Regarded among the greatest supercars of all time, the Carrera GT first debuted as a concept car at the 2000 Paris Motor Show featuring a V10 engine carried over from a Le Mans prototype race car design. Production of the Carrera GT began in 2004 at Porsche’s Leipzig manufacturing facility and concluded in May 2006 after approximately 1,270 examples were built in total. This 2005 Porsche Carrera GT is one of 644 examples that were sold in the United States and comes finished in GT Silver Metallic over a Dark Grey with full leather XT bucket seats. It is one of two identical Carrera GTs that were purchased new by the owner from Champion Porsche, one of which was previously sold on PCARMARKET. Since the sale of the original car, this example was retained by the owner, who unfortunately passed away this summer. This Carrera GT has been garage-kept at the owner’s Florida residence where it was sparingly but consistently driven throughout the years. It is now being offered for auction while showing under 4k miles on the odometer.
Finished in GT Silver Metallic, the full carbon fiber bodywork is laid over an advanced carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque chassis constructed by ATR Group of Italy. It features a two-piece removable roof panel, large side air intakes, recessed door handles, an electronically actuated rear spoiler, and a carbon-fiber engine cover with NACA air ducts and dual silver mesh grilles. Yellow-painted brake calipers are mounted behind factory 19”/20” forged magnesium center-lock wheels. New tires were mounted in December 2022. The pre-purchase inspection from Champion Motorsports indicates the rear wing is not working properly, the lower passenger side rocker panel is scratched, some curb rash is present on the right rear wheel, and the door sill paint protection film shows signs of age. An open recall campaign (ANB4) has also been issued for retrofit caps on the headlights. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with paint meter readings and a clean CARFAX report.
Upholstered in Dark Grey leather with magnesium, carbon fiber, and aluminum trim, the cabin features racing-style XT bucket seats with carbon-Kevlar shells as well as a laminated beechwood shift knob paying homage to the historic Porsche 917 race car. Factory equipment includes air conditioning, powered and heated side mirrors, and a Porsche Online Pro stereo. The three-spoke leather steering wheel is positioned ahead of a central 10k-RPM tachometer flanked by a 220 MPH speedometer and gauges for coolant temperature, fuel level, oil temperature, and oil pressure. The pre-purchase inspection from Champion Motorsports indicates the glovebox is broken, the passenger seat does not move, the umbrella door pockets are sticking, and a musty odor is present.
The Carrera GT’s engine was adapted from a secret project commissioned by the Footwork Formula One racing team in 1992. The high-revving 5.7-liter V10 generates over 600 HP and features Nikasil-coated cylinders, forged titanium connecting rods, forged pistons, dry-sump lubrication, and dual overhead camshafts with variable intake timing. Power is sent to the rear wheels by way of a 6-speed manual transmission with a special twin-plate Porsche Ceramic Composite Clutch (PCCC). The suspension includes unequal-length control arms with horizontally mounted pushrod-actuated shock absorbers and anti-roll bars. Stopping power is derived from Porsche’s Carbon fiber-reinforced Silicon Carbide (C/SiC) ceramic composite braking system with 15” SGL Carbon discs. Porsche claims an official 0-62 MPH acceleration time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 205 MPH. A recent pre-purchase inspection was completed at Champion Motorsports and indicated the front hood struts are weak, some corrosion is present on the suspension, the left rear shock shows signs of leakage, and the rear shocks have cracked bump stops. Oil leaks were identified near the rear main seal and the clutch was measured at 29.88mm. An open recall campaign for the rear trailing arms (APA3) also recommends the car not be driven until the parts are replaced out of an abundance of caution.
This sale will include a clean title in the name of the seller's Deleware corporation. The seller notes the center lock tool is missing and the original Fix-a-Flat tire repair kit is expired.
The seller would like you to know: “Hello everyone and welcome to the auction for this 1-Owner Carrera GT. We are thrilled to be bringing this Porsche icon to PCARMARKET. Many CGTs have been passed around all over the globe through multiple owners. Due to the unfortunate passing of the original owner of the car, this one is being offered to the public for the very first time. There is a full PPI from Champion in the listing to offer a transparent and honest auction. Don’t miss this opportunity.”
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