Chassis n° WPOZZZ91ZHS105071
Engine n° 63H03596
- The missing link in the RS line
- Rare and highly collectable, only 312 examples
- Only three private owners, lovely history
- The best known Clubsport
- Press car for Porsche AG
There are two particularly attractive features about this car: it is a very rare Clubsport code M637 version, and it belonged to Porsche for two years, used as a press demonstration car. It featured in several articles in 1987, including in Auto Motor Sport, and it remains the best known example of this model. The Porsche Austria certificate shows that the car left the factory on 11 May 1987, and was registered S-JR 3614 in the name of Porsche AG until 1989 when it was bought by a German enthusiast. Two years later he sold the car to one of his friends who in turn sold it to the present owner in 2007. A classic Porsche specialist based in Vienna, the current owner owns various rally and circuit cars, and has set up his own racing team. He has treated this car with the respect a vehicle of this age deserves, covering just 2,000 km in ten years. Today, this 911 Clubsport has a mileage of just over 180,000 km and is presented in lovely condition. The underneath is superb, showing no sign of accident, and the whole car is very well preserved in original condition, in its specific configuration.
This is an extremely interesting but not very well known model. At the time, the 911 Clubsport code M637 was offered at the same price as the standard 3.2-litre 911, and was geared towards motor sport enthusiasts. Using methods mastered by the marque from Stuttgart, the car was lightened and the weight reduced from 1 278 to 1 179 kg. This involved stripping the passenger compartment of all elements of comfort including the rear bench seat. Manually operated windows and heater were fitted along with a fibreglass floor and race-style seats. The 3.2-litre six-cylinder engine officially produced the same level of power as the standard version, but it was fitted with hollow intake valves and the maximum revs increased to 6 840rpm, requiring an upgraded rev counter. The car had sport suspension and an aluminium spare wheel. These enhancements give the 911 Clubsport superb acceleration, and the car is capable of 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9-seconds, some half a second quicker than the standard version. This is a highly sporty car prefiguring future RS models. It is particularly rare, as only 312 left-hand drive examples were produced between 1987 and 1989.
The car on offer has starred in several test-drive features in period. Equipped with its original engine, it comes with the original German registration booklet in Porsche AG's name and other valuable documentation including the Clubsport maintenance manual and a complete description of the model. A car like this rarely comes on the market, especially with such an interesting past. This is a rare occasion for the real enthusiast.