2001 Porsche 911 GT3

GT3

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2001
  • Mileage 
    2 288 km / 1 422 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    WP0ZZZ99Z1S690097
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Speed Yellow
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Yellow
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This superbly original 996 GT3 is a German market (C00) left-hand drive car, first delivered on 2nd November 2000 via Porsche Centre Wurzburg. One of only 1,868 first generation 996 GT3’s made, it is a “Street” version with a regular comfort interior and air conditioning.

The car has covered only 2,288 km from new and it remains completely unaltered from its factory delivered specification. Its Speed Yellow paint is 100% original and unmarked. The car has its matching numbers engine and gearbox and retains its original documents and accessories. The interior shows no signs of wear and presents as factory fresh.

The car has been with its current owner since 2015 and has formed the centre piece of their collection. It has been regularly driven and carefully warmed up to ensure it remains in perfect working condition. It has had just two previous owners.

Like the 2.7 RS, 964 RS and 993 RS that came before it, the 996 GT3 was primarily designed to go motor racing. Successful from the outset, it would form the backbone of international GT racing for several years. Homologation requirements meant a limited series of road cars were built and demand for these far exceeded Porsche’s estimates.

This was because the GT3 was not simply a hopped-up version of the standard 996. Porsche raided the race department’s back catalogue and used an evolution of the exotic 993 GT1 motor. These high revving “Mezger” engines would become a defining characteristic of the next four generations of GT3.

Today Porsche’s GT3 model has become the yardstick by which all other serious sports cars are judged. With demand always seeming to outstrip supply, Porsche have produced them in ever greater numbers and the first generation cars remain the rarest.

This particular car is a truly exceptional example and is in as close to new condition as you could hope to find. Stunning in the GT3 launch colour of Speed Yellow it would form a perfect starting point for anyone wanting to build a GT3 collection.

Please note this car is currently residing in Holland.