2007 Porsche 911 GT3

I have been featuring a lot of fairly expensive Porsches lately and my plan for this week was to feature a few that were of a more normal variety. The sort more people might think seriously about purchasing and could afford to do so. Unfortunately, I have immediately become distracted by this very pretty Carrara White 2007 Porsche 911 GT3. The asking price actually isn’t that bad so in a way this does fit within the scope of my original plan, but a reasonably priced GT3 is still an expensive car so it isn’t precisely what I had in mind. I just can’t take my eyes off of it!

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Year: 2007
Model: 911 GT3
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 40,619 mi
Price: $97,000 Buy It Now

We are pleased to present this clean 2-owner Carrara White 2007 911 GT3 for a local client who currently resides out of state. The car has been in our care since it was purchased in February 2016. It is presently stored in a climate controlled garage with 40,619 miles.

Price with GT2 seats – $97,000
Price with stock GT3 seats -$89,000

The car has four (4) desirable upgrades, each of which is reversible:
-Factory leather GT2 carbon buckets
-Factory Porsche Motorsport GT3 Cup lip
-Factory clear corner markers (stock orange markers included with sale
-FVD side muffler bypass (stock mufflers included with sale)

A PPI performed by Minneapolis Porsche on 08/15/17 includes a perfect DME with zero over-revs in all ranges. We’ve changed the oil in 3,000mi intervals with factory recommended fluid and parts. A 40,000mi major service (plugs, fluids, filters, chassis lubrication) was recently completed as well.

As mentioned above, we’re familiar with the car and would be happy to answer any car-related questions. Send us a PM or call (612) 547-9311 and we’ll assist in connecting with the seller. Please visit this link for more images and additional information: https://www.311rs.com/current-inventory/2007-porsche-911-gt3/

Like the last 997 GT3 I featured this isn’t a super low-mileage example. It’s been driven a good bit and it sounds like it has even seen a few track days. Yet here it sits still looking wonderful and well cared for. This is exactly the type of 911 we like to see as it’s been enjoyed and pushed to its limits just as the engineers intended, but it doesn’t look to have been abused. Of course, any car like this will need a PPI and that it has had some track time further emphasizes that need, but we can hope its mechanical state will be as rock solid as its looks.

I’ve said that I think white cars only work well on particular models and that for my tastes the appeal can be rather limited. This GT3 in Carrara White looks fantastic and I really like the way the red brake calipers are so easily accentuated. This wouldn’t have been a color I’d expect to love, but here we are. As we can see it comes with a set of highly-desirable GT2 seats, though in this case there is a cost for those. The seller will knock $8K off the price if you’d prefer the standard GT3 seats. While $8K is a lot of money for a couple seats it does seem to be around the going rate, and based upon some ads may even be on the low end. Unless you really aren’t a fan of the seats I’d think they’re the way to go.

GT2 seats, a lovely looking GT3 to mount them in, and fantastic driving all for below six figures. It’s not at a price that just anyone can afford, but overall it isn’t too bad and should be well worth the investment.

-Rob

2007 Porsche 911 GT3

It doesn’t take much for me to take notice of any of the Porsches with “GT” in the moniker. I’m a big fan of pretty much all of them and certainly enjoy coming across nice ones for sale. The GT3 RS sits at the top of the naturally-aspirated group, but as things tend to go with the top model prices can be very high. This becomes even more true as we move toward the end of the 997 line when Porsche began seeing just how much engine they could stuff into the back of the RS chassis.

If we choose to step back just a bit to the GT3 prices suddenly become much more reasonable. I’ve looked a lot at the 996 GT3 lately as those seem to come in at really nice values for all the performance you get. As prices for the 996TT have gradually risen even those long-time performance bargains now make us look twice at the GT3. Fortunately for those looking to keep their spending sensible, the early GT3 models from the 997 line also remain on the reasonable side. Prices are, of course, still higher than the 996, but you’re getting more car too. You’re also getting a better looking 911.

