Supplied new to France
Genuine Club Sport (factory option 003)
Only 73,000km recorded
Already homologated for racing via the RennSport (RS) version of 1972, a new competition-biased version of the Porsche 911 joined the catalogue in 1999 with the announcement of the GT3. More sporting, lightened, and with a more potent engine and an optimised chassis, the 911 GT3 rapidly gained its spurs and became a star of the track. The engine was based on the dry-sump Mezger unit which had been proven in competition in the 911 GT1, and was capable of handling high power outputs. Solely two-wheel-drive, the GT3 had a six-speed Type G96/90 gearbox; it was never available with the Tiptronic transmission. The water-cooled 3.6-litre flat-six developed 360bhp, sufficient for a 0–100km/h (0–62mph) time of 4.8 seconds and a maximum speed in excess of 300km/h (186mph). Pretty much everything was orientated towards competition. The centre of gravity was reduced by 30mm (1.2in), the front suspension was adjustable, and sundry aerodynamic and aesthetic modifications added track capability and further spice.
The GT3 was available with two interior options: the Touring pack or the Club Sport pack. The latter was reserved for owners who wanted to take their car on the track. The racing bucket seats were covered in a flame-resistant fabric and the driver had a red six-point harness. A half rollcage was bolted to the rear-seat platform, with a full rollcage available at extra cost. Finally, there was an ignition cut-off switch and a fire extinguisher – proper racing stuff…
The car presented here is a genuine 381bhp Phase 2 GT3 with the Code 003 Club Sport pack. In Arctic Grey 92U, it was sold new in Marseilles in May 2004. It has the optional front rollcage, plus a six-point passenger harness and braided ‘aviation’ brake hoses. The first owner sold the Porsche in 2007 to an enthusiast from the Poitiers region who kept it until 2011, and the third owner retained the car until 2017. We have records of a major recent service, at 61,436km (38,175 miles), involving replacing the clutch and drive belts. On test the GT3 proved itself a formidable machine on the country roads in Normandy, with fearsomely effective brakes – the front discs are new – and the unique delights of that melodious and ultra-responsive flat-six. With its track-bred interior, and with the driver well located in the magnificent Recaro racing bucket seat, the Alcantara steering wheel in his hands, this is a car that positively invites you to take to the circuit. It is a hymn to an era that is perhaps already in the past, when you could enjoy a lightweight vehicle with a wondrously effective manual gearbox. With just 2589 examples made, the GT3 with its rare factory Club Sport options is every inch one of the most desirable of Porsches.
This car will be sold during an auction sale organized by AGUTTES Auction House.
It will take place in Paris, at the Espace Champerret, France, on March the 17th, 2019.
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