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911 R What? Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 Sells For A Staggering $748,000!

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Old 03-15-2017, 01:36 AM   #1
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Default 911 R What? Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 Sells For A Staggering $748,000!

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Old 03-15-2017, 10:59 AM   #2
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That is the Holy Grail as far as I am concerned - Just an awesome car.
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Old 03-15-2017, 02:05 PM   #3
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Seems like a great trade by the seller
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Old 03-15-2017, 02:33 PM   #4
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Never used the way it was meant to be. Doubt the new owner will either.

Pathetic.

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Old 03-17-2017, 02:31 AM   #5
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Holy grail indeed. There will never be another like the RS 4.0. My favorite, possibly for all time.
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:28 AM   #6
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It's the Holy Grail. It is expected that the 997 GT3 4.0 RS will go over a million in the next 5 years.
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:26 PM   #7
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If I could (comfortably) afford one, I'd daily drive it. Would love to troll the collector-types on such an awesome car.
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Old 03-25-2017, 12:41 AM   #8
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the 997RS 4.0L was as close as you could get to a cup car on the street at the time.
With limited build numbers it was expensive to begin with.

It is a simple and fun 911 hot rod from the factory.

It is the last of the analog 911.

For less then half price you can get a 997RS 3.8L if you want to drive the car as opposed to parking it.
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Old 03-26-2017, 04:55 PM   #9
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134 miles. To own a car like that and not drive it. No thanks. Those memories would have been priceless.
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:08 PM   #10
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That is a staggering price for a great car. That is pristine Carrera GT money! Love to have one but priced like that Carrera GT will be in my garage first.

I am traveling and in Cleveland today and was in Beechmont Porsche and they have a new R ($230k MSRP) in black still all wrapped in delivery plastic and stickers. 15 feet away is a pair of Ferrari's (512 and FF) and 150 feet back on a lift a red 918 and a white GT3RS - some fine hardware in 200's radius of one another! Out on the pre-owned lot in the rain was a 2011 RS (Gray/red) with 10K miles (asking $210k).

Lots of nice cars, always fun to make a impromptu stop and see what they have!
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That is a staggering price for a great car. That is pristine Carrera GT money! Love to have one but priced like that Carrera GT will be in my garage first.

I am traveling and in Cleveland today and was in Beechmont Porsche and they have a new R ($230k MSRP) in black still all wrapped in delivery plastic and stickers. 15 feet away is a pair of Ferrari's (512 and FF) and 150 feet back on a lift a red 918 and a white GT3RS - some fine hardware in 200's radius of one another! Out on the pre-owned lot in the rain was a 2011 RS (Gray/red) with 10K miles (asking $210k).

Lots of nice cars, always fun to make a impromptu stop and see what they have!
Sad to see the 2011 997.2 RS relegated to the outside lot in the weather, it was in the showroom a year ago when I first saw it!
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Yes the 4.0 is an amazing car with the maximum HP and limited qty. but IMO the 997.2 3.8L is the second great car built on the platform. They are a bargain by comparison and damn near as good as the 4.0..... I believe these were the last great 911's with proper gearbox, steering feel and driver engagement.... not to mention the hand brake is in the correct location
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^ concur
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Yes the 4.0 is an amazing car with the maximum HP and limited qty. but IMO the 997.2 3.8L is the second great car built on the platform. They are a bargain by comparison and damn near as good as the 4.0..... I believe these were the last great 911's with proper gearbox, steering feel and driver engagement.... not to mention the hand brake is in the correct location
Definitely better "value" for your money in 3.8rs. 4.0 isn't about value though. It's about wanting the best and last and not wanting to compromise. For that, you pay.
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Nice car collection Polar Peter!!!
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