No, THIS Porsche Carrera GT Is the Most Expensive Car Ever to Sell on Bring a Trailer

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Photo credit: Bring a Trailer
  • Bring a Trailer has set another record for most expensive car sold.

  • The 2005 Porsche Carrera GT sold for $2 million, and it did so with no reserve.

  • This Porsche took the crown from another Porsche Carrera GT that sold earlier in January.

Just two weeks ago, we told you that the online auction site, Bring a Trailer, had sold its most expensive car ever, a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that went for a little over $1.9 million. That title has now been usurped. Another 2005 Porsche Carrera GT just sold for $2 million.

Whereas the earlier record-setting Porsche had 780 miles on the clock, this latest one had been driven just 250 miles. Against that, the $2 million Carrera GT is finished in GT Silver metallic, a more common color than the other car's Guards Red. Then again, to our eyes, the silver car's Terracotta interior is preferable to the red car's black leather.

Photo credit: Bring a Trailer
Photo credit: Bring a Trailer

Mechanically, of course, the cars are identical, with a mid-mounted, naturally aspirated 5.7-liter V-10 with dry-sump lubrication and an 8400-rpm redline; a six-speed manual transaxle; a twin-plate ceramic clutch; and rear-wheel drive. The Carrera GT also boasts a carbon-fiber central-tub chassis over which is stretched carbon-fiber bodywork.

This later car benefits from a fresh, $18,000 service that included a new water pump, battery, belts, plugs, tires, and TPM sensors—so maybe that accounts for some of the $98,000 price difference versus the earlier car. Or maybe that just represents two weeks' worth of price appreciation for under-1k-mile Porsche Carrera GTs.

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