2004 Porsche Carrera GT

$56.7M for Mecum's biggest ever year in Monterey
Thursday, 12 August - Saturday, 14 August
$1,210,000
Sale Price
Yes
Reserve
14 August 2021
Sold Date
S69
Lot Number
#2
Original
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. WP0CA29804L001183. GT Silver over black leather. 5733/605hp, yellow calipers, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

Evaluation: Sold new in Hawaii. Represented with 3570 miles and no wear or age to speak of other than mild wear on the driver’s seat.

Bottom Line: We saw this Porsche here five years ago over at the RM sale. It’s in the same great condition, just showing 33 more miles. But even though the car looks the same, the market doesn’t. It sold for $649,000 in 2016 and nearly double that amount in 2021.

These were $450,000 cars when they were new, but as performance cars have gotten more and more computerized, collectors are recognizing Carrera GTs as some of the last analog hypercars we’ll ever see. The previous high watermark for a Carrera GT was a 265-mile paint-to-sample car that RM sold in Monterey two years ago for $1,193,000. This car just eclipsed it.

by Andrew Newton
21 August 2021

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