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1997 Porsche 993 GT900.000-1.100.000 EUR - Estimate

Porsche 993 GT

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French title
Chassis n° WPOZZZ99ZTS392070
Engine n° 61T01150
- Eric Coicaud's collection
- Genuine competition client car
- Only 172 " road" versions built
- Outstanding performance
- Delivered new in France

Reference Number 578079

as of 5/24/2019

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Théâtre du Rond-Point 2 bis, Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt  Phone  +33 1 42 99 20 56  City  Paris
75008 Paris  Fax  +33 1 42 99 16 39  State  Paris
France  Mobile    Country  France France
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Car 1997 Porsche 993 GT
VIN WPOZZZ99ZTS392070 
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Known History

Presented at the end of 1994, shortly after the launch of the Carrera RS, the 993 GT confirmed Porsche's commitment to the Grand Tourisme class. Derived from the 993 Turbo and using its 3.6-litre engine, the 993 GT was developed to gain homologation for GT2 racing, and the model retained the official GT2 name. Capable of a breathtaking performance, the 993 GT2 is a real racing car that escaped from the circuit and could be driven on the open road. Its exterior appearance is a reminder of its sporting purpose, with a rear spoiler featuring an adjustable upper blade and a special aerodynamic front spoiler with fins to channel the air, adding extra downforce. More spectacular still are the wing extensions that add 120 mm to the width of the car in relation to the 993 Turbo. More than being just a spectacular shape, these extensions create space for the new 18-inch diameter Speedline wheels, wider at the front and the back. Keeping weight down is a standard consideration in the development of a race car and the 993 GT is fitted with aluminium doors and lids, thinner glass windows and a glued windscreen with a narrower seal than on other models. Nothing has been left to chance… Under the engine lid, the flat six M64/60 type engine is powered by a twin turbocharger, fed through a heat exchanger and delivering 430 bhp at 5 750 rpm. Considerable power for a car weighing 1295 kg, giving a power to weight ratio of under 3 kg/hp! On the chassis, the influence of competition and Porsche's experience is evident with the rubber silent-blocs giving way to stronger linking elements already seen on the 993 RS, to increase the overall rigidity. Contact with the ground has also been studied with specific dampers and fully adjustable geometry. The body height, camber and stabiliser bars in several places can all be adjusted according to how the car is to be used, for road or track, for different weather conditions or simply to suit individual driving preferences.

Superb in its " Grand Prix White " livery, our exceptional GT2 was first road registered on 15 December 1997 by " GT l'expérience Porsche " in Rouen. Information in the file tells us this French example spent some time in England and Germany before returning to France. It was owned by Philippe Aunay, founder of the Porsche Club of France and a fervent Porsche enthusiast. The car then joined the magnificent collection of Mr Eric Coicaud at the start of 2014 when it was acquired from Mr Nicolas Brunel, who had owned it since 2006. The logbook shows a history of regular maintenance, with the latest work carried out by Porsche Imsa Rouen in May 2014 and May 2016. The car has also benefitted from a service prior to the sale. The bodywork is presented in particularly good condition, having had a full re-spray of the highest standard, (invoice included) in February 2015, again carried out at Imsa Rouen. The passenger compartment, or rather the cockpit, reflects the sporting character of the car. The bucket seats are comfortable, but fitted with harnesses with aviation style fastenings. There are no rear seats. The doors, free of storage pockets, are opened with a simple red strap, and the windows are operated manually. From the driving seat, the superb Momo steering wheel dominates what has become an iconic dashboard, with the rev counter in central position. There is no airbag and little or no soundpoofing or insulation as everything has been carefully considered to keep the car's weight down… Our 993 GT comes with certain options, including air conditioning (M573), Sports seats (M371 and M372) and the absence of radio equipment (M451). Maintained by IMSA in Rouen, the business headed by driver Raymond Narac, who delivered the car new, the car has 29 000 km on the clock and is presented in superb condition. It is rare today to come across one of the most outstanding " competition-client " Porsche models that can still be driven on the road, it is a choice piece in an exceptional collection.

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