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Widely regarded as one of the finest handling front-engined, rear-wheel-drive cars ever made, the Porsche 968 was the ultimate development of the long-lived 924/944 transaxle range. For the real hardcore driving enthusiast, it was also offered in stripped out Club Sport specification, with no air conditioning, sunroof, electric windows, airbags, rear seats, and no sound-proofing either. Revised track-focused suspension, Recaro seats, 17” alloys, and a close-ratio 6-speed gearbox were standard, along with a lusty 3.0-litre, 16v, 240bhp, four-pot engine with VarioCam timing. Only 1,617 were made, however, in 1994 for the UK market only, a further 306 slightly different versions were produced and these were simply entitled Sport.
The Sport was produced on the same production line as the Club Sport and has very similar chassis and suspension. The key difference between the CS and the Sport is that the Sport has a bigger wiring loom and battery to cope with the extra electrics that have been put in, electric windows, tailgate release, central locking etc. It also has the occasional rear seats, unlike the CS, and it has the comfort front seats.
Dating from late 1994, this lovely Porsche is indeed one of the 306, UK-supplied, right-hand drive 968 Sports. Finished in black with a black leatherette interior it has only covered 21,800 miles (atoc) from new as the previous owner acquired the car in 1999, used it until 2008 (19,869 miles) and stored it until 2017 when it was purchased by our vendor. He tells us that "The car is in excellent condition with all original panels and no accident damage. Wheels are perfect with good tyres. Interior is excellent with the original Blaupunkt cassette player."
It's supplied with its book pack, service records (main dealer stamps only), Porsche COA, original sales brochure, V5c and old MOTs etc. It was most recently serviced at Porsche Reading in April 2019 and the MOT is valid until 19/04/2020.
This a really lovely 968 and we don't know where you could find another one at this mileage.