1994 Vintage not a 718.. All original including the F9 C2S Amethyst Metallic paint (1 of 1 for 1994)) and only 60000 miles
Location: Northern California
Correct, your car is a true model year 1994 968. 1994 968 MY production ran from July 1993 to February 1994. Your car being November 1993 puts it right in the middle so you won't have the 718. Also, your car has all the model year 1994 changes like the cup 2 17" wheels and the 993 style seats.
L38A and 38A are the same for the Amethyst paint code. The L is added in the reference books.
Just re-read the scenario found on the web page for color to sample and that should help you. You have a very special 968 there. Don't forget to sign up for the registry if you are interested. Application can be found on the site.
So this is truly a 1994 specimen. It has no 718 numbers on he stickers even though production sticker says November 1993?....still a bit confused .....but we will get there.
Find your vehicle information sticker. It is on page 2 of your maintenance book or stuck to the rear floor under the hatch carpet. In the paint code section of that sticker you will find the 99 rather then the paint code.
More information on option code 718 968s:
F9 Amethyst metallic was a factory available color on 1992 and 1993 968s. During that production period Porsche produced 22 North American cabs in Amethyst. Of those 22, 3 were 718 cars which means they were originally produced in 1993 but reVINed to be 1994s.
Your car is a color to sample car. This means that regular production of Amethyst 968s had stopped. The only reason your car is Amethyst is because someone wanted that color and paid $2500 extra to have it painted that color. If you look up the paint code of your car on your vehicle information sticker you will see you have code 99 (not L38A, the paint code for Amethyst) which means color to sample metallic. So, although your car is the same color, it is not part of the regular production run of Amethyst cars. See that web page link for more information. So, your car is actually #23 of that color. Just not part of the regular production run. And it could be possible that there is another one out there as i have not found all of the color to sample cars.
Would love to know why mine is not one of the 22......is the F1 the secret?
There are actually 22 and I do know where a few of them are. Send me an email at jeffery.coe at sent.net.
Do we know where the other two 968 F9 Amethyst Metallic's are?
Kind of felt I was on to something special. I found it in Sacramento from the Luxury Auto Cars dealer in the picture. It originally came from Racine, Wisconsin and have had two owners. Timing belt, water pump and all rollers will be replaced next week by my old Porsche shop Hi-Tec in San Rafael CA since there where no records on that. That's a $2600 job here on the West Coast but essential to protect my investment.
PS: Thanks for your info Jeff, much appreciated.
Porsche produced 2,008 968 cabs for the North American market.
681 of them were 1994s
22 of those were painted F9 Amethyst
3 of those 22 where 1994s painted in F9 Amethyst
But I have even better news for you. Your car is not one of those 22. Go check out this page on my site and you'll see your car and find out what I'm talking about:
This is the RS840511 Please explain " 1 of 22" and "1 of 3 1994's ?. It was my impression that around 600 6-speed Cab's entered the US market in 1994. I know very few in this color though. I bought it in May was completely shocked to see how well kept it was. Obviously not driven very much, her dash and leather seats like new. I will post some more pictures soon.
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