Used Porsche Carrera GT are sometimes hardly "used". At least when you look at the mileage. But that's not the only reason why the prices are sensationally high, sometimes a prominent previous owner comes along too. There is currently a Carrera GT on the market that Michael Schumacher drove.
The first production vehicle whose monocoque was made entirely of carbon fiber reinforced plastic is the Porsche Carrera GT. However, this fact is only a small part of the legendary status. The super sports car from Zuffenhausen, with its screaming 5.7-litre V10 naturally aspirated engine, has long since become an icon for the PS fan base. 1,500 copies were planned for the production period from 2003 to 2006, according to Porsche, 1,282 units left the Leipzig plant in the end. None other than Walter Röhrl personally took over the set-up drives during the development of the Carrera GT. The new price of the limited 612 hp car was once around 452,000 euros - a level that interested parties can only dream of these days. In this article we take a look at those examples of the Carrera GT that are offered here and there at auctions or dealers. And so much has already been revealed: the price development leaves you pretty speechless.,
Carrera GT driven by Michael Schumacher
Sometimes, however, the dealer is also pretty speechless when it comes to the price question. As soon as you read something about "on request", you can confidently assume that you are at the upper end of the price range known for the model. So how much do you think a Porsche Carrera GT, in which F1 legend Michael Schumacher once drove, would cost? We're guessing at several million euros. At Roock Sportsystem in Leverkusen, the black-painted gem with the black rims and a lot of kilometers on the clock (14,200 km), atypical for the segment, is on display. A small MS sticker on the rear refers to the prominent previous ownership, the documents clearly prove it.
, Although it is correct to say that "Michael Schumacher" does not appear as a buyer or vehicle owner. Rather, the car was bought in 2004 through the company of Schumacher's former manager Willi Weber (Weber Management) and subsequently made available to the F1 champion. Schumacher himself was not allowed to buy the car because he was under contract with Scuderia Ferrari at the time.
Jerry Seinfeld's Carrera GT
A Porsche Carrera GT is currently for sale on the "Bring A Trailer" online platform that US comedian Jerry Seinfeld bought in Manhattan in 2005 and kept until 2011. The highest bid is currently $ 1.86 million (1.68 million euros). Compared to the new price, that's around 240 percent more. The clock shows a little less than 6,000 kilometers, which is quite a decent mileage in this segment.The look of the celebrity supercar remains subtle. Black paint on the outside and dark gray leather on the inside raise little alarm, which doesn't mean that Seinfeld was stingy with the extras when ordering. Air conditioning, heated exterior mirrors, the Porsche Online Pro CD system and a shifter with a carbon head are all on board.
Mini mileage, max price
Of course, a vehicle of the format of the Carrera GT does not like to be limited and unfortunately this also applies to the pricing. If the Seinfeld copy gave you a dry throat, then read no further. A chic mileage dwarf recently changed hands for a stately two million dollars (1.81 million euros). Although it makes a car fan quite sad when such a thoroughbred sports car has only had a run of around 400 kilometers so far. Such a naturally aspirated 5.7-litre V10 certainly deserves a higher level of activity, but exclusive cars are often bought as an investment. ,
Still smells like a new car
Porsche's supercar of the 2000s seems to be enjoying great popularity on the premium used car market at the moment. Another example, which is currently in the starting blocks for sale, will be sold at auction house Mecum Auctions in mid-March 2022. We already know how low mileage affects the willingness of bidders. Against this background, there could be real escalations at the upcoming auction, because the specimen for sale has only traveled 290 kilometers in its life. So you can almost speak of a new car and in this respect a proceeds of more than two million dollars does not seem too unrealistic. This is also supported by the subtle paintwork in Seal Gray Metallic, combined with a leather interior in the color terracotta.,
It's still a new car
So really. You really have to ask yourself whether even a single Porsche Carrera GT sold was ever driven. The peak of the currently sold vehicle stock is for sale online at duPont Registry - and now hold on tight: this example has only driven 43 (!) kilometers. One hardly dares to write "run". The silver Zuffenhausener is number 154 of 1,282 and makes absolutely no secret of its price in terms of its preserved condition. The seller wants 3.5 million dollars (3.12 million euros) for the good piece. A price increase - compared to the new value from 2005 - of 590 percent.,
Back then, in 2003, the Porsche Carrera GT was of course also presented to the editorial team of auto motor und sport. Unlike most examples for sale, we drove the limited edition supercar quite freely and extensively.So if you want to know what apparently no owner can tell you - namely how the car feels on the road - then we recommend the original driving report from yesteryear, which you can find HERE .,
The Porsche Carrera GT is a super sports car icon. 1,282 copies were built and sold between 2003 and 2006 from 452,400 euros. A price that today's interested parties can only dream of - nothing can be done for less than half a million euros, even two million euros is not uncommon. A lot of money for a lot of cult. But there is the inimitable Porsche ten-cylinder sound and a lot of racing flair with road approval.