There are HID conversions like you can buy at <A HREF="http://www.xenonshop.com," TARGET=_blank>http://www.xenonshop.com,</A> and I think the_one_n_only as done this to his C70. I have no experience with them, but I know that many people doing the conversions on our sister site, VWvortex, are first purchasing the e-code headlights and performing the conversion to those units.
For some reason Xenonshop now has the same web site as HIDS4LESS. I didn't get my conversion kit from them since they seemed a bit expensive. I got mine from this guy who also sells on the eBay. But after talking to HIDs4Less/Xenonshop, I think I might go with them for my next set on my other car since they are offering much attractive warranty.<P>The one from ebay was around $400, it was a 5500K kit...HIDs4Less are offering theirs for $500 but with 5 year warranty instead of 90 days the other shop had. I think I might just spend another extra $100 for the peace of mind.<P>It also seems like your 97 960 has seperate 9006 bulbs for high and low beams, unlike the previous models(you have to sacrafice the high beam when convert the only 9004 bulb,one on each side, to HID bulb instead).<P>Just call them up and ask them for the right kit for your car. It's fairly straightforward, pretty much DIY. I didn't do it myself since the car was in the shop at that time, I just let them installed it for me.<P>But you might want to try the e-code like others suggested. I know for the 70 series and 850s, the E-code lenses don't do miracles, but still worth a try if you can find a set for very good price.
Thank goodness the 95-later 960's use two different bulbs for the low and high beams, 9006 & 9005, plus H3 55 watt fog lights that actually do a damn good job of lighting up the road.<P>To answer your question, yes, the HID retrofit can be done to the 960. There is a guy on Car Domain that has them on his 960 and they look totally sweet. I have contacted him about doing the retrofit and he said the hardest part of the job is just finding a place to put the balasts. Everything else is a snap. Not bad...<P> <IMG SRC="http://images.cardomain.com/installs/137000-137999/137822_28_full.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://images.cardomain.com/installs/137000-137999/137822_30_full.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://images.cardomain.com/installs/137000-137999/137822_31_full.jpg"> <P>-Drew <P>