DT: 11K-Mile 2008 Porsche 997 GT2

We are pleased to present this 2008 Porsche 997 GT2 finished in Guards Red over a Black full leather interior.  With its 3.6L twin-turbocharged engine rated at 530 HP, the 997 GT2 was one of the fastest roadgoing Porsche 911’s available to the public at the time of launch.  It features a six-speed manual transmission, rear wheel drive configuration and light weight design making for a truly visceral driving experience.  This specific example highlights an impressive build sheet totaling over $222k and is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Florida showing just 11k miles on the odometer.

The Guards Red finish is reported to be in excellent condition with a layer of ceramic coating applied to the entire exterior surface along with paint protection film applied to the front end.  A few noteworthy details of this 997 GT2 include revised bumpers, upgraded rear wing, side air intake vents and alloy GT2 wheels that wear a set of Michelin tires dated from 2019.

Inside, the Black full leather interior is complemented by an extensive amount of factory carbon fiber trim along with the extended leather option.  A detailed build sheet can be found below:

  • All exclusive option stitching in deviating color
  • Dashboard Stitching Dev. Color
  • Door Stitching Dev. Clr
  • Door Handle Stitch Dev. Clr.
  • Dev.Stitching Side Centr Cnsl
  • Rear Side Panel Dev.Stitching
  • Seat Stitching Dev. Color
  • 3-Spoke Str Whl Multifctn lthr
  • Sport Chrono Package
  • Electronic Logbook
  • Navigation Module for PCM
  • BOSE Surround Sound System
  • Black Full Leather
  • Seat Belt Buckles in Leather
  • Y Trim Steering Wheel in Lthr
  • Gear Lever Trim in Leather
  • Floor Mats With Colored Trim
  • Headlight Cleaner Cvr Ext.Clr
  • Lid of Strg Bin Alcant. W/Logo
  • Defroster air vents leather
  • Thicker Leather Steering Wheel
  • Fuse Box Cover in Leather
  • PCM Package Leather
  • Door and Rear Speakers Lthr
  • Rear View Mirror in Leather
  • Bose Subwoofer Outlets Leather
  • Interior Pkg A Pillar Leather
  • Interior Pkg B Pillar Leather
  • Interior Package Carbon
  • Carbon Package Switch Panel
  • Guards Red
  • Self-Dim Mirrors & Rain Sensor
  • Carbon Door Sill Mdl Insignia
  • Instrument Dials Guards Red
  • A/B Pilar/Roof Liner Leather
  • Rear Center Console - Carbon
  • Lthr Sun Visors Lighted Mirror
  • Instrument Surround in Leather
  • Steering Column in Leather
  • Seat Belts - Guards Red
  • Inner Sill Parts/Release-Lthr
  • Foot Rest Aluminum
  • Dome Lamp Cover – Leather

This 997 GT2 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.6L flat-six engine that is rated at 530hp and 505 lb-ft of torque. This power is sent through a six-speed manual transmission to the rear wheels.  Said to have had all proper maintenance throughout its life, this example is ready to be enjoyed by a new owner.

Included in the sale of this highly collectable GT2 is a set of two keys and books.

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Comments (57)

  • $195,000 offer from Cold Spring Harbor, NY (11724) 4 days, 17 hoursago

    Offer in the amount of $195,000

  • stevetheodore 5 days, 16 hoursago

    @antoniodelgad68 - I'm happy to say that my wife bought me that specific copy of 000 magazine, and it's am absolutely tremendous article about our beloved 997.1 GT2s.

  • Buxby7 5 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $193,500

  • ProJaxpalm 5 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $193,000

  • Buxby7 5 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $192,500

  • iiscarlisle 5 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $191,500

  • ProJaxpalm 5 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $191,000

  • garypegutah 5 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $190,500

  • ProJaxpalm 5 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $189,000

  • garypegutah 5 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $188,000

  • iiscarlisle 5 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $185,000

  • ProJaxpalm 5 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $183,000

  • iiscarlisle 5 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $181,000

  • jrexotics 5 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $178,500

  • antoniodelgad68 (registered bidder) 5 days, 17 hoursago

    @stevetheodore Steve I agree whole heartedly, I acquired my GT2 3 years ago. Not only was it the last GT2 (non RS) but also one of the last Metzger engined Turbo cars. The 997.2 GT2 RS that came after was a different animal. I can say that the GT2 is getting noticed check out the cool article in 000 Magazine. the compare the 997.1 GT2 and the 997.2 GT2 RS and you will enjoy the conclusion to the article.

