2010 Porsche 911 GT3

2010 Porsche 911 GT3

Well-Optioned 3.8 Liter 997 GT3 with Recent Service. PCCB, Front Axle Lift, Heated Adaptive Sport Seats, Full Leather, and More.

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Beginning with the legendary 1973 Carrera RS, Porsche Cars AG had a long and illustrious history of...depriving its adoring American enthusiasts of the coolest cars it makes. The 959, 964 RS, 993 RS, the 993 GT2, and the 996.1 GT3, and 996 GT3 RS were all conspicuously absent from the US market, and aside from what was in large part a badge job in the form of the 964 America RS, Porsche had never sold a GT or RS model in North America when the 997 GT3 was introduced here 15 years ago. Nowadays, the notion that GT models wouldn’t be offered here is unthinkable and so the absolutely explosive excitement that greeted this car’s arrival is difficult to imagine today.

But the excitement was completely justified. The GT3 was cause for tremendous enthusiasm: the now legendary 115 hp per liter Mezger engine descended from the Le Mans winning GT1 engine and track honed chassis were the types of ingredients that not only homologated the car for racing in the GT3 class, but make driving enthusiasts giggle like children. The first 997 GT3 was available for the 2007 and 2008 model years, and for 2010, an updated GT3 was introduced with an enlarged 3.8 liter engine and center lock wheels, as well as a number of less significant updates such as the addition for the first time of optional front axle lift. The significantly revised engine brought new internals including lightweight titanium connecting rods, lighter pistons and valvetrain, and hollow camshafts, which allowed a higher redline of 8,500 RPM.

Critically, unlike the 991, Porsche made the car better without losing rawness or excitement and to drive a 997 GT3 today is a revelation. Where every 991 GT car can easily be driven by any person with a driver’s license, 997 GT cars aren’t like that. This car demands not just physical strength but also significant finesse of its driver, as well as a considerably higher tolerance for harshness in the chassis. But the flip side is an incredibly raw, involving car that feels extraordinary no matter what it’s doing. It also feels worlds away from today’s cars, like a view into some world in the distant past despite only being 15 years old.

This particular car is a 3.8 liter car which was nicely optioned with front axle lift, ceramic brakes (PCCB), heated adaptive sport seats, full leather, sport chrono, navigation, bluetooth, XM radio, sound package plus, universal audio interface, dynamic cornering lights, and self-dimming mirrors with rain sensor. The car was sold new in California and has remained here its entire life. Rather than being hidden away and driven sparingly, the car has been used quite regularly, but despite this, it is remarkably crisp in its presentation and drives every bit as thrillingly as any other 997 GT3. It has been well-maintained, with a recent substantial service which saw all fluids changed and the clutch replaced. Included with the car is the manual pack with stamped service book showing that the car was sold new in Riverside, California on the 8th of January 2010.

VIN:
WP0AC2A98AS783367
Mileage:
63,407 Miles
Location:
Redwood City, CA
Title Status:
Clean
Body:
Coupe
Engine:
3.8L Flat-6
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain:
Rear Wheel Drive
Exterior Color:
Guards Red
Interior Color:
Black
Total Owners:
7
Carfax:
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Report summary:

Impressively nice presentation, especially for the mileage. Underside of the nose has a few scrapes, and the car has a few stone chips to the paint and clear bra, but looks great overall and there is no evidence of prior paint or bodywork. No mechanical issues noted.

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Additional Equipment

BASE 911 GT3
342 Heated Front Seats
450 Ceramic Composite Brakes-PCCB 474 Front Axle Lifting System
490 Sound Package Plus
603 Dynamic cornering lights
619 Bluetooth Phone Interface
640 Sport Chrono Package Plus
686 XM Radio
78 Black Full Leather
810 Floor Mats in Interior Color
841 3spoke Sport Steering Whl Lthr 870 Universal audio interface
G1 Guards Red
P01 Adaptive Sport Seats
P12 Self-Dim Mirrors & Rain Sensor P23 PCM 3.0 w/ Extended Navigation
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