2004 Porsche 911 GT3

Mark 2

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2004
  • Mileage 
    42 237 km / 26 245 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    WPOZZZ99Z5S690156
  • Engine number 
    M9679 - 63524748
  • Lot number 
    133
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Climate control
    Yes
    Airbags
    Yes
    ABS
    Yes
    ESP
    Yes
    Immobilizer
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Grey
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    381 PS / 281 kW / 376 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

• Official, Italian
• Delivered in Milan (Porsche Haus) only in 2006
• Only 42.237 Km
• Only 2 owners
• Metallic Arctic Silver (cod. 92U) with black leather interior
• Porsche Italia certified, 111 points
• Matching Colour, Matching Number

In the 1950s, the Porsche 356 had been in production for too many years, so the car manufacturer decided to create a new model. The technical project was followed by Ferry Porsche and the aesthetic project by his son. He tried in every way to create an interior that could accommodate four people. Soon, however, he gave up and turned to the classic 2+2. Immediately, the line of the car turned out to be elegant and balanced. The first version was presented in 1963 and is still in production, although it is fair to distinguish two very different categories. With the 993 model, the 911 had reached the maximum possible development. Thanks to the "LSA" suspension the behaviour was excellent, at the height of the best mid-engined GTs, but the air cooling prevented further evolutions, such as a 4-valve cylinder head. Moreover, the pavilion line (unchanged since 1963) did not allow further aerodynamic refinements. It was necessary to design a completely new model, but that kept the aesthetic and mechanical identity (6-cylinder boxer rear overhang engine) of the 911, avoiding the mistakes made with the various Porsche 944 and Porsche 968: technically evolved, but commercial failures. Thus it was that at the end of 1997, the 911 996 series was born. A completely new model, both technically and aesthetically, but undoubtedly linked to tradition, in practice a re-edition of traditional models. From the technical point of view, the novelties concerned above all the front quadrilateral suspensions and the engine, always six-cylinder boxer, but with water cooling and 4 valves per cylinder head. At the rear, a re-edition of the sophisticated "LSA" rear suspension was proposed. The ESP integrated the work of the suspensions and two types of traction were available: rear or permanent all-wheel drive with electronic management. Thanks to the 24-valve distribution with variable timing, the boxer, despite its displacement reduced to 3387 cm³, was able to deliver 296 hp. The interior was also completely new.

In 1999, the Porsche 911 (996) GT3 finally arrived, with a 360 hp 3.6 litre aspirated engine and lightened body in Mk1 version easily recognisable by the rear wing with C-shaped side profile. In consideration of the not exciting commercial performance achieved by the MK1 due to its front profile and rear wing, in 2003 Porsche decided to present a new GT3 Mk2 as an evolution of the previous MK1. To many, however, it seemed a decisive correction of something that didn't work as expected. At GT3 Mk2 the engine was immediately enhanced, which under the direction of the late Engineer Hans Mezger passed from the not exciting configuration of 3.6 litre 360 hp to a decidedly more balanced and brilliant 3.6 litre 381 hp configuration. The aileron from the C configuration was replaced by a more performing flat linear design. The headlights design was substantially revised and they were made more interesting with a new asymmetric design, the front spoiler was modified making it more attractive and more aerodynamically efficient.

The car we offer for auction is a beautiful Porsche 911 GT3 (996) Mk2 in its original colour Metallic Arctic Silver (cod 92U) and its black leather interior. It has been sold for the first time at Porsche Haus in Milan. To date it has had only 2 owners, it comes with the 111 points Porsche Approved certificate and its original documents. It has covered only 42,237 km in 14 years. It has undergone no restoration work of any kind. It has been given a varnish glaze to fix the hateful little marks caused by pebbles. The interior is original and perfectly preserved especially in its typical GT3 shell seats. The engine has never undergone extraordinary maintenance but only the interventions foreseen in the Porsche checks, and to make the sound even more exciting the current owner has had an ad hoc exhaust system made by the German Car Graphic company, leader in the field of exhaust systems (especially for the Porsche brand). The car has never been used for track or racing activities even though its nature would lead it to prefer such stages.