The second generation of Porsche’s legendary GT3 homologation sports car, the 997 version featured a more powerful 3.6-liter Mezger engine than its predecessor along with "zero lift" aerodynamic bodywork and sport-tuned active suspension (PASM). This example is one of less than 1,000 sold in the United States and comes finished in Carrara White over a Black Special Leather interior with deviated Speed Yellow stitching and matching seatbelts. It was also optioned with the Bi-Xenon Headlamp Package, heated Adaptive Sport Seats, and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB). Having remained a part of the original owner’s extensive Porsche collection where it received an upgraded intake and exhaust system, this nicely appointed GT3 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of New York while showing under 17k miles on the odometer.
In comparison to a contemporary Carrera model, the 997 GT3 receives a unique front fascia with additional air outlets in the nose as well as a fixed rear wing and a vented rear bumper with dual center-exit tailpipes. This GT3 is finished in Carrara White with Speed Yellow ceramic brake calipers and silver 18” GT3 wheels dressed in new Michelin Pilot Sport tires. The seller notes the car was recently detailed and is preserved by a layer of 3M paint protection film. One small stone chip is present on the lower front spoiler as well as imperfections on the plastic front lip, detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
The cabin is trimmed in Black Special Leather and Alcantara upholstery with optional deviated stitching and seatbelts in Speed Yellow. Factory features include optional self-dimming mirrors and an integrated rain sensor, automatic climate control, a power tilt/slide sunroof, and a sound system with a Porsche CDR24 radio.
Rated at 415 HP, and 300 lb.-ft of torque when new, the naturally aspirated 3.6-liter Mezger flat-six engine drives the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. An upgraded GMG exhaust system and K&N air intake have been installed, and the original intake is said to accompany the sale as well. A full service was recently completed by Speedsport Tuning of Danbury, Connecticut, and the seller notes the oil was changed annually while in the original owner’s collection.
This sale will include the original window sticker, owner’s manuals, the factory intake, and a clean title.
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