1995 Porsche 968 Club Sport

For all the air-cooled Porsches that we feature, there is still one outlier that is the ne plus ultra when it comes to P-cars for me. The 968 Club Sport. This was another one of those forbidden fruits to US customers, but a formula which enthusiasts copied in earnest by either cobbling together a few of the more performance oriented options available at the time, such as the M030 option package, or by way of the aftermarket. Out of the box, the Club Sport was ready to hit the track, with about 222 pounds shed from the curb weight by way of deletion of luxury trimmings and complimented with a more aggressive suspension setup. This Club Sport for sale in Maryland has been worked over a bit to make it even more fearsome for track days.

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Eye-popping Porsche 968 and 968CS for sale in Germany

It’s been almost 20 years since the last one rolled off the production line, but I think it’s safe to say that the Porsche 968 has aged well. This was the end of the line for the water cooled, front engined four cylinder formula. These models were slightly derided for not being a true Porsche in their day, but as time has marched on they’re gaining their fair share of praise, most notably for being a track day hero. Still, these sports cars are a bit of a dark horse with collectors, making them a reasonable bargain for those seeking precision Stuttgart engineering.

While neither of the cars we’re about to feature could be considered bargains, they are interesting varieties not normally seen on our shores. The first 968 we’ll take a look at is one of my favorite Porsches of all time, the 968CS, or Club Sport.

Year: 1993
Model: 968 Club Sport
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 63,932 km (~ 39,719 mi)
Price: €34,900 (~ $47,477 USD)

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Well kept Porsche 968 CS in Maritime Blue with just under 64000 km! Very rare, accident free Porsche 968CS in Maritime Blue, a one-owner German vehicle. The Porsche was later fitted with a stainless steel exhaust system from Cargraphic, spacers and a KW coilover suspension. The Porsche 968CS is mechanically and cosmetically perfect condition and has not been driven on the track. The secret among young timers with cult status! One of only 1,743 built (Source Porsche Club 968 Germany)

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Electric sunroof
Central locking
17 inch Cup Wheels in body color
Blaupunkt Freiburg Radio

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The 968 Club Sport is one of those forbidden fruits that, in a few years time, will be legal to import stateside. These lightweight, track oriented 968s take the basic 968 formula one notch further. Those familiar with them know they are one of the greatest track tools of our time. At almost $50,000 USD, that’s heady territory for a 968, but once a few of these start arriving in the US after they become legal to import, I’d suspect we may see some clean examples start fetching some strong money for those in the know.

Next, let’s take a look at this 968 for sale in Frankfurt, wearing a rare shade of Signal Green.

Year: 1993
Model: 968
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed automatic with Tiptronic
Mileage: 78,000 km (~ 48,467 mi)
Price: €18,450 (~ $25,099 USD)

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SPECIAL PRICE until 06-01-2014! Beautiful Porsche 968 in original condition from a private collection. A rare collector’s object in this original Porsche color (Signal Green -22s). With only 78,000 km, Automatic/Tiptronic transmission, very well maintained full leather interior. While it may not be to everyone’s taste, if you are looking for a highly original 968, then this is the car for you. You will find no ordinary, but only first vehicle colors. See for yourself!

Another is 968 in Star Ruby – 82N) and in white from a Japanese Porsche collection resolution still in our inventory! Both are original Japan 968 deliveries!

Original Porsche 968 in top condition. One of a handful finished in “signal green” color. This cult classic represents great value at low maintenance costs. Drives and handles like the sports it was born to be.

All cars in the portfolio are processed, are dry and can be visited in any weather. We will gladly arrange a personal viewing/test drive. Any questions please contact us. Contact person: Mr. Jürgen Zaschka TeL.mobiL :0172 – 9589893

With best 968 greetings, Jürgen Zaschka

Andy Warhol once said “art is what you can get away with.” Colors like these are so wild that they just work. If you’re going to drive a sporting vehicle, you might as well have a little bit of fun with it at the same time. Signal Green is one of my favorite Porsche colors of all time. Obviously, the one detriment to this car, other than the price, is the automatic gearbox. But I have never seen a 968 painted this color. From everything I have read, it seems like the number of 968s painted in this color may be in the single digits. Whatever the case may be, these two Porsches are fueling my desire to own one in the near future.

-Paul

1988 Porsche 924S Special Edition

There were two main complaints about the 1987 Porsche 924S I wrote up last week – it was too expensive, and it was an automatic. In response to both points, I’d like to revisit a car we featured back in May that remains for sale on eBay. With a more reasonable entry price, the desired 5-speed, and more stylish although not original Design 90 wheels, this 1988 Porsche 924S Special Edition ticks the right boxes if you prefer to fly low on the Porsche ownership radar. This car also epitomizes how the 924S is misunderstood and unappreciated – were they to change the name from “Special Edition” to “Club Sport” (which it effectively is) I really think it would be priced higher and snapped up more quickly. As a friend once told me, it’s not really a special edition unless someone knows why it’s special! As it sits, though, it remains a performance bargain that will provide lots of driving enjoyment for not much investment, especially with the opening bid now below $6,000.

