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.
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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
All original paint. 100% verified. Paint meter readings between 4.2mil – 5.6mil
1 Owner Car
Certificate of Authenticity on hand
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.