4k-Mile 2004 Porsche 996 GT3

We are pleased to present this low-mileage 2004 Porsche 996 GT3 finished in Arctic Silver Metallic over a black leather interior.  Commonly regarded as one of the best driving Porsche’s of all time, the 996 GT3 is sought after for its race-derived Mezger flat-six engine and visceral driver-oriented characteristics. This particular GT3 features a handsomely appointed interior with Exclusive options including painted hardback Sport Seats with Porsche crested headrests. This 2004 example was delivered new from McDaniels Porsche of South Carolina and was eventually purchased by its current owner in 2006 at less than 1k miles. The car stayed with the current owner in California up until his relocation to Tennessee in 2013 where it remains today.  Meticulously cared for and described to be in highly original condition, this 996 GT3 is now being offered for auction by its longtime owner with just over 4k miles showing on the odometer.

This GT3 is finished in Arctic Silver Metallic, and the seller notes the car to have been preserved in outstanding condition with the intent of keeping it as a time capsule. It has been displayed in various car shows and is reported to have never been subjected to the rain, detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. In 2003, the GT3 received its first update consisting of sharper new headlights, redesigned wheels, and aerodynamic revisions including a newly designed rear wing. This example is equipped with the optional Xenon Headlamp Package and retains factory 18” GT3 alloy wheels dressed in their original Michelin Pilot Sport tires.

Inside, the driver is situated within a black leather interior featuring Exclusive painted hardback Sport Seats with Porsche crested headrests. Other Exclusive factory options include a painted rear center console, aluminum instrument dials, and metal door sills with model insignias. This GT3 also comes with optional exterior colored-matched trim pieces throughout the cabin including the center air vent mounts, instrument panel, dash trim, door finishers, seat belt outlets, and central air vent slats.  Driver amenities include cruise control and A/C with full climate control.  All factory specifications have been retained and all gauges and accessories are reported to be fully functional.

This 996 GT3 carries a naturally aspirated 3.6L flat-six Mezger engine utilizing a race-derived design and dry-sump lubrication system.  For the 2003 update, engine output was increased to 380 HP and 284 lb.-ft of torque. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 6-speed manual gearbox allowing for a 0-60 time of just over 4 seconds and a top speed of 190 MPH. The seller notes that the fuel pump and fuel gauge sending unit have been recently replaced and that an oil, filter, and brake fluid service were carried through Harper Porsche in June of 2020. Records are said to accompany the sale showing routine maintenance throughout the seller's ownership and additional photos of the engine and undercarriage are provided in the photo gallery.

This sale will include a set of two keys, the original window sticker, owner's manuals, tools, and a clean title. One of Porsche’s most revered GT cars, this exceptionally well preserved and generously optioned 996 GT3 will make an excellent choice for any discerning Porsche collector.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $132,000
  • Auction End: June 14, 2021, 3:59 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 20
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Comments (43)

  • MezgerTT (registered bidder) 1 day, 14 hoursago

    @Billymac Meant congratulations

  • MezgerTT (registered bidder) 1 day, 14 hoursago

    @Billymac Conratulations

  • Billymac (registered bidder) 1 day, 14 hoursago

    @ricvaln Great. Excited. Thank you.

  • ricvaln (seller) 1 day, 14 hoursago

    Congratulations BillyMac on winning this wonderful GT3, I will be contact with you soon.

  • Billymac 1 day, 14 hoursago

    Sold for $132,000

  • Billymac 1 day, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $132,000

  • MezgerTT 1 day, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $130,000

  • Billymac 1 day, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $128,000

  • MezgerTT 1 day, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $126,000

  • Billymac 1 day, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $123,000

  • MezgerTT 1 day, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $121,000

  • Rollintrey 1 day, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $117,500

  • Billymac 1 day, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $116,500

  • Brzetzra 1 day, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $114,000

  • Billymac 1 day, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $112,000

  • Brzetzra 1 day, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $110,000

  • az911 1 day, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $108,000

  • Brzetzra 1 day, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $107,500

  • ricvaln (seller) 1 day, 16 hoursago

    I’m the seller, I will be here to answer any last minute question or concerns you may have about this wonderful GT3. It’s strange to be selling the car after 15 years of owing and caring for it, I will miss it.

