Among Porsche’s various highly sought after and iconic colors, Riviera Blue stands out. On the one hand, I have a sense of why that is, but on the other I’m not quite sure why it stands so tall. Typically Porsche’s most well known colors come from the ’60s and ’70s. They are the colors we saw on the original longhood 911s. That they are iconic is just as much a testament to their longevity, i.e. long-term desirability, than it is to the attractiveness of the color itself.
In relative terms, Riviera Blue is young having only debuted on the 993. So why does it seem to command the most attention and dollars? That’s a question I’m less sure about. One thing seems clear: when a Riviera Blue 911 comes up for auction the selling price almost always moves higher. It is a heck of a head turner, there is no doubt about its allure in that regard.
Here we see it as the paint-to-sample choice on this fairly new 2018 Porsche 911 GT3, located in Pennsylvania.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: Riviera Blue 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 on eBay
Model: 911 GT3
Engine: 4.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 60 mi
Price: $212,220 Buy It Now
MANUAL TRANSMISSION, ONE OWNER, PTS RIVIERA BLUE, CLEAN CARFAX, FRONT AXLE LIFT, SPORT CHRONO. You are looking at a 2018 Porsche 911 GT3. It comes fully equipped with Preparation for Exterior in Custom Color, Standard Interior in Leather/Alcantara in Black, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes, Front Axle Lift System, GT Sport Manual Transmission, Fire Extinguisher, Luggage Net in Passenger Footwell, Smoking Package, Paint to Sample, Full Bucket Seats, Auto-Dimming Mirrors w/ Integrated Rain Sensor, Voice Control, Sport Chrono Package incl. Porsche Track Precision App, Wheels Painted in Platinum Satin, LED Headlights in Black incl. Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus, Door Handles in High-Gloss Black, Seat Belts in Silver Grey, and much more! We are selling this vehicle with the balance of factory warranty which is good until 01/20/2022 or 50,000 total miles on the odometer, whichever occurs first. Porsche of the Main Line was given the award as the top Premier dealer in the U.S., an award given to the dealer who exhibits uncompromising excellence in every phase of business – a title distinguishing us as the best of the best.
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I’ve seen a decent number of these nearly new ’18 GT3s come up for sale. When the last GT3 RS debuted we saw the same thing. I assume we’ll see the same again when the 991.2 GT3 RS is released. In the case of the GT3 it isn’t surprising to see given that it now can be equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission rather than PDK. I sometimes think the whole thing is a little silly – buying certain models with the express purpose of flipping them immediately – but there are always buyers who can’t get a car like this right now, but must have one right now. And buyers need sellers. It’s really about how much markup it’s worth paying. We all know – and this has been made abundantly clear with the GT3 RS – that patience will reward you with the same car for much less cost.
For the most part I only think these pursuits make sense in the case of PTS colors, and even then only specific PTS colors. Of course, Riviera Blue is one of those colors. The build on this PTS GT3 seems fairly standard and not much stands out as particularly noteworthy. I do wish they had brought some of that great exterior color into the interior just to liven things up a little bit, but bright blue in the interior can be a bit love or hate. Either way, this is all about that exterior color. The rest of the car takes second fiddle.