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Atlas Grey | Coupé | 6 Speed Manual | 3.6 litre flat six | 21,356 kms | €126,879
With just 72 examples arriving on Australian shores with even less on the road today, the 911 GT3 Gen 2 Type 996 is arguably the last of the analogue, driver-focused and most exciting models of the GT series.
The engine was created by Hanz Mezger, Porsche's most famous engine designer.
The 996 GT3's flat-six can trace its origins back to the turbocharged flat-sixes that helped Porsche dominate Le Mans in the 1970s and 1980s.
Its four-valve cylinder heads were derived from those in the 959 and it was the first 911-based street car to employ water-cooling with a dry-sump lubrication system straight out of the 1998 Le Mans-winning 911 GT1.
Sold new in December of 2003 by Porsche Centre Sydney South this stunning Gen 2 GT3 was ordered in Touring specification in Atlas Grey over Black Leather.
This vehicle has been specially optioned with:
• Leather Clubsport Seats
• Cruise Control
• Litronic Headlight System
• Stainless Steel Entry Cards
• Porsche CDR 23 Radio
• Seat belts In Guards Red
Meticulously preserved this is perhaps the best Type 996 GT3 we’ve seen, having been incredibly well maintained since new and depicting the 21,000 kilometres travelled the paintwork is flawless and the interior presents as new, this 911 is a rare find.
This GT3 feels light, alert and perfectly agile. Its deep and raspy exhaust wail is one of the most mesmerizing Porsche soundtracks ever produced and as the GT3 realises a future of PDK, turbocharging and electronic driver assistance, the manual transmission/naturally aspirated 996 generation is poised to soar skyward in value.
The GT3 benefits from a full Porsche service history and is accompanied by its original leather bound log books, both keys and a Porsche certificate of authenticity.
These cars are so fast, so durable and bring back the joy to driving and this simply stunning example represents a rare and exciting investment opportunity.