Now up for auction is this custom 2005 Porsche 997 Carrera Coupe. Beginning with a lifelong California car showing just under 39k miles, this 6-speed 997 underwent a no-expense-spared transformation inspired by the Gemballa Avalanche. New carbon fiber body pieces were created and finished in a custom shade of Kosmos Red. The interior has also been completely redone with new black leather and Alcantara upholstery, deviated red stitching, red-painted trim, a Gemballa-style steering wheel, and a $15k carbon fiber interior package from Wicked Motorworks. Having recently completed its transformation within the last few hundred miles, this one-of-a-kind 997 Gemballa Avalanche tribute is being offered for auction by its owner out of Southern California while showing just over 39k miles on the odometer.
This 997 has been outfitted with new carbon fiber Gemballa-style body components including an aggressive front bumper, hood, rocker panels, rear quarters, rear wing, and rear bumper which includes Carrera GT style exhaust tips and a carbon fiber diffuser. Carbon fiber accents were also added to the front bumper vent, air ducts, mirror inserts, and rear gurney flap. Custom 991-style black housing Xenon headlamps were installed, and the taillights were tinted. The car was finished in a custom House of Kolor shade of Kosmos Red. Additional images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. Yellow Gemballa Avalanche logo brake calipers are tucked behind the 19”x8” & 19”x11” Gemballa-style wheels which are dressed in Pirelli tires with custom white lettering.
Inside, this 997 showcases a black interior completely redone with new leather and Alcantara upholstery including diamond-pattern inserts on the seats, door panels, and front hood liner. Red deviated stitching can be found throughout the cabin from the seats to the door panels, inner doorsills, dashboard, center console, and shift boot. A full carbon fiber interior package from Wicked Motorworks was installed at a cost of $15k, and the PCM surround was painted red along with the switch panel, air vent slats, shifter surround, door pulls, and gauge bezels. Custom red instrument dials were added including a Sport Chrono clock, Gemballa-logo 8k-RPM tachometer, and Avalanche-logo 200-MPH speedometer. Other accessories include Avalanche-logo floormats, carbon fiber Gemballa-logo door sill guards, a red shift knob insert, and Gemballa-style steering wheel trimmed in black leather and Alcantara with carbon fiber inserts.
The original naturally aspirated 3.6L flat-six engine has been retained, which sends up to 325 HP and 273 lb.-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. The Sport Chrono Package Plus was also optioned from the factory which allows the driver to optimize performance characteristics with the press of a button. The car is said to have been regularly serviced at Beverly Hills Porsche prior to the recent transformation, and a new Interstate battery has been installed.
This sale will include a clean title and an appraisal report from Pinnacle Auto Appraisers. Created with impeccable attention to detail, this beautifully executed representation of Gemballa’s Avalanche offers a very special opportunity. Do not miss your chance to own one of the most unique Porsche 997’s on the road.