DT: 1993 Porsche 968 Coupe M030 Horizon Blue Metallic

We are pleased to present this very special 1993 Porsche 968 Coupe.  Representing 1 of only 12 coupes finished in Horizon Blue Metallic and the only example in this color to have been equipped with the M030 Sport Chassis option and limited-slip differential, this 968 is truly one-of-a-kind. With some major service items addressed in recent years, this beautifully presented 968 is now being offered by its seller in Virginia accompanied by a clean title, Carfax report, and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.

The rare Horizon Blue Metallic finish is reported to be in great overall condition except for a few small chips as depicted in the photo gallery.  The driver’s side rear quarter panel has been professionally refinished for cosmetic purposes and the windshield has been replaced under the current ownership.  European bumperettes and indicator lights have been installed and the factory Cup wheels have been recently refinished and dressed in Firehawk Indy 500 tires.

The Classic Grey partial leather interior is said to be in excellent condition with only minor wear exhibited on the driver’s seat.  Lloyd’s Porsche floor mats have been added, a new shift knob has been installed, and the original radio has been retained.  The seller confirms all gauges and accessories to be working properly including the air conditioning system which was fully serviced in 2019.

This 968 is equipped with a 3.0 L inline 4-cylinder engine paired with a 6-speed G44 manual transaxle featuring an optional limited-slip differential.  236 HP stock is sent to the rear wheels providing for a 0-60 time of approximately 6 seconds.  This 968 is reported to be the only Horizon Blue Metallic example to have been factory equipped with the M030 Sport Chassis option first offered in 1993.  An aftermarket RS Barn cat-back exhaust has been installed along with Bilstein Turbo Cup rear shock absorbers and a high-flow airbox.  The original exhaust system is included and the car has been kept in excellent running order with the following items recently addressed under the current ownership at the corresponding intervals:

  • 07/2020 - Coolant Flush and Refill,  New Thermostat And Radiator Switch
  • 05/2020 - New Spark Plugs, DistributorCap, and Rotor, Oil Service
  • 02/2020 - Replace Upper Radiator Hose and Heater Core Hose, Replace Power Steering Return Hose
  • 07/2019 - Replace Timing Belts and Rollers, 4 New Tires, Wheel Alignment, New Muffler 
  • 03/2018 - New Windshield 
  • 02/2018 - Powder Coat Cup I Wheels Back to Original Porsche Silver
  • 08/2017 - New Front Brake Rotors, New Brake Pads, Replace Cam Chain Guide Rails and Chain, Replace Spark Plugs, Motor Mounts, Cambelt, Alternator, and Power Steering Belt, Remove Aftermarket Header and Install OEM Header and Catalytic Converter

This sale will include a set of 4 keys, a car cover, front bra, the original exhaust, U.S. bumperettes, and turn signals, the original shift knob, service records dating back to 1994, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, a clean title, and the original tools, jack and spare tire.  For any vintage transaxle enthusiast, this one-of-a-kind 968 is not to be missed.

 
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Comments (52)

  • TyStav (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Frech446 Thanks - watched all of the videos. I am looking at a few others vehicles and will message you if I decide. Thanks again.

  • Frech446 (seller) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    @TyStav all videos are uploaded to PCARMARKET, I am just waiting for them to post them. Thanks for the interest in the car!

  • Frech446 (seller) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @TyStav I'll also upload a video with the sound from the inside. It's a really great sound, windows down you can hear it nicely, windows up, ready for a 5 hour road trip.

  • Frech446 (seller) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @TyStav , of course, you are welcome. I just uploaded two videos to PCARMARKET, so they will load them shortly for sure. One is a cold start, the other is a short sporty drive with a fully warm engine. I have the microphone for both videos above the exhaust on the outside of the car, the sound does not represent the sound inside the car. Please let me know if you have any more questions.

  • TyStav (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @Frech446 thanks so much. Appreciate it.

  • Frech446 (seller) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @TyStav brief update, working with PCARMARKET on the upload of videos while driving with a microphone outside right next to the exhaust and a cold start video with the same. Thanks!

  • Frech446 (seller) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    @TyStav thanks, it looks even more stunning in person. Really beautiful car. I don't have any pictures of the undercarriage unfortunately. The only video I have is the one uploaded, but let me see if I can shoot a video tomorrow and see if I can get it uploaded with PCARMARKET. The RS Barn exhaust also has sample videos on YouTube on another 968 as reference.
    Thanks!