  • ProJaxpalm 5 days, 17 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $178,000

  • jrexotics 5 days, 17 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $175,500

  • Buxby7 5 days, 18 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $175,000

  • stevetheodore 5 days, 20 hoursago

    Sorry guys I have not been doing a great job following along with this auction and comments, but see a good conversation broke out since my last visit. I'm thrilled to see the current level of bidding for this beautiful 997.1 GT2 and do feel there is quite a bit more coming before the fat lady sings.

    Regarding the earlier question about why I feel that 997.1 GT2s are undervalued, I think it was mainly Porsche's fault for not singing the praises of this model when it was new, and journalists didn't really cover it as much as some of the GT3 models of the same era. Although I do agree that GT3s are more emotional overall due to their sound and immediacy of response, the GT2 is much more special than just being a RWD Turbo.

    Those of us who hold them do recognize this, but I think the overall market misunderstands the car and doesn't think of it as often, whereas everyone knows what a GT3 or GT3 RS is, not just Porschephiles.

    As for my own example? It's about to turn 49k miles and I have driven it across the USA and also from Seattle to Las Vegas (and went road racing during my visit). It's such a sensational car, and you can do practically anything with it.

  • pvporsche 5 days, 21 hoursago

    I just wanted to add to the comments of altrvr and GruppeC956. I strongly agree with altrvr. I have owned a stock 2008 Black GT2 for several years, purchased with 4k miles (replacing my long loved 993 Turbo which it feels similar to, but as my teenage son said after a drive, better in every way!) and now with about 14k miles on it. I just love driving the car. I have taken it to Laguna and Thunderhill and it was an absolute blast on the track especially when the turbos kick in. I mainly use it for spirited driving on the back roads in NorCal and had a memorable trip down CA 25--being able to easily pass 2 semi's at a time on 2 lane roads definitely helps, not sure you could do that in a 997 GT3!
    I also really like the size (definitely feels smaller than the 991), looks, and the 6 speed. I recently got a 991 GT3 and have been thinking about selling the GT2 as I don't really have space for it (which is the reason I had to sell the 993) but I just can't bring myself to do it. I don't know if they are "underrated" or not but they are definitely highly rated in my book!

  • Carl 5 days, 22 hoursago

    Assume in and out , all in excell condition. This should get min $200k. New owner won't regret the investment in this Mitzger engine equipped Porsche.

  • uvendure0 6 days, 8 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $170,000

  • GruppeC956 (registered bidder) 6 days, 8 hoursago

    @atlrvr I feel I should share this original 2008 German Sport Auto "Supertest" of the 997 GT2 here. https://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/test/porsche-911-gt2-auf-nordschleife-und-hockenheimring/ Yes, it's in German (my native language), but I am sure you guys can appreciate a) the numbers and b) the copy with the help of Google translate.
    I think Sport Auto is actually responsible for manufacturers starting to chase and publicize Nurburgring Nordschleife lap times, because they started the "Supertest" back in 1997 (first ever candidate was an E36 M3), and the Nordschleife and Hockenheim lap times became the centerpiece of performance comparison for the enthusiast crowd. The fact that the journalist (driver) has only changed once since the inception of the test format really helps when it comes to comparing apples to apples.
    So, a few highlights from the 997 GT2 test: 78 out of 80 possible points, 329 km/h top speed, 7:33 around the Nurburgring, with a journalist at the wheel (same journalist managed 7:32 in a Carrera GT a few year earlier, admittedly not on Cup tires). The famous S-Go-5108 press car was guards red over black, just like this one here. I am a 20+ year subscriber to the magazine, so I remember reading the review at the time, on paper, and I remember thinking "this is the ultimate sports car. I never forgot about it. Enjoy!
    @bachschmidt Are you sure you want to sell it?

