We have already talked about the exciting Air Cooled Sunday program that Collecting Cars is running and why we, as Porsche geeks are spending a lot of time on their site drooling over the cars we want to buy.
This is the Paul Stephens 320 Clubsport Series II and it is a very rare and bespoke ‘resto-mod’ example of the iconic 911 sports car. It is powered by a 3.6-litre air-cooled flat-six engine, producing 320bhp, driven through the rear wheels via a five-speed ‘G50’ manual transmission and limited-slip differential. The Clubsport 320 is capable of sprinting from 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds and going on to a top speed of 175 mph. It is understood to be one of only two such cars built to date, with the first being the show car, and this being the second.
Originally a red 1989 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera, it has been totally transformed by Paul Stephens into a bespoke AutoArt car. This was a complete nut-and-bolt rebuild, with the original body stripped to bare metal and de-seamed. The car is now finished in the subtle and contemporary shade of Crayon over a black leather interior with green and white tartan cloth seat inserts and matching door pockets. It rides on a set of optional 16-inch Fifteen 52 Outlaw 001 alloys finished in satin gold and gloss black, shod with Yokohama Neova tires.
The uprated 3.6-litre engine includes dry sump lubrication with an air-cooled fan and external front mounted oil cooler, plus PS individual throttle bodies with a programmable ECU. It is equipped with the G50 manual transmission and a standard limited-slip differential. Suspension is by Bilstein Nurburging sport dampers on all four corners, with a 22mm anti-roll bar at the front and 21mm at the rear. The brakes are 282.5mm discs at the front and 290mm rear, each with 4-piston callipers from the 986 Boxster.