Delivered new to Porsche Exchange in Highland Park, Illinois, this example remained in Illinois for most of its life. The first owner kept the car until the end of 2008. The second and most long-term owner acquired the car in 2008 and owned the car until October 2020. The most recent owner was a North Carolina-based collector that added the vehicle to his stable, where it lived for the past year.
The spec on this GT3 is incredible. The Speed Yellow exterior is complimented nicely by the assortment of unique options fitted in the interior. The seatbacks have been color-matched, and every available carbon interior option was installed in the car to include the center console, air vents, steering wheel, and several other items. The entire options list is below.
The cosmetic condition of this early GT3 is second to none. It retains all of its original paint and has never suffered from damage. There is not a single rock chip on the entirety of the exterior, as the car likely wore a clear bra that covered the entire front end in the past. The front lower valance is unscuffed and in perfect condition. The wheels are flawless, and wear brand-new Michelin Pilot Sport N4 tires.
Powered by the renowned 3.6L Mezger based engine, this 996 GT3 makes 380hp with a maximum RPM of 8400. Torque peaks at 284lb-ft at 5,000 RPM. The normally aspirated Mezger based engines are widely regarded as the most visceral and engaging engine application Porsche has offered in a streetcar. The sound at high RPM’s is intoxicating and leaves the driver begging for more.
Factory options include:
With every iteration, the GT3 has gotten faster- but only one is the original. This original is low-mileage, high-option, and so nearly new that it might still have a ticket to Ocean’s Twelve in the glovebox. Give us a call and find out.