Renaissance Classics are extremely pleased to present this two loving owner, exceptionally well maintained example of a desirable Porsche 968 Clubsport, featuring the rare Luxury pack option.
Produced between 1992-1995, the Porsche 968 was originally intended to be a further development to the Porsche 944 called the “S3”, however when engineers and executives at Porsche realised that almost 80% of the car’s mechanical components were either modified or completely replaced, it became apparent that a new variant model should be introduced and the 968 was born. Available in both a coupe and convertible, the 968’s aesthetic was similar to that of the outgoing 944 that it was replacing in order to create a family resemblance between its siblings. The car was powered by a 3.0 litre updated version of the 944’s inline 4, this new engine benefited from variable valve timing, improved intake and exhaust systems, a dual mass flywheel and other electronic revisions. The 968’s also featured various smaller alterations and upgrades such as new rear light clusters, 16” alloy wheels as standard and a larger selection of colour and interior options.
Shown here is the more performance orientated “Clubsport” edition of the 968. Produced for only 2years, this stripped back “no-frills” version of the 968 was created to appeal to the track day or performance drivers. The Clubsport was released in a choice of only 6 colours (Grand prix white, Black, Speed Yellow, Guards Red, Riviera Blue and Maritime Blue.) and, along with some suspension revisions, Porsche managed to make the car lighter by removing any unnecessary luxury equipment from the standard model. Items such as rear seats, electric windows or seats were no longer standard, they also reduced; sound deadening material, airbags, battery size and general wiring. All in all, Porsche apparently managed to remove 100kg over the standard 968, allowing the car to accelerate from 0-60 in almost 6.3seconds – which is sporty even by today’s standards! In 1993 the 968 Clubsport won Autocar & Motoring magazine’s “Best Car” award. Research suggests that only 179 examples of the Clubsport were sold to the UK, making the 968 CS an incredibly sought after car in today’s market place.
This particular example is presented in the ever popular and vibrant Guards Red paint against a simple Black cloth interior. It is also worth mentioning again that this Clubsport has been built with the uncommon factory option of the “Luxury Pack”. This means it is one of the very few Genuine CS’s that actually has rear seats, twin door speakers, electric windows, electric boot release and electric mirrors from the factory! This effectively turns the car into a more practical specification, similar to that of the UK only 968 “Sport”, before the Sport model existed and while retaining its Clubsport appeal - making it an incredibly rare and useable car for any Porsche enthusiast to enjoy. A summary of the vehicle’s specification has been listed below:
- 3.0 inline 4cylinder (236bhp & 225lbft)
- 6 speed manual gearbox
- 17” Porsche “Cup” lightweight alloy wheels
- Guards Red paint
- Black Clubsport decals
- Colour-coded Clubsport spoiler
- Black cloth interior
- Atiwe 3 spoke steering wheel
- Clubsport “Luxury” pack
- Twin door speakers
- Electric windows
- Electric removable sunroof
- Electric mirrors
- Top tinted windscreen
Like the majority of our cars here at Renaissance Classic Sports Cars; the vehicle with a very comprehensive provenance and history portfolio. This not only includes the original Driver’s Manual, stamped maintenance book and black leather Porsche wallet, but it also has a certificate of authenticity from Porsche UK guaranteeing the originality of this genuine Clubsport. The car will also come with a fresh MOT and a stack of the previous owner’s invoices, receipts and previous MOT certificates to back up how fastidiously the vehicle has been maintained. A brief summary of the comprehensive service history is below:
29/03/1994 Porsche main dealer delivery
18/06/1994 Porsche main dealer 2,241
26/06/1995 Porsche main dealer 11,621
28/03/1996 Porsche main dealer 13,990
13/03/1997 Porsche main dealer 16,000
03/03/1998 Porsche main dealer 21,793
23/02/1999 Porsche main dealer 26,408
08/03/2000 Porsche main dealer 32,204
20/09/2001 Porsche specialist 41,115
19/08/2002 Porsche specialist 52,704
08/12/2003 Porsche specialist 63,257
01/09/2004 Porsche specialist 76,078
14/06/2005 Porsche specialist 88,218
01/04/2006 Independent service 93,500
22/02/2008 Porsche specialist 102,775
15/03/2010 Porsche specialist 105,326
01/03/2012 Independent specialist 108,036
07/11/2014 Porsche specialist 110,072
04/08/2017 Porsche specialist 111,399
** This vehicle will receive a service, an MOT and a Pre-delivery inspection from the Renaissance Classic’s Workshop Team that can be added to the provenance file prior to collection.
Viewing is highly recommended and ANY inspection is welcome. At Renaissance Classic Sports Cars we pride ourselves by preparing and testing all cars to the highest standards and would not offer our clients any vehicles that we wouldn’t be happy to personally own or drive ourselves. All our vehicles go through our meticulous 131 point pre-sales checks and all cars come with a comprehensive 6 months warranty as standard, with the option to upgrade the warranty cover and length of cover to up to 36 months for total piece of mind. Delivery can be arranged to anywhere within the UK and most worldwide counties through our approved and trusted transport agents, please call us for a quotation.
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