  • atlrvr (registered bidder) 6 days, 16 hoursago

    I think the PCARmarket copy is worded weirdly talking about those the rear wing and bumpers, as I think they were attempting to highlight the distinguishing/unique bodywork features on the GT2 to a 997 Turbo or 997 GT3....I think that's what they were going for, but the first time I read it to, I though the car had been modded.

    Going back to @GruppeC956 i agree the styling of this car is amazing...the perfect combination of purposeful aggressiveness without too busy and skeletal. Best looking 911 after the 993 RS Clubsport and 993 GT2 in my opinion, and I love seeing the giant wing in the side view mirrors.

    As far as collectability, the 2 most important attributes are first 911 to exceed 200 mph (325 kph) and record holder at the time at Nurburgring.

    The mention of "numbered cars" I sort of cringe at, because that's really a modern thing (were there any actual numbered cars before Porsche started putting a number of everything in 2011) I mean, GT2 RS, GT3 RS 4.0 both great cars even without numbers, Speedster I personally like, but you know...then 50th Anniversary....ok, but is 1964 examples really that limited....same with new speedster....and now 992 "numbered" Targa's with a gumball sticker......my counterpoint as to why the 997.1 GT2 not being numbered is irrelevant is look at cars with higher production numbers, and commanded significant premiums, and probably similar in terms of contemporary "specialness" 1973 RS, 964 RS, the 964 Turbo 3.6 listed on here....all higher production, and all will sell for more. Again, not suggesting the GT2 is "undervalued", but I think there are supportive attributes that make it a long-into-the-future desireable car....and if the market doesn't agree longer term, it's still a hell of a lot of fun to drive!

  • bachschmidt (seller) 6 days, 16 hoursago

    @Lexday47 There are no bumper and wing upgrades, or any other “upgrades” for that matter, done on this car.

  • Lexday47 (registered bidder) 6 days, 18 hoursago

    is there any paperwork on who did the bumper and wing upgrades, they look great but just interested in the details of the work. thanks

  • PCARMARKET 1 week, 1 dayago

    A DME report has been added to the listing gallery.

  • bachschmidt (seller) 1 week, 1 dayago

    @ChrisF1 No significant repairs have been done to the car.

  • bachschmidt (seller) 1 week, 1 dayago

    @ChrisF1 Just waiting for @pcar to put up DME. I had someone come look at the car on Friday and took paint meter readings. He said all the meter readings were good.

  • ChrisF1 (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    Beautiful car. Also interested in DME printout and paint meter if at all possible.

    Any significant repairs over the life of the car (clutch, coolant pipes, etc.)? Thx

  • GruppeC956 (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    @atlrvr Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Now we have 3 GT2 owners in one place!
    I am (obviously?) also looking at manual 991.2 GT3s, especially the Touring. The more 911s I drive, the more my conviction that manual-RWD-N/A is the magic formula gets corroborated. The GT2 seems to be the (turbocharged) exception. Your descriptions match my expectations, and the experiences of the non-stock GT2 I drove, except the engine was not as usable, which is to be expected.
    The size of the 997s (I currently own a manual Carrera GTS) is also something I really like. By today’s standards, they are small, which is great for windy roads. Last, I think the looks of the (non RS) 997 GT2 really deserve to be mentioned here. The appearance is purposeful, but not as overcooked as the RS models, with tons of carbon and tons of vents. It’s still clean. And I believe it will age really well. I will need to drive a stock 997 GT2 before I can really make up my mind, but as I said, I have been looking for one for over a year now (and this red example is really nice).

  • bachschmidt (seller) 1 week, 1 dayago

    @atlrvr Could not have said it better myself!!

  • atlrvr (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    @GruppeC956 I'll take a stab at that. I've had a 2008 GT2 (completely stock) for about 6 months and I've driven it about 2,500 miles. My opinion about what makes it great is that it's amazingly fast at any rev speed with all that torque available at 2,200 rpm. I drive a 991.2 GT3T as well, which is also an amazing car, but you really have to be above 5,000 rpm to have a sensation of speed, which is less usable unless you have a lot of road to play with.

    The biggest surprise on the GT2 was how raw it feels (you feel every tiny imperfection) and when you take it on the twisties how the car shrinks.

    I can't think of any car to compare it to. It has all the power/weight of any brand new exotic, but still that old school feel, and a manual.

