1988 Porsche 911 ClubSport – Sold
Story and History
Back to Road Scholars for its fifth time (heavily documented car). This is an impeccable example of one of the best 911s ever made. It’s a purposeful looking 911, built in the true philosophy/spirit of the RS models (stripped down). The ClubSport and later RS variants have finally received the recognition that both models deserve over the last few years.
The 911 Carrera Club Sport (CS) (option M637), 340 of which were produced worldwide from August 1987 to September 1989, is a reduced weight version of the standard Carrera that, with engine and suspension modifications, was purposely built for club racing.
The CS had a blueprinted engine with hollow intake valves and a higher rev limit, deletion of: all power options, sunroof (except one example), air conditioning (except two examples), radio, rear seat, undercoating, sound insulation, rear wiper, door pocket lids, fog lamps, front hood locking mechanism, engine and luggage compartment lights, lockable wheel nuts and even the rear lid “Carrera” logo, all in order to save an estimated 70 kg (155 lb) in weight.
With the exception of CSs delivered to the UK, all are identifiable by the “CS Club Sport” decal on the left front fender and came in a variety of colors, some special ordered. Some U.S. CS’s did not have the decal installed by the dealer; however, all CS’s have a “SP” stamp on the crankcase and cylinder head. The UK CS’s were all “Grand Prix White” with a red “Carrera CS” decal on each side of the car and red wheels. Although the CS was well received by the club racers, because it cost more than the stock 911 but had fewer “creature comforts,” it was not well received by the public in general.
Consequently, according to Porsche Club of America and Porsche Club Great Britain CS Registers, only 21 are documented as delivered to the North America in 1988 with 7 in 1989 and 53 to the United Kingdom from 1987 to 1989. Evo Magazine rated the Club Sport second to only the 1973 RS 2.7 in their group of the 10 best 911’s of all time. Simply one the rarest, purposely built 911’s available.