Lot Number
186

2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 3.8

Sold For $196,000

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Sotheby's - THE PORSCHE 70TH ANNIVERSARY AUCTION 2018


Chassis No.
Engine No.
Gearbox No.
WP0AC2A94BS783366
61B29168
2003342
  • Just 3,625 original miles from new
  • Desirable second-generation 997 GT3 RS
  • Numerous desirable options, including PCCB, and front axle lift kit

Introduced in 2010 to replace the outgoing, first-generation 997-series 911 GT3 RS, the new 997.2 GT3 RS offered a handful of welcome updates over the outgoing model. Chief amongst these was the 3.8-liter Mezger flat-six engine, which added an additional 35 bhp over its 3.6-liter sibling, bringing total output to 450 bhp. It shared the wider 911 bodyshell with the Carrera 4 and thanks to a revised front end and large rear spoiler, achieved even greater downforce than the GT3, improving high-speed stability.

Built in September 2010 for the 2011 model year, this GT3 RS was finished in Carrera White with contrasting Guards Red details over a black partial leather interior. Carrera White with Guards Red was the launch color for the model and one of the most desirable color schemes, recalling the iconic Carrera RS of 1973. The car was equipped with several desirable options, including carbon ceramic brakes, the front axle lift kit, instrument surround and rear section of the center console painted to match the interior, and the sound package plus Bluetooth phone interface, lightweight battery (which had since been replaced), and an aluminum footrest.

According to the accompanying CARFAX report, the car was delivered new to Paul Miller Porsche of Parsippany, New Jersey, and sold to its first owner in Pennsylvania in June 2011. Residing in the greater Philadelphia area, the car was regularly serviced by Porsche of the Main Line in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, before being purchased by the consignor as its second owner in 2014. Today, it is offered in wonderful condition throughout, having only accumulated 3,625 miles from new, of which roughly 1,300 miles were added by the current owner. An over-rev report taken in August 2018 shows no over-revs from ranges 3–6.

Having quickly achieved modern-collectable status among Porsche enthusiasts, the 997.2 GT3 RS provides exceptional performance both on the track and on the open road. Well-kept examples are becoming difficult to acquire, and this example will certainly please the most discerning of enthusiasts.


Addendum

Please note that the original lightweight battery has since been replaced.


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