– Carter

1988 Porsche 924S Special Edition – REVISIT

The below post originally appeared on our site May 8, 2013:

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One of the great things about writing for German Cars for Sale is learning about the myriad esoteric special editions produced by our beloved German manufacturers. From the relatively-mundane (Audi Allroad US Ski Team edition, anyone?) to the extreme (How about the E30 M3 Cecotto?), they are the funny bits that keep us car nerds hunting for more. Today we have a special edition of one of the most unloved Porsches ever produced. The 924 came in to provide a basement for the company line as the 914 and 912 were phased out. Using the front-engine platform that led to the 944, the 924 earned its derision by offering just 95hp at the outset. Even if it was 30 years ago, the ongoing horsepower wars make this number seem unbelievable.

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Luckily, today’s 924 is not one of the first models. In fact it is from the final year of the 924 which brought the 944’s full 160hp and is the most special US production code M756, indicating the 924S Special Edition. Following Porsche’s ingenious recipe of removing content (they even deleted the passenger side mirror, huge weight savings), improving suspension and upping the price, the SE was the hottest version of the least-cool Porsche. While the 924 may not be loved in general, the SE is an interesting piece of obscure Porsche knowledge that is most likely a blast to drive.

Year: 1988
Model: 924SE
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-4, 160hp
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 72,000
Price: $8,000 starting bid, no reserve

Click for Details: 1988 Porsche 924SE for sale on eBay

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25 year old classic Porsche

1 of 500

Unique and rare for the true collector, Porsche 1988 924S Special Edition.

Produced to celebrate the 250000th Porsche 911 produced.

In 1988 Porsche reached a big milestone by building its 250,000th 911. For this occasion a limited edition of no more than 500 special edition “924 S-SE” for USA

– Original mileage / only 72,000 miles

– M030 sport suspension package with commemorative plaque and interior Ferry Porsche autograph.

– Garaged all its life in California with excellent service and inside smoke-free.

– Full documentation and Porsche specialist books.

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“For the true collector” indeed – once you’ve collected every other Porsche, try the 924SE! In all seriousness, with 72k miles and bidding starting at $8k, you could do a hell of a lot worse. The lack of interior shots leads me to believe this SE suffers from the worn-cloth issues common on these, so I wouldn’t buy it sight-unseen. No reserve means this could potentially be had for less than $10k though, which makes it a very interesting value proposition over a good 944 and scores a few extra rarity points.

-NR

1994 Audi RS2

In my spare time, I collect 1:18 scale model cars. Living in an urban area with limited parking, it’s a way of enjoying some of my favorite vehicles on a smaller scale. One recent acquisition to my collection was an Audi RS2 made by a specialty manufacturer out of France. I’ve always admired this collaboration between Audi and Porsche, especially when they are painted in the iconic Nogaro blue. In another six years, these cars will begin to be legal for importation into the US. Unfortunately, by that time the prices on these cars will surely have skyrocketed. That’s not at all surprising, given a short two year production run with under 3,000 produced.

This RS2 for sale in Barcelona was treated to a recent restoration to the tune of over €20,000.

1994 Audi RS2 for sale on Mobile.de

Audi RS2 totally restored in December 2011. New engine with 9500 km (current 210,000). Newly painted. Aesthetically perfect. I have the invoices of repair for value (+20000 Euros). Brakes 8 calipers and rims 18″ Porsche 993 turbo with Bridgestone 235/35/18. Exhaust MTM. Metallic catalyst 200. Xenon kit. Bluetooth.

While it doesn’t wear its original Porsche Cup wheels, the 993 Turbo style wheels don’t look out of place on this fast estate. At over $30,000 USD equivalent, this car isn’t for everyone. For some, it is a drop in the bucket considering the combination of performance and practicality. Look up Q ship in the dictionary, and this five-door, 311 horsepower beast with Porsche DNA would fit the profile.

-Paul

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.

-Paul

Porsche 911 Carrera Club Sport For Sale on 6SpeedOnline.com

The link love continues tonight with another rare sighting: A 1988 Porsche 911 Club Sport. One of only 28 officially imported to the U.S. and sporting the excellent Gulf Blue paint. Check it out on 6SpeedOnline.com for best offer over $60k:

1988 Porsche Carrera Club Sport For Sale in Gulf Blue

quote from seller’s listing:

Many of you have seen photos of my Club Sport. Business opportunities lead me to very reluctantly sell this car. When selling cars that I’ve owned in the past I’ve been guilty of saying, “I’ll find another one”. I cannot make that statement with this car.

The 1987-1989 Club Sport is arguably the most-rare, lightweight production 911 that Porsche has ever produced. It took me over two years to find this one. Not only is this Club Sport rare from a production standpoint, this is a “Sonder-Wunsch” or Special Wishes 911. The rarest of the rare, one of the 28 North American Carrera Club Sports painted by the factory in Gulf Blue. Believed to be the only Club Sport worldwide painted this color. The car was built with Chrome rather than black window trim and a Burgundy pinstripe velour interior. It is a car that is all original including the paintwork with extensive paperwork back to 8,000 miles.

Granted that’s a lot of cash for a Carrera of that vintage, but again I agree with the comments that this car isn’t going down in value anytime soon. I think it would make for an excellent collector car as well, and would be so awesome on back roads this time of year!

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