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Discussion in 'Anything and everything' started by JK240, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. JK240

    JK240
    Z Club Member

    I picked up my new toy yesterday!

    I've been looking at a few options since I sold the Sam to Rob last year but Z's seemed to be out of my budget so I've gone to the dark side and bought a Porsche.

    1994 968 Sport in Slate grey with just four previous owners and in stunning condition, Sara and I got the train down to Wraysbury near Windsor on Friday and collected it yesterday morning before driving home up the A1.

    We did nearly 350 miles yesterday and the car is sublime. Not as raw as the Sam, but just beautiful to drive with so much torque, I love absolutely love it already.

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  2. Paul Henley

    Paul Henley
    Z Club Member

    Nice car, I always wanted a 911 at some time in my life but wanted a Z more, but now with age I'm fortunate enough to have both, however I could part with the 911 tomorrow but will never part with the Z.
     

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  3. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    Use to have one, great cars. Hope its manual!? Lovely chassis balance.
     
  4. JK240

    JK240
    Z Club Member

    Only made the Sport in a manual Francois. UK only version of the Club Sport essentially, with a comfort package, only made 306 of 'em I believe...
     
  5. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Lovely. Colour is great as well. I have a 944 2.7 as a daily driver and I love it. Any interior pics?
     
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  6. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    I think they're lacking a few of the mo30(i think) options.

    It was a pretty red sport I had. Lovely car. clubsport seats.

    I don't understand why the club sports are so much money really, the usual porsche trick of charging for more less.

    968 is quite an important car for them as it was going to be the end of the 911 development, just didn't really catch on.
     
  7. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Committee Member

    Oh no a Porsche on the Z stand at Donington.

    'Comfort' package that's for people my age.

    I'm sure it's a fantastic car and good value. Glad you have a toy again - a guy without a toy can be grumpy.

    What does your lad think of it?
     
  8. STEVE BURNS

    STEVE BURNS
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Committee Member

    So that could be my excuse !!
     
  9. JK240

    JK240
    Z Club Member

    Won't be at Donny Rob as I've all the gear to bring down so I'll be in a Land Rover, can't ask Sara to do it again!

    The comfort bit is lecky windows, central locking and standard sports seats rather than the hard back recaros that the CS had, definitely not old man stuff ;)

    I've just done another hundred miles in it with James and he loves it now too, been out to Hawes via ribblehead and a few other fast roads I love round here, and the car is so balanced, the power, torque and handling are just lovely. I've made a good choice.
     
  10. chrisvega

    chrisvega
    Z Club Member

    Well done, looks really nice JK.
    Great choice for a modern classic :thumbs:
     
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  11. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    .....no comment.
     
  12. JK240

    JK240
    Z Club Member

    I'll post one tomorrow Mike, it's been re-trimmed in houndstooth check, looks ace
     
  13. JK240

    JK240
    Z Club Member

    Well my time as a Porsche owner has benefitted the Z club and it's forum users no end, I've shut him up EXTRA:D EXTRA:D
     
  14. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
    Z Club Member

    Saw this one on your FB page.
    Thanks for the larger pics here and really a beauty you have there.
    :D
     
  15. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member

    Well done, it looks in Fantastic condition. I'm sure its way more refined than the last toy!

    I bet goes fairly well with a V8 under the hood as well. They're actually not ageing too badly either as some sports cars go, I would say that though as its the same age as me :rofl:

    There's a few porches I have soft spots for but they're all going for bonkers money these days.
     
  16. chrisvega

    chrisvega
    Z Club Member

    The 968 runs a 3 litre engine on just 4 cylinders young Woody.
    Likely you are confusing it with the 928 which did indeed have the V8.
     
  17. Ped

    Ped
    Z Club Member

    Very nice! Never driven a Porsche, but do like them. Heard great things about them over the years.
     
  18. JK240

    JK240
    Z Club Member

    As Chris said, it's a 4 cylinder 3.0 240 bhp engine, and it is a lot more refined than the old warrior. A heater that warms up nicely and doors that shut with just a gentle push are both novelties, and Bluetooth audio streaming means I can listen to radio 6 music in the car too....

    Interior photos for Mike

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  19. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member

    You'd be spot on there, I had no idea! I'm just showing my Porsche ignorance here.

    I've just started looking at the differences now, I suppose to the untrained eye they are mistakable until you start looking at the details, different engine and a whole host of other features I'm sure.

    Either way it sounds very civilised and great fun JK, enjoy!
     
  20. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    I've always fancied a 944 as a run around and the 968 looks a more appealing (for rarity) twist on it. How different is this version from the CS? Is the suspension the same for example?
     

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