The one we see here, an Arctic Silver Metallic 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 with 45,500 miles on it, is particularly striking even in silver and looks to have been very well maintained. For the buyer looking for a GT3 that’s been babied its whole life and rarely driven hard I don’t think this is the car for you. But for those who don’t mind some hard driving so long as it’s given proper care this one should make for a nice option.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 on eBay

Year: 2007
Model: 911 GT3
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 45,500 mi
Price: $97,500 Buy It Now

HIGHLIGHTS

Two owner local car, originally sold at Roger Jobs Porsche
Tastefully optioned car with sunroof and factory adaptive sport seats

Noted PNWR PCA ownership

All records, books, manuals, and tools present

SPECIFICATIONS

VIN – WP0AC29997S792494

Engine – 3.6L, 6 cylinder

Gearbox – 6 speed manual

Drivetrain – Rear engine, RWD

OVERVIEW

When Porsche continued the GT3 theme into the 997 chassis, they perfected a recipe long in the making. A GT3 is a special treat in the Porsche world, as it is an extremely honed platform. Presented in factory Arctic Silver Metallic over Black Leather, this 997 chassis GT3 is an exceptional driver’s car.

Unique to the GT3 is the engine. Popularly known as a “Mezger” engine, after it’s designer Hans Mezger, this engine shares the general architecture with the racing Porsche 962 engine. Dry-sumped, with water cooled heads, this engine is a special piece and the heart of the GT3. Coupled to a close ratio 6 speed manual transmission, the GT3 also enjoys larger brakes, lowered suspension, front and rear aero package and light weight wheels to distinguish it from a standard 911.

Most recent owner of this car was Ward Carter, the past president of the PNW Region PCA Chapter. Ward used the car extensively in PCA autocross events, and the car is currently set-up for that (suspension and alignment perfectly dialed in over the years). Sitting on nearly new tires, this GT3 handles among the best of any 997 GT3 we have sampled.

Fresh off an $8K+ engine out service (welded coolant lines, oil service, etc.) just 900 miles ago, this GT3 is mechanically ready for anything. Service records are present for all work since day one where the car was originally sold through Roger Jobs Porsche in Bellingham, WA.

The front end is protected with a clear bra, and overall the car presents well in person, with the classic color combination of silver over black.

Notable options on the original window sticker include:

Adaptive Sport Seats
Heated seats
Seatbelts in Guards Red
Bi-Xenon light package
Chrono Package
Self dimming mirrors
This two-owner 2007 Porsche GT3 is currently showing 45,000 miles and is fresh from a recent major service. Offered with full service records, original books, manuals, window sticker, and keys, this GT3 will not disappoint the driver in you.

Please call Jason at 206-355-7727 for more information on this Porsche 997 GT3 for sale.

This GT3 makes for a nice comparison with the Speed Yellow GT3 with Clubsport options I featured a couple weeks ago. That one had some great additions and was priced pretty high for a 996 GT3 with its mileage. This one is similar mileage and less unique in its options – though the sport seats are a great add – so it comes in at the lower end of 997 pricing. Both look to be examples of GT3s used extensively and shown great care. This one is two owner rather than one owner, but it is said to come with a full service history beginning from its sale.

I think both of these GT3s are really interesting. This one looks in phenomenal condition. Ownership by a former PCA chapter president gives it a certain credence and the condition tends to bear that out. With a full service history and recent engine service it looks ready to deliver some excellent driving. And the price comes in under six figures. Love it!

-Rob

2004 Porsche 911 GT3

I have had my eye on this GT3 for a while. It is an example I absolutely love for its color, condition, and added equipment. I can’t remember when I first came across it for sale, but I know it’s been quite a few months, maybe even longer. So why post it now? I guess because it’s my birthday. So if anyone was trying to think of the perfect present….

Anyway, here we have a Speed Yellow 2004 Porsche 911 GT3. It was originally ordered with the only options being a thicker steering wheel and red seat belts. It has since received a number of upgrades from Porsche’s Clubsport collection: full factory roll cage, a pair of very sexy GT3 Club Sport seats, 6-point harnesses, fire bottle, and 993 Carrera RS engine mounts. The Clubsport options were all available as no-cost substitutions on RoW GT3s, but were never available for the US market. That makes this one that extra bit more special.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 on Excellence Magazine

Year: 2003
Model: 911 GT3
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 52,000 mi
Price: $80,000

I ordered this GT3 back in ’03 with thicker steering wheel as the only option, in Speed Yellow with red seat belts just like the promotional posters. This GT3 has full Clubsport equipment that includes a full factory roll cage, Nomex Euro GT3 Club Sport seats, 6 point harnesses, Cup fire bottle, console and ash tray deletes. A Guard LSD and 993 RS engine mounts have been the only updates.

