Less Than 6k KMs: 1988 Porsche 911 Club Sport

The Porsche 911 Club Sport is one of those models that may seem hard to justify the price premium for considering what the tweaks from the factory amounted to. However, there’s more at work here than just a decal, some weight reduction, and chassis tuning. Among 911 owners, exclusivity plays as much of a factor as the actual performance capabilities on hand, and this German-market 911 Club Sport here on The Samba is perhaps one of the best examples left, with under 6,000 KMs and European-market specifications.

What I mean by that last part is, even among a car as raw as the Club Sport, ROW cars like this had slightly better performance thanks to more powerful engines and lighter weight, due to no undercoating like on the U.S. cars. The seller says he imported this example from Germany and then set out to create a concours-quality car, making any and all fixes and improvements necessary with no regard to cost. I don’t know what level of perfecting was needed on a car with mileage that low, but surely it was minor.

The sport bucket seats were part of the Club Sport package, along with a rear seat delete, shorter shifter, suspension tuning, front and rear spoilers, and a limited slip. This is a fairly common recipe among German makes to offer a track-ready package in limited numbers and is almost guaranteed to become a more valuable car in short order. BMWs, Mercedes (like the junkyard Cosworth 2.3-16), and Porsches are all accustomed to building limited production cars with modest (if any) power increases, but a more dialed-in suspension that can yield measurable improvements on the track.

While Club Sports have always carried a premium price, this one may make your eyes water: $329,000 is the ask for this European-spec Club Sport, of which there is likely only a handful in the states and confirmed 340 worldwide. While I could never justify that sort of price even if I had the cash (and if I did, you can be sure I’d buy a 930 before one of these), there’s someone out there who will want it as the centerpiece to their air-cooled collection – which is a shame, since this 911 model was destined for the track.

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Comments

  1. Skorzeny

    Eyes. Watering. All the digits in the price…

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    • Keith

      Most that see this on here will be like my wife. She cannot tell the difference between a $30,000 and $1.5 million Porsche 911. They pretty much all look the same to her. However, it’s the details and subtle changes that Porsche offered and made to individual models that separates the ordinary from the rare. The Club Sport shown here was and ultra rare light weight that Porsche built towards the end of the original 911 run. These were special and remain so within the Porsche community. The 911 was produced in many variations, some of which were built solely for homolgation for racing. These were incredible cars, especially during this time period. Truly giant killers.

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  2. steve

    You must be smoking some real strong stuff if you believe this
    Porsche is worth the asking price

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  3. Rob

    But…but…but… Porsche…911CS!!!! Euro!! You’ll be the only retired lawyer around with one rotting in your garage!!! Think of all the attention you’ll get!!!

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  4. brianashe Member

    Even as a high-schooler, I thought the “CS” graphics were tacky.

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  5. Haig Haleblian

    Yawn

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  6. Capriest Member

    I hope this things low miles are from track use because it unfortunately will likely never get another chance.

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  7. Jack Quantrill

    Someone will buy this and think they got a good deal!

  8. twistednipple

    The ultimate street Porsche in 1988. It would torch a street 930 on a road course, and many other 1988 “super cars”. Very nice and well presented. Love it. A lot of money ? Sure it is, but this a very special unmolested car. Supply and demand determines the value. And this one checks both of those boxes.

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