MATT FARAH’S CASSIS RED 1987 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 702

MATT FARAH’S CASSIS RED 1987 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 702 – Fireball attends the Top Secret Malibu Car Show and among many cool cars, spots Matt Farah and his Pink 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera, actually called Cassis Red. Plus some great inspiration.

The Porsche 911 Carrera Club Sport (CS) (option M637), 340 of which were produced from August 1987 to September 1989, is a reduced weight version of the standard Carrera that, with engine and suspension modifications, was purpose built for club racing.

The CS had a blueprinted engine with hollow intake valves and a higher rev limit, deletion of: all power options, sunroof (except one unit), air conditioning (except two unit), radio, rear seat, undercoating, sound insulation, rear wiper, door pocket lids, fog lamps, front hood locking mechanism, engine and luggage compartment lights, lockable wheel nuts and even the rear lid “Carrera” logo, all in order to save an estimated 70 kg (150 lb) in weight.

With the exception of CSs delivered to the UK, all are identifiable by the “CS Club Sport” decal on the left front fender and came in a variety of colors, some special ordered.

Some U.S. CS’s did not have the decal installed by the dealer; however, all CS’s have a “SP” stamp on the crankcase and cylinder head.

The UK CS’s were all “Grand Prix White” with a red “Carrera CS” decal on each side of the car and red wheels.

Although the CS was well received by the club racers, because it cost more than the stock 911, but had fewer comfort features.

According to Porsche Club of America and Porsche Club Great Britain CS Registers, 21 are documented as delivered to the U.S. in 1988 with 7 in 1989, one to Canada in 1988 and 53 to the United Kingdom from 1987 to 1989.

Matt Farah (The Smoking Tire) is a seasoned automotive journalist who is best known for his “every man’s” approach to car reviews and commentary.

Having driven thousands of different stock and modified vehicles, Matt is uniquely positioned to rate and review the performance of pretty much anything with wheels.

After studying photography at the University of Pennsylvania, his draw to the automotive industry and car culture was too strong to resist and soon led him to work at Gotham Dream Cars delivering exotic vehicles to their new owners.

That experience inspired him to start a motoring club in New York for luxury vehicle owners who paid $1,000 a year to attend driving events where they could safely experience their high-end machines at their limits.

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  1. Bob Amaral says:

    Hey DOOD . . . . you found a Mini !! — I do not know who owns that one – but it doesn’t matter — Ya found one !! Good Job. ALSO . . . I must congratulate you on surpassing the 700 Mark !!! WOW ….. That is more than 699 Vlogs and all of them offering a little bit of the Bu and You — and, of course, Kathy. Keep on Keepin On, my man. I still watch every one — and I am lovin it!!! — Bob

  2. Fireball Tim says:

    Thanks, Bob! Appreciate your support and we’ll keep searchin’ the Minis!

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