2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Rennsport Reunion Edition
$175,000 - $225,000Offered without reserve
RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 2019 - Offered on: Thursday, January 17, 2019
- One of only 25 constructed to celebrate Rennsport Reunion V
- Equipped with the desirable seven-speed manual gearbox
- Virtually as new with less than 50 original miles
Built to celebrate Rennsport Reunion V at California’s Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Porsche created a limited-production model of its 911 Carrera GTS coupe. Appropriately dubbed the Rennsport Reunion edition, 25 examples were built and quickly purchased by collectors as soon as they were announced.
Conceived by the late Bob Carlsen, then head of Media Relations for Porsche Cars North America and former Porsche factory driver and well-known vintage racer Brian Redman, the pair believed that a gathering of like-minded enthusiasts centered around Porsche’s most iconic road and racing cars could be successful. Choosing to host the first Rennsport Reunion at Lime Rock Park, Connecticut, in July of 2001, the event quickly became a mainstay in the Porsche community. The second and third Rennsport Reunions were held at Daytona International Speedway in 2004 and 2007, and then relocated to Laguna Seca in 2011, 2015, and most recently 2018. All six events have proven tremendously successful, drawing hundreds of entrants and thousands of paying spectators.
Each Rennsport Reunion GTS coupe was painted Fashion Grey – a paint-to-sample color well known to enthusiasts that dates back to the 356 – and further outfitted with black and red stripes on the doors, roof, hood, and rear decklid. Inside, the black interior features both leather and Alcantara. Optional extras include the desirable 18-way adjustable sports seats and an upgraded Bose stereo system. Further differentiating it from other GTS coupes, the dashboard and door-sill covers are finished in carbon fiber and boast Rennsport Reunion Edition identification. The Rennsport Reunion logo appears on the center console. The Sport design steering wheel, door panel trim, floor mats, and both seat headrests are all stitched in contrasting Carmine Red, a color that also appears on the seat belts and tachometer face.
Delivered new to Florida, this example has been garage-kept and preserved in virtually as-new condition since leaving the production line. Today, it has been driven less than 50 miles from new, making it perhaps the lowest mileage example in existence and a true collector’s item. Importantly, it comes with all its delivery paperwork, original window sticker, and original owners’ manuals.
With the introduction of the 992-generation and turbocharged second-generation 991 Carreras, the naturally aspirated 991 models will continue to be well regarded by collectors and enthusiasts and within the scope of the GTS models, the Rennsport Reunion Editions are clearly the most desirable.