After all the complexities mentioned on previous pages are considered, you would think the 968 buyer would finally have their interior picked out? Well, not so fast. The early nineties saw Porsche ramping up the new Exclusive program which allowed the buyer to customize their 968 even further. There were two categories of interior options. What I currently know about each is listed below.
The bulk of the Exclusive program options were interior related. Exclusive program option codes start with an “X” and if the 968 in question is outfitted with at least one of them you’ll also find the Exclusive program code (09991) listed on the Vehicle Information Sticker. The Exclusive program interior options were divided into two groups, leather and wood. Although there was an option to get practically any interior part of your 968 wrapped or created in leather only a few selected cars had Exclusive interior options. Some options were never selected for even a single North American 968 such as option code XP3, a full leather cabriolet boot at a cost of $2,591. Exclusive wood piece options are also extremely rare and were offered in two stain-color options, light and dark rootwood. Production details on Exclusive interior options actually used on North American 968s are listed below along with photos of some examples:
5 digit code interior Program
I don’t know what Porsche called this category of options but I do know they were limited to the interior and are also quite rare. So far I have collected information on just a few of these options and I do not have the production totals for them. The codes can be seen on the vehicle information sticker so they were factory installed. The most common of these rare options is the deviated carpet option. With this option you could have the standard carpet color replaced with a carpet of a different color (see photo example below). It appears that different codes were assigned based on the specific color of the selected option so the deviated carpet option for black received a different code then the deviated carpet for classic grey. The codes that I have seen are listed below. If you have any of these 5-digit option codes on your 968 please contact the register so we can grow the information database.