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Estimate: £120,000 - £140,000
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When the 1988 model year 911 was launched in September 1987, Porsche also introduced a lightweight high-performance version aimed at the firm's hardcore customers. No doubt inspired by the legendary 2.7 RS of 1972 this new Coupe only car was the first to adopt Porsche's now revered Club Sport designation. The CS was a stripped out version of the 3.2, made some 100kg lighter than most by stripping out non-essentials like the rear seats, sound deadening, electric windows, and even the passenger's sun visor. The engine revs more freely, and 300rpm higher, thanks to lightweight inlet valves and a reprogrammed ECU. Just 340 examples were made, and only 53 of those were in right-hand-drive for the UK market. Available in the UK in any colour you like, as long as what you like is Grand Prix White with red wheel centres. Unsurprisingly with more power and 38kg less weight to lug around, the Club Sport instantly became the quickest normally aspirated 911 available with 0-60mph requiring a mere 5.1 seconds whilst top speed rose to 156mph. The transmission featured revised 4th and 5th gear ratios and a limited-slip differential. Bilstein sports suspension was specified and Fuchs alloy wheels, 7" front and 8" rear.
This exceptional 911 Club Sport was supplied new by AFN Guildford in October 1988. It has covered fewer than 60,000 miles from new, which is supported by every MOT certificate and the original service book showing official stamps to 16,100 miles in 1991 followed by marque specialists since. The history file also includes a host of bills from 1990 up to the last recorded service in October 2010 when it was fitted with a 2.7RS stainless steel exhaust.