This Rare Porsche 911 Is Set To Fetch US$1 Million At An Online Auction
A rare 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 is going under the virtual hammer this month, with the special auction held online by RM Sotheby’s due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 911 GT2 took the top-of-the-line 993 Turbo to new heights by eliminating the front-wheel drive system and trimming nearly 500 pounds from the car’s weight. According to the auction house, the GT2 is one of just 194 street versions ever produced.
Powered by a M64/60R air-cooled engine, the GT2 includes air-conditioning, electric windows, front airbags, and a tinted top windscreen. It sports lightweight black leather bucket seats with grey inserts (made for holding the passengers in place during intense driving) as well as aluminum doors and a front trunk lid. The overall colorway is described as an understated combination of Polar Silver over a two-tone black-and-grey interior.
Free from modifications, the vehicle also sports special 18-inch-diameter multi-piece “Speedline for Porsche” alloy wheels that feature aluminum outer rims and magnesium centers filled with bolt-on fiberglass wheel arches.
The GT2 was imported to the United States a few years ago from Japan and currently shows 18,712 miles (30,113 kilometers) on the speedometer. “The 993 GT2 is the most extreme, most expensive, and fastest version of the last era of air-cooled 911s,” RM Sotheby’s said on the listing. “This GT2 has clearly been well cared for over the years and is an ideal example for any collector looking to experience the ultimate air-cooled 911.”
The rare 993 GTA is expected to fetch anywhere from US$950,000 to $1.1 million. Online bidding is open now and will continue through to March 28 with collection taking place in Chicago.