International Traveler: 1993 Porsche 968

There is a cricket living in my home office right now. Okay, it is not a home office, it is the garage, and I assume it is a cricket, but it is certainly some hemimetabolous insect that is part of the suborder caelifera (aka the grasshopper). He is quiet during the day, but in the evening when I’m enjoying a libation and drafting some witty words for DT, that little stridulating bastard starts rubbing his legs together to find a mate. It is loud. Screeching. I’m ready to leave my garage office and do business from the inside of a Toyota Prius…no…even better, I would live inside this next car if it would guarantee me a few moments of silence from the 65-75 decibels of Previa-esq supercharger scream that has been pounding my ears for the past week. Find this 1993 Porsche 968 offered for $14,500 in New Jersey via craigslist. Tip from Cory.

In case you thought I was using some writing creativity in regards to the previously documented cricket, I present a snapshop from a decibel app on my personal pocket communication device. Total SPL of 65.1 dBs of cricket might not sound like much to the uninitiated, until you notice the 6119Hz peak in the FFT graph showing an approx 30 dB peak above background noise. That is some seriously nasty high pitch cricket squeaking and now I understand why grasshoppers were always the bad guys in Old Testament stories. It wasn’t a plague of aphids or rats, it was a plague ‘o locusts descending on the town and murdering precious ear bones with their tortured howls. I know it is bad luck in some cultures to kill a cricket…but when I find that little sucker, I’m going to murder it. Might consider dipping it in honey and eating it too.

Okay…back to the car.

From the seller:

1993 Porsche 968
condition: good
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 90000
paint color: blue
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe
True Garage/Barn find all original !!!!!
1993 Porsche 968 coupe 6 Spd 90k
Car has been around the world
Brought to America in “92” then went back to Germany, then Sweden had a overhaul there . She can back to America in 2013 and
At that time the Timing belt water pump tensioner rollers all we’re done at a local German mechanic shop ( have all receipts )
Car fax shows all history
Clean car fax But front fender was painted
Now the Car :
1993 Porsche 968 coupe
6 Spd trans (Manual)
A/c, heat , power windows , power sunroof –
works , speedo works , alloys , leather seats
Good condition seats front & rear
Good condition carpets
Good door panels
Tires good
No smoke , no check engine lights,
The bad :
Front fender painted
Left rear quarter has 3 bubbles
Right head light needs adjustment
Dash has cracks
Please Before u call know what this car is and worth !!!!
No Brokers and I don’t need help selling !!
I’m testing the waters to see response I get
Not in a rush to sell (just got Turbo)
Asking $14,500 this is a rare car

See a better car to live in while you determine the lifespan of a cricket?