In 12 plus years of my ownership it has been a dead reliable and fun Porsche. 52,000 miles all by one single caring owner, zero over revs. This GT3 has been maintained with an open checkbook by one single technician since new. If you are a serious, ready buyer please call me only, 631-786-6511.

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Of course anyone with an open wallet could fit their GT3 with the various Clubsport bits so that will need to be taken into account when determining whether the asking price here is worth it. And at $80K this asking price isn’t low. Hence the somewhat long time it’s been for sale. It is a one-owner car and the seller is well regarded (and always has a fantastic array of 911s available) so those factors certainly will count for something when considering the price.

That said during my foray into GT3 world a few months back I found plenty priced below this one with less than half the mileage. Granted, none of those had the Clubsport pieces, nor do I recall any of them being Speed Yellow, but at more than 50K miles we would expect a little lower price here. This is sure to be a fantastic example though with excellent provenance and shown great care. Add in the cost of the Clubsport options and we probably aren’t too far off on price given that many others seem to be selling around $70K. If you do buy it, feel free to stop by D.C. and give me a ride.

-Rob

Feature Listing: 2004 Porsche 911 GT3

I’ve been looking at and writing about the 996 GT3 market for a little while now. I’ve become somewhat captivated by these cars and their place on the current 911 market. The basics are simple: the GT3 is a fantastic driver’s car with purity and focus that typifies the love of motoring felt by many of us, but among Porsches the price remains reasonable all things considered. A GT3 is by no means inexpensive, but the craze of the air-cooled market sometimes distracts us from the performance value available when we step outside of that arena. Thus, I was delighted to see this Basalt Black Metallic 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 come our way. Within the GT3 world the mileage on this one is a little higher, but correspondingly the price a little lower. The condition looks excellent: the metallic black paint shows really well and the interior looks crisp and clean. It isn’t entirely original, but that’s okay. The appeal here is to have one of the best driving cars Porsche has unleashed upon the American market and for that we can let certain things slide.

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Year: 2004
Model: 911 GT3
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 53,500 mi
Price: $70,000

2004 Porsche 911 GT3, +/- 53.5k miles, rare Basalt Black Metallic with black full leather interior. Factory options include PCCB brakes, bi-xenon headlamps, thicker steering wheel, A/C, full leather interior with deviated yellow belts and yellow stitching in seats, dash and door panels. (See attached factory build tag and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.)

Prior owners installed stainless steel headers, SS Porsche Techquipment rollbar, adjustable rear toe links, carbon fiber side mirror covers, CF GT3 Cup style engine air intake scoop, tinted windows, tinted front corner lights, clear bra (hood, fenders, door handles/surrounds), aluminum pedals and a double-DIN Kenwood touch screen head unit with sat radio and nav, trunk mounted Kenwood CD changer, trunk mounted Zapco amp, front/rear Focal speakers w/ crossovers, and rear-mounted subwoofer.

I have recently recently installed a NOS GT3 Cup shift knob, new Porsche center console storage bin, new Porsche cup chin spoiler, new Porsche GT3 lower control arm brake cooling scoops, new stock air filter, new serpentine belt, new AGM battery and Battery Tender trickle charger.

I also recently had both bumper covers repainted to remedy minor chips/scrapes. All other paint and panels are believed original. (See clean Carfax below.) I also had the windshield replaced with an OE Saint-Gobain/Sekurit inc. new Porsche seals.

Yokohama Advan Neova tires in stock sizes were installed in 2016, now with less than 2,000 miles use.

I have approximately 25 pages of service information from 2009 through an oil change in October 2016. Major service indicates new Clutch assembly, rear main seal, catalytic converters, and oxygen sensors were Porsche dealer replaced at 41k miles.

