In 1987 Porsche launched the 3.2 Carrera Club Sport and while it isn’t an official “RS” model, it definitely has had magic RS tweaking and upgrades, making this a very special Porsche. A true driver’s 911. Inspired by those legendary lightweight 911s of the past, the Club Sport package (option code M637) was applicable to Coupes only. It marked the arrival of the Club Sport designation which has since become a byword for the most extreme Porsches.
The new Club Sport had a blueprinted, high revving engine mated to a modified short-shift, close-ratio G50 gearbox. The 911 had track-bias suspension modifications, with weight saving measures that bordered on obsessive. It worked.
This one on Collecting Cars is a wonderful, low-mileage example. It is powered by a blueprinted version of the 3.2-litre air-cooled flat-six engine, coupled to a five-speed close-ratio Getrag G50 manual transmission. The odometer shows a modest 59,236 miles from new. It is one of only 53 right-hand drive UK-market Club Sports, and one of just 340 examples produced worldwide.
As standard, the Club Sport model features a blueprinted engine, which revs 300rpm higher than the standard unit thanks to hollow inlet valves, a higher rev limiter, and a modified air intake. While on paper, the Club Sport’s 3.2-litre engine was rated at the same 231hp as the standard Carrera, the original Club Sport engines have been measured north of 240hp.
The addition of Bilstein sport shock absorbers, Sport Equipment spoilers, a short-shift gear lever and a limited-slip differential, make the 3.2 CS a particularly engaging and highly sought-after classic Porsche. This example is finished in Grand Prix White paintwork with red ‘Carrera CS decals’ and red 16-inch Fuchs alloy wheels, over a black and white pinstriped cloth-trimmed interior with sport seats. Factory-fitted equipment includes basic heating and ventilation, manually operated windows and mirrors, a cigarette lighter, and a heated rear windscreen. This example has also been fitted with a more modern aftermarket Pioneer head unit.
This Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Club Sport is a fine and beautifully presented example of the incredibly rare and highly sought-after air-cooled classic. Featuring a more powerful, higher-revving engine and treated to an extensive light-weighting programme from the factory, this UK-market 3.2 CS is one of only 53 examples produced, and would make a superb addition to any collection of Stuttgart’s finest, as well as an engaging and grin-inducing companion for spirited drives on its new owner’s favorite roads.