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The Porsche 911 (996) GT3 is the spiritual successor to the original '73 Carrera RS, and was designed to be lightweight and performance focussed with scant regard to luxury and comfort items that would add to the car's weight but detract from its performance. Consequentially the sound deadening was mostly removed as were the rear seats, rear loudspeakers, sunroof, and air-conditioning although the latter became a no-cost option. The GT3 differed from its standard sibling in having an extra 60bhp (360), larger brakes, lowered and re-tuned suspension, lighter wheels, and some aerodynamic tweaks. 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. Excellent history Recent 111 point inspection Clubsport seats fitted This Generation I, 996 GT3 was sold new in Denmark and comes with Danish papers. With 136,000kms indicated, this Porsche is in absolutely superb condition and has clearly been well looked after as suggested by its service records. The car is presented with a full history, all invoices and fully stamped service book from its three former owners. As recently as March 2016, it passed the 111-point check at Porsche Centre Fyn in Odense. Fitted with a Clubsport roll-cage, Clubsport seats, and new four-point harnesses the car is very purposeful and ready for anything. The original seats are also available and can be acquired through separate negotiation. It was originally fully taxed and registered on Danish number plates but this is no longer the case and Danish buyers must note that new tax will apply. As with most of the rarer 996s, prices for GT3 models have certainly been on the march in recent years and this superb example offers real value for money.