Low-Mileage Porsche Carrera GT is an Exotic Time Capsule

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2004 Porsche Carrera GT

2004 Porsche Carrera GT has all original parts, including the tires and matching luggage set.

Before the Porsche 918 took the helm as Stuttgart’s halo car, the crown was worn by the Porsche Carrera GT. The Carrera GT set the stage for Porsche’s entry into the new century, combining exotic materials like carbon fiber and carbon fiber-reinforced silicon carbide with a powerful 5.7-liter aluminum V10 and tons of technology to create a supercar the likes of which would only be seen again in the 2010s with the 918.

The Carrera GT is also a rarity: out of a planned 1,500, only 1,270 were actually produced between 2003 and 2007. Lucky for us (and the winning bidder), RM Sotheby’s has a 2004 Carrera GT up for auction August 24, when the auction house makes its annual trek to Monterey, California for Monterey Car Week.

2004 Porsche Carrera GT

This 2004 Carrera GT was one of 644 sold new to the U.S. market, assembled in Germany in May 2004 as the 138th Carrera GT to leave the line. The car landed in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport soon after, heading up to the East Coast before moving to California, where it’s lived ever since.

 

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Though “living” may not be the right word to describe this Carrera GT. The car’s 610 horsepower V10 hasn’t seen many miles put on it (we’re not even sure if it’s ever hit its top speed of 205 mph); only 176 miles are on the odometer to this day. Everything’s all original to the Carrera GT, too, from the CD player and two-tone Ascot Brown and Black leather interior with matching Ascot Brown luggage set, to the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires wrapped around the stock wheels.

 

The only thing not original to the car is its expected auction price. Originally selling for an MSRP of $448,000 in 2004 ($585,000 in 2018 dollars), this 2004 CGT will likely leave the auction block for anywhere between $700,000 and $900,000. Our only suggestion to the lucky new owner would be to replace every bit of fluid and rubber before starting up this silver stallion.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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