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2005 Porsche Carrera GT

Coupe
$2,012,500
Sale Price
$1,800,000 - $2,400,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
4 March 2022
Sold Date
33
Lot Number
#2
Unrestored Original
Gooding & Company
Auction House
Chassis no. WP0CA29885L001420. Paint to sample Polar Silver over black leather. 5733/605hp, 6-speed, yellow calipers, carbon fiber shift knob and handbrake, red seat belts, books, luggage.

Evaluation: One of 19 North American delivered paint-to-sample Carrera GTs and reportedly the only one in Polar Silver. Why someone decided to pay extra for paint-to-sample and still pick silver is a mystery. Polar Silver has a bit more blue in it than regular old GT Silver, and according to the Gooding catalog it’s “markedly different,” but honestly anyone but Porsche anoraks won’t know the difference. Anyway, the car has 2400 miles, has been regularly serviced, and essentially looks new.

Bottom Line: Even in our current hot market, the Porsche Carrera GT’s upward charge is remarkable. They were sub-$1M cars just a couple of years ago, but now they’re a lot closer to and in some cases more than $2M. Since August 2021, the record auction price for the model has been broken four times. If this result is any indication, Carrera GTs are still growing. As of this writing $2,012,500 is a new record price, but those records don’t seem to stand very long lately.

by Andrew Newton
11 March 2022
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