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Between 1993 and 1995 Porsche offered a lighter-weight 'Club Sport' version of their 968 Coupé for enthusiasts seeking increased track potential. The car was offered in basic stripped-out form with no air conditioning, sunroof, electric windows, airbags, heated washer jets, rear seat, rear wiper and no sound proofing either. Oddly, all of these missing items were on the options list, and it's a rare 968CS that doesn't have one or two creature comforts. The front springs were 20mm shorter and the rear torsion bars 20mm lower, Recaro bucket seats replaced the standard leather items, 17" wheels with 225 front and 255 rear tyres were fitted, and a close-ratio, six-speed, manual gearbox featured as standard. In its basic form, this was a serious, no compromise, track car with performance to match from its 240bhp, 3.0 litre, 16 valve engine. The 'Sport' was a UK only version produced in 1994 for Porsche GB, more refined and comfortable with proper seats and additional electrics, but was essentially a 968 'Club Sport' with the 'CS Luxury Package' and different graphics. At its launch, the 968CS would have cost around £29,000 and so has lost very little in terms of value. In total 1,923 cars were believed to have been sold of which 306 were the, UK only, 'Sport' models. M671 WEG was purchased by its current owner some six years ago and is nicely presented in its original Grand Prix White. Shortly after his purchase, our vendor sensibly had a full belt change with a cam and cam-chain inspection, fresh oil and the car was given a clean bill of health. Unusually for an original European market 968CS, the weight-increasing options list was left well alone with the only nod to comfort being the electric sunroof. There is a Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche listing the car's relevant details and its original options. During his ownership, this Club Sport has been upgraded with a 'Variant 3' coil-over suspension system including rear torsion bar reset, M030 anti-roll bars and bushes, and a 'Big Red' brake conversion on the front wheels. Finally, the chassis was set up by 'Centre Gravity' for fast road / track day use and at the same time, three-point harnesses were installed. Having been maintained by EMC Motorsport (a 968 specialist) and PCT in Coventry, this car is ready to be enjoyed by a new owner and with the recent enhancements to, what is acknowledged to be, one of the best-balanced driving cars for years, the result is superb.