Pocket Rocket are to pleased to offer for sale a hand selected 2006 Porsche 997.1 GT3 Clubsport.
This Porsche 997.1 GT3 Clubsport is a superb example of one of the great 911s, specified with desirable factory options, and presented in excellent condition. It is powered by the remarkable 3.6-litre M97.76 flat-six, which revs to 8400rpm and produces 409bhp, with rear-wheel drive via a six-speed manual transmission. The odometer shows just 40,764 miles from new.
Ordered in the striking Cobalt Blue with a black Alcantara interior, this car was specified with the factory Clubsport package with lightweight bucket seats, 19-inch GT3 alloys, and coloured Porsche crests on the wheel caps, and was specified from the factory with PCCB ceramic brakes.
The bodywork remains in very good order all around the car, with flush shut lines and consistent panel gaps. There is no sign of any accident damage. The overall finish is in very good condition for its age and mileage.
In the cabin, the lightweight bucket seats are upholstered in Nomex fabric, and are accented by red six-point Schroth harnesses. Alcantara is used for the steering wheel trim, gear knob and handbrake lever. The carpeting is also in very good condition and is protected by Porsche-branded floor mats.
Providing a vibrant contrast to the car’s paintwork, the yellow brake callipers also signify that it is fitted with Porsche’s optional PCCB ceramic composite brake discs, which provide improved performance and reduced fade.
An original UK market car, this GT3 was supplied by Porsche Centre Reading in November 2006. The car is to be supplied to its new customer with a fresh major service. It was previously serviced at Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex in May 2018 at 38,757 miles and prior to that at Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex in April 2015 at 35,621 miles.
Accompanying the car is the original black book pouch, housing the driver’s manual, stamped guarantee and maintenance record, dealer directory, PCM user guide, and other dealer literature.
Driving the 997 GT3 at launch, Evo magazine’s John Barker heaped praise on the model, stating: “On a dry road the grip is astonishing, yet that’s just a part of the experience. Beneath you is one of the finest 911 chassis yet, one that engages and challenges”. He concluded by calling the GT3 “one of the best drivers’ 911s ever – fantastically tactile, irresistibly engaging and fitted with one of the most thrilling flat-sixes Porsche has ever built”.
This Porsche 997.1 GT3 Clubsport is a sensational driver’s car, equally at home on the road or the track, its remarkable powertrain and chassis is supported by impressive reliability and usability. With standard PASM, as well as air-conditioning, this 911 makes a surprisingly practical car for longer-distance touring, while its chassis and engine of course mean that it is a joy to relish on the best roads along the way.
Summary of scheduled maintenance history:
Porsche Centre Reading / Minor / 26.08.08 at 7224 miles
Porsche Centre Swindon / Major / 06.08.10 at 14,532 miles
Porsche Centre East London / Minor / 16.05.12 at 25,979 miles
Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex / Major / 27.04.15 at 35,621 miles
Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex / Minor / 14.05.18 at 38,757 miles