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Theme Week: 2005 Porsche Carrera GT for sale

No one-percenter’s garage is complete without a stock of some serious rare. When it comes to German rare, it doesn’t get much better than the Carrera GT. Sure, the new Turbo S is now a full second faster to 60 mph, but look at this thing. It has proportions the Mercedes SLR can only dream of. From the buttresses over the screaming V10 to the high exhaust outlets begging to shoot flames, the Carrera GT will never be mistaken for anything other than an exotic hypercar.

2005 Porsche Carrera GT for sale on eBay

A brief overview from the seller:

From 2004 to May 6th of 2006, Porsche built 1,270 examples of the Carrera GT at their new facility in Leipzig, Germany. Of those, 604 examples were sent to the United States. Mounted midship in the Carrera GT was a 5.7-liter V10 engine developing 605 horsepower. Zero-to-sixty took just 3.8 seconds with the 100-mph mark shattered in under seven seconds. Top speed was in the neighborhood of 205 mph. Mated to the race-bred engine is a six-speed manual gearbox. This 2005 Porsche Carrera GT Supercar is the rare Black with Black interior combination and is a two owner car that has been very well maintained and has a complete service history. The clutch was just replaced 9/30/11 with 5110 miles and there are no open recalls or campaigns. This car comes with all books, covers, keys and luggage.

I guess all those reports of tricky clutches on these weren’t kidding, as a new clutch after 5k miles seems extreme. Seven years in, Carrera GTs are holding strong at just over $300k, and $335,000 seems fair enough for a very low-mileage example. If you can come up with the capital it will probably be a decent investment as minimal depreciation and limited numbers indicate a strong future collector’s market. If you’re really in the 1% though, your other investments can do better; get out there and let this amazing car scream to its 8400rpm redline as often as possible.


One Comment

  1. Larry
    Larry October 18, 2012

    A new Turbo S may be a full second faster, but a Carrera GT is light-years cooler. And it’s a much better investment.

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