Double Take: 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS – How Do You Like Your Orange?

I am going to turn my attention now to a personal favorite: the 997 GT3 RS. These are the models that followed in the footsteps of the hallowed Carrera RS and they’ve continued a tradition since the 964 of keeping the RS moniker alive with each new 911 model. It also appears that the 997 will be the last GT3 RS to come equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission rather than PDK. There were a few different variants produced for the 997 with ever-increasing displacements that culminated with the 500 hp 4.0 liter flat-six of the RS 4.0. The examples we will look at come from the first generation, featuring a 415 hp 3.6 liter flat-six delivering power to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. The GT3 RS has become the ultimate expression of track-focused aggression within the 911 portfolio and as such they can be equipped with a wide-variety of performance options from the Porsche parts bin, including a roll cage where a standard 911 would have its rear seats. Neither of the two we’re going to look at here has been pushed to that end of the spectrum, but even in standard form any RS is an extremely capable machine that will run with most of the best cars produced today. The focus here is Orange, but rather than go with the full-orange GT3 RS we are going to look at two different versions making use of Orange as the accent color for the wheels and other trim. Track cars, whether they are used as such or not, by their nature are meant to stand out and show wonderfully in bright accent colors. We will start with this Black over Orange example, located in South Carolina, with just under 10K miles on the clock:

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Year: 2007
Model: 911 GT3 RS
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 9,979 mi
Price: $158,000 Buy It Now

Numbers matching 2007 GT3RS in excellent condition inside and out. Numbers Matching, Certificate of Authenticity. Clean title in hand, clean CARFAX! If you are in the market for a GT3RS please give this car consideration as few RS’s are optioned as extensively and uniquely as this car. This stunning and rare car has only 9,978 miles on it. The 997.1 GT3RS has been hailed by many as the most perfect track inspired Porsche made, a true drivers car. This RS has an exceptional build with many options not seen on most GT3RS’s, and an MSRP over 150,400 new. This car has been part of my private collection along side other Porsches, and Ferraris, for the last several years and has been used sparingly, with meticulous maintenance and care. The DME report has 6 ignition pulses in zone 1 and all other zones zero. I have never tracked it, nor driven it in the rain, it has been stored in a climate controlled facility. Excellent overall condition.

Option list includes;
Deviating stitching on the following;
Dashboard, door handles, door trim, side center console,seats, rear side panels, carbon vents
Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes
Chrono package plus
Floor mats interior color
Model logo on storage lid
Carbon illuminated door entry guards
Interior carbon package
Carbon package switch panel
PCM
Bi Xenon headlights
Rear center console carbon
Thicker steering wheel
Aluminum foot rests

Recent maintenance includes;
New tires, oil service, new plugs, new RMS, new clutch, pinned water jackets, 4 wheel alignment to factory specs. 10K in recent dealer performed service. Less than 300 miles since all service performed. PPIs are welcomed, at buyers expense.

Vehicle inspections are available by appointment. Vehicle is sold in as-is condition with no warranties expressed or implied. $500 nonrefundable deposit due at auction end. Buyer to make all necessary arrangements for shipping, PPI, storage, etc., prior to auction end. Please call for additional pictures, or to ask questions. I reserve the right to end the auction at any time.

I will assist in transportation but will not be responsible for transporting.

Questions welcomed by phone 860-573-5681 until 9pm EST.

20 minutes from Charleston airport, airport transportation available.

This seems about as well equipped as a GT3 RS can come, at least from a comfort/luxury standpoint, and while that equipment belies the track-intended nature of these cars not every driver has any intention of using their 911 on the track. If the money isn’t an issue, then having the most powerful (naturally aspirated) and most dynamically capable 911 of the bunch certainly makes for some worthwhile driving, whether on the road or the track. When these cars were first released the two I recall most vividly were a Black and Orange model like this one and the inverse of this, Orange over Black. For whatever reason, those two versions have become the standard bearers for how I envision these cars and this one looks in excellent shape overall. The asking price is very much on the high end and I suspect it’s going to have to drop quite a bit before a new owner scoops it up. Next, we’ll turn to a variation I’ve seen much more rarely, this Arctic Silver and Orange example, located in California, with 17,056 miles on it.

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Year: 2007
Model: 911 GT3 RS
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 17,056 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

The 997.1 GT3 RS has quickly become the standard for true driver’s car and has been claimed to be one of the best track inspired cars Porsche has ever made. This numbers matching 2007 GT3RS in stunning condition inside and out. If you are in the market for a GT3RS this car should be on your list to consider since it remains unmodified and in pristine condition. It just turned over 17,000 miles and was recently serviced by Santa Barbara Porsche. I purchased the car from a close friend when it was a CPO car so you know it was in top condition and never wrecked. Through the history of the car since my friend and I have owned it, it has never been tracked nor modified other than the installation of a satellite stereo (in the factory radio), an Escort 8500ci radar/laser detection system with jammers and a battery tender. It comes with all manuals and original window sticker listed for over $138,000 when new and comes very well optioned. It just had a new clear bra installed since the old one was yellowing.

We’ve set the reserve low and PPIs are welcomed, at buyers expense prior to auction end.

Vehicle inspections are available by appointment. Vehicle is sold in as-is condition with no warranties expressed or implied. $1,000 nonrefundable deposit due at auction end with full payment due within 5 days of auction end. Buyer to make all necessary arrangements for shipping, PPI, storage, etc., prior to auction end. I reserve the right to end the auction at any time. I will assist in transportation but will not be responsible for transporting.

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Of the two this one is a little more subtle, or at least as subtle as a road car with a massive rear wing and orange graphics can be. It’s also the more sparingly equipped of the two, though importantly it does come with the carbon-ceramic brakes.

The bidding we see on the second car should give us some idea of the value each of these should command, and at the very least suggests the first car is priced too high. They are fairly similar though a few of the options on the Black RS may be viewed by some as worthwhile additions and it does have almost half the mileage. But with the Silver RS currently at $125,000 (reserve met) there’s a still a decent gap between it and the asking price on the Black RS. Both appear to be excellent examples and it’s tough to go wrong with any of these, just so long as you can get some verification of its history.

-Rob

One thought on “Double Take: 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS – How Do You Like Your Orange?

  1. I don’t believe I’ve seen the silver/orange combo before. It’s neat and closer to the 1970s origin of these schemes for me, but I think it would look a lot better without the tinted windows. The maintenance on these things is unreal though; a friend has one and Porsche recently sent him a note that he has to replace all his hubs to the tune of $5K.

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