I have found no evidence (no tire rubber in wheel well liners, brake caliper piston seals intact, brake caliper paint as new) of track use after a thorough inspection. Thanks, Mike

The 996 is frequently derided for its appearance, but I’ve always found the GT3 to be a small exception to the rule. The revised front, side skirts, along with the rear wing draw the eye and provide for better overall lines to go along with the general hunkered down nature of the car. The unique wheel design also helps to pull the racy nature of the GT3 to the eye with a nod towards the 911 heritage. They aren’t a perfect design overall, but dare I say these are an attractive 911. Unlike the outside, the interior does retain much of the 996 nature – but you’re not here for the ergonomics, you’re here for the driving experience. Yet wearing its slightly more rare shade of metallic black this GT3 looks great and will have passers-by doing double-takes. Most wouldn’t expect this black to be a rare shade on the 996, but only 22 GT3s are recorded as being ordered in Basalt Black Metallic in 2004, and just 5 in 2005, making this one of the least frequently specified colors. I’ll leave it to others to decide between metallic and non-metallic black as the preference is entirely subjective, but there is little doubt that this one will stand apart slightly from the crowd. Among the options Porsche’s ceramic composite brakes are of significant note, especially for those who might want to take this GT3 to the track. There are a few aftermarket items noted in the ad, but none of them are the type that should detract from the overall appearance or nature of the car.

So what about price? While I can’t say this definitely is the lowest priced GT3 on the market right now – outside of some stripped out racers – it is the lowest priced that I’ve seen in a while. Many of our recent GT3 features have had prices not much higher than this, typically around $75K-$80K, but with lower mileage. However, I should note many of those have lacked the PCCB option, which we cannot ignore here. The key will be this GT3’s history and a buyer’s peace of mind. With any high-strung Porsche the maintenance history could determine just how much value we’re truly looking at and a savings of a few thousand could easily be eclipsed by maintenance costs. This GT3 is said to have a good deal of its recent service records available dating back to 2009. The owner sounds knowledgeable so those records along with a phone call could provide the details necessary to decide if the price makes sense to a prospective buyer.

Of the various 996 models the GT3 is one that has collector appeal. Perhaps with slightly higher mileage the first thought when considering purchase may not be to stash this car away in a garage, but with a car that aches to be driven the way the GT3 does perhaps that’s all the better!

-Rob

2004 Porsche 911 GT3 – No Reserve

I’ve had my eye on the 996 GT3 of late and have featured a few as a way to get a sense of where the market currently lies for these fantastic cars. Many might look askance at the 996 in general, but there is little doubt that the GT3 is a special car and capable of providing thrilling motoring. The styling might still turn some buyers off – especially as prices inch closer to those of the 997 GT3 – but outside of the interior they really aren’t bad-looking 911s. They depart in some ways from the traditional design, but they’re no Pontiac Aztec either. We also don’t have to deal with the IMS concerns that provoke fear in buyers of other 996 models. But really, these are about the performance and, even better, the performance value. The one we see here differs from my previous features in that it’s Guards Red. The GT3 deserves a bright color and this has one. It’s also pretty low miles at 18,120 and on auction with no reserve.

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Year: 2004
Model: 911 GT3
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 18,120 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

2004 Porsche GT3 lovingly cared for and sparingly driven. All services up to date. No accidents, no damage, runs excellent. Recent battery replacement. No reserve

The seller hasn’t provided much for us to judge the quality of this GT3 outside of the pictures, some of which have been lifted from a previous sale of the car in 2014. That should raise our investigative hackles to some degree, but given that its mileage has increased by an expected amount over those 2.5 years it may be nothing. Regardless, the typical caveats of a PPI and a perusal of its records will apply here. It looks great, we just need to verify that everything is as it appears.

As for the price: the starting bid for this no reserve auction has been set at $75K, which is right around where we have seen similar GT3s sell. So I wouldn’t expect things to get out of hand here and also wouldn’t be surprised if a single bid – or simply someone making an offer prior to auction’s end – resulted in a sale. That said, I haven’t come across as many of these in bright colors so perhaps we’ll see a little bit of extra action on this one.

-Rob

2007 Porsche 911 GT3

This post serves as a nice companion to my 996 GT3 roundup from a few weeks back. Much of my interest in that post was on performance value – our not uncommon focus of any 996 in general – and at the time I was wondering about the proximity of 996 prices to those of the 997 GT3. Well here we have one: a Black on Black 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 located in New Jersey with 18,894 miles on it. There isn’t anything terribly special about this GT3 – other than, you know, it being one of the best 911 models Porsche produced – as it’s a fairly standard color combination and we aren’t told of any special options that would grab our attention. Similarly, while the mileage is low it isn’t outrageously so. I think it’s in a nice spot. With an asking price about $20K above where we’ve seen similar 996 GT3s sell there’s certainly a noticeable price difference, but it isn’t so big that we would remove it from consideration.

