Monterey 2024

1996 Porsche 911 GT2 Clubsport

United States | Monterey, California



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  • An exceptional example of the ultimate air-cooled Porsche 911; well-documented with only three owners from new
  • One of only 194 street-legal GT2s, and one of just 33 were specified with the Clubsport package
  • Numbers-matching engine and gearbox; showing fewer than 30,500 km (~18,952 miles) at cataloguing time
  • Concours-quality mechanical and cosmetic renovation
  • Accompanied by factory manuals, tool roll, and history file including Porsche COA, restoration invoices, and rarely seen factory documentation

The ultra-rare type 993 GT2 is the ultimate air-cooled 911, enthroned at the pinnacle of the last dynasty of production Porsches powered by the company’s iconic air-cooled flat-six engine. Like so many exceptional road cars of the 20th century, it was the product of a racing program that required roadgoing variants be produced to meet homologation criteria. In this case, the program involved Porsche’s efforts in the 1990s to compete with a turbocharged 911 in the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) GT2 class.

Using the type 993 911 Turbo as a starting point, Porsche reduced weight by more than 440 pounds, removing the all-wheel drive components and reverting the chassis to rear-wheel drive. Much of the interior was stripped, including the back seats, sound deadening, and many creature comforts. The windscreen was replaced with thinner glass, while the hood and doors were composed of lightweight aluminum. Meanwhile, Porsche increased peak boost of the 3.6-liter engine’s twin turbos bringing output up to an impressive 424 horsepower. This was further improved to 444 horsepower later in production.

The GT2 retained the 911 Turbo’s uprated brakes and six-speed manual transaxle, while the suspension and bodywork were thoroughly revised. Bolt-on fender flares allowed a wider track, revamped suspension geometry, and beefier, 18-inch, lightweight Speedline wheels, all of which improved driving dynamics. Complementing the enhanced mechanical grip, a revised front splitter and large rear wing increased downforce.

While Porsche produced 194 street-legal GT2s, a mere 33 were specified with the coveted Clubsport package, which added a welded roll cage, six-point racing harnesses, a battery cut-off switch, a full fire-extinguishing system, and bucket seats. Brutally fast, the 911 GT2 managed two class wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and numerous other successes in the hands of privateers the world over.

Offered here is one of the exceedingly rare GT2 Clubsports beautifully restored to factory specification. Finished in Guards Red with a partial black interior, it completed production on 2 April 1996 and is understood to have been delivered new via Porsche Motorsport in Germany to the first owner, a South African native. Within the first year of ownership, the initial owner is said to have sent the car back to the factory to improve its performance with parts supplied by Porsche Motorsport.

After several years of road use in Germany, the original owner, a consummate Porsche enthusiast, took the car to South Africa where it was registered and looked after by a dedicated team, according to correspondence from the car’s second owner, also of South Africa and who acquired the GT2 Clubsport in the mid-2000s. Having already led a pampered life up to this point, it would remain well-preserved and sparingly driven under his care for some 15 years, the last six of which were in the United Kingdom.

The UK-based consignor, a multiple concours-winning collector with an incredible eye for detail, acquired the GT2 in May 2022. Although it remained in excellent condition with low mileage, to meet his own personal standards he commissioned GT Classics of Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom to coordinate a concours-quality cosmetic and mechanical refurbishment. Besides reverting the car’s factory modifications back to original and correct specification, the refurbishment spared no expense and included a top-end teardown and rebuild of the numbers-matching engine, as well as a bare-metal respray by Tony Littlejohn of GTR Motorsport Porsche Specialist Ltd. to exacting specifications, mirroring Porsche’s factory standards. Porsche Central Operations PRG of Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom, conducted final recommissioning to bring the car fully back to factory specs. To further improve driving comfort, a Singer-style air-conditioning system was fitted and can be removed if desired. Floor mats and a special protector on the diagonal roll bars were also fitted for further comfort and protection, all of which can also be easily removable. Floor mats and special protectors on the diagonal roll bars were also fitted for further comfort and protection, all of which can also be easily removable. Additionally, protective film has been applied to the entire exterior, including the windscreen, with a double layer on the most vulnerable areas.

Remarkably authentic and incredibly well-presented thanks to a short chain of conscientious caretakers, a comprehensive inspection by GT Classics found the car’s monocoque bodyshell presents as completely original with no signs of damage. Furthermore, this exemplary 911 GT2 Clubsport retains its numbers-matching engine and gearbox and showed fewer than 30,500 kilometers (~18,952 miles) as of cataloguing time.

Thanks to the extraordinary attention to detail and care from the consignor, this GT2 Clubsport shows in outstanding condition and is now offered with its original books, service and restoration invoices, tool roll, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and factory paperwork, including seldom-seen Clubsport Matter Roll Cage certificate for homologation and certificate for the original Schroth harness belts. It additionally includes the highly collectible, two-volume book series 993 GT 2 by Christoph Mäder and Jan Koum that is chassis-number-specific to the car.