Sold for £25,594
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: M675 WEG
Chassis No: WPOZZZ96ZRS815190
MOT: August 2023
Announced in 1991, the 968 was the fourth of Porsche's family of front-engined sports cars. Styled along Porsche 928 lines, the 968 retained its 944 predecessor's basic mechanical layout while improving on its specification, boasting a 2,990cc engine and six-speed manual transmission. Porsche's big four-cylinder now boasted 'Variocam' variable valve timing and produced 240bhp, good enough for a top speed of 156mph with 60mph coming up in 6.2 seconds.
Intended for enthusiasts seeking enhanced on-track performance, the lightweight Club Sport did without much of the 968's 'luxury' equipment; for example: there was less sound deadening insulation and the window lifts were hand operated, though features such as air conditioning, a sunroof, and an audio system remained available as options. The rear seats were deleted; the fronts replaced with lightweight Recaro competition seats; and a non-airbag steering wheel fitted. There was also a less complex wiring loom and a smaller battery; the result being a reduction in weight of around 100kg when compared to the standard 968. Improvements to the running gear included revised suspension, lowered ride height and 17" wheels shod with wider tyres. In 1993, the Porsche 968 Club Sport was voted 'Performance Car of the Year' by the UK's Performance Car magazine. Stated by Porsche Club GB to be ‘arguably best of them all’, supported by a number of racing drivers, who have quoted it to be the best driving Porsche in Existence, the 968 Club Sport is tipped to be one of the next investment vehicles to buy and one of the greatest cars of all time.
One of 179 UK cars, this particular example, a 1994 model year car, is presented in Guards red and features the highly rare and desirable Guards Red backed Recaro bucket seats. In addition. Factory specification including Limited Slip Differential (M220) with 40% lock, side protection mouldings, top tinted windscreen and detachable and electrically operated roof panel make this a very collectible example. Subject to a full respray in 2017, ‘M675 WEG’ has benefited from extensive maintenance including a major service along with replacement fuel pipes and belts in August 2020, and a subsequent service in August of 2021 including a power steering overhaul, and Waxoyl treatment. Now showing 128,708 miles on the odometer, equating to just 4,500 per year, the car is offered for sale to its lucky new owner.
‘M675 WEG’ comes with what could well be one of the best history files we have seen. Certainly at least one of the most organised. The ring-binder included contains an abundance of invoices and receipts for work done over the years, totalling over £27,500. The folder is separated and organised by year going back to not only 1995, but before it was new, with each year having a cover page for clarity. At the front of the folder, presented is the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity which supports that this Lancaster Cambridge supplied Club Sport was originally Guards red, with the red wingback Recaro seats, with the options as mentioned above. Towards the back of the folder, included are two press release information documents on the Club Sport from 1992, which detail technical information on both the 968 Club Sport and the 968. As well as this, there are also both original brochures for the 968 and 968 CS, with an invitation to apply leaflet for the CS and of course the current UK V5C document, which, although displaying 15 former keepers, does not detract from the fact this car has clearly been well looked after throughout its life.
No, it does not end here. Also included is a Porsche 968 book by Peter Morgan, but additionally, and importantly, this car’s original leather wallet including Porsche Assistance brochure, Porsche Service directory, drivers manual and guarantee and maintenance manual which contains 22 stamps, with the most recent by Porsche specialists Braunton Engineering in August 2021. In addition, the book includes 3 coolant change stamps, 4 brake fluid change stamps and 4 belt tensioner check stamps. With an MOT valid until 17 August 2023, the vendor rates the condition of the bodywork, engine, electrical equipment, paintwork, transmission and interior trim all as ‘Very Good’.
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