Iconic 1995 Porsche 993 GT2 Smashes Auction Estimates

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When a car racks up more than $1,000,000 over estimate, you know it's something quite special.

Made in 1995, this Porsche 993 GT2 is just one of 194 produced over 3 years, and out of them, only around 57 were destined for street use. Immaculate isn't even worthy of describing the condition of the iconic Porsche, but that's expected when the car has barely been run in, covering just 7686 miles in the last 21 years, or averaged out, 366 miles a year. Oh, and in case you were wondering, this lighter shade of blue is called Riviera Blue but has nothing to do with those annoying little animated things.

The last of the great air-cooled 911 Porsches, the 993 GT2, featured a SOHC flat six with a pair of turbos added in to sweeten the mix. 43 -hp is great power now, but in 1995 it was properly mental. It featured many upgrades over the normal 911; Bilstein suspension, uprated brakes, redesigned bodywork and a six-speed transmission. The interior features black carpets, black and grey leather seats and the seat backs, stitching, door pulls and safety belts match the blue exterior paint to make OCD owners happy. The sale also included the original owner's manual and service book in the original leather pouch, detailing fastidious maintenance by Porsche Zentrum Flughafen Stuttgart.

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RM Sotheby's estimated the car to fetch in the region of $1,300,000, a seemingly fair price for such an iconic, unmolested example of the finest German engineering. Sometimes they get it wrong though and a few people were after the car, which drove the final selling price up to an almost unbelievable amount of $2,460,796.80 (at today's exchange rate). Details of the new owner have been kept quiet as you'd expect. If people knew what the person was willing to spend on a 21-year old Porsche, it would no doubt pull all the crazies out of the woodwork trying to sell him or her all sorts of "collectible" stuff. Well done, new owner, well done!

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