Now up for auction is this 2004 Porsche 996 GT3 3.8L. Reported by the seller to be one 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 3.8L 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 has been previously listed on PCARMARKET and is now being offered by its seller in Missouri while showing just over 20k-miles on the odometer.
The rarely seen Basalt Black Metallic finish is preserved by clear paint protection film applied over the front bumper, hood, fenders, and A-pillars. Detailed images and paint meter readings are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. Compared with a standard 996, unique aerodynamic features on the GT3 include a fixed rear wing, flared rocker panels, 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 three-spoke steering wheel has been installed along with a Rennline pedal set, and the seller confirms all gauges and accessories working properly. This GT3 has also been equipped with the following exclusive facotry options:
The legendary 3.6L flat-six Mezger engine in this GT3 has been upgraded to a 3.8L displacement with 102.7mm pistons and cylinders. DeMan Motorsports carried out the engine build in 2012 along with 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 track use reported and the following upgrades were also installed by DeMan Motorsports providing for a claimed output of approximately 450 HP.
Transmission gearing for close-ratio track use:
This sale will include owner’s books, the original window sticker, and a clean title. Offering performance far beyond that of a stock 996 GT3, this thoroughly upgraded 2004 example is an absolute dream come true for any serious driving enthusiast.