2008 Porsche 911 GT2

I’ve had my eye on the 911 GT2 a lot lately. Mostly that’s because we’re seeing the GT2 RS hit our shores. There are a lot of those for sale and you probably shouldn’t buy one. With very few exceptions, they’re all kind of the same too. As I was looking at those and their insane prices I came across this 2008 Porsche 911 GT2 with 18,511 miles on it and an asking price less than half what sellers are asking for the current GT2 RS. Don’t get me wrong – the GT2 RS is the better car. It has 700 hp, all kinds of crazy aero, a boatload of lightweight materials, and plenty of tech to help you get around a track as quickly as possible. It laps the Nürburgring around 45 seconds faster than the GT2 we see here. That is not an insignificant difference and the sort of thing we probably should expect with a full decade of continued development under its wings.

But I look at this GT2 and realize that it’s a much better looking car. It has a manual transmission. With 523 hp on tap it isn’t exactly suffering for power and with that power being channeled entirely to the rear wheels the driving experience surely will hold your attention and be plenty exhilarating. It’s a phenomenal car that very few are capable of fully exploiting and I wonder if maybe I’m spending too much time looking at the wrong thing.

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2002 Porsche 911 GT2

How much performance is enough? If we set aside the small percentage of drivers actually capable of exploiting any of the world’s supercars I’d imagine that bar was eclipsed long ago. I ask this mainly because my first thought upon seeing this 2002 Porsche 911 GT2 was, “why would you spend more?” Newer, more refined, more utility (maybe?): I can understand these aspects of upgrading. I also understand that in some cases it is the combination of performance and refinement that really drives prices higher. But I don’t know, this feels like a reality check of sorts.

Of course this GT2 isn’t exactly what we’d call inexpensive and if you can afford a toy like this, then the cost isn’t really that big a deal when it comes to searching out even more performance. If your goal is raw performance though, then for this money what else is out there that’s better?

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2001 Porsche 911 GT2 Clubsport

This GT2 reminds me very much of the Speed Yellow GT3 I featured last year. That GT3 remains one of my favorite cars I have posted here at GCFSB. It doesn’t possess the insane rarity of other models I’ve posted, but perhaps that’s part of its allure. While certainly not inexpensive it actually was attainable. And with 50K miles it also was driveable – in the sense that you don’t have to worry about that extra mileage harming its value.

This Speed Yellow 2001 Porsche 911 GT2, for sale in the Netherlands, with the factory-optioned Clubsport package ups the ante quite a bit in most of those regards. We’re taking a swift step upward in cost, but there’s also a significant upgrade in performance and rarity. That means it isn’t as attainable for most of us as the GT3 might have been. However, for those capable of shopping at these prices I do think it presents an alternative that should be equally as alluring as, if not more so, plenty of other options – some of which might themselves cost significantly more. It’s a simply wonderful machine.

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2002 Porsche 911 GT2

The Granddaddy. Top dog. Ultimate 911. Widowmaker. I don’t know. Whatever we want to call it the GT2 has been the pinnacle of 911 performance since its introduction as part of the 993 model lineup. Like with some of its predecessors the intention behind GT2 production was to meet homologation requirements for racing purposes. Naturally power is higher and weight is lower. Unlike every other 911 Turbo since the 993 the GT2 also stuck with purely rear-wheel drive rather than the now standard all-wheel drive. Everything about the GT2 is jaw dropping and on those rare occasions I’ve seen one on the road it’s been very difficult to take my eye off of it.

The 911 Turbo always has served as a showcase of Porsche’s ability to deftly meld high performance and luxury. They are cars you can drive every day with little sense of performance compromise. The GT2 is what you get when you remove some of those luxuries and push the performance limits. Here we have a very low mileage example located in Montana: an Arctic Silver Metallic 2002 Porsche 911 GT2 with 3,124 miles on it.

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Year: 2002
Model: 911 GT2
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 3,124 mi
Price: $169,000 Buy It Now

If you are reading this you probably don’t need me to tell you about the rarity and collectability of this car. You probably want to add a 996 GT2 to your collection and you will not find another example as worthy of being in your collection than this very low mileage example. I found this car sitting in a garage in Kona Hawaii a couple years ago. It had only been driven a couple thousand miles by its previous owners. I shipped the car to Montana and even though it had a fresh service in Hawaii, I went through the car again myself.

