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Would anyone like to sell their 968 for less than $9,000?

Probably not, but I thought I would ask anyhow. Slightly wrecked is fine, but the mileage must be under 130,000. I really like the 968, it's just that they are very difficult to locate. Anyhow I live in NW Florida.
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Old 04-07-2005, 05:43 PM
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$11,500.00 and I know where you can get a really nice one.
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You should be able to find one in the condition you want for that price. It won't be easy to find, but eventually you'll find one.

I picked mine up for $5200, but the entire top end of the engine was in the trunk, having suffered a variocam tensioner failure, and many bent valves. It cost me about 2K to get it running again, doing all the engine work myself. My car is not perfect, it has been in an accident sometime in the past, but it was repaired, but not terribly well-done.

I think i got an exceptional deal on my car, so don't expect that good a bargain, but 9K should get you a car needing a little work. It shouldn't need too much work for that kind of money though. The same maintenence "rules" apply to the 968 as the 944S2. Timing belts, and chain tensioners are the big things to watch out for. with 100-130K, if the chain and tensioner parts have not already been replaced at that mileage, you're in the critical range where they need to be done immediately. Failures tend to happen frequently in that mileage range. Doing it yourself, you're looking at about $100 for parts. $500 if the variocam mechanism itself needs to be replaced. Consequences of failure are about $2k doing it yourself, and about 5-6K paying to have it done.

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Make this guy a reasonable offer and ypou will have a great 968.
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Make this guy a reasonable offer and ypou will have a great 968.
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Thanks, but I really cannot afford that. $9,000 is my absolue max.
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Are inexpensive Porsches really less expensive?
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It is just another unknown question...Like why do hot things get cold and cold things get hot? Or why do we park in driveways and drive on parkways?
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It does seem that cheap Porsches are more than expensive ones when you factor in the reapirs? Anyhow, I am still debating on if I should look for a turbo. I was recently talking to a local mechanic at a Porsche shop, and he said the rubber on the turbo goes bad, which he said leads to oil and frequent gas leaks. However, from what I have seen, the turbo is almost the same car as the S2, except for a little engine variation.
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but eventually you'll find one.
ya, maybe by 5 years when they depreciate

I bought Chris's (stophos) 951, its amazing. His 968 is great too, with a new clutch! So, thats 9000+3000(clutch).. ya i think his asking price is in your rang. Im sure a $9000 968 is going to need a new clutch.

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I have a white/tan 968 with the following parts missing:
motor, tranny, door handles, mirrors, rear spoiler, wheels.
Otherwise COMPLETE.
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Asking $4500.
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ya, maybe by 5 years when they depreciate

I bought Chris's (stophos) 951, its amazing. His 968 is great too, with a new clutch! So, thats 9000+3000(clutch).. ya i think his asking price is in your rang. Im sure a $9000 968 is going to need a new clutch.
$3000 for a clutch job on a 968? Wow, I can get rich quick if I could do enough 968 clutch jobs!!!
If you've done a clutch change on a 968 more than once, labor is about 4 hours, not 12+ like on the other 944's.
And you can get the clutch kit for under $650 here: http://www.autopartsauthority.com/qw/porsche_968_clutch~kit~parts.html?sendroicid=43e87 423-f648-4b57-936b-c3a5e49606bc&sendroikwd=Porsche+968+Clutch+Kit
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A while back there was a 968 on autotrader for around 7k I think, had a dent on the left front fender and needed a clutch badly. They can be found just be patient.
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$3k for a clutch in a 968 is WAY too high. That probably includes a brand new factory replacement dual-mass flywheel (about $800) unless they go bad, you don't need to replace it. if you do, used ones are alot cheaper.

The clutch is MUCH simpler than a 944. there's a large cover over the bellhousing that can be removed with 8 bolts or so, and the clutch can slide out sideways. No need to drop the tranny, or even the exhuast. Labor time is in the 4 hour range.
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