Porsche 911 GT3 [996] GT3 RS

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

1999
47K
Miles
Petrol
Manual
381
BHP
3.6L

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring LHD OPC LeMans Supplied

The original 911 GT3, the 996-series Generation 1, where it all began. This is a left hand drive example, finished in flawless Arctic Silver metallic paintwork with full extended black leather interior. Supplied new by Porsche Le Mans dealership in September 1999. This is a touring specification GT3, fitted with the GT3 specific strengthened Getrag 6-speed manual gearbox, mechanical locking LSD, exclusive factory order red seat belts, leather hardback sports seats which are height adjustable, climate control air conditioning, leather steering wheel, leather dashboard, lower centre dashboard, factory original Becker CD/Radio player, larger 89 litre fuel tank (UK RHD could only come with 64 litre tank), door entry guards with GT3 logo, rear seat delete with GT3 logo in rear section and remote central locking factory alarm/immobiliser.
This 996 GT3 has covered just 47,400 miles from new with a full Porsche Main Dealer (OPC) and Specialist service history including invoices. The last service was completed at 47,382 miles and included oil/pollen filters, brake fluid change and a full inspection in February 2021. The spark plugs and coil packs were replaced in November 2019 by Fearnsport Porsche Specialists at 46,576 miles. Private GT3 registration plate included with the car. This car has an annual road tax charge of just £150 and is fully UK registered with a V5C. The 911 GT3 is HPI clear, has MOT until 16 December 2021 (no advisories) and comes complete with six months warranty for total peace of mind. We are a Hertfordshire based Porsche Specialist.
Porsche engineers truly worked their magic on the GT3, stripping weight where possible, including the sound deadening material, however with the additional aerodynamic bodywork, iconic rear spoiler, chassis strengthening, bigger brakes, stronger Getrag transmission and revised suspension, the GT3 was actually a touch heavier than the standard 911 Carrera 3.4. However, the pièce de résistance is the powerplant, taken straight from the Porsche Le Mans program. The engine is derived from the unit found in the 911 GT1 and 962 race cars, known as the Mezger engine. Porsche increased the displacement to 3.6 litres, and lost the twin turbos in favour of a naturally aspirated setup. It produces around 360bhp at a heady 7,200 rpm with a 8,200 rpm redline. Rumour has it that the earlier 996.1 GT3 cars in fact produce more than factory quoted power, this is one of the first 250 production GT3s produced in Stuttgart. The 996 Generation 1 GT3 is actually the rarest GT3 model of all, with fewer production models being produced than all subsequent generations. Porsche had originally intended to produce 1,350 models of the 996.1 GT3, however demand was very strong and resulted in a total worldwide production of 1,868 cars. The facelift 996.2 GT3 had a total production of 2,313 cars. To put this into context, there are approximately 9,500 991.2 GT3!
We are a Hertfordshire based Porsche Specialist. More details and pictures available on our website M R Sportscars - find us and our testimonials on Google.
Due to the continued large number of enquiries we are receiving for our Porsche stock, we are offering detailed videos on request to adhere to social distancing, solo viewings at our secure premises if you are buying a specific Porsche from us, strictly by appointment only. Contact us for a quote for nationwide delivery of our Porsche that you buy.
Options Codes
L92U Arctic Silver Metallic Paintwork
41 Black Leather Interior
C05 France LHD Specification
XSX* Exclusive Order Red Seat Belts
002 GT3 Touring/Comfort Spec
197 Larger 80aH Battery
220 Mechanical Locking Limited Slip Differential LSD 40%
375 Hardback Leather Sports Seat with 2-way Electric Adjustment, Left
376 Hardback Leather Sports Seat with 2-way Electric Adjustment, Right
424 CD Storage Compartment
441 Radio Preparation
534 Alarm & Immobilizer (433 MHz)
539 Seat Height Adjustment, Left
540 Seat Height Adjustment, Right
567 Top Tinted Windscreen
571 Activated Charcoal Cabin Air Filter
573 Climate Control Air Conditioning System
581 Front Centre Console
659 Trip Computer
695 Becker Porsche CD-Radio CDR-22
981 Extended Leather Dashboard and Door Panels
09981 Porsche Exclusive Factory Order Car with Exclusive Parts Fitted
09991 Porsche Exclusive Factory Order Car with Exclusive Parts Fitted
20771 Porsche Extended Leather Package for GT3
Standard items include the 18-inch GT3 specific BBS Split Rim alloy wheels, Electric windows, Remote central locking, Trip computer, ABS, Locking wheel bolts, Alarm and Immobiliser. All equipment fitted to our 911 GT3 works perfectly, so the car is exactly as it left the factory in 1999.
"It’s engaging, enjoyable and, despite its track pretensions, the suspension is supple, the performance sensational and the brakes never in question. There’s the beautiful steering feel that’s apparent in all 996s, heightened by the GT3’s more aggressively set-up suspension. The engine is a free-revving masterpiece that’s as addictive in its acceleration as its note, remaining one of Porsche’s finest engines, mated to a six-speed manual that’s long been a highlight in the Porsche line-up."
