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Lot 55

2018   |   Amelia Island Auctions 2018

1996 Porsche 993 GT2

SOLD $1,485,000

Estimate

$1,500,000 - $1,800,000

Chassis

WP0ZZZ99ZTS392126

Engine

61T02596

Car Highlights

The Ultimate Road-Going 993; One of Only 194 GT2 Strassenversions Built
Vibrant Speed Yellow Livery with Unique Exclusive-Department Interior
German Delivery Car Equipped with Air-Conditioning and Electric Windows
Pristine Original Example with Less than 9,700 Km (6,000 Miles) from New
Offered with Manuals, Warranty Card, Brochures, Tools, COA, and Records

Technical Specs

3,600 CC Type M64/60 SOHC Air-Cooled Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Motronic M 5.2 Fuel Injection
Twin KKK Turbochargers
430 BHP at 5,750 RPM
6-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Drilled and Ventilated Disc Brakes
Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
Rear Multi-Link Suspension with LSA System

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that the consignor and any buyer will be required to comply with NHTSA and other applicable requirements and complete additional paperwork in order to effect transfer of ownership, including a show/display permit application. Online bidding is not available for this vehicle.

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From a Private Porsche Collection | Low-Mileage Example in a Unique SpecificationPrivate Collection, Germany (acquired new in March 1996)Huen Sung Cho, Duisburg, Germany (acquired by 2014)Scopus AG, Niederteufen, Switzerland (acquired in 2015)Current Owner (acquired from the above)

The introduction of the BPR Global GT Endurance Series revived international GT racing after the popular World Sportscar Championship came to an end. To compete in BPR and other newly established production-based racing series, Porsche responded with the GT2 – a thoroughbred competition car based on the new twin-turbocharged 993. To homologate the car for competition, Porsche was obligated to build a number of road-going models that shared the basic specifications of the race car.

Among other important motor sport components, the GT2 utilized a strengthened, seam-welded tub, thinner glass, aluminum panels, and a spartan interior, with lightweight bucket seats and minimal creature comforts. These features, combined with a simplified two-wheel-drive layout, significantly lightened the car in comparison to the production 993 Turbo.

Visually, the GT2 retained much of the classic 911 form, even with the additions of riveted fender flares, a prominent front air dam, and a large, adjustable rear wing, with openings on either side to feed the inter-cooled engine. Power came from a revised version of the 993 Turbo’s flat six that was modified to run higher boost levels and produced a reliable (and likely underrated) 430 hp. Forged three-piece wheels rounded out a package that was nearly as outrageous as the full racing version, but finished to the impeccable standards expected of a top-of-the-line Porsche road car.

Porsche built just 194 examples of the 993 GT2 Strassenversion. Of these, 33 were ordered in track-focused Clubsport trim, 21 were specified in right-hand drive, and an additional 21 were built as Evolution models for the 1998 model year, leaving just 119 left-hand-drive examples of the original Strassenversion.

The rarity of these machines, coupled with the acceptance of limited-production 993 variants as blue-chip collectibles, has catapulted the GT2 to the top of many enthusiasts’ must-have lists. A true homologation special with the dramatic looks to complement its electrifying performance, the 993 GT2 is the grand finale in a long line of turbocharged air-cooled Porsche 911s that started in 1974 with the RSR 2.1 Turbo and includes such standouts as the legendary 934 and 935.

Given its exclusive production and motor sport pedigree, the 993 GT2 is widely considered among the top-tier supercars of the 1990s – a model held in the same high regard as its contemporary rivals from Ferrari and McLaren.

According to Porsche factory records, this 993 GT2, chassis 392126, was completed on November 13, 1995, specified for German delivery, and equipped with air-conditioning and power windows. Most notably, this car was finished in the vibrant color scheme of Speed Yellow with a special-order Exclusive Department interior that features lightweight bucket seats painted in the exterior color and trimmed with yellow leather centers and black bolsters, highlighted by contrasting yellow stitching and seat belts.

Sold new to a German customer, the GT2 was eventually acquired by Huen Sung Cho, a collector residing in Duisburg, Germany. In 2015, the Porsche was sold to another discerning enthusiast and registered in Switzerland under his company name, Scopus AG.

The consignor, an American collector with a passion for the finest limited-production Porsches, acquired the GT2 from its third registered owner and imported the car into the US under the NHTSA’s Show or Display exemption in January 2017.

Today, the GT2 remains in spectacular condition throughout, showing less than 9,700 km (6,000 miles) on the odometer at the time of cataloguing. The consignor, who has owned several road and race GT2s, reports that this car is completely original, retaining its factory finishes inside and out.

Consistent with its overall presentation, the car is offered with both sets of keys, tool roll, factory spare, and the leather folio containing the owner’s manual, rare GT2 supplement, warranty book, touring pass, and service directory. The Porsche is also accompanied by a file of documentation containing a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, German and Swiss registration papers, import documents, and service records. According to stamps in the warranty book and invoices on file, the GT2 has been meticulously maintained by authorized factory service centers in Münster, Düsseldorf, and Basel.

With only 194 examples ever built, 993 GT2s are prized by collectors; high-quality examples seldom trade hands, either privately or at auction. A pristine, low-mileage specimen with desirable options and a clear, unblemished history, this Speed Yellow Strassenversion is an exceptionally rare and desirable Porsche – one worthy of serious consideration.