Speed Yellow 968s


Speed Yellow 968s

The 968 looks great in all of the exterior paint colors that were available, but after years of being out of production one of the most desirable colors in the used 968 market is Speed Yellow. The reason is most likely the combination of rarity and how great it looks on the car. By the time production ceased on the North American 968 only 10 cabriolets and 10 coupes had been painted in the X4 (sales code) L12G (paint code) hue of Speed Yellow making them quite a rare sight today.

Porsche launched Speed Yellow as an exterior offering in Canada in 1993 and the US in 1994 so the 968 series was one of the first to receive the vibrant color. The color remained as an available offering until 2012 when it was replaced by a new yellow called Racing Yellow. Although SY commands a premium on the used 968 market today back when the cars were being sold new the color was actually a “no additional cost” choice.   

Because of their desirability the 968 Register has been tracking the whereabouts of the SY 968s for years. Partial VINs along with configuration details and option codes of the individual cars appear below. Photos are included for each SY 968 if available. If you are an owner of a SY 968 you are a fortunate enough to be part of an elite and desirable group. If you find an unaccounted for SY 968, buy it!


Coupes

  • 10 coupes built for the North American market
  • 10 were 6 speeds
  • 2 1993s (both sent to Canada)
  • 3 1994s (94.5s actually, true 94s, non-718 cars)
  • 5 1995s (4 718 cars, 1 true 95)
  • 7 had interior code LT black partial leather interior
  • 1 had interior code PJ marble gray/black partial leather interior
  • 2 had interior code AB black partial cloth “Porsche” script interior
  • 5 were M030 sport chassis cars (highest percentage (50%) of M030 cars for a single exterior color)
  • 8 had 595 painted rear spoiler
  • 7 had 220 Limited slip

 
Details:

Photo (click to see additional images) Number/VIN/Year Location Option Codes
968c2sblank #1 – PS820438/1993 Unknown  AB black partial cloth “Porsche” script interior
030 Sport chassis (includes 17” wheels)
C36 Canadian emissions (part of Canadian package)
139/340 Dual heated seats/driver/passenger (part of Canadian package)
220 Limited slip
288 Headlight washers (part of Canadian package)
403 17” Cup1 wheels (part of 030 Sport chassis)
968c2sblank #2 – PS820448/1993 Unknown  AB black partial cloth “Porsche” script interior
030 Sport chassis (includes 17” wheels)
C36 Canadian emissions (part of Canadian package)
139/340 Dual heated seats/driver/passenger (part of Canadian package)
220 Limited slip
288 Headlight washers (part of Canadian package)
403 17” Cup1 wheels (part of 030 Sport chassis)
Eric's Yellow 986 Porsche - Version 2&nsbp #3 – RS820562/1994
(Kelly Moss Turbo conversion)
PCA featured this car in 2010: click here to view on Youtube
 Canada LT black partial leather interior
030 Sport chassis (includes 17” wheels)
398 17” Cup2 wheels (part of 030 Sport chassis)
595 Painted Rear spoiler
968c2sblank #4 – RS820599/1994  New Jersey LT black partial leather interior
398 17” Cup2 wheels
595 Painted Rear spoiler
SYC 6 #5 – RS820656/1994 New York LT black partial leather interior
595 Painted Rear spoiler
968c2sblank #6 – SS820083/1995 Unknown LT black partial leather interior
220 Limited slip
595 Painted Rear spoiler
Speed Yellow Coupe #7&nsbp #7 – SS820122/1995 Oklahoma LT black partial leather interior
XD4 Painted crest center caps (09991 exclusive pkg)
030 Sport chassis (includes 17” wheels)
139/340 Dual heated seats/driver/passenger\
220 Limited slip
398 17” Cup2 wheels (part of 030 Sport chassis)
437/438 Dual 8-way full power seats/driver/passenger
490 Hi-fi sound speakers
595 Painted rear spoiler
Speed Yellow Coupe #8&nsbp  #8 – SS820137/1995 Connecticut LT black partial leather interior
XD4 Painted crest center caps (09991 exclusive pkg)
139/340 Dual heated seats/driver/passenger
220 Limited slip
437/438 Dual 8-way full power seats/driver/passenger
490 Hi-fi sound speakers
595 Painted rear spoiler
Speed Yellow Coupe #9&nsbp  #9 – SS820172/1995  California LT black partial leather interior
XK7 Alternate color leather shifter knob (Spd Yellow, 09991 exclusive pkg)
030 Sport chassis (includes 17” wheels)
220 Limited slip
383/387 Sport seats/driver/passenger
398 17” Cup2 wheels (part of 030 Sport chassis)
595 Painted rear spoiler
18101 Door panels in alternate color
Sunroof delete
968c2sblank  #10 – SS820280/1995  Unknown PJ Marble gray/black partial leather interior
XD4 Painted crest center caps (09991 exclusive pkg)
220 Limited slip
383/387 Sport seats/driver/passenger
490 Hi-fi sound speakers
595 Painted rear spoiler
692 CD Changer

