Porsche Carrera GT to star at Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro sale
With other supercars rising in value at a staggering rate, one Porsche Carrera GT offered at auction currently looks great value
The Porsche Carrera GT is one of the all-time great supercars - so great, we chose to include it in one of our most popular tests ever, in our Analogue Supercars issue and video.
You could also make an argument for it being one of the best value, given that a 2004 example is expected to make between £400,000-£450,000 at the upcoming Silverstone Auctions Race Retro sale.
That’s still a lot of money of course, but when the Carrera GT cost £330,000 new, that estimate indicates a far slower rate of appreciation than many of its contemporaries. Ferrari’s F50 - also included in our test - easily hits seven-figure sums at auction, while the distinctly less exotic 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is already reaching prices not far short of the GT’s estimate.
Only 1270 Carrera GTs were made, and this example is in one of the more familiar colours - Silver Metallic. It was delivered new on April 15, 2004 at Champion Porsche of Pompano Beach, Florida, with most of the option boxes ticked - including a leather luggage set.
It also includes that magnificent 5.7-litre V10, which howls its way to a 604bhp power peak at 8000rpm, with a relatively modest 1380kg to push along. That’s 445bhp/ton, enough for a 3.8-second 0-62mph sprint and obligatory 200mph-plus speeds - 206mph, to be precise.
The example being auctioned later made its way to the UK in 2009, and has been owned by the current vendor since 2013. In the owner’s tenure, it’s enjoyed two full services and an RUF suspension-raising system, at a cost of 11,900 euros.
Other supercars will also make an appearance at the auction, including a 1994 Jaguar XJ220 - expected to reach between £255,000 and £295,000 - and a 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago 670-SV, with a £300,000-£340,000 estimate.
A few other cars from the lot list catch our eye too - including a 1990 Lister Jaguar XJS (£38,000-£42,000), a gorgeous 1971 Citroen SM (£40,000-£45,000) and a crazy 1997 Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution - a dakar homologation special offered with no reserve. You can view a selection of these cars in the gallery above.
The Silverstone Auctions Race Retro sale will take place at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, on the 27-28 February.