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Porsche is Type 911. That hasn't changed even now or in the past. However, just as there are now Type 718 series of Porsche genuine sports cars for beginners, there used to be a relatively reasonable sports car that brightened up the badges people admired long ago. They are Type 912 with 4 cylinder engine on 911 type, Midship 914 series, and FR series starting with Type 924.
Type 924 is the ancestor of Type 968 club sports introduced this time. Like the Type 914, the Type 924 was also a joint project with VW Audi, but Porsche took over alone as VW left the project halfway. It was a historically interesting project to produce at an Audi factory while receiving power train supplies.
The 924 Series enjoys a certain reputation as an underpowered but well-balanced sports car (It's very similar to the 914 series.). At times derided by fans who identified only the Type 911 as a Porsche, the Porsche was seriously designed as an FR sports car (A good example is the use of a transaxle system, where the mission is in the rear axle.). In other words, Type 924 was a powerful sports car.
The 924 series was introduced in 1975, the 944 series with a Porsche engine was added in 1983 (Combined sale with 924), and the series finally evolved into the 968 series in 1991.
In 1993, we tried to reduce weight by eliminating comfortable equipment, and introduced CS (Club Sports) equipped with RECARO full bucket seats and LSD as standard. This is why the concept of "price cheaper and simpler than the base model" has become very popular. In the first place, it was FR series with good handling, so the 968 sports specifications of the final evolution system were highly praised by many fans.
As might be expected, the Japanese specification couldn't save equipment as much as the European specification, and the air conditioner and power window remained. The 17 inch cup wheel and bucket seat shell are painted in the same color as the body, giving a strong impression of CS running.
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Due to the nature of club sports, most of the 968CS cars on the secondhand market have a long mileage. Even if the distance is small, there are quite a few cars that have signs of hard handling. I was surprised by this car of Grand Prix White.
Of course it looks nice, but the condition of the rubber and lamps around the window is the best. There is no sign of waxing. 42300 kilometers is unbelievable. There is only a 5mm touch pen mark on the hood and a small pinhole next to the right headlight. All the wheels are painted, and all four wheels look perfect. Even if the total mileage is said to be "10,000km", the condition is not doubtful, so the reliability of the meter is high. Of course, it was handled by a regular dealer (Mitsuwa).
The car was ready before the current owner got it, but he recently replaced the timing belt and balancer belt. When I interviewed them, there was a slight oil leak from the power steering, and they said they will replace the parts as soon as they arrive. Also, there is a vehicle height adjustment suspension of Weissach, but normal suspension was also stored.
The car was ready before the current owner got it, but he recently replaced the timing belt and balancer belt. When I interviewed them, there was a slight oil leak from the power steering, and they said they will replace the parts as soon as they arrive. Also, there is a vehicle height adjustment suspension of Weissach, but normal suspension was also stored. A little lower height is more suitable for the cup wheel, so if I were you, I would ride it as it is. By the way, the engine starts in one shot. Idling was stable, so you won't have to worry after purchasing. However, it is little unfortunate to extend the mileage because of the excellent condition.
Speaking of 968 CS, it is a car that I personally have feelings for. When I was in the editorial department of a car magazine, I borrowed 968 CS from Mitsuwa and went to Hakone for shooting. It was not until I ran the turnpike that I felt happy. I still remember feeling that I wouldn't get tired of driving such a car for the rest of my life. If I'm correct, I think I hit the rear a little because it was so fun. It is a sweet and bitter memory.
Originally written by Jun Nishikawa
Photo by Satoshi Kamimura
Published on September 2018
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