Lot 185

London 2018

2003 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

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£83,375 GBP | Sold

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Chassis No.
WP0ZZZ99Z4S691047
Documents
UK V5
  • One of just 140 right-hand-drive 996 GT3 RS’ built
  • Under 26,800 km from new
  • £30,000 in servicing by Porsche Centre Cardiff
Addendum: Please kindly note RM Sotheby’s owns this lot in whole or in part or has an economic interest in the lot equivalent to an ownership interest. Furthermore, please note that the original owners' manuals do not accompany the car.

The first of Porsche’s renowned GT3 RS models, the 911 GT3 RS was introduced for the 996 generation of 911 in 2003 to homolgate the GT3 RSR for racing. Furthermore, this provided Porsche with an excellent vehicle for clients looking for a car to use on the track, but one which could also be registered on the road and driven on a regular basis, even to and from the track, with ease.

Finished in Carrera White with Guards Red lettering over a black leatherette interior, this particular GT3 RS was outfitted with a number of desirable options, including a radio, air conditioning, coloured wheel centres, rear-mounted fog lamps and Bi-Xenon headlamps with headlamp washers. Delivered new to New Zealand, its first owner there is noted as being Scott Worthington of Auckland, who took delivery on 6 December 2003, as noted in the accompanying service manual. Passing through John Louis Ronsen of Wellington, the car remained there for the vast majority of its life. At some point in its early life, the car suffered an accident and in 2011 was fully rebuilt by Porsche New Zealand. Invoices for the rebuild are included in the history file.

Imported and road registered in the UK in 2016, the car was acquired by its current owner last year. Brought to Porsche Centre Cardiff in September of that year, since then some £30,000 have been spent on returning the car to factory-fresh condition. This included fitting correct bumpers, new carpets, suspension bushings, fitting a new front windscreen and carrying out a major service.

Unquestionably the most sought-after 911 for die-hard enthusiasts for the 996, 997 and the current 991 generations of 911, the GT3 RS has become an industry benchmark for performance on both the track and the open road. With £30,000 spent by Porsche Cardiff to bring this car to exceptional mechanical and cosmetic condition, it would be an ideal car for the enthusiast looking to explore the limits of performance on the track or the thrills of one of Porsche’s most celebrated 911s of the 21st century on the open road.