This Porsche 968 Club Sport Is A Forgotten Gem Looking For A New Home

The Porsche 968 Club Sport is one of those forgotten gems that somehow never gained the same traction with their most popular siblings which incidentally started with a 9 and ended in 11.

This 1994 example is only one of the 1,743 left-hand drive Club Sports ever made and is considered one of the sweetest driving cars Porsche ever made.

While Porsche never offered the 968 CS in Blue Cobalt, this example is proudly wearing it as it was originally the personal car of Hans Riedel, the then Executive Vice President of Porsche AG.

The Club Sport version of the 968 tipped the scales at 100kg less than its regular siblings, while Porsche also updated the suspension for better handling. The powertrain however remained the same, meaning a 240hp 3.0-litre four-cylinder engine paired to a six-speed manual gearbox.

The car is also optioned with air-conditioning, power windows and a sunroof, which may add a bit of weight but there is still less sound insulation and that suspension to put a smile on your face.

The clocks read a healthy 173,500km (around 108k miles), which should mean whoever buys it will continue driving it without the worrying about the mileage. Offered for sale from HistoricCars.fr, this beauty is asking for 48,500 euros (around $54k in current exchange rates).

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  • Auf Wiedersehen

    I wish I could put this next to my Cayman.

  • Christian Wimmer

    “…3.0-litre four-cylinder engine…”

    I’m no mechanic, but I’ve always wondered how refined this engine was. Aren’t engines of that era smoother if the displacement is spread out over more cylinders?

    The only modern vehicle with a similar displacement is the Mitsubishi Pajero/Shogun 3.2 DI-D Diesel, which is a 3.2-l 4-cylinder and the roughness of that motor is cited as being the fault of the massive displacement for just 4-cylinders.

    • Andrew Riles

      That is my understanding too….and in terms of modern diesels, the reason that the Ford Ranger/Mazda BT50 and Everest have a five cylinder 3.2L not a four of similar capacity like many of its competitors….

  • Dustin

    Why can’t they make cars look like this anymore? The exteriors of many early 90s sports cars are still beautiful, but the interiors get so outdated, and I likely wouldn’t get one for that reason alone. But the exterior style… gorgeous.

    • fabri99

      There’s something about design in the 1990s… It gives me an idea of solidity and toughness almost, especially when combined with german cars.

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    Apart from the overly large rear lights, this is a thing of beauty and inherent solidity.

  • PB

    There was a hint of financial desperation about it at the time, but it was still a nice update of the original 924 body, and in some ways the look has aged better than the 924/944, possibly for the reason fabri99 above says.

  • SteersUright

    I researched these and the 928. Beautiful but the maintanance I read about can be scary!

  • DGC

    924, 944, 968 and 928 Porsche cars are over engineered and over built…. They don’t rust, break or wear out… Even the worst car looks ok for 30 plus year old car….

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