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If you're an automotive enthusiast over the age of 35, you had a poster of this car on your wall. Well, either this car or possibly the Ferrari F40 and Lamborghini Countach. Along with the Porsche 959, these three vehicles represent the pinnacle of 1980's supercar wonder.
Actually, all three are still pretty amazing machines to this day and now you have a chance to buy one of the most elusive of the bunch. A 1987 Porsche 959 is being offered for sale on eBay... and it can be yours for just $935,000.
This particular 959 is one of the official Canepa Design cars, and it's a generation II machine which means power output is 640 horsepower and 580 pound-feet of torque. Just 288 959 examples were produced, so it's an exceedingly rare care, especially here in the States where it initially had a bit of trouble entering the country. The eBay listing states that this car has under 5,000 miles, and is emissions legal in all 50 states.
To be quite honest, we're not really sure if this is a good price for a 959. These don't exactly change hands very often, and when they do it's not something that gets discussed. It's easy to say that the 959 is worth every penny of a million dollars, because it represents Porsche engineers throwing caution to the wind. On the other hand, it's a car from the late 1980's, and it's hard to say any car from that era is worth this much just yet.
We expect this car to be scooped up, regardless. Perhaps a few public sales of the 959 will create a realistic market value. Of course, that market has to start somewhere and the first person to take the plunge is either getting a decent deal or overpaying. It doesn't matter though, because they've now got a Porsche 959 in their garage.