Amelia Island

9 March 2013

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Lot 140

2005 Porsche Carrera GT

  • Serial no. WPOCA29835LOO1258

Sold for $357,500


605 bhp, 5,733 cc mid-mounted DOHC V-10 engine, six-speed manual gearbox in rear transaxle, front and rear independent pushrod-activated coil-over suspension, and four-wheel ceramic composite disc brakes. Wheelbase: 107.5 in.

  • The ultimate modern Porsche road car
  • As-new, with less than 800 actual miles


In 1999, Porsche began developing a successor to its 911 GT1 of the 1990s. While FIA rule changes frustrated plans at endurance-racing the new model, Porsche forged ahead with a production version nonetheless, resulting in what was possibly the most highly anticipated Porsche of all time: the Carrera GT.

The Carrera GT’s technical specifications are still stunning nearly a decade later. Italy’s ATR Composites Group produced and assembled a carbon fiber monocoque and sub-frame structure. Both clutch and brake components employ ceramic composite materials, combining strength and lightness, and the massive 19- and 20-inch wheels are made from ultra-lightweight forged magnesium. A large, mid-mounted, 5.7-liter V-10 produces 605 horsepower, delivered through a traditional six-speed gearbox, and it is sufficient to move the Carrera GT from rest to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, with the 100 mph mark in under seven seconds, en route to a top speed of 205 mph. Should one elect to take their supercar to the drag strip, it could also deliver monstrous elapsed times of 11.4 seconds on the quarter mile.

Production of the Carrera GT took place at Porsche’s then-new facility at Leipzig, Germany. When the assembly line halted in May 2006, some 1,270 of the cars had been produced, of which only 604 were destined for the performance-hungry American market. The model proved a major success for Porsche, and it was described by smitten MotorWeek host John Davis as “the best motivation to get rich that we’ve ever driven.”

For those who missed out on buying a Carrera GT new, take heart, for the car offered here is the next best thing. Finished in GT Silver with black upholstery and yellow brake calipers, it has been driven less than 800 actual miles since departing the factory, and as such, it still presents as the virtually “new” car that it still is today. It is offered here with original books, a battery charger, and a car cover, and it is ready to go to a new home, where it will either be preserved in its “fresh” condition or broken in as the factory intended and enjoyed.

Eight years later, the Carrera GT is still remarkably exciting, and it rules as the most advanced Porsche ever manufactured for the public’s enjoyment. To acquire a nearly unused example such as this is a rare opportunity indeed.

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Alexander Weaver

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California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

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United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

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Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

Cameron Smyth

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Ontario, Canada

Cameron Smyth joined RM Sotheby’s as a Car Specialist in 2015, working out of our corporate office and providing assistance on c... read more

David Swig

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California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

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United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

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Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

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Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Ian Kelleher

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Ian Kelleher began his automotive career immediately following his graduation from Oberlin College with a Bachelor of Arts in Politica... read more

Jake Auerbach

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California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

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Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

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California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

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Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

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United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

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United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

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Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Peter Wallman

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United Kingdom

Peter Wallman joined RM Europe in 2007 following nearly two decades in the international advertising industry, where he was based out ... read more

Shelby Myers

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California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

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United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more