2004 Porsche 911 GT3PORSCHE 911 (996) GT3 RS // 1 OF 113 C16 RHD // 27K MILES // FACTORY WHITE & BLUE
Year of manufacture2004
Mileage27 250 mi / 43 855 km
Exterior brand colourCarrara White LB9A
Interior brand colourBlack Fabric CS
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
Performance381 BHP / 387 PS / 285 kW
*FOR SALE* PORSCHE 911 (996) GT3 RS // 1 OF 113 C16 RHD // 27K MILES // FACTORY WHITE & BLUE
C16: UK Car, XSZ: Riviera Blue Seat Belts, XX1: Leather Edged Floor Mats With Porsche Script, 288: Headlamp Washer, 424: CD Compartment, 441: Radio Preparation, 567: Top-tinted Windscreen, 573: Air-conditioning, 581: Front Centre Console, 596: Safety Cage Painted White (GT3 RS), 598: GT3 RS Logos And Wheel Spokes In Blue, 601: Litronic (Xenon) Headlamps, 697: CD-radio Becker Porsche CDR-23, 09991: Porsche Exclusive option
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 bonnet as the common 996 trademark micro-blistering on carbon fibre bonnet has been dealt with.
Standing out from the white paintwork this is believe to be one of only 30 C16 cars with the Riviera Blue Side decals proudly displaying its RS designation, with the matching wheels. Framing the rear of the car the vast carbon fibre rear wing presents perfectly with no lacquer peeling or damage.
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.
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 while a radio and AC provide some comforts for the road or the journey to the track.
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.
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 27k miles from new this fabled Mezger engine is in excellent order. With 7 stamps in the Maintenance book, including a major service at 27,150 Miles, the car runs and drives perfectly.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Finished in a tonal shade of Riviera Blue 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 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.
This C16 RHD 996 GT3 RS is just 1 of 113 examples to be produced for the UK market. Delivered new to OPC Aberdeen 18/06/2004 the RS was used frequently up until 2014 where it went into storage.
The stamped original service book provided with the car outlines 7 services undertaken by a combination of OPCs and specialists on a mileage basis at the following intervals;
02/08/05 – OPC Edinburgh – 4,399 Miles
21/07/06 – OPC Edinburgh – 5,834 Miles
28/03/09 – OPC Reading – 18,107 Miles (Major)
22/02/10 – OPC Reading – 20,450 Miles
22/09/11 – Paragon – 22,818 Miles
08/08/14 – OPC Tonbridge – 26,809 Miles (Major)
06/07/21 – Paragon – 27,150 Miles
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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