 


Cabriolets
 

  • 10 cabriolets produced for North American market
  • 10 had 6 speeds
  • 5 1994s (94.5s, true 94s, non-718 cars)
  • 5 1995s (5 718 cars)
  • 10 had V9 black tops
  • 10 had black interiors
  • 9 had interior code LT partial leather seats
  • 1 had interior code VN leather seats with leatherette trim
  • 10 were C02 US emissions

 

Details:

Photo (click to see additional images) Number/VIN/Year Location Option Codes
968c2sblank #1 – RS840502/1994 Unknown LT black partial leather interior
XD4 Painted crest center caps (09991 exclusive pkg)
398 17” Cup2 wheels
490 Hi-fi sound speakers
015&nsbp #2 – RS840526/1994 New Hampshire LT black partial leather interior
139/340 Dual heated seats/driver/passenger
220 Limited slip
398 17” Cup2 wheels
437/438 Dual 8-way full power seats/driver/passenger
490 Hi-fi sound speakers
SY cab number 3&nsbp #3 – RS840559/1994 New York LT black partial leather interior
XD4 Painted crest center caps (09991 exclusive pkg)
437 8-way full power seat/driver
SY cab #4&nsbp&nsbp&nsbp #4 – RS840617/1994 Florida LT black partial leather interior
968c2sblank #5 – RS840689/1994 Unknown LT black partial leather interior
XD4 Painted crest center caps (09991 exclusive pkg)
139/340 Dual heated seats/driver/passenger
418 Protective side moldings
437/438 Dual 8-way full power seats/driver/passenger
Speed Yellow Cab #6 #6 – SS840110/1995
(Strosek conversion)
Pennsylvania VN Black full leather seat interior
139/340 Dual heated seats/driver/passenger
220 Limited slip
288 Headlight washers
398 17” Cup2 wheels
418 Protective side moldings
437/438 Dual 8-way full power seats/driver/passenger
490 Hi-fi sound speakers
692 CD Changer
Speed Yellow Cab #7&nsbp #7 – SS840117/1995 California LT Black partial leather interior
XD4 Painted crest center caps (09991 exclusive pkg)
398 17” Cup2 wheels
437 Dual 8-way full power seats/driver
692 CD Changer
Speed Yellow Cabriolet #8 #8 – SS840144/1995 New Jersey LT Black partial leather interior
XD4 Painted crest center caps (09991 exclusive pkg)
968c2sblank #9 – SS840258/1995 Carfax indicates this car was shipped back to Germany! LT Black partial leather interior
XD4 Painted crest center caps (09991 exclusive pkg)
490 Hi-fi sound speakers
Speed Yellow Cab #10&nsbp #10 – SS840323/1995 New Jersey LT Black partial leather interior
490 Hi-fi sound speakers
692 CD Changer