1993 Porsche 968

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1993
  • Mileage 
    43 300 mi / 69 685 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    WPOZZZ96Z05815532
  • Engine number 
    42P02344
  • Lot number 
    409
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

A C16, UK 968CS in Grand Prix White supplied by Evans Halshaw Porsche on6thMay 1993One of only 179 and with its first keeper until 2014 (21 years)Specified from new as a drivers car with no creature-comfort optionsFurther enhanced;upper and lower bracing bars, rose-jointed rear anti-roll bar links, a lightweight flywheel, a lightweight exhaust system and KW Variant three adjustable coilovers43,300 miles.Recent serviceincluding belts, fourxMichelin Pilot Sports.Fresh MOTComplete withits original handbook, service book, wallet,tool roll and a large history fileTotally driver-focused, the quintessential Club SportThe standard 968 was a great all-round sports car but, as a last hurrah' to this enduring lineage, Porsche wanted to create a car tailored more for the pure enthusiast and, in particular, one that would excel in competition. In late 1992, the 968 Club Sport' was introduced and, whilst it was mechanically identical to the standard 968 and shared the same 3.0-litre engine (240bhp and225lb-ft of torque)and 6-speed gearbox, it differed in a number of important ways.This track-focused run-out model adopted the philosophy of less is more' by removing all luxury-related equipment from the basic build specification. With thisno-frills approach, less weight, and clever suspension, Porsche could now focus media attention on the Club Sport's fast road and track abilities. As soon as the press got hold of the Club Sport and discovered what a brilliant drivers' car it was, the credibility of the 968 went through the roof. Even Walter Rhrl reckoned it was the best handling car that Porsche made. The CS achieved a 'Performance Car of The Year' award in 1993 from Performance Car magazine in the UK.In total, just 1,923 CS examples were produced worldwide, of which only 179 were UK right-hand drive models, making the Club Sport a very rare Porsche indeed. There has been, over the years, a misconception in the motoring press that Club Sports are only Club Sports if they have bucket-seats, wind-up windows, no sunroof, manual hatch, etc., however, the Club Sport was available to order with any number of options-and indeed it frequently was. It's very common to see Club Sports with Recaro cloth comfort sport front seats, electric windows, sunroof, air conditioning, and even rear seats whilst still sporting the 'Club Sport' badge.However, the first owner of this smart Grand Prix White 968CS was not tempted by the options list and was obviously keen not to dilute its original sporting intent with mere creature comforts. It was delivered by Evans Halshaw Porsche on 6th May 1993 with theoptimum specification of factory M030 suspension, adjustable roll bar, larger brakes, and the M220 limited-slip differential. The only other boxes ticked were the deletion of the extended rear shelf, deletion of the decals and the fitting of a set of Sabelt four-point harnesses.It remained with its original keeper until 2014 when his advancing years precluded the Porsches further use but during his ownership he obviously enjoyed utilising the cars legendary handling and enhanced it further with additional front suspension upper and lower bracing bars, rose-jointed rear anti-roll bar links, a lightweight flywheel, a lightweight exhaust system and he upgraded the Koni suspension to the more sophisticated KW Variant 3 adjustable coil-overs offering better damping and more adjustability. (The original M030 Koni shock absorbers have been rebuilt by Koni and are supplied with the car).This lovely C16, UK-spec, right-hand drive Clubsport was recently serviced by a marque specialist, and the attention included replacing the cambelt and balance belt, four new Michelin Pilot Sport tyres and a fresh MOT.The current indicated mileage is 43,300 and its accompanied by its original handbook, service book, wallet, initial order,tool roll and a large history file.With its optimum specification and subtle handling enhancements, this sparkling little Club Sport is unashamedly driver-focused which, we would suggest, is exactly what Porsche had in mind.