Modified by one of the most revered names in high-end Porsche tuning, this 2003 Porsche 996 Turbo Coupe 6-speed was originally delivered new to Porsche West Palm and then sent to Gemballa North America where it received their GTR 550 upgrade package. The car showcases a full custom bodykit as well as Gemballa wheels, brakes, suspension, exhaust, and engine tuning. It also benefits from a more recent OEM transmission replacement which was installed by a Porsche dealer under warranty as well as new custom seat upholstery, professional detailing, and freshly refinished wheels. Showing just over 95k miles on the odometer, this one-of-a-kind Gemballa GTR 550 is now being offered for auction by its fourth owner out of Florida.
This 996 came factory-finished in Carrara White and wears a custom Gemballa bodykit including modified bumpers, side skirts, and a large rear spoiler with integrated air scoops and a high-mounted wing. The car rides on three-piece 18” Gemballa wheels complemented by red-painted Gemballa-branded brake calipers. The rims and calipers were freshly powder coated earlier in 2023 along with a full three-stage exterior paint correction and ceramic coating treatment. The seller notes the front bumper was previously refinished and some very minor imperfections are present on the hood, detailed images are provided in the gallery.
Inside, this Turbo features premium Brown Natural Leather upholstery with optional deviated stitching and carpeting as well as painted hardback Sport Seats, metal door sill model insignias, and aluminum inlays for the leather shifter and brake handle. A set of Gemballa-branded floor mats have been added and the seats and steering wheel were professionally reupholstered with OEM leather in September 2022. The seller adds that the cabin has been professionally detailed and remains in excellent condition with all gauges and accessories working properly.
The twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter Mezger flat-six engine has been tuned by Gemballa and fitted with an upgraded exhaust system resulting in a claimed output of up to 550 HP. All four wheels are driven by way of a 6-speed manual transmission which was newly installed by Porsche of Chandler, AZ, in 2021. The seller adds that the transmission replacement cost approximately $30k and remains covered under a two-year warranty. In addition to engine tuning, this 996 received suspension and braking upgrades from Gemballa as well. Recent service includes a new OEM ABS pump and associated sensors which were installed in October 2022.
This sale will include the original owner’s manuals, service records, and a clean title.
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