968 Club Sport

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968 Club Sport in standard specification:-

Recaro lightweight bucket seats with colour coded backs
No rear seats
20mm lower ride height through shorter front springs,
re-indexed rear torsion bars
No electric windows
No electric tailgate release
No electric or heated mirrors
No sunroof
No airbags
No central locking and alarm
Lighter wiring loom
Smaller capacity battery
Smaller capacity alternator
1 radiator fan instead of 2
Reduction of sound insulation
Manual (not automatic) heat regulation system
No air conditioning

No rear wiper and motor (plastic bung replaces it)
No headlight washer jets in front bumper
No heated washer jets
No under bonnet light
No boot light
17" cup 1 or 2 wheels as standard depending on year
Only black interiors with older 944 S2 door cards
Rear storage net including extended rear shelf
3 spoke steering wheel with thicker rim
Fewer engine bay plastic trims
Digital stop watch instead of exterior temperature display in dash
No clock in central dash
No radio and roof aerial
Different centre console - coin tray holder
Colour coded rear spoiler
Wheels colour coded to bodywork

Most common option codes:

M030 - It comprises stiffer springs and dampers (adjustable Koni), stiffer anti roll bars 30mm hollow fixed at the front (standard 26.8mm) and 19mm 3 position adjustable at the rear from the 16mm standard. The brakes are more powerful with cross drilled 304mm discs at the front with larger calipers and hubs, the rear discs crossed drilled 299mm.

M220 - 40% locking limited slip differential

M346 - Standard coloured rims (silver)

M381 - Basic seat left (lightweight cloth comfort front seat unique to the CS and Sport, not the bucket seat) Click here for an image

M382 - Basic seat right (lightweight cloth comfort front seat unique to the CS and Sport, not the bucket seat)

M418 - Protective side mouldings (along the side of the car to prevent parking dents)

M451 - Reduced radio preparation (Radio with 2 speakers and roof aerial)

M567 - Top tinted windscreen

M573 - Air conditioning (this reinstates the larger wiring loom, battery, alternator, auto heating system and extra radiator fan)

M650 - Sunroof (removeable)

M651 - Electric windows

M685 - Divided rear seat (click here for a photograph)

General information:

Non sunroof, M030 and M220 cars are extremely rare across all markets. M220 could be optioned without M030.

European, Japanese and Australian cars often come with air conditioning and electric windows.

German cars often have the standard 968 airbag steering wheel (due to legislation) and passenger airbag (including a slightly different dashboard to accommodate the airbag) and many come with optioned rear seats M685.

Australian cars (around 60) have 2 additional metal plates attached under the bonnet detailing the build date, chassis number, approval number, model type (Porsche 968 CS) and the number of seats (click here for a photograph). A small number of cars were imported with rears seats and this is detailed on one of the plates.

'Club Sport' decals were only applied to the cars delivered in the UK (Porsche 968 Das Kompendium by Frank Pieper).

Japanese cars have different rear lights compared with the rest of the world featuring a clear section (instead of red) over each reversing light.

The Club Sport was offered in five colours during 1993 ('black', 'guards red', 'maritime blue', 'grand prix white' and 'speed yellow') but other colours were available during model years 1994 and 1995.

The options for a Club Sport can be checked using the option sticker in the boot of the car (either on the back panel as shown below or under the boot carpet depending on the year of the car), the option sticker in the front of the service book or a Porsche dealer can usually give you the build sheet for the car.

968 CS option sticker

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