FOR SALE; PORSCHE CARRERA GT // SUPERB USEABLE CGT // 1 OWNER FOR 12 YEARS AND 65K MILES
Traction control, Manual Air conditioning, CD Radio, Electric windows, Aluminum/leather Instrument panel and interior trim, Leather steering wheel, Trip computer.
Finished in a glossy coat of the launch colour GT Silver this Carrera GT is in good condition having covered more mileage than most but fully covered in paint protection film. Panel fit is excellent with only a few small chips or scuffs to note which do nothing to detract from the good looks or hyper car presence of one of Porsches finest machines.
The low sleek body combined with large side air inlets on both sides as well as front and back leaves any passers by in no doubt that this is an extreme supercar engineered by the best in the business. The rear spoiler extends at speeds over 75 mph to generate stabilizing rear downforce, while the chassis using its carbon fibre monocoque and the engine as rigidity, provides race car manoeuvrability and performance. Bi-xenon headlights are fitted, as well as LED directional and brake lights.
The interior, dominated by aluminium and soft black leather, is an incredible combination of luxury and race car tech. Although sparse, there are some concessions to luxury including specially-designed power windows, which weigh no more than manual windows. The racing-type seats, without power adjusters to save weight, are clad in leather as is the three-spoke steering wheel. A beechwood gear lever knob is a classy finishing touch, harking back to the balsa wood gear knob used in the Le Mans-winning Porsche 917 of the early 1970s.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Opening the rear engine compartment reveals a visual treat, the V10 sat pride of place and cocooned in the carbon fibre monocoque chassis, pushrod actuated suspension and air intake scoops make up an engineering masterpiece. The engine bay is incredibly clean and the mid-mounted normally-aspirated all-alloy V-10 engine on this example is immaculate, fitted with double overhead camshafts, variable valve timing, titanium connecting rods and a dry-sump oil system ensuring reliable and consistent oil supply and pressure.
Twinned with a traditional 6-speed manual gearbox with racing-type three-plate carbon clutch it is a potent, very mechanical combination and experience, allowing jaw-dropping acceleration and a top track speed of over 200 mph. The engine and mechanical have been well maintained over the years, the car having had 3 clutch replacements in its life.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Yellow monoblock calipers can be clearly seen through the Carrera GT’s five-spoke forged light alloy wheels, 19 inch at the front and 20 inch at the rear, all wheels remain in good order as do the anodised wheel hub nuts, blue on the right, red on the left side distinguishing thread direction. The calipers are part of the awesome Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system that owed little to Porsche road cars at the time, and which continues to provide astonishing stopping power. The car remains on its factory spec Michelin N rated tyres all round with plenty of tread remaining.
A German supplied car from new it came to the UK in 2004 where it spent its first 3 years of its life mollycoddled, covering less than 700 miles.
A fateful sales test drive saw the car damaged and subsequently written off in 2007 when values were substantially lower than they are now (£150k-£200k). It fell into the hands of David Hales a supercar breaker who then sold the car the same year to a Dorset based Auto business owner and technician who fully repaired, used and maintained it perfectly for 12 years and the next 64k miles as his own private vehicle. Having had this experience of intimately knowing the working of a CGT he is now responsible for looking after a handful of CGTs from around the world.
While it’s early life incident will put off some it is an excellent opportunity to get into a CGT that drives better than most at a significantly lower value, while at the same time being able to use the car as intended and mileage free, hopefully for another 64k miles and join the super hero ranks of its last long term owner.
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The car is supplied having had an extensive intake inspection. Warranty, Finance, Part Exchange and Worldwide shipping are all available on request.
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