2011 Porsche 997.2 GT3 RS 6-Speed

Up for auction is this 2011 Porsche 997.2 GT3 RS finished in Grey Black with contrasting Red livery.  Coveted for its unprecedented performance, this RS model features a powerful naturally-aspirated Mezger engine along with Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) (replaced with steel equipment),  Sport Chrono Package, Front Axle Lift System, and Carbon Fiber Sport Seats.  This example is now being offered for auction in excellent condition with 19k miles on the odometer by its seller in Southern California.

The Grey Black finish on this GT3 RS is stated to be in excellent condition with the only flaw being some minor rock chips on the front end.  As a coveted RS model, this GT3 utilizes the wider bodyshell from the Carrera 4 along with a revised front end which incorporates a large fixed carbon fiber rear spoiler to create greater downforce and improve high-speed stability. RSR-style hood and trunk pins were installed adding to the sporty aesthetics. Unique to this example is the optional “external stripe delete” option while still preserving the distinctive red accents including the mirrors, spoiler end-caps, and 19” center-lock wheels, which come wrapped in Michelin Sport tires with approximately 2k miles on them. 

This GT3 RS sports a driver-centric black leather interior adorned with Alcatara trim and red accents.  From the factory, this example was equipped with carbon fiber sport bucket seats which provide additional lateral support during spirited driving. The seller does note that the factory OEM roll cage has been removed but will be included with the sale.  Boasting an original sticker price of over $157k, this GT3 RS is well equipped and comes with the following factory options:

  • Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)
  • Front Axle Lifting System
  • Sport Chrono Package Plus
  • Sound Package Plus
  • Dynamic Cornering Lights
  • Bluetooth Phone Interface
  • Navigation Module for PCM
  • Universal Audio Interface
  • PCM 3.0 w/ Extended Navigation

The second generation 997 features an upgraded 3.8-liter Mezger flat-six engine, which added an additional 35 HP over the 3.6L predecessor, bringing total output to 450HP. Power is sent to the rear wheels by way of a sharp 6-speed manual transmission which propels this GT3 RS from 0-60 in approximately 3.8 seconds.  The seller notes this vehicle was set up for time trial events, and the DME report shows only minimal time in the 4 range.  The car is said to have been professionally maintained and enjoyed throughout its life.  A complete DME report is available to view in the attached gallery.  This GT3 RS is reportedly up-to-date on all services including a fresh battery, fluids and filters.

The sale of this immaculate GT3 RS will include one key, original books, service records, a clean Carfax, and a clear California title. The seller notes a spare set of red wheels and the OEM roll bar will be included in the sale. The 997.2 GT3 RS is fast becoming a collector favorite among Porsche enthusiasts for its’ exceptional performance and iconic styling.  Well-kept examples are becoming increasingly difficult to find - don’t miss your chance to own this significant example. 

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Auction Results

  • Highest Offer: $89,000
  • Auction End: April 9, 2020, 4:19 p.m.
  • Number of Offers: 1
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Comments (32)

  • zanglemyer10 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @gt3rsmike Hello, would you accept a pre-purchase inspection from one of the local Porsche dealers?

  • gt3rsmike (seller) 3 months, 1 weekago

    @zanglemyer10 Th car is still available

  • zanglemyer10 3 months, 1 weekago

    Hello,
    Is this car still available? If so I am a Western NY PCA member interested in learning more about this car. What is its service history?
    Thanks

  • rsierra 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @kfitzpat9 Me smarter than you? No way, clearly you are way more intelligent than me, look at your description of the brake material, wow that's impressive. Is it possible you can educate me further? I'd really appreciate it, thanks.

  • kfitzpat9 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @rsierra thanks for letting us know you are smarter than the rest of us. I think the key is that the PCCB rotors are NOT included in the sale ($22K a set) and that the car comes with tungsten coated, platinum infused, non- carbon anodized T-6 British developed Aluminium based rotors.

  • rsierra 3 months, 3 weeksago

    @indaGAME contrary to some "experts" here the car has cast iron brake rotors not steel. Putting carbon in cast iron does not make them steel.

  • $89,000 offer from South Bend, IN 4 monthsago

    Offer in the amount of $89,000

  • intodeep 4 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $85,000

  • indaGAME 4 months, 2 weeksago

    @davisjrjr yes the seller commented that they are steel. Original equipped with PCCB but changed

  • indaGAME 4 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $80,000

  • davisjrjr 4 months, 2 weeksago

    I guess I see below it has steel rotors -

  • davisjrjr 4 months, 2 weeksago

    Does it have carbon rotors or not??

  • intodeep 4 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $75,000

  • sdrgt3rs 4 months, 2 weeksago

    @gt3rsmike Thanks for responding. GLWA.

  • 930collector 4 months, 2 weeksago

    Hi All,

    I felt compelled to comment after reading the thread on this car. It seems to be a nice/decent car even though some bits appear to be missing. I would assume based on the owner's agreeing that some things are missing that a PPI would be in order and agreeable. If all goes well with the PPI, looks like a fun car to own at the right price.

  • gt3rsmike (seller) 4 months, 2 weeksago

    @davisjrjr No, Steering wheel was missing from the performance shop when I purchased the car.

  • gt3rsmike (seller) 4 months, 2 weeksago

    @RexII Sorry for the late response.

