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1989 Porsche 911 Club Sport with 14k miles

I sincerely hope that down the road I may own a place with a small garage where I can keep two vehicles. I have no intention of letting go of my R53 MINI Cooper S anytime soon, but I think a 911 would be a good option to keep the MINI company. When that time comes, I’d probably be eyeing a 993 or a more affordable 964. However, the absolute last word, at least for me, when it comes to the 911 can be summed up in two words: Club Sport.

The following car is one of only 7 that were sold new here in the United States in 1989. The M637 Club Sport package adhered to the less is more mantra. Much of the luxury items found in a normal 911 were deleted such as power windows, air conditioning (with the exception of two examples), rear seat, sound insulation, fog lights….well, you get the point. Most wore the Grand Prix White hue and all included a blueprinted 3.2 liter engine with more horsepower.

The following example is low mileage and has proper pedigree. These Club Sports don’t come up for sale very often, so all 911 fans should take note.

1989 Porsche 911 Club Sport

The seller states:

Grand Prix White, Grey cloth inserts/leather. 14,761 original miles. 1 of 7 in the United States. Factory Lightweight (2558 lbs), NO a/c, NO power seats/windows. Lightweight carpeting in the passenger compartment and trunk. Special 3.2 Liter rated at 231 horsepower. G50 hydraulic clutch, M637 with full delete package. 100% original paint. All books and records. Collector owned since new. Original rims refurbished (NOT SHOWN). Blue Chip investment. Asking $129,900

While $129,000 for a 1989 Porsche may make some folks eyes bulge, if I had the money, I would snap this car up in a heartbeat. It fits all the criteria I look for in a car: rarity, simplicity, driving pleasure and best of all, it’s German.



  1. Wes
    Wes June 1, 2011

    I love the fabric seating. Why don’t German manufacturers (VW excepted) offer something other than leather or pleather anymore? (that’s a rhetorical question)

  2. Larry
    Larry June 1, 2011

    @ Wes:

    They do, but not in the US market.

    Personally, I’d rather have a quality fabric material than faux-leather. In certain applications, such as the Club Sport above, cloth make more sense than leather.

    Unfortunately, marketers are guided by popular perceptions (“cloth is downscale,” “leather and leatherette are easier to clean when Americans spill their Big Gulps,” etc.)

    That means you can get a base Jetta “S” SportWagen in cloth, but fork out $3-5K more for the “SE” or “TDI” and your only “choice” is V-Tex leatherette (neither is available in cloth or leather)!

    When did vinyl interiors become an upgrade?!?

  3. always_fixing
    always_fixing June 1, 2011

    Larry, I agree, I definitely don’t like the trend towards vinyl. It perplexed me when I was shopping for a BMW.

  4. paul
    paul June 1, 2011

    I had MB Tex in my last two Mercedes-Benzes, and while that stuff wears like iron, I have to say, I’m enjoying the canvas type fabric in my Cooper S. It suits the car well and seems to be wearing well. I also prefer it over fake leather.

  5. Wes
    Wes June 2, 2011

    I have leather in my cars but I’ll say this for leatherette… I have leatherette (bonded leather) living room furniture and between the beating that my dogs and kids put on the furniture it has been a good decision.

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