The tires have 0 miles on them and I just changed the oil. The car is ready to be driven or join a fine automobile collection.

This is hands-down one of the finest, original, and well preserved 996 GT2’s in the world.

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Pretty stunning scenery for this GT2 to take in. While I’m sure any 911, let alone a GT2, will spend most of the Montana winter safely tucked away in a garage, once the summer sun begins to shine there’s probably some spectacular driving to be had out there and probably about as much fun as a GT2 can be on public roads. But we aren’t buying the house, we’re buying the car. It looks fantastic. I’m not sure there’s a ton to say. The mileage is very low and it looks in collector-quality condition. If you’re looking for a GT2 this is probably a good one to pursue. I’d prefer a better color, but that’s me.

The asking price, of course, is pretty high. We have a reasonable comp from last weekend as a 5K mile ’02 GT2 sold in Monterey for $160K. It also was Arctic Silver and in seemingly equal condition. Is 2K fewer miles worth $15K? Probably not. But we’re in the right ballpark with this price and if you really desire a very low-mileage GT2 there probably aren’t a ton more out there. Maybe enjoy those mountain roads one more time before winter returns though.

-Rob

2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

I’m still blown away every time I come across one of these cars: a 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS. We’ve featured a few of them in the past and, in truth, there is very little that distinguishes them outside of whatever exterior color the particular car happens to be wearing. The mileage is always very low and the condition excellent, points that don’t really surprise us with a car like this. Yet, each time I can’t stop staring. The GT2 is already a car of excesses and the RS takes those excesses even further by raising the power and lowering the weight, transforming an already extremely capable machine into an absolute beast. When you have 620 hp being asked to propel a car weighing just a bit under 3,100 lbs you can expect brisk performance. Having all of that power directed to the rear wheels of a rear-engined car is, frankly, almost baffling. Paying attention is most definitely required.

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Year: 2011
Model: 911 GT2 RS
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 3,850 mi
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The look of the GT2 RS continues that sense of excess. It is the most menacing of any 911 I have seen and that is especially the case with an all-black version like the one we see here. It’s squat and powerful looking and the various wings and intakes – along with a giant set of rear rubber – make clear that this is a car to be taken very seriously. As an attempt by Porsche to see just how far they could push the 911, both in the sense of power and overall performance, the GT2 RS is one heck of an effort and I imagine they will be highly sought after any time one comes up for sale.

Assuming, of course, you have about half-a-million dollars to throw around. When I have seen these come up at the prestigious auction houses sales have ranged from mid-$400Ks to mid-$500Ks. This one is priced toward the higher end of that scale and I’m not sure I expect it to reach such a price. Those I’ve seen in the $500Ks have had fewer miles or came in another color (red seems popular for higher prices). Regardless, this will be a very expensive car and even if its sale takes some time a bit of patience from the seller should pay off. For me, I just want to look and marvel at just how far a 911 can be pushed.

-Rob

Tuner Tuesday – Values in the RUF: 2002 Porsche 911 Ruf 550s

RUF is a name which is among the most highly respected tuners in the world, creating legendary power, looks and speed among a series of cars that was already quite potent. But they’re very expensive cars, too – fully spec one out from Ruf, and you can easily double the price of your Porsche, sometimes more. These are not machines for mere mortals.

Yet value can still be found in, and today I’ve got 1,100 horsepower to prove it. This Double Take looks at two 2002 911 Turbos, both of which have been upgraded with the RUF 550 kit. Which is the winner?

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2008 Porsche 911 GT2

I’ve been looking at quite a few high-dollar 911s lately and among the pantheon of Porsche supercars the GT2 tends to stand on its own. Unlike the extremely high priced original 993 GT2 where values soar to over $1M the water-cooled cars have less collector interest and thus lower costs. But the performance is not lower. Not lower at all.

I see examples of the 996 GT2 come around pretty often, and prices have generally been moving up. I see the 997 GT2 far less often, outside of the ridiculously sublime GT2 RS which can easily set you back nearly $500K, so I’m a little curious where these will fall on the spectrum. Where will their value lie relative to the rising values of the 996? As I mentioned in my roundup of the 996 GT3: while the 996 still makes for a reasonable value even among the GT cars, as they approach the cost of a similar 997 then we begin to open up even greater performance value potential.