  • gt3rsmike (seller) 4 months, 2 weeksago

    @switchcars answers to all of your questions:

    First of all, the car was not a factory stripe-delete. The side stripes were removed after the fact. THIS IS TRUE, AND WAS REMOVED BY THE PREVIOUS OWNER.

    Second it should be noted that the PCCB rotors have been removed and the car has steel rotors - does it come with the factory PCCBs? YES, IT CAME WITH PCCB'S AND THEY WERE MISSING WHEN I PURCHASED THE CAR.

    Third, and this is odd, why does it have a standard Carrera steering wheel? Where is the original RS wheel? GT3RE STEERING WHEEL WAS MISSING WHEN I PURCHASED THE CAR.
    Fourth, does the car come with the RS centercaps? NO

    Fifth, it is not correct to call it a "factory OEM" roll bar. Yes, Porsche made roll bars for the RoW cars, and they could be installed post-delivery for NA cars, but they were never a factory option. I HAVE THE ROLLBAR AND IT COMES WITH THE CAR.

    Sixth, that range 4 definitely means the car has been mis-shifted in the past. It is more than 200 hours ago, so any potential damage would have presented itself by now, so it's not a current concern. MY CURRENT MECHANIC FEELS THE SAME AS YOU.

    Other questions remain - given that the car has seen track time, have the coolant lines been pinned or welded? Has the LSD been rebuilt/upgraded? Have the variocam actuator bolts been upgraded? NOT SURE, NOT ABLE TO GET AN ANSWER FROM PREVIOUS OWNER.

    Have the centerlocks been serviced? NO

    Any issues with 2nd gear popout? NONE

  • gt3rsmike (seller) 4 months, 2 weeksago

    @RexII Unfortunately the PCCB's and steering wheel were missing at the shop that was maintaining the car. Not sure what to say about the paint readings. Paint looks great and no accidents.

  • gt3rsmike (seller) 4 months, 2 weeksago

    @sdrgt3rs They were installed by the previous owner for carbon fiber covers that protect the headlights for tracking.

  • PNWR968 4 months, 2 weeksago

    @sdrgt3rs "RSR-style hood and trunk pins were installed adding to the sporty aesthetics."

  • sdrgt3rs 4 months, 2 weeksago

    Would the seller please comment on the two "rivet looking" things on both sides of the headlights. Cant quite see what these are in the photos. Thanks.

  • RexII 4 months, 2 weeksago

    Odd the seller has not joined the discussion. Switchcars has valid observations and questions. The paint meter readings are odd in my experience. 1 and 2 are quite low, and the rear quarter fender tops are usually in the 6-7 range. Pic 61 looks like a door and they are not usually readable. Not too concerned about the money shift, but the steering wheel is eerie. Hope we get some insight and a box of CC discs added to the photos. Not out of my consideration but.....

  • stevetheodore 4 months, 3 weeksago

    These cars are absolutely majestic. My 2010 3RS is my favorite car that I've ever owned, and I do wish everyone could experience the greatness of these amazing machines.

  • Woody 4 months, 3 weeksago

    interesting....mine is identical and was ordered with a leather wheel which was changed to alcantara….but the hub on this car is clearly different than the stock GT3 RS. Maybe they wanted leather and couldn't find one in the GT3 RS format....?

  • davisjrjr 4 months, 3 weeksago

    As mentioned - what’s with the standard Carrera steering wheel???
    An easily remedied modification - but why?

  • rsierra 4 months, 3 weeksago

    @StPatsDay I didn't know that cast iron and steel are the same. Thanks for setting me straight.

  • StPatsDay 4 months, 3 weeksago

    @rsierra You may not realize that steel comes from iron. Iron is melted in a blast furnace to remove impurities, and a tiny bit of carbon is added. So if you’re going to flame a good guy (Doug) and be arrogant, at least be right. Sorry just a pet peeve of mine.

  • pcadrvr 4 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • rsierra 4 months, 3 weeksago

    @switchcars All valid points/questions with one exception. There is no such thing as steel rotors. The pictures clearly show iron. If you're going to be critical/technical at least get the facts (albeit trivial) straight. Sorry, it's a pet peeve of mine.

  • switchcars 4 months, 3 weeksago

    This car leaves many questions on the table.

    First of all, the car was not a factory stripe-delete. The side stripes were removed after the fact.
    Second it should be noted that the PCCB rotors have been removed and the car has steel rotors - does it come with the factory PCCBs?
    Third, and this is odd, why does it have a standard Carrera steering wheel? Where is the original RS wheel?
    Fourth, does the car come with the RS centercaps?
    Fifth, it is not correct to call it a "factory OEM" roll bar. Yes, Porsche made roll bars for the RoW cars, and they could be installed post-delivery for NA cars, but they were never a factory option.
    Sixth, that range 4 definitely means the car has been misshifted in the past. It is more than 200 hours ago, so any potential damage would have presented itself by now, so it's not a current concern.

    Other questions remain - given that the car has seen track time, have the coolant lines been pinned or welded? Has the LSD been rebuilt/upgraded? Have the variocam actuator bolts been upgraded? Have the centerlocks been serviced? Any issues with 2nd gear popout?

  • davisjrjr 4 months, 3 weeksago

    Is that the original steering wheel?? Never saw that version on a 997.2 gt car

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2011 Porsche 997.2 GT3 RS 6-Speed
Final offer: $89,000