FS: Noble M12 GTO 3R – 420rwhp – 20,305 miles

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Noble M12 GTO


Might consider low mileage 2012 or newer Z06 or ZR1 to trade towards. Only silver colors please.


2004 Noble M12 GTO 3R

Transmission: 6 speed

Exterior Color: Grey Metallic

Interior Color: Black with blue leather accents and blue leather stitching

Miles: 20,305 (as of February 12, 2013)

Price: US$ 49,900

I am the 3rd owner of this Noble. If you are not very familiar with the mid-engine M12/M400, a total of 220 were imported to the USA and they weigh about 2,350 lbs, so they don?t need a whole lot of power to get them going. This particular example spent some time at Turbo Hoses (a very well-known tuner and part developer for Nobles), where a few modifications were performed ($ 20,000 worth); enough to increase the performance, reliability and power to 420rwhp.

It does so on a very conservative tune. The car runs extremely well so I have not messed around with it any further but I am sure there is some power left on the table.

This vehicle was the original Car Driver Test car for 1G Racing out of Ohio, so a lot of issues and concerns were addressed early (as well as TSB?s, mechanical improvements, etc.). The car was first bought from Dean Rosen (1G Racing) in 2008 and was registered with an Indiana title. due to the certificate of origin not being issued until then, it had to be registered as a 2008 vehicle so that is what the title shows. The car was then sold to the 2nd owner in Dallas, TX.

I bought it after that and registered in Kansas, where it is currently registered as a 2008 ASVE Noble M12 GTO 3R so you should have no issues getting it registered anywhere else.

Here is the list of modifications

Upgraded to T-28 twin turbos (m400 turbos)

Turbo Hoses SS 304 exhaust system with Magnaflow mufflers (retains catalytic converters)

Turbo Hoses Upgraded and oversized intercooler

Turbo Hoses Upgraded fuel pump

Turbo Hoses re-programmed and retuned ECU

Turbo Hoses racing oil pan with quick release (very nice for oil changes and access to the oil filter)

Built bottom end with head work and cams (cannot be verified based on receipts. info came from the 1st owner to the 2nd owner and then to me)

Factory Getrag 6-speed transmission (closer ratios and higher top gear)

Stock Quaife automatic torque-biasing LSD

Factory AP Racing calipers

Factory AP Racing Vented and Cross-drilled rotors w/4-pot calipers (replaced at 17,700 miles)

Factory HR coil-over suspension

Factory Willans racing seats and 4-point harness (retains regular seatbelts as well)

Factory roll-cage and headliner wrapped in Alcantara leather with blue stitching

Factory wheels (18 x 8.5 and 18 x 10) wrapped in Goodyear F1s (225/40/18 and 265/35/18). about 70% tread left on front and 40% left on rears

Factory Sony CD player with remote and Infinity 6? coaxial speakers

Optima Yellow battery

Wrapped front lip and rear wing (wing is the original CF piece but was painted to match the car. I prefer CF so had them both wrapped)

Windows professionally tinted at 35% on sides and 20% rear and corner signals smoked to better match the look (hate amber!)

Custom wheel caps – they match the color of the wheels – I have the original 3R caps as well if you want them.

Noble M12 GTO

The A/C works extremely well, a lot better than the average Noble. There are no leaks of ANY sort on any of the headlamps or taillights. The speedometer works well and is very accurate. Fuel lines have been replaced.

The last service performed was at 19,605 miles (oil change, parking brake adjustment, air conditioner serviced and recharged, under-belly pan opened and thoroughly inspected tunnel, replaced the throttle cable with a new one and more heat-resistant, etc.). All body fasteners work very well and there is no sagging on any of the panels. I have documentation for all the TSB?s and potential issues that could arise with these type of cars, as well as the build manual composed of over 500 pages of information (from how the Ford Duratec 3.0L V6 was put together, to how to install the drive-train and the chassis together).

Additional issues that are very common in these cars that have been addressed:

– Parking brake adjustment

– A/C lines replaced and fittings replaced/o-rings replaced

– A/C vents tighten

– A/C fully charged and inspected

– Throttle cable upgraded

– Tunnel cooling mod

– Bottom panels and belly-pan have been removed, all parts inside thoroughly inspected and adjusted – rivets replaced with screws for easier access

– Both turbos have been inspected and bolts/nuts have been tightened with locking washers added to prevent any leaks

– New heat insulation around intercooler

– No overheating issues

I would rate the inside of the vehicle at 9/10 with a few minor imperfections (keep in mind it is 9 years old). I would also rate the at a 9/10. There are a few small rock chips that have been re-touched (I would say about 6 of them ranging from 1mm to 2mm = very small), but this is definitely one of the best looking Nobles M12/M400s I have ever seen in person when I was searching for one.

I drive the car occasionally, so mileage will increase with time.

If you have any specific questions, or would like any specific photos, please feel free to reach me via email at angel@c3mail.com.

Please get your finances in order – I am not going to give joyrides for the heck of it. If you want to drive the car, please make sure you can afford it. You break it, you bought it.


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