Pocket Rocket are to pleased to offer for sale a hand selected 2004 Porsche 996.2 GT3.
This Porsche 911 GT3 is an original and unmodified example of the track-oriented 996.2 model, finished in a superb factory colour and with low mileage. Under the engine lid is a 3.6-litre ‘Mezger’ flat-six, producing up to 375bhp and 284lb-ft of torque, driving the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. The odometer reads 33,600 miles. The 996.2 GT3 is well known for being Andreas Preuninger first GT product and one that was a big overall improvement over the the first generation 996 GT3.
First registered on 25 November 2004, this GT3 is an original very late UK-market car, with three previous registered keepers on the log book. The previous owner having kept it for seven years.
As well as visual changes to the front and rear lights and bumpers, the design of the side skirts and rear spoiler were also revised for the 996.2 facelift. Six-piston brake callipers feature on the front axle, with this particular car equipped with the powerful carbon-ceramic brake discs.
Presenting in metallic Cobalt Blue, this 911 is in excellent condition for its age, showing just the typical signs of road use with some minor stone chips to the front end.
A very well-presented car, with body panels that look straight and smooth, and light lenses that are clear and bright. The paintwork has also been treated to a full detailing session. It rides on the correct 18-inch GT3 alloy wheels, which remain in excellent order with no kerbing marks.
The 911’s cabin is a blend of sporting intent and comfort, featuring the electrically adjustable sport seats that make it a more usable choice for long-distance touring. The black leather upholstery is in superb order, with only signs of use and light wear commensurate with the mileage, and no damage or discolouration. The steering wheel, gear knob, and handbrake all appear to be original and in good condition, with the latter two accented by aluminium inlays.
This car’s transmission tunnel is colour-coded in Cobalt Blue, with a blue accent strip across the dashboard and blue-backed instrument dials. This example is also equipped with its original Porsche CDR-23 stereo system, as well as automatic air-conditioning.
This GT3 was last serviced in November 2020 at 33,829 miles by Porsche Centre Chester, which was an early major service and in addition the below was performed:
Brake fluid changed / Spark plugs changed / Drain and refill transmission oil / replace polly rib belt and fuel filter / a reported 111 point health check incl. a clear Porsche Rev range activity check and installation of genuine Porsche fabric bucket seats *images to be updated*
Prior to this in July 2019 at 32,966 miles a minor service was performed by marque specialist Eporsch in Surrey. The work included an oil change service, and two months later both lower control arms, track arms and support arms were replaced as well.
Prior to this, the 911 was serviced in June 2017 at 31,296 miles by Porsche Centre Brooklands, which was a major service with replacement spark plugs; and in March 2015 at 28,284 miles by Porsche Centre Byfleet, which was a minor service.
The most recent MOT test was on 16 October 2020 at 33,548 miles, which resulted in a first-time pass. The wheels are shod in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres on all four corners, which have around 4mm of tread on the front axle and 7mm at the rear.
This Porsche 996.2 GT3 is a low mileage yet usable example of the marque’s pared-back and purist 911. Benefitting from a comprehensive receipted maintenance history, it combines reliable performance with an appealing colour scheme, and would make a fine addition to any collection, ready for its next owner to relish on the road or track.
Summary of service history:
- 01/02/2006 – 5,054 miles
- 24/10/2006 – 8,942 miles (minor incl. brake fluid)
- 03/11/2008 – 18,728 miles (major incl. brake fluid / spark plugs / replace 2 cracked ignition coils)
- 16/11/2010 – 22,197 miles (minor incl. brake fluid / replace air con condensors and radiators)
- 31/01/2013 – 24,699 miles (major incl. brake fluid / spark plugs / renewed heat shields and coil packs)
- 23/03/2015 – 28,284 miles (minor incl. brake fluid / renewed oil pressure sender / 111 point health check)
- 14/06/2017 – 31,296 miles (major incl. brake fluid / spark plugs / airbag system check / replace all exhaust fixings and heatshields / 111 point health check)
- 02/07/2019 – 32,966 miles (minor incl. lower control arms, track arms and support arms)
- 30/11/2020 – 33,829 miles (major incl. brake fluid / spark plugs / transmission oil / polly belt / 111 point health check)