Interior Materials / Configuration


There were 5 categories of material/configuration interiors available for the 968. They are listed below along with their pricing. One should note that the following leather wrapped components were standard on the NA 968:

  • Steering wheel rim
  • 6 speed shifter boot and knob (not including shift pattern insert)/Tiptronic Shift knob
  • Emergency brake handle grip

Category 1 – Full Leather

The premier choice of the 968 interior offerings was full leather. With the full leather option the buyer would receive the following components wrapped in leather. An accompanying photo illustrates the leather wrapped component:

Photo (click to enlarge) Covered Part Description
Full Leather Seats Black Seats Fully covered in leather, seat fronts and seat backs. Coupes have their rear seats covered in leather
Center Console Leather Wrapped Black Console The sides of the console are wrapped in leather and stitched along the top, the console door is wrapped in leather
Lower Dash Leather Wrapped Black Lower Dash The entire lower dash is wrapped and stitched in leather including the glove box door
Door Panel Leather Wrapped Black Door Panels Lower section of door panel in leather, door pulls wrapped in leather and stitched
E-brake Handle Leather Wrapped Black E-brake Handle Lower portion of handle covered in leather and stitched in addition to upper portion which is standard

 

Additional facts about the Full leather option:

  • The cost for full leather interior was $4,190 ($4,173 93-95) for the cabriolet and $4,498 ($4,532 93-95) for the coupe. Only 50 North American 968s (20 coupes, 30 cabs, 1%) were equipped with full leather so they are very rare.
  • There were special full leather interiors offered during all 4 model years. These exclusive interiors were available at an even greater cost and are extremely rare. For 1992 the special leather interior cost $4,498 (93-95 $4,603) and for the coupe $4,930 (93–95 $4,963) and were offered in five colors, Matador Red, Cedar Green, and Carrera Gray (92-93) and Flamenco Red and Provence Blue (94.5 – 95). 8 of the 50 full leather North American 968s were equipped with the special full leather interiors.

 

Interior Photos (Click to see more) Description
Porsche 968 Provence Blue Leather Interior 028 029 030 034 035 037 Provence Blue
flamenco-1 flamenco-2 Flamenco Red
Carrera Green Leather Cedar Green

Category 2 – All Leather seats

The second tier choice of the 968 interior offerings were all leather seats. With this choice the buyer would receive the standard 968 interior however the front bucket seats would be fully covered in leather, both the seat fronts and seat backs. Coupes would have their rear passenger seats covered in leather. The cost for the all leather seat interior was $1,957 ($1,949 93-95) for the cabriolet and $2,265 ($2,256 93-95) for the coupe.


Category 3 – Partial Leather seats

By far the most popular, partial leather seats can be found on 94% of all the 968s produced for North America. With Partial leather only the seat fronts for both front buckets (the section that you actually come in contact with when sitting) were covered in leather. The seat backs and the rear passenger seats (for coupes) were covered in leatherette. At $668 ($682 for 93-95) the advantage of this option is clear, allowing a dealer to outfit and advertise a 968 as “having leather” at a very low price.


Category 4 – Cloth “Porsche Script” seats

The standard offering for the 968 were the Cloth “Porsche Script” seats. With this choice the insert section of the seats were done in a very attractive cloth material showing the Porsche name in the Porsche font while the front seat bolsters were covered in leatherette. The rear seats were fully covered in the cloth material.   This interior was also quite rare with only 98 (2%) of the NA 968s outfitted with this cloth interior.

 

Additional facts about the Cloth script option:

  • There was actually a second configuration option available for Cloth script seats where the entire seat front was covered in cloth eliminating the leatherette covered bolsters. The cost of the “All Cloth” seats was $215 and the photo below illustrates a very rare example of All Cloth script sport seats.
  • Another rare option was code 526 which carried the matching cloth script onto the door panels for an additional $170 ($174 for 93-95).

Category 5 – Cloth “Multi-color” seats

The rarest of the rare, there were only 7 North American 968s produced with the multi-color “plaid” interior option. This interior was a carry-over style used on the 944s and applied to the new 968 interior. It was similar to the cloth “script” seats in that the insert section of the seat was done in a plaid multi-colored cloth material while the front seat bolsters were covered in leatherette. The rear seats were fully covered in the cloth material.Additional facts about the Cloth Multi-color option:

  • There was actually a second configuration option available for Cloth multicolor seats where the entire seat front was covered in cloth eliminating the leatherette covered bolsters. The cost of the “All Cloth” multicolor seats was $215 and the photo below illustrates a very rare example of All Cloth multicolor cloth seats.
  • Another rare option was code 526 which carried the matching Multi-color cloth onto the door panels for an additional $170 ($174 for 93-95).

North American Production Statistics

Production statistics for North American 968 interiors based on material and by popularity appear below:

Interior Type Years Available NA Coupe NA Cabriolet NA 968s
Partial Leather 1992 – 1995 2079 1887 3966
Leatherette/Leather 1992 – 1995 62 59 121
Cloth “Porsche Script” 1992 – 1995 67 31 98
Full Leather (including special) 1992 – 1995 20 30 50
Cloth Multicolor 1992 – early 1994 6 1 7
Total 2234 2008 4242