1988 Porsche Carrera 911 Club Sport, ultra rare, 1 of 22 imported, Porsche COA

Price: - Item location: Brewster, New York, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 911
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Carrera Club Sport
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 26,850
  • VIN: WP0AB0911JS125069
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 3.8L
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: rear
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1988 Porsche 911

Up for auction is an ultra-rare 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Club Sport. This Club Sport is one of just 22 Club Sports imported to North America in 1988 and retains its rarer still factory dark blue color. It comes with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and was featured in an article in Excellence Magazine in September 2012 (read article for more details on the history and build). Although this is a genuine CS, t is not for the purists; this car has been thoughtfully and thoroughly modified in the direction Porsche intended, lbeit with care taken to minimize any irreversible changes.Already a lightened version of the Carrera when it left Stuttgart, his particular CS, t 2470 lbs with fuel, s almost 300 lbs lighter than the standard Carrera and some 500 lbs lighter than the Turbo. Power is up handsomely too, hanks to the very professional transplant (by Rothsport) of a 3.8 literVarioRam motor out of a 993. The setup develops 321hp, esulting in some astonishing acceleration in this featherweight car. So, es, t is not a stock Club Sport...it is better! Sounds better, uns better, andles and stops better, tc. It can be your track day/DE weapon, ollectible street car, r with some updated wheels and tires and re-installation of some of the factory panels (provided), t could be your version of an Outlaw or Singer. There is easily over $150k invested in this car to make it fast, eliable, nd safe.

What is a Carrera Club Sport? Designed for the enthusiast, orsche made every effort to eliminate every unnecessary item to create, n the Club Sport, he purest example of the 911 since the original RS. From the factory, he Club Sport was equipped as follows: no fog lights, anual sport seats, oll up windows, anual controls for the ventilation system (no A/C), o central locking, o rear seats, o sound proofing materials (except on ceiling and engine), o lock on trunk release, o passenger sun visor, nd no jacket hooks. The CS was lowered by the factory and featured stiffer Bilstein shock absorbers and slightly larger wheels and tires. Theoriginal 3.2 liter engines were blueprinted during assembly and otherwise slightly improved with revised DME, ew air filter, nd hollow inlet valves. The red line was raised from 6,300 rpm to 6,850 rpm although the hp rating was unchanged. Porsche made 340 Club Sports worldwide during their 1988-89 production run, nd imported only 29 of those to the US. In 1988, hose 22 cars sent to the US received consecutive serial numbers.

Simply put, he 1988-89 Carrera Club Sport was a 2.7 RS for the 1980s and they have already become very collectible, ith pristine examplessellingfor well north of $200k. With the incredible increases in values for rare and collectible air-cooled Porsches, t very well might be the time to return this car to stock form, lthough I would recommend that the new owner enjoy the driving perfection of the car as it is before making that decision. Still, ith relatively little effort, his modified CS could be put back to stockappearing, hile retaining the exceptionally well integrated Rothsport 3.8 liter VarioRam powerhouse. The 3.8was upgraded with all new race grade pistons, ods, olts, prings, alves, askets, ings, tc.

When I purchased this car in mid-2014, t had covered only a few miles since a full pre-purchase inspection in March 2013 at 26,577 miles (current mileage is 26,842) by Gerber Motorsport of Seattle, ncluding leak down/compression check. I can email that report to anyone interested, ut suffice to say the car was deemed "a wonderful example of the highly sought after Club Sport variant...with no reason to pass on this vehicle." Compression was 165 psi exactly from all six cylinders and leakdown was 2-6%. It is an extremely crisp, ight machine in every way: it handles beautifully, he brakes are powerful, nd the exhaust note is pure air-cooled Porsche magic. It is loud, ut not deafening; it makes a great noise and will put a smile on your face! I encourage you to watch this recent driving video...

The original owner of this car was obviously not happy with the “somewhat” lackluster performance of the standard Club Sport and embarked on a journey to modify and improve this CS in the direction intended by the factory. The major work was carried out by well known Porsche performance shop Rothsport (Jeff Gamroth). Below is a partial list of what's been done...

