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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The below post originally appeared on our site June 28, 2016:

We speak a lot about the performance value to be found with the 996. That designation applies most to the 996 Turbo, surely one of the best performance values on the market, but also to the standard 996 Carrera. The GT3 and GT2 have typically been considered exceptions, but when I look around at other available options within the 911 line I’m beginning to wonder whether the 996 GT3 shouldn’t also be held in such company (the GT2 is still very expensive). Granted the price of a GT3 will come in well above most other examples of the 996, including a X50 equipped 996TT, but as a total package, and for fans of natural aspiration, the GT3 brings a lot to the table. The example here showcases some of that nice value potential: a Speed Yellow 2004 Porsche 911 GT3, located in Georgia, with 25,820 miles on it.

Year: 2004
Model: 911 GT3
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 25,820 mi
Price: $85,000 Buy It Now

2004 Porsche 911 GT3

Vin# WP0AC29984S692690

Mileage 25,820

6-Speed Manual

Speed Yellow

All original paint. 100% verified. Paint meter readings between 4.2mil – 5.6mil

1 Owner Car

Certificate of Authenticity on hand

Clean Carfax

Options:

416 – 18 Inch GT3 Wheels

450 – Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB)

573 – Automatic Air Conditioning

P74 – Litronic Headlights with Washer

X4 – Speed Yellow

XME – Rear Center Console in Exterior Color

XSY – Colored Seat Belts, Speed Yellow

The car underwent a full service maintenance less than 450 miles ago. This included, full oil and lube service, new engine air filter, new pollen filter, new spark plugs, brake system flush, and a new front lip spoiler.

This 380 hp bullet is surely one of the nicest and well cared for 996 GT3 on the market! The car was never tracked and is in pristine condition; in and out. It performs flawlessly and everything engages perfectly.

Like the many other performance variants of the 911 that came before it, the GT3 follows the tried-and-true formula of increasing performance through the combination of more power and less weight. Porsche’s engineers also saw fit to provide more track-focused suspension tuning and some aerodynamic aids to keep everything pointed in the intended direction. While other markets would receive the even more extreme GT3 RS, the 911 GT3 remained the top-of-the-line option for US buyers and, as the model name suggests, provided the closest buyers could get to the racecar like performance that remains such a significant part of Porsche history. For $85K this GT3 seems almost a bargain compared to quite a few of the air-cooled models and unlike much of the 996 line these may even attract notice from collectors and stand to show the sort of long-term value that has made those air-cooled models so prized. But mostly the appeal here is simple: they are fantastic machines.

-Rob

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3 Comments

  1. Finding one that hasn’t been abused will not get any easier as time passes. “Morbidity” is pretty high. A lot of them have been used up or worse yet, destroyed.
    This car is the last car Porsche ever built without any aids. If you like a “self driving” Tesla this is not your car. If, however, you want to DRIVE a car this is it. BTW: Driving infers taking full control of the vehicle and not using assistance from an on-board Nanny Computer aid.
    Those who learn how to drive this car and experience it in all it’s glory will be greatly rewarded.
    On the other hand, it does not suffer fools.
    Man up.

  2. These have moved 60% in the last 18 months. Gap closing fast on the 996 GT3 and a 997.1 GT3. As they price closer and closer, I might lean 997.1. no?

  3. I bought one in the exact color and very similar mileage this time last year for $65K. One of the best cars I’ve owned. Its hard to find one that is completely stock and not modified. Given how manual Porsche GT cars are appreciating I think there is still room for the 996.2 GT 3 to go up. We will see if the seller gets to close what he is asking for here. The U.S. only got the 996.2 and not many of them made it here. Wish we got the 996.1 GT3 RS.

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