Sales Spotlight: Porsche 996.2 GT3
It goes without saying we’re huge fans of a GT3 of any generation here at Total 911 magazine, right from the early Mezger-engined 996 right up to the current DFI-engined, rear steering (and PDK-only) 991. There’s much choice on the market at present too, though it is this exotic example currently for sale at Paul Stephens that has caught our eye for this week’s sales spotlight.
Aside from being a low-mileage example with just 24,600 on the clock, it is the hue of this 996.2 GT3 that sets it apart from the rest. Carrara white is a rare shade indeed to adorn the narrow hips of a track-ready GT3, with the matching multi-spoke wheel centres a further element to this example’s bespokery.
This Gen2 car, with revised aero and a power boost of 21hp over its Gen1 counterpart, is a left-hand-drive example (which may find favour with track day enthusiasts due to the clockwise nature of most circuits), while the all-important factory label under the front boot lid reveals a unique original country code of C31, for Saudi Arabia.
Paul Stephens believe there’s no sign of previous track use on the car, which may explain the exuberance of those pristine painted wheel centres, while the decadence continues inside with a white painted centre console, and leather Sports seats with contrasting yellow stitching to match the yellow PCCB calipers sitting under each wheel arch.
The 3.6-litre, 386hp GT3 is in as-new condition, complemented by a full main dealer history with clear engine data, which should suitably appease fears of over-revs by any zealous former owners. In a Porsche market where individualism and originality from the factory is so revered, we can’t think of a better GT3 example to add to a collection or unleash on a track day right now.