This is the sort of car that gets Porsche dorks very excited. It's , arguably the best iteration of Porsche's front-engine, four-cylinder sports car. And as you can see in these pictures, it's extremely yellow. Speed Yellow, to be precise. It's a strong hue on its own, color-matched wheels make this 968 CS eye-searingly yellow.
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Those who know their Porsches well will recall that the 968 CS never made its way to the US. This one for sale is a right-hand drive example that was recently imported to British Columbia.
To create the CS, Porsche got rid of the 968's rear seat, air-conditioning, power windows, and most of its sound-deadening—all in the name of weight savings to the tune of around 110 lbs. Handling was improved by a stiffer suspension setup, lower ride height and 17-inch wheels that, yes, were color-matched as standard. The engine, a 3.0-liter inline-four making 236 horsepower, was unchanged from the standard 968, as was the six-speed manual gearbox.
This example has 176,000 miles on its odometer, but it looks like it's in great shape, and comes with a set of service records dating back to when the car was new. It was treated to a recent clutch replacement and timing-belt service, too.
The 968 was the wrong car at the wrong time for Porsche. It was a descendant of the 924, which had first hit the scene in 1976, and was up against great Japanese cars like the Mazda RX-7 and Nissan 300ZX. Only a few years after this car was built, the 968 would be replaced by the thoroughly modern Boxster, the car that saved Porsche.
But the 968 CS is a great car in its own right—it's the ultimate evolution of the 924/944/968 platform. Though because it's a rare Porsche—less than 2000 were built—don't expect this one to go cheaply.