Lot 260 - 1995 Porsche 968 Sport
|£15,000 - £19,000
The UK-only version called '968 Sport' was offered in 1994 and 1995, it formed part of the run of 1,923 968 ClubSports produced by Porsche in that period. Although badged as '968 Sports' in the UK, all are genuine 'ClubSports' with the luxury package option, which included electric front windows, rear seats, a sunroof and other ‘refinements’ such as cloth comfort seats (different from both the standard and the ClubSport). With the added electrics, the larger wiring loom was used and the Sport variant also got back the two rear seats, again in the cloth material specific to the Sport.
This 968 Sport was originally registered on 3rd February 1995. It has in recent times been modified for track use, although it is still road legal. Fitted with a welded-in half rollcage from Rollcentre Racing, and a Momo Racing Line steering wheel and an under bonnet torsion bar. Finished in the Rothmans/Porsche livery this Porsche is certainly an eye-catching example. Under the bonnet is the 3.0-litre 16-valve inline-four, which produces 237bhp and drives the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. Amongst the car’s other performance modifications are a stainless-steel exhaust, uprated M030 anti-roll bars, Gaz adjustable coilover dampers, 993-turbo specification ‘Big Red’ front brakes (CompBrake) and longer front wheel studs, allowing spacers to be fitted if required. Supplied with a V5C registration document, we are advised the car will be presented for an MoT prior to auction. A selection of invoices come with the car confirming the timing belt was last changed in 2018 in November 2018 by Ninex Motorsport. More recent work has been carried out by marque specialist RSR. This Porsche 968 Sport is a tastefully modified example of the sought-after UK-market sports car, with eye-catching livery. It is offered in entirely usable condition and would make a fine entrant for track days thanks to its various motorsport-focused enhancements. Consignor Stewart Banks
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