The 968 Club Sport was unveiled to the world at the 1992 Paris Motor Show – to redeem the 968’s lack of commercial success. The 968 Club Sport was a lightened and more driver focused version of the 968, which was a part of Porsche’s front-engined rear wheel drive models – known as transaxle Porsches which as the name suggests is a combination of the transmission and axle at the rear. In the name of weight savings, the 968 Club Sport had the rear seats, air-conditioning, power windows and most of its sound-deadening removed – which resulted in the 968 Club Sport weighing in at 1,320 kgs. The power output remained the same at 236hp from a 3.0L inline-four, matched with a 6-Speed manual transmission (which at the time of launch was a luxury with most sports cars with the traditional 5-Speed manual transmission) – with handling improvements from a stiffer suspension, lowered ride height by 20mm with colour-matched 17” wheels and Recaro bucket seats.
Presented to you at the Car Farm is a 1995 Porsche 968 Club Sport in Grand Prix White. Originally an Australia delivered vehicle being 1 of 19 allocated cars to the Australian market and officially imported into Hong Kong in 2018. It has been meticulously maintained to original specifications – including its exterior body paint which is confirmed to not have been resprayed. Factory options included the Sports Chassis, adjustable suspension, a limited slip differential, manual exterior mirrors, colour matching bucket seats, 17” Cup wheels, leather steering wheel, 6-Speed Manual, top tint windscreen, high-level brake light, headlights with vertical control and power assisted steering. Throughout its lifetime, it was maintained at no expense spared, and is truly a mint example that has been driven as it should – it comes with the original Owner’s and Service Manual and two original keys. A single owner car, with a current mileage of 98,052km, now exclusively available to you at the Car Farm.
The Grand Prix White paint on this 1995 Porsche 968 Club Sport is in immaculate condition with its paint meter readings showing between 120 – 189 mils. As expected from an enthusiast car that has been driven, this 968CS wears its stone chips proudly, as seen on the bottom section of the front bumper. Its front fog lights have aged gracefully and depending on the new owner, can be easily refreshed and replaced with a new pair. The 17” Cup wheels are in excellent condition with no signs of curb rash. The iconic Club Sport decal on the sides of its body is finished in red and is not suffering from any fade or tears. The surrounding window trim is factory fresh and does not show any signs of cracks or fade.
Interior and Trim
Open up the doors of this 968CS, we are greeted with a minimalist interior – the highlights are the pair of Recaro bucket seats that’s back is colour matched its Grand Prix White exterior. As expected from a car that’s ethos is based on lightweight – the rear seats were removed, as were the electric windows – in place are wind down and up windows via a lever. This 968CS is equipped with air conditioning and features the original Blaupunkt stereo head unit. When closing the doors, the door panels and handles are solid as is the dashboard and all the components in true 90s fashion.
Engine and Running Gear
Despite its reputation of being a driver’s focused car and its increasing value – this 968CS was surprisingly welcoming and drivable for anybody who is familiar and comfortable with driving a manual transmission vehicle. The clutch had a nice weight to it, with the accelerator and brakes very responsive to inputs. The very unique 3.0L water-cooled in-line four unit was very peppy and even pressing the throttle in the low to mid rpm range – you can feel all the 236 horses pushing you forward. The steering and feedback from it was perfect and everything felt well put together – the exhaust note was not obnoxious to other road users, however it sings to you when revved to the redline. The ride was firm, however not harsh – as it absorbed the uneven road surfaces in a smooth manner while remaining planted during the turns and corners. Overall, the 968CS is a car that every car or Porsche enthusiast should experience at least once – although not as popularised as the 911, this transaxle Porsche is a best kept secret that is now available to you exclusively at the Car Farm.
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