    When sports writers talk about criteria for a player to be in the Hall of Fame, it's usually the player had to be the best at their position for some period of time they were playing. That's the GT2. No production car in the late 2000's was as fast and had that level of handling.

    As far as undervalued, I'll let the market decide that, but I can't think of any car under $250k that seems more appealing.

  • GruppeC956 (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    Lovely 997 GT2. Have been looking for one for a while. Big fan of the guards red. @bachschmidt and @stevetheodore: since there are less than 1300 of these in the world, it’s a rare opportunity to have two owners in one “place”. I am very dialed into the whole 997/991 GT car market. The 997 GT2 seems, as you guys say, underrated and somewhat undervalued, especially compared to all the GT3 and all the GT2 RS variants out there. It’s the only one you can constantly buy for less than MSRP.
    I know you guys disagree with the value these cars fetch (you, Steve, have also been vocal about that on BaT)
    But why are they undervalued, in your opinion? I would say because they are (old school) turbo charged, and (as opposed to the 997.2 GT RS) not limited run. I recently got to drive a 997.1 GT2 that was unfortunately not stock. Too much power for its own good. But was still a fantastic car. So not sure why they are underrated.
    Would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you!

  • bachschmidt (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @esconnell It was done this morning. Just waiting for them to get it up.

  • esconnell (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    Did the DME report come through. I don't see anywhere. You mentioned it being done Friday?? Thanks

  • sunsetimports 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $150,000

  • abacpm 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $125,000

  • sunsetimports 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $112,000

  • Carl 1 week, 3 daysago

    The 997 type GT2 / GT2 RS is Porsche best production cars, mechanically and aesthetically since the 993 turbo /GT model back in late 90s. All model types Porsche that came after them, not really true to Porsche spirit.

    Gorgeous looking red, btw.

  • abacpm 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $110,000

  • theautoboutique 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $95,500

  • bachschmidt (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @userabc123 @Hartclay Getting all of that done tomorrow morning.

  • userabc123 (registered bidder) 1 week, 4 daysago

    Please send date code on tires, dme, paint meter readings

  • Jayharry 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $84,000

  • bachschmidt (seller) 1 week, 4 daysago

    @stevetheodore Thank you!!

  • stevetheodore 1 week, 4 daysago

    @bachschmidt - I'll be rooting for a big result for you, as someone is going to be truly thrilled to have a chance to own this amazing GT2!

  • bachschmidt (seller) 1 week, 4 daysago

    @stevetheodore We completely agree! We had an Arctic Silver 997 GT3RS and there was no comparison to this GT2. The 997 GT2 is very special!

  • stevetheodore 1 week, 4 daysago

    @bachschmidt - as a fellow owner of a Basalt Black metallic example, I truly do understand. These are VERY special cars and were not marketing correctly when they were new. They are extraordinarily underrated relative to their GT3/RS peers.

  • bachschmidt (seller) 1 week, 4 daysago

    @stevetheodore It’s been a very tough decision to part with this one!

  • stevetheodore 1 week, 4 daysago

    It's quite rare to see 997.1 GT2s available for sale or auction, so this is quite a treat. Looks like a very nice spec too! GLWTA.

  • captgiddyup (registered bidder) 1 week, 4 daysago

    @bachschmidt “Porsches are like your children .”
    ??????!!!!!! I drink alcohol on Friday & Sunday. Per your wisdom or belief, I’m on the way to buy a bottle of Blanton for 1700 HRS today. MammaMia!

  • bachschmidt (seller) 1 week, 4 daysago

    @captgiddyup Porsches are like your children, they are all our favorites!! I will say though, this one is very special to us!

  • captgiddyup (registered bidder) 1 week, 4 daysago

    @bachschmidt Your GT4 was just sold wasn’t it? What’s next after this GT2? My guess is your favorite. Gorgeous car

  • bachschmidt (seller) 1 week, 5 daysago

    None that we are aware of. DME report is being done Friday morning and will be posted.

  • az911 (registered bidder) 1 week, 5 daysago

    Has there been any prior paintwork on the vehicle? Paint meter readings would be appreciated, as well as a DME report please. Thanks.

  • Medaltech 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $75,000

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DT: 11K-Mile 2008 Porsche 997 GT2
Buy Now: $220,000 Current Offer: $195,000