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UP FOR SALE: 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion Serial Number 396005-1 of 20 “Evos” Built in USA

One of the most most fierce and rare Porsche’s ever created is currently for sale again; the 911 GT1 Straßenversion. When it comes to rare Porsches of the modern-era, few are as hard to come by as the Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion (radical street version).

Let’s go back to mid July of this year,  I blogged about a Rare 911 GT1 Straßenversion for sale in Kyoto, Japan  that changed ownership for € 1,200,000 and apparently selling/negotiable at 1,300,000 EUR.  Must have sold, as the advertisement is no longer available.

Here we have another  911 GT1 Straßenversion for sale. 

A rare 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion Serial Number 396005 -1 of 20 “Evos” built in USA. Oh yes…just in time for the Christmas!  Sure, we all would like this one under our Christmas tree…offered at a astonishing $1.950,000 or B.O. Taking  interesting trades, up or down, considered….read on below. Contact information is at Michael Sheehan’s Website Ferraris-online.com

1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion Serial Number 396005, one of only twenty 1997 911 GT1 “Evos” built and the only 911 GT1 Evo legally in the US and registered under the EPA and DOT “Show and Display” exemption.

Far more exclusive than your neighbor’s McLaren F1, faster on the race track and available at less than one-half the price. This 911 GT1 was delivered new to Germany in May 1998. It has been obsessively maintained and is in excellent condition throughout. With just 7,178 kms on the odometer, this 911 GT1 is “as-new”.


Created to homologate Porsche’s FIA GT1 contender, the street or ‘Straßenversion’, is one of the most uncompromising and rare street 911s ever produced. Other than a surprisingly complete and comfortable “street” interior, little differentiates the 911 GT1 from its race-ready sibling. While the first version of the 911 GT1 debuted for the 1996 season, Porsche only produced two examples. The following year, the “Evo” version was released with new kidney-shaped headlights, improved aerodynamics and many other styling cues that would become part of the new 996-based 911s in 1998. Twenty examples of the 1997 911 GT1 “Evo” road car were produced.


The 1997 911 GT1 was based on the 993 body shell, but with modified exterior panels, the yet-to-be-released 996 updates and aerodynamics and a substantial roll-cage that also supports the engine, gearbox and suspension. Built to homologate the 911 GT1 race car, the straßenversion is a pure-blooded race car in almost every way. It has a carbon fiber body, full width wing, a tiny cockpit and 544-horsepower in an 1,100kg package, and accelerates from 0-60mph in just 3.7 seconds. The GT1’s turbocharged flat-six engine sits in front of the rear axle and is supported by chassis tubes instead of the typical 911 rear sub frame. Sitting behind the engine is a longitudinal six-speed transmission onto which the race-bred rocker-arm rear suspension attaches directly.

Compared to the 911 GT1s that raced at Lemans, the road-going version has minimal but practical modifications. These changes include a higher ride height, softer suspension, road-going gear ratios, steel brakes, a mildly detuned engine and a complete interior, including sport seats and a full dashboard from the 993 production 911s.

Offered at $1.950,000 O.B.O. Interesting trades, up or down, considered.

NITEC Engineering label

Tire pressures label

Manual and tools

Längerer & Reich label

VIN label

Engine bay detail

Features

1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion Serial Number 396005, one of only twenty 1997 911 GT1 “Evos” built and the only 911 GT1 Evo legally in the US and registered under the EPA and DOT “Show and Display” exemption. Far more exclusive than your neighbor’s McLaren F1, faster on the race track and available at less than one-half the price. This 911 GT1 was delivered new to Germany in May 1998. It has been obsessively maintained and is in excellent condition throughout. With just 7,178 kms on the odometer, this 911 GT1 is “as-new”.

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History

1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion. VIN: WP0ZZZ99ZWS396005.

