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Lot 43

2016   |   Amelia Island Auctions 2016

2012 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 4.0 Brumos Commemorative Edition

SOLD $462,000

Estimate

$300,000 - $500,000

Chassis

WP0ZZZ99ZCS798179

Car Highlights

One of Five GT3 Cup 4.0 Brumos Commemorative Editions Built
Specification Matches the 2011 Championship-Winning Grand-Am Car
Purchased New by Jerry Seinfeld Directly from Brumos Porsche
Virtually As-New Condition with Less than Two Hours of Track Use
A Highly Collectible Factory-Built Racing 911

Technical Specs

3,996 CC DOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Motec Engine Management System
Over 450 BHP at 8,000 RPM
6-Speed Sequential Transaxle
4-Wheel Ceramic Composite Disc Brakes
Fully Independent Suspension with Coil-Over Shock Absorbers

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note this vehicle is sold on a Bill of Sale

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From the Jerry Seinfeld CollectionJerry Seinfeld (acquired new from Brumos Porsche in 2012)

Founded in 1959 by Hubert Brundage, Brumos Racing’s first entry was a Porsche RS60 in the 1960 Sebring 12 Hours. The result was a 2nd Place finish for drivers Bob Holbert, Roy Schechter, and Howard Fowler, and it started a grand tradition of success by Brumos competing in some of Porsche’s most advanced machinery. Over the course of more than 50 years, Brumos and Porsche have maintained a brilliant partnership, the length of which is unmatched by any other racing team and manufacturer in the US.

In 2011, Brumos competed in the Grand-Am GT class with Porsche’s 997 GT3 Cup, a full competition car based on the acclaimed GT3 RS street model. Changes to the standard car include a stripped interior with a multi-point roll cage, competition suspension components, racing-specific electronics and engine, sequential gearbox, and significant aerodynamic improvements, among many other details.

At the end of the 2011 racing season, Brumos Racing won the Grand-Am Championship – a credit to the inherent abilities of the 997 GT3 Cup and the efforts of team drivers Leh Keen and Andrew Davis. To commemorate this accomplishment, Brumos made an arrangement with Porsche to offer the last five US-spec 2012 GT3 Cup cars exclusively as Brumos Commemorative Editions. The factory-built racing cars were meticulously prepared by Porsche Motorsports North America to match the unique specification used by Brumos for the previous year’s assault on the Grand-Am championship. Changes included increasing the engine capacity to 4.0 liters from the 3.8 liters of the standard car, a Motec data acquisition system with steering and wheel sensors, and a throttle blipping system to help with cleaner downshifts. All five cars were finished in the classic Brumos livery of white with blue and red stripes, along with details that mirrored the 2011 championship-winning car and special graphics denoting the commemorative model itself.

Jerry Seinfeld purchased this car directly from Brumos Porsche as soon as he heard that the special-edition Cup car would be made available to private owners. A testament to the special nature of these vehicles, Brumos hosted a gala dinner on September 20, 2012, for the five new owners at the team’s racing facility in Jacksonville, Florida. Hosted by Brumos Vice President Hurley Haywood and driver Leh Keen, the event was used to present the cars to their respective owners and give each of them a full introduction to the model’s unique features.

This limited-edition four-liter GT3 Cup was driven by Jerry Seinfeld at a private track day at Willows Spring Raceway in California and has approximately 1 to 1.5 hours of running time on it from new. The Porsche was recently serviced, is accompanied by its factory operations manual, and is ready for a new steward to enjoy its fantastic appearance and performance.