2004 Porsche 911 GT3PORSCHE 911 (996) GT3 RS // 10K MILES // 1 OF 140 RHD CARS // COLLECTOR OWNED FROM NEW
Year of manufacture2004
Mileage10 706 mi / 17 230 km
Exterior brand colourCARRARA WHITE
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
Performance381 BHP / 387 PS / 285 kW
FOR SALE; PORSCHE 911 (996) GT3 RS // 10K MILES // 1 OF 140 RHD CARS // COLLECTOR OWNED FROM NEW
RHD, Carrara White paint, Red RS Graphics, Red/Silver 18” Alloys, Centre Console Painted Body Colour, Leather Edged Floor Mats with Porsche Script, Headlamp Washer, CD Compartment, Radio Preparation, CD/Radio Becker Porsche CDR-23, Top-Tinted Windscreen, Activated Charcoal Filter, Automatic Air Conditioning, Front Center Console, GT3 RS Safety Cage, Xenon Headlamps,
C15, LB9A, XME, XX1, 288, 424, 441, 551, 567, 571, 573, 581, 596, 601, 697
This stunning GT3 RS is finished in Carrara White, the only colour available for Porsches flagship track special RS machine. Presenting extremely well the white paintwork appears to be almost completely original, with the exception of the drivers side front wing, showing free from any major blemishes and just a small amount of the 996s trademark micro-blistering on carbon fibre bonnet.
Proudly perched on the carbon fibre bonnet, the Porsche emblem is a sticker rather than a cast emblem to save weight, summing up Porsches commitment to performance on this ultimate RennSport. The plastic rear window is in good condition with no crazing and just a small area showing some light scratches. The rest of the green tinted glass around the car and light fittings is in excellent condition.
Standing out from the white paintwork the red Side decals proudly displaying its cars RS designation, with the matching wheels completing the iconic colour scheme. Framing the rear of the car the vast carbon fibre rear wing presents perfectly with no lacquer peeling or damage.
Minimally appointed the interior of the 996 GT3 RS is very much a functional space, fusing lightweight race car design with a hint of road car refinement. Consuming the rear of the car the full white roll cage certainly adds a focused feel to the space, as do the alcantara steering wheel, gear stick and fire extinguisher, which all appear to have been directly borrowed from a GT series racer.
Synonymous with this era of Porsche, the fabric covered bucket seats are in perfect condition with no wear marks or tears and hug both driver and passenger tight into the seat. The factory Schroth harnesses have never been used and remain boxed and stored neatly in the front. The white centre console is the last basic race car inspired addition however a radio and AC provide some comforts for the road or the journey to the track.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 3.6L unit in the 996 GT3 RS was modified from the engine that featured in the standard GT3, with the cylinder heads reshaped for race homologation. Porsche claim the same power output as the standard GT3 but on their own control dyno it showed a jump to nearly 400 hp. Additional power comes from a ram air duct effect on the engine bay which force air into the intake with 18mb of pressure at 187 mph creating a further 15 hp.
Having covered less than 11k miles from new this fabled Mezger engine is in excellent order. With regular servicing on a mileage basis, including a major service with OPC Brooklands less than 1k miles ago the car runs and drives perfectly.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Finished in a tonal shade of red the RS’ 18″ lightweight alloys present in excellent order, free from any scuffs or signs of curbing. Each wheel is wrapped in premium Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres which provide fantastic levels of grip and show with ample tread all around. Discs and pad material is plenty full and showing in good condition.
Originally designated as a C15 Hong Kong car this stunning Porsche 996 GT3 never made it there and was alternatively supplied new on 24/06/2004 by Porsche Stuttgart to a German customer, as 1 of just 140 RHD examples to be produced. Shortly after being registered the car was imported to the UK, on 21/09/2004, where the car was used sparingly before being serviced for the first time by Porsche Hatfield on 06/11/06 at 5,548 miles. The stamped original service book provided with the car outlines 4 services undertaken by a combination of OPCs and specialists on a mileage basis at the following intervals;
06/11/06 – OPC Hatfield – 5,548 miles
04/05/10 – OPC SIlverstone – 7,721 miles (Major)
26/04/14 – JZM Porsche – 9,184 miles
15/06/20 – OPC Brooklands – 9,757 miles (Major)
Present with the car is the complete original book pack, stamped service book, V5 and 2 keys.
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The car is supplied having had an extensive intake inspection. Warranty, Finance, Part Exchange and Worldwide shipping are all available on request.
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