  • Billymac 1 day, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $105,000

  • PCARMARKET 1 day, 20 hoursago

    Additional content has been added to the listing gallery.

  • MezgerTT (registered bidder) 2 days, 11 hoursago

    @ricvaln Thank you.

  • ricvaln (seller) 2 days, 15 hoursago

    @MezgerTT When I lived in So California my friend had one and used it when he looked at collector cars. Again I will try to find one tomorrow, if I do I will post pix.
    There is absolutely no indication of any paint work. There are no chips on the nose or hood, and the windshield is as new, I don’t think I ever used the wipers. I did notice a small, 1/2 long, surface scratch on the passenger door I will post a picture now. Don’t know when that happened.
    Picture 52 shows the small dot, I did that just after I got the car.

  • BkStoric 2 days, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $102,000

  • MezgerTT 2 days, 17 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $98,000

  • MezgerTT (registered bidder) 2 days, 17 hoursago

    @ricvaln Thank you. About 10 years ago when I started building a bit of a collection, I purchased a quality paint (truth) meter that reads the paint/coating film thickness on steel and aluminum panels. It is money well spent when viewing cars in person of this caliber. If I lived closer, I’d lend you mine.

    Is there anything that stands out that would indicate any paintwork?

    I noticed minor scratches on the rear bumper which looked like typical long term storage bumps. Any PPF on the car? Any chips in the hood, or windshield?

    Thanks again.

  • ricvaln (seller) 2 days, 20 hoursago

    @MezgerTT I unfortunately don’t have a paint meter and can’t find one around here. I will try again today and will post photos if I find one.

  • BkStoric 2 days, 20 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $95,996

  • MezgerTT (registered bidder) 3 days, 16 hoursago

    @ricvaln The reason I ask about paint meter readings is not to be a ball buster but that I recently went to purchase a 997 GT2 with 3k miles that was supposedly untouched, and the driver’s rear quarter panel read 12 mil whereas the rest of the car was 4 mil. Didn’t expect that.

    Very interested in your car.

  • MezgerTT (registered bidder) 3 days, 16 hoursago

    @ricvaln Beautiful car. Do you have any paint meter readings you can post?

  • drbruno 6 days, 9 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $91,996

  • ricvaln (seller) 6 days, 15 hoursago

    @momotime Thank you, I truly have enjoyed it for all these years, will miss it when is gone.

  • momotime (registered bidder) 6 days, 18 hoursago

    Beautiful Car. Good luck with the Sale. Should do very well..

  • ricvaln (seller) 1 weekago

    @Turbodan I took picture of the extra keys and forgot the other driver key in the car,I do have two keys and the valet key. I will check with the dealer if they have a clearer DME report, I will post it. No the coolant pipes have not been pinned or welded they are completely stock as is the car.

  • Turbodan 1 weekago

    Beautiful GT3. am I correct so say you only have one driver key, and one valet key? and are you able to post a clear DME report? the one posted is hardly readable. Also I may have missed if mentioned but have the coolant lines been welded or pinned?

  • rsabeebe (registered bidder) 1 weekago

    i know where i'll be in 6 days and 5 hours...

  • joejenie 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $90,996

  • Mentawatches (registered bidder) 1 weekago

    This is gonna sell for a mint.

  • ringmeister01 (registered bidder) 1 weekago


  • CBSUE (registered bidder) 1 weekago

    I bought a twin to this brand new what a great car and a beautiful example.

  • lee88 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $75,000

  • Altongray 1 week, 1 dayago

    A time capsule indeed. Beautiful car seller. What an example!

  • ricvaln (seller) 1 week, 1 dayago

    Welcome to the auction of my long time owned 2004 GT3, if there any questions or additional photos you may have please ask in this comment area. Thanks for looking.

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4k-Mile 2004 Porsche 996 GT3
Final bid: $132,000 This auction has ended.