Porsche 911 Carrera Club Sport

We are pleased to offer a rare find - a Porsche 911 Carrera Club Sport(CS).  Only 340 of these were produced worldwide from August 1987 to September 1989 and just 53 right hand drive variants were delivered to the UK. The option M637 (Lightweight) provided a reduced weight of 70kg compared to the standard Carrera by way of engine and suspension modifications - a blueprinted engine with hollow intake valves and a higher rev limit, deletion of all power options: sunroof, air conditioning, radio, rear seat, undercoating, sound insulation, rear wiper, door pocket lids, fog lamps, front hood locking mechanism, engine and luggage compartment lights, lockable wheel nuts and even the rear lid "œCarrera" logo.

The UK cars were all Grand Prix White with red wheel centres and were well received despite them costing more than the stock 911 and having fewer "œcreature comforts" with many being bought as "˜out and out' club racers.

This car is one of only 7 lightweight derivatives of the Club Sport. Delivered in Feb 1988 this was originally used by Peter Lovett of the Dick Lovett Group as a race car for the 1988 season. It was then completely converted back to standard road car spec, retaining the original roll cage, and used as a fast road car with the occasional, sprint, hillclimb or track day over the next 22 years of the car's life. It has now done 63,500 miles and comes freshly serviced with MOT and tax until March 2011. The roll cage is currently removed (although available) and the car is in totally original road "CS" spec as it was built.
  It presents a great opportunity to acquire a special and rare car that that can be enjoyed either as an occasional competition car or simply as a 'high days and holidays car' that is sure to increase in value.

The previous owner commented:
"This car is one of only 53 RHD examples of the 911 Carrera 3.2 Club Sport, built for the 1988MY when Porsche decided to re-visit the stripped down, light weight RS theme that had proved so rewarding in 1973.

The car is one of the lightweight Clubsports (1 of 7) supplied without underseal. It also has lightweight glass to the doors and the combined difference is 35kg under a standard Club Sport weight.
 
Based on the standard 3.2 Carrera, the M637 Club Sport version was not built with a view to homologation for a national or international race series, but rather as a 911 that was perfectly viable as a road car, whilst having the ability to acquit itself well on track in club events. It was quickly used (in lightweight form) for club competition in the UK.

Weight was saved by the deletion of unnecessary luxuries such as electric windows, sunroof, central locking, automatic heat regulation and more, and in the true lightweight version, even the underseal. The rear seats were replaced by a carpeted shelf with two storage cubby holes, and the front seats were replaced by simpler versions covered in pin striped velour.

 
The engine was only mildly modified and nominally rated at 231bhp.Mechanical blueprinting, along with a modified ECU allowing the engine to rev to 6840rpm, made for a more urgent and responsive power plant than that in the standard 3,2 Carrera. This, combined with the M220 limited slip differential, uprated dampers and stiffer engine mountings, gave a completely different feel to the driving experience - it was, and is, a true driver's car. This car has a modified chip enabling just under 250 bhp to be produced.

The data file shows early competition use by Peter Lovett and subsequent hillclimb use by Brian Hunt and  myself (Tony Gaymond) during 2004/2005 . It was at this point that the car was restored to its current road specification. This restoration included all mechanical work, rebuilt engine and gearbox, bodywork, including a geometry chassis check on a jig and a full respray. The car is now ready to be enjoyed.

There have been numerous articles written about this car as you will see in the data file that accompanies the car. The car is also in the 911 & Porsche World - 'Ultmate Porsche'article for November 2010."

 

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