This 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Club Sport is Close to Perfect
There is no such thing as a perfect Porsche 911. With all the variations of the model, options available, and views on what a 911 'should be,' it's shocking anyone is ever in agreement regarding the car for which there is no substitute. However, when a general consensus is reached where a specific model is concerned, you know it's something really special. The 1987 - 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Club Sport is one such car. Porsche debuted the 3.2 Carrera Club Sport in 1987. It was a variant aimed to please the folks looking for a 911 that was nearly ready to go racing right off the assembly line. In Club Sport spec, the 911 lost around 155 pounds by ditching non-essential equipment like a sunroof, rear seat, A/C, power windows, and certain bits of sound insulation, among other things. RELATED: See Photos of the 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster
Subtle modifications were made to the 3.2-liter flat six which included hollow intake valves and a reprogrammed ECU that meant for a higher rev limit. Modifications to the suspension and the new for 1987 G50 gearbox were also made in order to improve the already impressive capabilities of the car.
Because this is Porsche were talking about, production of the Carrera Club Sport was very limited, with just 340 units coming off the line. Only 28 of those came to the U.S., 22 in 1988, and six in 1989.
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This particular example of the Carrera CS is one of the rarest of all 340 produced. It is the only Club Sport to wear Porsche's classic Irish Green paint, and as you can see, it's in phenomenal condition. And don't even get me started on those perfect cloth sport seats with embossed Porsche script. They really got some things right in the '80s, didn't they?
The car has traveled just 9,200 miles, 500 of which were put on by the seller after they purchased the car in 2007. All the accessories that came with the car when delivered—tool kit, jack, front end bra and Club Sport supplement to the owners manual—are present. This is truly a mint condition example of a famous piece of Porsche history, one that will be hitting the Gooding and Co. auction in Pebble Beach next month.
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