Sold to first owner

2003, 26 May, Les Grandes Marques à Monaco, Important Collectors’ Motor Cars, Automobilia and Wristwatches, Monaco. Lot 217: One owner and 4,400km from new,1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Coupé: €640,500 inclusive of buyer’s premium. Sold to a Swiss collector.

Sold to Don Wallace.

2004, 02 Apr., Florida Motor Vehicle Dept., Tampa, FL: Vehicle purchase reported.

2009, 10 Aug., sold to current owner.

2009, 11 May, Florida Motor Vehicle Dept., Tampa, FL: Title issued or updated. New owner reported.

2010, 11 Feb., Florida Motor Vehicle Dept., Tampa, FL: Registration issued or renewed.

2011, December, on consignment with Mike Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.com

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.

SOURCE: Ferraris-online.com

Contact is: Ferraris-online.com

Owner/Historian – Michael Sheehan Office: (949) 646-0481
Cell: (714) 403-4078
email: mike@ferraris-online.com

 

 

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Porsche returns to Le Mans in 2014,Development program confirmed for LMP1 sports prototype

Porsche returns to Le Mans with a works-run LMP1 sports prototype. The first outing of the completely new developed race car is planned for the year 2014. With 16 overall victories, Porsche is the most successful manufacturer in Le Mans

Porsche 911 GT1

With 16 overall victories, Porsche is the most successful manufacturer in Le Mans. The most recent win was in 1998 with the Porsche 911 GT1.

Porsche 911 GT1

“Motorsport was always an essential part of the Porsche brand,” emphasizes

Matthias Müller, President of the Executive Board at Porsche AG

Porsche 911 GT1

“So for us it was only a matter of time before we returned as a factory to the top league of racing. Porsche’s successes in Le Mans are unrivaled. We want to follow up on this with the 17th outright victory.”

Porsche 911 GT1

With the RS Spyder sports prototype that was run with great success from 2006 to 2008 by the factory-backed Penske Racing team in the USA and to 2010 by several customer teams worldwide, Porsche has set the benchmark recently in the LMP2 category.

Porsche RS Spyder

“With the RS Spyder we proved that our motorsport engineers in Weissach are at the forefront,” says Wolfgang Hatz, Board Member for Research and Development at Porsche AG.

Porsche RS Spyder, 24h Le Mans 2009

Porsche RS Spyder, 24h Le Mans 2009

Porsche RS Spyder, 24h Le Mans 2009

Wolfgang Hatz, Board Member for Research and Development at Porsche AG

Porsche RS Spyder

“For instance, we were the first to run a high-revving race engine with direct fuel injection, DFI, setting new standards in performance and efficiency. Recently, with the 911 GT3 R Hybrid, we adopted a completely new drive technology for racing purposes and achieved a considerable reduction in consumption.”

Porsche RS Spyder

Hartmut Kristen, Head of Porsche Motorsport, is already prepared for one of the most challenging development programmes in the company’s history.

Hartmut Kristen, Head of Porsche Motorsport

“We’re looking forward to the task of developing new technologies and to continue on with the success of the Porsche RS Spyder. After the conclusion of our works-supported sports prototype programme in the American Le Mans Series we have kept up with the latest technological advances. Now we will begin with detailed research in order to evaluate the various concept alternatives for our new car. These obviously depend on how the regulations for the year 2014 look in detail. In principle, these regulations are interesting for us because the integration of our hybrid technology in the vehicle concept is one possible option.”

Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood claimed the first overall victory for Porsche in 1970 with the legendary 917 short-tail.

    Porsche 917 Kurzheck Coupé
    Porsche 917 Kurzheck Coupé

The 16th and by now last overall win was secured by Laurent Aiello, Stéphane Ortelli and Allan McNish in 1998 with the 911 GT1. In the years 2008 and 2009, the Porsche RS Spyder sports prototype won the title in the LMP2 category.

SOURCE: Porsche AG Media Database
Please find the official trailer at www.porsche.com/lemans.
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