Now up for auction is this 2004 Porsche 996 GT3 3.8L. Reported by its seller to be 1 of only 23 examples finished in Basalt Black Metallic, this very unique 996 showcases a flat-six Mezger engine that has been upgraded to a 3.8 L displacement by DeMan Motorsports along with some other modifications at a cost of over $32k. Offering a custom close-ratio 6-speed manual gearbox and an upgraded output of approximately 450 HP, this exceptional 996 GT3 is now being offered by its seller in New York while showing just under 20k miles on the odometer.
The rarely seen Basalt Black Metallic finish is noted to be in excellent original condition with paint protective film applied over the front bumper, hood, fenders, and A-pillars. Detailed images and paint meter readings are provided in the photo gallery. Unique aerodynamic features on the GT3 include a fixed rear wing, side skirts, and a revised front fascia with a lip spoiler. This GT3 is factory optioned with Bi-Xenon headlights, a painted rear model designation, and standard GT3 wheels which are finished in silver and dressed in Michelin Pilot Sport tires.
Inside, this GT3 highlights a nicely appointed Black leather interior with Alcantara upholstery on the shifter and handbrake lever. A custom thickened 3-spoke steering wheel has been installed along with a Rennline pedal set, and the interior is said to be in pristine condition with all gauges and accessories working properly. This GT3 has also been equipped with the following exclusive options:
The legendary 3.6 L flat-six Mezger engine in this GT3 has been upgraded to a 3.8 L displacement with 102.7mm pistons and cylinders. DeMan carried out the engine work in 2012 along with the re-gearing of the 6-speed manual gearbox at a cost of over $32,000 (invoice provided in the photo gallery). There has been no reported track use and the car is said to be in excellent mechanical order. Aggressive Pagid brake pads are currently equipped and the following upgrades were also installed by DeMan providing for a claimed output of approximately 450 HP.
Transmission gearing for close-ratio track use:
This sale will include a set of 2 keys, owner’s books, and the original window sticker. Boasting performance unlike any other 996 GT3, this generously upgraded 2004 example is a dream come true for any demanding driver.