Proper intro to my GT3
I've been lurking for a while and scouring the GT3 for sale adds for months. I was looking for a drivers GT3 and not a garage queen. I also didn't want to purchase a 10-25K mile track ****. The primary use for the vehicle will be driving to and from HPDE without a tow car. After several years of tracking an Audi A4 1.8T quattro I made the jump to the P-car world.
I started tracking the Audi, bone stock which allowed me to learn and progress my driving skills. Over the past ten years I've modified the car and increased my skills to point where I'm driving it at 9.5-10/10ths on track. The next step for the Audi would be to fully gut the car and turn it into a dedicated (tow only) race car, which I didn't want to do. Essentially it's 2:00 car at Buttonwillow CW 13, which isn't too bad for a heavy AWD four cylinder car with full interior.
About 1.5 months ago I purchased a 7.1 GT3 with 61K miles from a fellow rennlister Bgoldey. The car was located 4 miles from my house. It wasn't exactly what I wanted, but it was kind of meant to be. The original owner was Claude Leglise (PCA GGR pres.) who spec'd and purchased the car and put 55K miles on it. My understanding is that it was used a daily driver. The second owner put about 6k miles over the span of about 4 years. The car was used as a weekend car. The vehicle came with all records, window sticker, original purchase documents, all keys etc. It was originally dealer maintained and then once it came to San Diego it was locally maintained with no expenses spared. It most recently went through a 60K service, new MPSC2's and a new clutch (OEM not 4.0) were recently installed, which can be expected on a vehicle with this mileage. The car has a clean DME report, no body damage and is in great mechanical and cosmetic condition for 61K miles. The paint was protected by a film that was removed prior to sale. The second owner installed OEM 997 rear seats. There are no dings, some stone chips on the rockers and the front bumper was repaired and resprayed due to some damage caused by some freeway debris.
After viewing the car multiple times, getting to know the 2nd owner and family, test driving it, discussions with the shop that maintained the car and discussions with some local RL's I purchased the car (no PPI).
First night in its new home.