2008 Porsche 997 GT3 RS Coupe

Original Paint/Welded Coolant Pipes

Stock #0995

VIN # WP0AC29998S7xxxxx**

20,400 Miles

  • Artic Silver Metallic w/Orange Accents on Black Leather
  • 6-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Clean and Clear California Title
  • PCA Member Owned
  • Original Porsche MSRP/Window Sticker
  • Original Paint/Clean Carfax®

Offered at $139,990

When Porsche finally started delivering the GT3s to the U.S. in 2004, we were ecstatic.  However, the big question was when/if we would get the GT3 RS.  This pinnacle of development for the famed Mezger motor was on every Porschephile’s wish list.  Finally, for the 997 model, Porsche announced they would finally grant our wish.  However, only 413 RS models were delivered to the U.S. for 2007 and 2008.  The RS is a more distilled version of the standard GT3.  It is lighter and faster.  More importantly, it provides an even further connected feel between the driver and the road.  Many enthusiasts have found that this RS was the last of the pure analog driver’s 911s that was not just an all-out race car, but something you could use on the street.  Silver with the orange trim was reported as the rarest production color.

This RS was built on August 31st,2007 and sold new by New Country Porsche of Greenwich, CT on September 18th,2007.  It was ordered with the following additional factory options:

  • Arctic Silver Metallic
  • Bi-Xenon Headlamp Package
  • Wheels Painted Silver
  • Sport Chrono Package
  • Floor Mats in Interior Color
  • Rear Center Console Painted to Match Exterior Color

The first owner only had the car for a couple years/900-miles.  So, he traded it back to the dealer and it was then sold to an active PCA member based in Ohio on February 5th, 2010.   This next owner exclusively serviced the car at his local Porsche dealer.  Furthermore, he participated in PCA Driver’s Education schools/events.  This GT3 RS was never abused/damaged, always garaged, and frequently serviced.  Highlights of significant maintenance and enhancements include:

  • Clear bra front of car, mirrors, and front of rear fenders
  • DAS Sport bolt-in B-hoop roll bar (bolts in factory mount locations)
  • Rear adjustable TPC Cup toe links
  • Adjustable front lower control arms
  • Regular/frequent oil, brake, and minor services
  • Halon fire extinguisher with Brey Krause mount
  • Front wheel bearings replaced (@3k-miles on 9/10)
  • Wevo SS motor mounts (@7k-miles on 9/11)
  • Guards limited slip rear differential & Motorsports clutch pack (@4k-miles on 11/10)
  • Upgraded suspension (@4k-miles on 11/10)
  •             Revalving shocks by TPC
  •             Front/rear adjustable sway bars
  •             Corner balance/alignment
  • Transmission mounts
  • Major service (@7k-miles on 4/12)
  •             Oil, air, cabin filters
  •             Drive belts
  •             Spark plugs
  • Re-epoxy (preventative) all external coolant passages by Porsche (@8k-miles on 9/12)
  • Porsche 4.0L Intake & exhaust manifolds (@10k-miles on 3/13)
  • Rear main seal, shift cable, and clutch kit (@10k-miles on 5/13)

This owner traded the RS in to his local dealer.  It was then serviced once more and sold to the current Orange County, California owner on September 25th, 2013 with 11k-miles.  Before purchasing, he had the local Porsche dealer do a pre-purchase inspection and they found the car to be in fantastic condition.  This owner is also a long time PCA enthusiast who is very active in the local Porsche scene.  I’ve known him personally for many years and he is incredibly fastidious about maintenance.  He primarily used two of the top Orange County independent Porsche specialists for service:  Vision Motorsports and Hergesheimer Motorsports.  Highlights of his services include the following:

  • Frequent oil services
  • Wheel studs with steel lug nuts
  • Replace TPMS sensors (@11k-miles on 11/13)
  • Welded coolant pipes/replaced water hoses (@14k-miles on 8/14)
  • Front brake pads and rotors (@14k-miles on 8/14)
  • Rebuild differential/new LSD clutch pack (@15k-miles on 12/14)
  • Suspension upgrades by GMG (@16k-miles on 7/15)
  •             Front sway bar drop links
  •             Front and rear GMG hollow sway bars with bushings
  •             GMG front adjustable thrust arm bushings

It is clear, by the tens of thousands of dollars invested, that the prior owners really enjoyed and cared-for this GT3.  We have the complete service history with all receipts going back to new.

The exterior of this GT3 RS looks fantastic with minimal signs of use.  The paint is original and verified with a paint meter (see pics).  There are some rock chips on the lower front part of the rear fenders, but it appears that it is mostly on the clear bra.  The front plastic sacrificial spoiler lip shows some typical damage, however, a brand new one is included with the car.  The wheels are in good shape and have just slight curb rash on one wheel (see pic).  They are wearing Bridgestone RE-71R tires with just under half-life.  The front brakes are new and the rear brakes are at about half-life.  The rotors have no lips.

The interior is equally as nice and looks hardly used.  This RS comes with the stock sport seats (see pic – not installed).  The installed factory GT2 carbon fiber airbag seats are available for an additional fee.  Both pairs of seats look near new with no tears or excessive bolster wear.  The headliner, carpet, and door panels look new.  The dash has no cracks or other blemishes.  All the gauges work.  All the buttons, windows, A/C, lights, and radio function properly.  The car is pre-wired for a Valentine-One radar detector.  Also, the radio is wired to connect to an iPhone.

An over-rev/DME report was run both when the current owner purchased the car as well as when he brought it to us to sell.  The last registered rev was recorded at 12k-miles/223 hours ago.  The report is excellent and reads total combined time for the life of the engine at each level:  (1) 1.30 seconds  (2) 0.48 seconds  (3) 0.15 seconds  (4) 0.0 seconds  (5) 0.0 seconds  (6) 0.0 seconds  After review by several Porsche experts/engine builders, these numbers are insignificant and the motor is healthy.

This RS drives fantastic.  It starts easily with no excessive smoking.  It has a great sound with a bit deeper growl and a wonderful whine through the higher RPMs without any droning.  The throttle response is fantastic and it pulls hard through all the gears.  The handling is superb.  It has a much more planted feeling that inspires confidence, yet it is still supple enough to not beat you up on normal street use.  The brakes have a wonderful bite with no fading or pulling.  Shifting is very smooth and precise with no slipping or grinding.  This example isn’t just a raw race car for the street, but a pure joy to drive on the local backroads.

California registration is current through October of 2019 and it passes CA smog/emissions tests with no issues.

This GT3 RS comes with the owner’s manuals, extra key, original window sticker, most service records from new, flat repair kit, tool kit, and new extra front plastic spoiler lip.

*The car comes with the standard sport seats (see pic).  The installed GT2 seats are available for an additional fee.  The extra set of OZ wheels are available for an additional fee.

**Note: VIN and other numbers withheld to protect against fraud.  All numbers including VIN, Engine, and color will be provided to serious buyers.

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This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, written or implied. In some cases, the vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. All vehicle sales will require a $65 document fee. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s). To the best of our knowledge, the above information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand new vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition.

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