The Silverstone Classic Sale 2017

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2004 Porsche 911 (996) GT3

Lot No.: 434

Registration: LJ04FNL
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ99Z4S691859
Engine Number: 63425709
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3600cc
Year of Manufacture: 2004
Estimate (£): 55,000 - 65,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

The Porsche 911 (996) GT3 is the spiritual successor to the original '73 Carrera RS. It was designed to be lightweight and performance focused with scant regard to luxury and comfort items that would add to the car's weight but detract from its performance. It's also the basis of the modern day 'Carrera Cup Car' which Porsche race worldwide in their own ‘one make' series, and was produced in sufficient numbers to comply with the FIA homologation requirements necessary for the 911 to compete in the GT3 Class in International Sportscar Racing, where it had great success.

Silverstone Auctions are big fans of the Porsche GT3 and this right-hand drive generation II example is no exception. The car was supplied new by Porsche Cars Great Britain on 21st May 2004 and has covered just over 64,750 miles from new with four previous owners. The current owner bought the car from respected Porsche specialist RS911 in Wales and it has been the subject of significant expenditure since. Over £30,000 was spent with RPM Technik on mechanical work alone! Specifically, the suspension has been totally overhauled to achieve an even more track-focused 911 that can be driven to the circuit and then driven home afterwards.

Finished in Polaris Silver with black interior, the car has been stored in a temperature-controlled environment and is described as in immaculate condition. Supplied with a large history file detailing expenditure, this GT3 will be coming to the auction fresh from an engine service with RS911, with new spark plugs and filters. With a no-expense-spared maintenance record, the driving experience is said to be exceptional. Offered with a fresh MOT Certificate, this Porsche is ready to be used and enjoyed by its next owner.