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Year: 2007
Model: 911 GT3
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 18,894 mi
Price: $109,900 Buy It Now

2007 Porsche 911 GT3
Black with Black leather & Alcantara interior
6-speed Manual transmission
Just 18,894 original miles

With 415 Horespeower & rear wheel drive, this is a driver focused Porsche that is incredible to drive with a great combination of power, handling & comfort.
It has never tracked or abused. A recent full vehicle inspection reports that it is in excellent condition with no over revs to the engine.

The exterior paint is in excellent condition. The front bumper, hood & mirrors are covered in a clear 3M film to protect it from chips & scratches.
The front plastic spoiler has just been replaced & is in perfect condition.
The interior is in excellent condition with soft leather & Alcantara trim. Everything has been tested and is in proper working order.

This a properly maintained example that will continue to rise in value.
It is CarFax Certified with no accidents or issues. The full report is available on the “details” tab of our site.

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It is CarFax certified with no accidents or issues, click on the link below for the full report.

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Part of why the price of this GT3 (and others like it on the market) isn’t too far off from the 996 is because it comes from the first generation 997. If we change our search to the 997.2 GT3 the price takes another incremental step upward and the comparison with the 996 no longer seems as relevant. Of course, with each model step the performance goes up as well with power rising from 380 to 415 to 435 as we move along the spectrum. Technological improvements to the suspension and aerodynamics show similar incremental improvements. One area where the 997 significantly makes strides is in appearance. While I’ll grant that really isn’t the most important factor with such a performance-focused car it’s still something just about everyone will have under consideration, especially when taking into account similar pricing.

Pretty much any GT3 will make for a worthwhile opportunity so long as the buyer does his homework and these certainly remain one of the best performance values on the Porsche market. That value takes a couple hits as we move up the ladder with the 996 remaining a seriously tough to beat option. But there are options, and for those with a little extra to spend a 997 GT3 like this one should provide loads of satisfaction.

-Rob

2004 Porsche 911 GT3 Roundup

I’ve been looking at the 996 GT3 a lot lately. Last summer I featured this Speed Yellow GT3, which I loved and which I thought seemed like it might be a reasonable value at the time given that GT3s have appeared to be on the rise. It got me thinking and recently I began looking at them again. Let’s say the GT3 has become my aspiration. Given that I currently own a car I almost never drive, and that I would not park a GT3 on the street, it’s more of a long term aspiration. That said, since I’m not likely the only one with such aspirations, and for those who might have a more current time frame for acquiring one, it seemed worthwhile to look at what I’ve been seeing and what’s currently available on the market.

The GT3 can be very hard to find. There aren’t a lot of them since they were only imported near the end of 996 production. Also, as track-focused machines many have been modified and/or driven hard. So the crop is limited, but here we have three currently available. We’ll begin with this Arctic Silver Metallic GT3, located in New York, with 15,329 miles on it.

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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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Signal Yellow 2015 Porsche 911 GT3

I think I’ve been neglectful of the GT3, and that’s stupid. These are phenomenal cars. They are perhaps overshadowed by the more extreme GT3 RS and that’s probably the cause of my neglect, but really they shouldn’t be as their capabilities lie well beyond what most drivers can usefully exploit. And unlike the GT3 RS with all of its vents and wings the GT3 makes due with slightly more aggressive lines to separate itself from the rest of the 911 lineup. Well, when one popped up in Signal Yellow my attention was grabbed. Of the various yellows Porsche has produced, I feel confident Signal Yellow is my favorite. With Green, Blue, and Orange (really any of the jelly bean colors) I’m less certain and can sway toward one or another based on the model or just whatever has been capturing my focus at the time. But with yellow, it’s no contest. On a GT3 the color is brought to even greater heights as it marries its beauty with the superb performance of these modern 911s. Very little will grab your attention better than a long-hood 911 in Signal Yellow, but I dare say this GT3 does a pretty good job.

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2004 Porsche 911 GT3 – REVISIT

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The Speed Yellow 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 we featured in June remains for sale. The price has not changed, but I still think that price remains fairly reasonable all things considered. The GT3 is one of the best of the 996 and unlike some of the other 996 models should stand to hold (or even increase) its value fairly well. Now seems like the time to snatch one of these up.

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