Total911 Magazine, 2016
The iconic first generation GT3 rear wing with adjustable attack angle, coupled with the narrow 911 body is instantly recognisable and a classic Porsche widely revered for its composure on the road and track.
Exterior
Our hand selected Porsche 911 GT3 looks stunning in its metallic coat of Arctic Silver. The striking two-tone GT3 specific BBS split-rim alloy wheels are the perfect partner to the fresh and glossy paintwork. The paintwork condition is excellent, with no blemishes on any panel. The 911 GT3 has been waxed with Autoglym High Definition Wax by us, which will help protect the paintwork and repel surface contaminants. All the trim has a perfect finish, as do the front and rear lights, which are free from any damage or moisture buildup. The windows drop as they should when you open the door. The engine and boot struts also operate as they should. This 911 GT3 has been kept garaged for the majority of its life, which is reflected in the condition of the window seals and headlight lenses.
Interior
The sports hardback leather seats are finished in black, which is a great contrast for the Arctic Silver exterior. The seats were specified with height adjustment for both driver and passenger. There are no marks or signs of excessive wear to any of the trim, panels or switchgear, with the leather retaining a wholly fresh appearance throughout.
Engine and Transmission
Our 911 GT3 is equipped with the original GT3 specific 3.6 litre flat six Mezger engine. Although the engine is water-cooled, it is not the same engine that is in regular 996 Carrera models. The engine can trace its ancestry back to the old air-cooled units and is directly related to the Lemans 911 GT1 racer (3.2 litres and 600bhp). The engine has forged internal components and produces 360bhp at 7,200rpm. The axle load distribution of 40:60 ensures high directional stability and superb road behaviour. The engine starts cleanly when cold or hot, there is no smoke whatsoever either at startup or when driving. There are no unusual sounds or rattles when the engine is running.
The Getrag 6-speed manual gearbox has been strengthened for the GT3 and is a perfect match for the Mezger engine of the 911 GT3. The manual transmission system provides short gearshift travel and precise lever movement, giving you the highest possible level of accessibility with the minimum of fuss.
Wheels, Tyres and Brakes
Our 911 Turbo comes fitted with the 18 inch BBS split rim alloy wheels, with the correct 10-inch wide rear wheels and 8-inch wide fronts. They are unmarked, free of kerbing damage and corrosion. The GT3 brakes are phenomenal, cross drilled and vented discs front and rear with four piston callipers all round. The front and rear brake discs and pads have plenty of life left in them, showing no lip on the edges, having been replaced in recent years. The tyres are matching Porsche N rated Michelin Pilot Sport items with plenty of tread.
History File
Our Porsche 911 GT3 has a full Porsche Main Dealer (OPC) and Specialist service history with evidence of all work carried out shown in the original service booklet and accompanying invoices. The last service was completed at 47,382 miles and included oil/pollen filters, brake fluid change and a full inspection in February 2021. The spark plugs and coil packs were replaced in November 2019 by Fearnsport Porsche Specialists at 46,576 miles.
The car comes complete with the service booklet, supporting invoices of work carried out, original owners manual pack and two keys. Private GT3 registration plate included with the car. This car has an annual road tax charge of just £150 and is fully UK registered with a V5C. The 911 GT3 is HPI clear, has MOT until 16 December 2021 (no advisories) and comes complete with six months warranty for total peace of mind.
We are a Hertfordshire based Porsche Specialist. More details and pictures available on our website M R Sportscars - find us and our testimonials on Google.
Due to the continued large number of enquiries we are receiving for our Porsche stock, we are offering detailed videos on request to adhere to social distancing, solo viewings at our secure premises if you are buying a specific Porsche from us, strictly by appointment only. Contact us for a quote for nationwide delivery of our Porsche that you buy.

Engine

  • LayoutRear Engined
  • Size3.6L
  • AspirationNormally Aspirated

Performance

  • Power 381 bhp
  • Torque 284 lbs/ft
  • Top speed 190 mph
  • Acceleration0 to 62 in 4.4 s

Transmission

  • TypeManual
  • Gears6
  • Driven wheelsRear Wheel Drive

Fuel

  • TypePetrol
  • Economy 21.9 mpg

Interior

  • Seats4

Exterior

  • Doors2
  • ColourSilver
  • Body typeCoupe

Technical

  • Emissions 315 (g/km)

Dimension

  • Vehicle height 1,275 mm
  • Vehicle width 1,770 mm

History

  • Owners3

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