A truly unique Porsche 996 GT3 RS American Le Mans (ALMS) car. One of the very few remaining original H-pattern gear-boxed cars, in exceptionally original condition. Purchased and raced by team Acemco in the 2002 ALMS series.
This is one of the most complete and undamaged race cars from this class available today.
The car benefits from it’s original shell & carbon body panels, and we believe has had only a replacement rear bumper due to being rear-ended during the Daytona 250 in July 2002 resulting in the “Did Not Finish” (DNF). There is a very minor crease across the rear cross member from this accident. It did not require repair and is proof of the car’s originality.
The car retains it’s original engine casing, gearbox and differential which have recently received a full overhaul.
In total the car raced competitively for less than one complete season due to it not arriving from Porsche on time for the begining of the series, yet it still managed to finish third in the championship!
Team Acemo entered the car into the AMLS in 2002 where it had the following results:
First race: 23.06.2002 – 6 Hours Watkins Glen: Qualified 20th (1:55.026) and finished 11th overall.
04.07.2002 – Paul Revere 250 Daytona: Qualified 20th (1:56.665) DNF due to it being “punted”.
09.08.2002 – 250 mile Watkins Glen: Qualified 20th and finished 15th overall.
01.09.2002 – Virginia 500 Miles: Qualified 13th (2:19.879) and finished 6th overall.
15.09.2002 – Mont-Tremblant 6 Hours: Qualified 9th (1:35.891) and finished 3rd overall.
10.11.2002 – Daytona Finale 3 Hours: Qualified 23rd (1:55.358) and finished 10th overall.
10.07.2005 – Monza 1000 Kilometers: The chassis was rented to Tech 9 Motorport for this race. They fitted their own engine to the car which failed mid-race. Qualified 39th (1:56.064) and DNF.
3rd overall in the 2002 ALMS championship!
Following it’s competitive life it has had only 4 private owners and has been used sparingly.
This car is ready to race in the growing number of historic events that re-create an era when Porsche were at the top of their game. It’s ownership represents a unique opportunity for a future owner to participate in historic events whilst being a timely investment in Porsche racing heritage.