- Rothsport 993 3.8L VarioRam motor

- Mahle pistons with temperature head sensors

- 993 supersport Custom ground camshaft

-Oversized intake and exhaust valves

- Race valve springs w/ titanium spring retainers

- Ported dual plug heads

- Custom ECU reprogramming; optimized fuel and timing maps for 3.8L RS spec engine

- 321.3 HP, 80.2 lb-ft of torque

- 993 VarioRam intake assembly with harness and ECU, or maximum HP and torque

- "Custom 1” race headers

- Lightweight flywheel

- Quadratrac rear axles

- Flowmaster stainless steel muffler, ith heat shield

- Safety Devices roll cage with door bars, indow net, nd camera mount

- Holbert brake-cooling system

- Deeper front spoiler

- Kevlar RS race seats (8 lbs each)

- Schroth harnesses

- RSR door panels and RS pulls

- RSR rear wing with Gurney lip

- Composite, eversible 964 RSR body kit

- Momo quick release steering wheel

- Tow hook

- Smart Racing swaybars

- Strut tower brace

- Shift light (velcro'd on; no holes in dash)

- Differential cooler

- Dual fender-mounted oil coolers

- Electric cut-off switch

- Heater delete

- G50 with short gears (158 mph at 7200 rpm)

- Transmission cooler

- Front clear bra

- 993 Turbo brakes with cross drilled rotors (Big Red kit)

- Lighter fiberglass pieces replaced the stock bumpers, ills, irrors, nd decklid

- 17 inch HRE wheels

- Fire extinguisher system

- Fuel cell (17 gallon)

- JRZ/Moton double-adjustable dampers

- Billet aluminum Rothsport shifter

- New Braille racing battery (2015)

Original Parts and other stuff included with the car:

- Original front blue CS valance (non fog light, S-only) w/ splitter

- Original blue rear bumper w/ extensions

- Original blue leather steering wheel

- Original fuel tank (satin finish CS-only)

- Original CS tach (higher rpm redline, S-only)

- Original blue steel hood w/ paint code labels

- Original blue steel decklid w/o Carrera tail

- Original center console

- Original ash tray

- Original smuggler's box cover

- Original copy of the September 2012 issue of Excellence

- Porsche COA

The original CS seats, n Marine Blue, re pristine but still in the possession of a prior owner (i.e. they are not included in this auction). The prior owner was not interested in selling them as of last year, ut I will pass his contact info on to the winning bidder who may have better luck.The car comes with Racetech racing seats, s pictured.


This Club Sport was used the way Porsche intended, n the track. It is heavily modified and has seen its share of track and DE days, ut was never raced. It is an exceptionally tight car. Track-oriented modifications began almost from new and it currently has under 26,850 miles on it. There are some stone chips here and there, ut the car was never in any accidents and retains its original paint except for the later 964 front and rear bolt on bumper caps, hich were color matched. The original Club Sport fender script remains in place. The Yokohama tires are past their prime and should be replaced if any serious performance driving is to be done. There's some road rash and a crack on the lower edge of the front splitter (see pix). This is a streetable track car, lthough whether it will pass inspection at your local DMV is at your risk.It runs perfectly: great clutch and shifter action, o overheating, tarts and idles perfectly, trong oil pressure, ith great power and braking. Recent PPI (within 300 miles) confirms sound mechanicals. The car is clean, ut could probably use a professional detailing.

Terms and Conditions:

This Carrera Club Sport is sold on a clean, igned over Georgia title. No warranty is expressed or implied. Your bid is a commitment to buy, ot an option to buy, o please ask any and all questions before bidding. I have tried to describe the car as best I can, ut I cannot be held responsible for every stone chip or small scratch; I encourage would-be bidders/owners to inspect the car themselves if at all possible. It is availablefor inspection in the Brewster, Y 10509 area. This car is completely drivable within reasonable distances, ut I will also meet with the shipper of your choice to help with transportation. I reserve the right to end this auction at any time and for any reason.

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