if you feel like you've been ripped off, well, you haven't...not necessarily. owners of true (later) 1994 and 1995 968s may wonder why their cars are missing the front engine compartment lining. those with a keener eye for detail will notice that a rear cover in front of the bulk head is also missing from their car. the pensive sort will stare at the voids, tilt their heads and squint while muttering, "those motherfuckers..." not knowing who to blame.
I'll digress and mention that while I've whet your appetite with re-vin option M718, that's a topic for a separate article that will involve the 968register.com duo Jeff Coe and Adam Blauer's input.
although sales were less than hopeful with every year with Stuttgart taking it on the chin with each one sold, why not recuperate a few Pfennig on a terminal endeavour? for those wanting to add the covers to late 1994 and 1995 968s, it is possible but some fabrication would be in order as these cars won't have the necessary mounting lugs to hold the front cover in place; the rear one will be a little less challenging to rig up.
these covers are of little relevance for an enthusiast like myself, unless for the sake of period correctness. the void left by the missing cover makes for the perfect place to put tools, bolts, nuts, ashtray and a fifth of whisky during curse filled episodes of repairs.