delivers 240 hp and a torque of 305 Newton meters. The convertible accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 252 km/h.
Well-preserved Porsche 968s have long had their value and are sought after. This extremely low mileage example is probably better for collecting than for driving. Because a significant part of this car's appeal comes from its pristine condition. The 968, in particular, can easily handle high mileage because of its legendary quality.