This 3.0ltr, six speed Noble has covered 31,800 miles from new. It is an exceptionally original, correct example. The extensive history file shows that it has been loved and looked after its whole life – and the condition now reflects that. Great specification and correctly priced, if you are looking for a Noble to own and enjoy this could well be the one!
This Noble GTO-3 was first registered 4th October 2002. We have the original purchase invoice, showing extras including air conditioning, engine start button, special metallic paint and leather interior. £51,000 new. With six owners since then, it has spent most of its life in storage or in the owners’ garages, having completed only 31,800 miles. Trophy Blue with Black leather interior with Sparco race seats and a four-point race harness, as well as the inertia reel seat belts. It has a factory-fitted three litre engine upgrade (when six months old after 1000 miles) with the six speed Getrag gearbox and Quaife Limited Slip Differential.
The car has had a recent refresh with excellent paintwork. New Michelin tyres on perfect original alloy wheels.
This is simply a superb classic British sports car. There are very few cars that are as usable, so brilliantly capable and fun to drive. Good examples are getting rarer and this is a perfect opportunity to acquire a low-mileage, well looked after M12.
• Engine V6, 2968cc twin-turbo
• Max power 352bhp @ 6200rpm
• Max torque 350lb ft @ 6200rpm
• Transmission Six-speed manual, rear-wheel drive
• Track-day sump
• Tyres 225/40 ZR18 front, 265/35 ZR18 rear - Michelin Pilot Sport
• Weight (kerb) 980kg
• Power-to-weight 360bhp/ton
• 0-60mph 3.1sec
• Top speed 165mph +
When the M12 was released, the motoring press loved it:
Autocar: “Lee Noble deserves some sort of knighthood for producing the quality of cars he does…”
Car: “from the mind of a racing car designer comes this high value, high performance sports car…. The Noble is as controllable a car as you could imagine. Steering with precision, it changes direction intuitively, allowing fine tuning of position all the way through a corner.”
Evo: It feels as quick as the new 911 Turbo and sounds better… the whole car has a polish and integrity that inspires confidence. Britain has a new supercar…”
So, if you read these reports in the day and have always wanted to own one, then you will now know that life’s too short to drive boring cars. This is an exceptionally well-preserved example worthy of investment and further enjoyment.
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About Plans Performance:
Plans Performance have been a Noble specialist since 2004, having prepared and raced Nobles, as well as looking after customers’ road cars. We have a good relationship with the factory having "official" agent status up to Lee Noble's departure from the company. We know these cars inside-out, so if you a looking for a specialist to look after your Noble, please feel free to give us a ring!
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Auburn Fall event, 29 August - 1 September 2019. Estimate:$70,000 - $80,000 Powered by a Ford Duratec 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engineSix-speed manual.....