2004 Porsche 996 GT3- Black on Black full leather, 6-speed, 100% original, no stories or excuses collector quality w/ just 11k miles
In the Porsche world there seems to be an ever widening chasm between enthusiasts deeply entrenched in the analogue/purist camps and those relishing the latest technological marvels and resulting insane performance envelope. Certainly that chasm seemingly can’t be more far apart when at an event you cross paths with a young Gen-Z sporting a beard and a patina’d 1959 356A Coupe and the Boomer piloting his new 2019 GT2 RS. Somewhere in the middle lie just a few cars that seemingly straddle this nether region of the Porsche moderates… I can think of just of few examples, yet none that fit better than a 996 GT3. Why?
- Traditional Mezger based flat-six enjoys the robust heritage of its forefathers, the “buzzword” collectability inherent with that nomenclature and yet makes 375hp at 7,400 rpm and has the most thrilling auditory soundtrack of the near modern Porsche world. This power output literally dwarfs any prior Mezger…
- Acronym free- No PSM, PASM, PDK, PTV, AEM, PDCC, etc.. If you can’t actually drive, this car will both embarrass and kill you…
- Frill free- No sunroof, rear seats, navigation, Bluetooth and a host of other crap that would impinge on your ability to really DRIVE… Sensing a theme here?
- Truly no compromise…. Technology is great; it allows us to achieve things that were seemingly impossible. If you drive the latest Porsche GT cars they not only make insane power, but also have levels of handling and braking that will simply compress your eyeballs. That is all coupled in a package that rides smoothly enough not to cause your spouse to hit the eject button and they can make a reasonable facsimile as a daily driver. That is NOT the case with a 996 GT3, this car would make a TERRIBLE daily driver… The suspension is stiff enough that your chiropractor will be on speed dial, the gearbox is notchy and noisy until your 20 minutes into an aggressive driving set and the idle will make you harken back to your muscle car days. Civilized its NOT, but DEAR GOD when driven in anger it is MAGICAL… What do you want?
So now that I have either stoked your desire to own a 996 GT3 or made you run in terror, here is why you should buy THIS GT3:
- 11k original miles!
- No stories or excuses
- Not your typical former track car cleaned up for higher market value…
- Collector Quality
This is a very nicely optioned GT3; here is how it was ordered new:
- Base Price- $99,900
- Black Full leather- $2,920
- Xenon Headlamps- $1,090
- Cruise Control- $570
- Carbon Package small- $2,120
- Porsche Floor mats-$115
- Brake/Shifter in Carbon Aluminum- $880
- Porsche Crest in Headrest-$220
- Thicker Steering Wheel- $675
Total MSRP- $110,555!
This GT3 was sold new on August 1st, 2004 at Foreign Cars Italia in Greensboro, NC to the original owner in Mount Pleasant, SC. He owned the car until 2010 and just over 5,100 miles when it was purchased by the 2nd owner in Seneca Falls, NY. He sold the car on Bring A Trailer in March of 2017 (https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2004-porsche-911-gt3/) to Classic Car Showcase in Oyster Bay, NY. My client, the 3rd owner purchased it from them in 2018 when it had 10,853 miles. Mileage as of today is 11,097.
The car has never been damaged in any fashion and has 100% original paint (paint meter verified). The body and paint on this car are remarkable. The Carfax is of course clean.
The interior is likewise like new. One area that seems to show quite a bit of wear on Porsche’s of this era is the interior, especially the soft touch plastics. This car is very nice, I wish they all looked this good.
Whenever you are selling a GT3 the question about the three items always come up, so lets answer them:
The car has the following modifications:
- K40 Remote Radar/ Diffuser
- B&M short shift kit (nice!)
- Fabspeed mufflers (factory headers, catalytic converters, exhaust tips) so it is smog legal.
- I can find zero evidence of track use (no paint wear, no performance modifications, no range 2 over’revs) etc.
- 1,035 Stage 1 at 334 hours (~2.35 seconds over its lifetime). On a 996 this is the rev-limiter under 8,800 rpm.
- Zero Stage 2. On a 996 this is a mechanical over-rev (over 8,800 rpm) such as a mis-shift.
Hopefully after reading this I have both answered all the key questions and most importantly have helped you decide you need a 996 GT3 in your garage… This is a remarkable car, you won’t regret it…