  • TyStav (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Beautiful car! Looking to add a unique car to my Porsche collection. Would you by chance have any video of the car running or being driven that can provide the exhaust note with the installed exhaust. Also any underbody pictures available? Thanks.

  • Intoair377 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $26,250

  • SCtarga2 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,750

  • Lloydv77 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,500

  • 911or968 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,250

  • Intoair377 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • Lloydv77 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $24,500

  • 911or968 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $24,000

  • Intoair377 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $23,750

  • 911or968 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $23,250

  • Intoair377 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $23,000

  • 911or968 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $22,500

  • ABD20152 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $22,218

  • Intoair377 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $21,968

  • gshibayama 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $20,500

  • 911or968 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • ABD20152 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $19,000

  • 911or968 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $18,750

  • donistook 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $18,500

  • ABD20152 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $16,378

  • boulderporsche 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $15,968

  • 911or968 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $15,030

  • Frech446 (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @911or968 I do not have additional info on the number the car was in 1993. Wish I had it at hand.

  • Frech446 (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @911or968 great point, it has the rear wiper. I removed it and put a plug in as I like the look better. The car comes with the original rear wiper and rear wiper motor. The rear wiper is fully functional.

  • Frech446 (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @L1MTD thanks for pointing it out. They are not installed currently, but come with the car and are in great shape and fully functional.

  • 911or968 (registered bidder) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Frech446
    Can you clarify if the car has the rear wiper, a Vinanalytics run of the VIN states the car was originally equipped and the switch appears to be in place.
    Also, has it been confirmed this the 3rd 968 coupe built in 1993? According to the 968 Registry, the first sixty VINs were reserved for the factory internal use and VINs started with 0061.
    Thanks.

  • L1MTD 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    I may have missed it in the listing, but are the rear seat belts missing?

  • MC-Leather 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $12,968

  • urfealex 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $12,500

  • Frech446 (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    I am working with PCARMARKET on uploading the compression test. A compression test on October 6th 2020 showed the following results:
    #1: 205
    #2: 190
    #3: 190
    #4: 185

    Thanks!

  • Frech446 (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @shaginwagon , I unfortunately do not have pictures of the underside at hand and can't get any at this point until the auction closes. Roads in VA are full of salt, otherwise I would have quickly driven to my mechanic and shot a couple.

  • shaginwagon (registered bidder) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Is it possible to get pictures of the underside ?

  • MC-Leather 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $11,968

  • gshibayama 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $11,000

  • Frech446 (seller) 1 monthago

    @maybeillbuyit , thanks. The front bumperettes have been taken off and replace with the wider turn signals (Euro model). The original bumperettes and turn signals come with the car. The bumperettes in the rear are still US, as it requires body work to remove these or a Euro bumper, at least to my knowledge.

  • maybeillbuyit (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Amazing looking car. What exactly does this mean: " European bumperettes and indicator lights have been installed " The black rubber bumpers at the rear wouldn't be on a Euro car with the larger number plate, no?

  • Digoldst 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $10,350

  • ninpo4me 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $10,100

  • Frech446 (seller) 1 monthago

    @co. It is indeed. I reached out to them to see if they still had the VIN of the cars used back then. Unfortunately, they didn’t. Our 968 expert Jeff Coe however was able to tie the options and everything down to $50. Pretty sure it is this car, but don’t have final proof at hand.

  • Sonoran_Motor_Sports 1 monthago

    @co. What a great post. I remember reading that article too. You think this might be the same car? If so, how cool!

  • Frech446 (seller) 1 monthago

    @911or968 Thanks a lot, it's truly beautiful car.
    - I have maintenance records back to 1994 from all owners. The car was a Porsche promotion car until 1994, when it was bought by a private person.
    - There was minor body work done as well with new paint on the rear quarter panel only, right above the wheel.

    Thanks!

  • 911or968 (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @Frech446, what a nice 968 example! A few questions:
    - do you have any maintenance receipts prior to your ownership?
    - was the quarter panel refinish just paint or body repair too?
    Thanks.

  • MC-Leather 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $9,680

  • Frech446 (seller) 1 monthago

    Hi all, I am excited to have our beautiful 968 up for sale here. The car is a one of a kind and is in great condition. All major maintenance items that are important on the 968 have been addressed in the recent years. The car is a blast to drive and pulls strong.
    Thanks!

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DT: 1993 Porsche 968 Coupe M030 Horizon Blue Metallic
Buy Now: $33,000 Final Bid: $26,250