Porsche 993 GT2 in PTS Iris Blue Metallic at Goodings Pebble Beach Auctions

Porsche 993 GT2 in PTS Iris Blue Metallic at Goodings Pebble Beach Auctions

1996 PORSCHE 993 GT2  -  Estimate $1,750,000 - $2,000,000

Chassis  WP0ZZZ99ZTS392084

Car Highlights

Unique Example Finished in Paint-to-Sample Iris Blue Metallic
Three Documented Owners from New; 43,745 Km when Catalogued
Formerly Owned by Ex-Formula 1 Driver Adrian Sutil
Recent Servicing and Cosmetic Restoration by UK-Based Specialists
Impeccably Presented; Accompanied by Books and Tools
An Extraordinary and Rare 993 GT2 for the Porsche Connoisseur


Technical Specs
3,600 CC Type M64/60 SOHC Air-Cooled Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Motronic M 5.2 Fuel Injection
Twin KKK Turbochargers
430 BHP at 5,750 RPM
6-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
Rear Multi-Link Suspension with LSA System


To compete in the new BPR Global GT Endurance Series and other newly established production-based racing series, Porsche responded with the GT2 – a thoroughbred competition car based on the new twin-turbocharged 993. To homologate the car for competition, Porsche was obligated to build a number of road-going models that shared the basic specifications of the race car. Among other important motor sport components, the GT2 utilized a strengthened, seam-welded tub, thinner glass, aluminum panels, and a spartan interior with lightweight bucket seats and minimal creature comforts.


Power came from a revised version of the 993 Turbo’s flat-six that was modified to run higher boost levels and produced a reliable (and likely underrated) 430 hp. Forged three-piece wheels rounded out a package that was nearly as outrageous as the full racing version, but finished to the impeccable standards expected of a top-of-the-line Porsche road car.


Porsche built just 194 examples of the 993 GT2 Strassenversion. Of these, 33 were ordered in track-focused Clubsport trim, 21 were specified in right-hand drive, and an additional 21 were built as Evolution models for the 1998 model year, leaving just 119 left-hand-drive examples of the original Strassenversion.


Ordered new in paint-to-sample Iris Blue Metallic, this 993 GT2 was optioned with manual wind windows, radio delete, airbag delete, comfort seats, and air-conditioning. It was ordered new by Philippe Aunay – a prominent figure in the Porsche world as the co-founder of Porsche Centre Rouen and president of the Porsche Club of France for some 25 years. An ardent collector of both the fastest Porsche road and racing cars, he was a renowned curator of cars in vibrant colors. M. Aunay’s collection was varied: he owned no fewer than three examples of the Carrera 2.7 RS, including a Lightweight, a 2.8 RSR, a 964 3.8 RS in Light Yellow, a 964 RS in Blood Orange, a Guards Red 3.0 RS, and the “Toblerone” liveried 3.0 RSR, among others.


This car was used extensively by M. Aunay and remained in his collection even when other cars departed. Philippe Aunay sadly passed away in 2004, but the GT2 would remain within the family until 2016, at which point the collection was offered for sale. Ex-Formula 1 driver Adrian Sutil purchased the 993 in 2017, and the car was used and enjoyed by him while being stored near Monaco. At the time of his purchase, the car received extensive mechanical freshening, as documented by receipts on file.


In late 2022, the car was purchased from Sutil by the consignor and exported to the UK. Prior to this purchase, the 993 was inspected by expert Tony Littlejohn of GTR Motorsport, who assisted the consignor in determining that the panels were original and the car appeared to not have been damaged during its life.


Once in the UK, and despite having been serviced by Porsche Aachen in September 2022, the car was sent to noted 993 expert Neil Bainbridge**

for additional servicing.


At this time, despite its life of modest use, the exterior showed some minor corrosion around the windscreen, a known 993 weak point, as well as the usual stone rash on the delicate areas, including the large rear fenders. As such, the consignor decided to embark upon a bare-metal repaint of the entire car, using Webster & Lancaster Limited, which had carried out the same process for multiple 993 GTs to exacting standards and attention to detail. This process was photo-documented and is even supported by a letter on file from the painter who reviewed the condition of the panels underneath the paint. At this time, the wheels were also restored and the concours-standard paint finish was covered in full paint protection film by EDP in London.


Showing just 43,745 km on the odometer at the time of cataloguing, this uniquely finished 993 GT2 awaits a new caretaker. This car is accompanied by manuals, tools, and a detailed history file, and boasts a fantastic provenance of caring owners, with original ownership of over 20 years, and a Formula 1 driver among just three stewards from new.


Considering the popular demand for and prevalence of paint-to-sample Porsches in today’s market, the opportunity to acquire an ultra rare, one-of-a-kind example of the 993 GT2 such as this, is one not to be missed.


*Please note that this vehicle will not be sold for use or resale in California or to a non-dealer California resident.

 

** Click here for the Neil Bainbridge website built by racecar


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