Wed, 20th Apr 2016 13:30

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 42

2001 Porsche 911 GT2 Clubsport

Estimated at £95,000 - £115,000

Lot details
Registration No: LG51GBZ
Chassis No: WP0ZZZ99Z2S695114
Mot Expiry: Sept 2017

- Believed one of only 16 UK supplied RHD Club Sports and featuring the original sales invoice for £131,710

- An extraordinary number of factory and dealer fitted extras including carbon pack, bucket seats, and special colour

- Only one owner form new and just 55,000 recorded miles with a very comprehensive maintenance record

When Porsche launched the 996 version of their 911 GT2 in 2000, the car swiftly gained iconic status as one of the most focused and fastest Porsche production cars ever manufactured. With the reported 462bhp produced from its twin turbo flat six engine being transferred to the road through the rear wheels only (the Turbo model had four wheel drive), performance was electrifying with 60mph being achieved from rest in just under 4 seconds and a top speed of about 198mph.

The comprehensive history file on this rather special GT2 Club Sport contains both the handwritten order form and the sales invoice form AFN Porsche on London's Park Lane. They state that the options chosen when new were special paint, carbon package, leather console, carbon rear console, leather sport steering wheel and leather steering column casing, front floor mats, leather interior light, carbon door entrance panels, aluminium dials, carbon gearshift and handbrake, top-tint windscreen, centre console, Becker radio/CD, Club Sport package, leather bucket seats, coloured wheel centres, passenger six-point harness, and security glass covering. The total of the two-page invoice was a generous £131,710.

The purchaser resided in Bayswater, West London, and was very much a Porsche enthusiast who raced a modern 911, but despite having his own workshop to maintain his racing car, he entrusted the supplying dealer's Reading workshops to maintain the car for the first four annual services, and Porsche Hatfield for the 2006 and 2007 services. Thereafter he had the car maintained in his own workshop and transferred the registration into the name of his racing team in March 2013. As well as the aforementioned invoices, the history file also contains many maintenance invoices, many expired MOT certificates, and the hand book pack.

With only a reported 129 GT2 models imported by Porsche into the UK when new of which apparently only 16 were to Club Sport specification, this one owner car has a super provenance and is described by the vendor as being excellent in all respects. It is sure to attract the interest of Porsche collectors.

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