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Year: 2008
Model: 911 GT2
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 13,231 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

We are excited to offer this one owner 2008 Porsche GT2 Coupe with only 13,231 original miles on the odometer! One of only 237 ever made, the car is finished in a Stuttgart classic combination of Silver with perfect Charcoal/Anthracite Leather and Suede upholstery. Overall this car is in stunning condition, is a joy to drive, runs and drives perfectly and is as quick as you would expect a GT2 to be!

This 2008 Porsche GT2 Coupe is a true collector car and is fitted with its 3.6L H6 DOHC 24V Turbo motor coupled to its 6 Speed manual transmission which is fluid and has no issues; the clutch is in perfect condition. This car is fully optioned and has every comfort that was made available in this model and year and in addition has a Porsche Roll cage installed.

This 2008 Porsche GT2 has had only one owner and all service records are available. Overall, she is in perfect condition and suffice to say has not been driven much at all, has not been driven on the track, is stored all winter and not driven in inclement weather; she has been looked after well throughout her life.

This is a car for a collector and it boasts the look of a new car. They did not make many to start with so there will only be less of them in the future and many are shipping overseas everyday. If you are a serious collector, you cannot afford to let the opportunity to own this pass you by. We have priced this vehicle to provide you the best deal on a car of this caliber. If you need any assistance with financing please let me know.

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With only 1261 produced worldwide and around 200 for the US (I’ve seen 205 quoted, but the ad here states 234) the 997 GT2 is a pretty rare machine though certainly far more common than some of Porsche’s rarest 911s. That sort of thing might condition how we think of the long term value of these performance beasts, but we can probably rest assured knowing that values aren’t going to come down much. That said, the GT2 RS obviously trumps one of these and with a 991 GT2 now looking to be in the works you never really know how things will play out. Of course, the optimist might then look at the GT2 and dream of track days and devilishly good fun at the wheels of one of Porsche’s giants with less worry about adding on those high intensity miles.

This particular GT2 looks in fine condition in its popular Arctic Silver Metallic paint. It is pretty low mileage for an ’08 911, but not necessarily low for a GT2. While it’s tough to call anything a nice value when it will likely have a selling price around $200K, those specifically looking for a GT2 might find this one to be reasonable. Supercar performance of this sort never really comes cheaply. Bidding currently sits at $90,300. Naturally we expect that to rise, but maybe not so much that it cannot compete with the 996 as a performance value.

-Rob

Speed Yellow 1996 Porsche 911 GT2

Few Porsches capture the imagination and turn heads like the 911 GT2. And among the various iterations of the GT2, the 993 GT2 is the most coveted. While engineering and technological progress naturally have rendered later models more powerful and sophisticated performers, the raw prowess of the original car remains the benchmark. Serving as both the first 911 GT2 put into production as well as the last and only air-cooled GT2 produced, the 993 brings with it the kind of rarity that rapidly elevates prices. Add in that it represented the highest performance among production 911s of its day and you’ve pretty much checked all of the boxes a collector could desire. The example we see here, a Speed Yellow 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 having traveled around 33K kilometers during its life, will be up for auction next Friday at RM Sotheby’s auctions in Phoenix.

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Motorsports Monday: Mecum Racing Porsches Roundup

As Rob mentioned in his Jade Green Targa piece the other day, we’re entering in quickly to auction season. Mecum, typically the purveyors of more muscle cars than European rides, nonetheless had quite an impressive lineup of signification Porsche race models that cover a few decades and many changes in the company’s history, so I thought it would be pretty neat to take a look at them. It’s very interesting to see over a relatively short period of time the many changes that Porsche’s motorsports programs have gone through.

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Paint-to-Sample 2009 Porsche 911 GT2

I ended last week with an Orange 911 Carrera 2.7 that had me completely captivated. It possessed just the right mix of aggressiveness and vibrancy within a classic 911 package. The car we see here, a 2009 Porsche 911 GT2 located in Houston, takes those attributes of aggression and vibrant color and turns them up a few notches. This time the color is a paint-to-sample orange borrowed from the GT3 RS with contrasting black accents and black interior. Draped over the lines of the GT2 it leaves no doubt about the urgency with which this car accelerates and corners. The rest is pretty standard GT2 material, which of course really isn’t standard at all. Loads of turbocharged power pummels the ground via a 6-speed manual transmission directed through the rear wheels. In my ever deepening quest to feature every orange Porsche, this GT2 currently stands near the top for its overall audacity and performance capabilities.

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