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Porsche 959

  • Nick Heidfeld's Porsche 959

    Ex-Formula 1 driver Nick Heidfeld shows us one of the stars from his collection.

  • Porsche 959 prototype (photo via Mechatronik)
    Rare Porsche 959 prototype for sale in Germany

    One of just 12 prototypes, this special 959 lacks some equipment of stock 959s and has some features left over from prototype testing.

  • 1985 Paris-Dakar Porsche 959 to be sold at auction
    Deep dive: Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar

    Learn about one of the most famous racing Porsches of all time.

  • 1988 Porsche 959 on Jay Leno's Garage
    Jay Leno's Garage welcomes the unicorn Porsche: the 959

    The Porsche 959 was a game-changing supercar in 1988. with 450 horsepower on tap and numerous advances in the name of speed and practicality. Check out this one as it visits Jay Leno's Garage.

  • Bruce Canepa's Porsche 959
    Bruce Canepa says Porsche is the ultimate driver's car

    Opinions vary greatly on what makes the ultimate driver's car, but when Bruce Canepa speaks, we listen up. The former professional racer makes the case that Porsche is the best of the best in a new video collaboration with video game "CSR Racing." Those who don't know Canepa, we'll provide a quick...

  • 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar during RM Sotheby's auction - Image via Darin Schnabel
    Paris-Dakar Porsche 959 fetches almost $6M at auction

    For those in their 30s and 40s, the Porsche 959 is likely a hero car from their childhoods. Built from 1984 to 1986 for Group B rally racing and homologated as a road car that was built from 1986 to '93, the 959 could approach 200 mph on the street and reach 130 mph off road. The 959 was a truly...

  • Crashed 1987 Porsche 959 heads to auction

    A Porsche 959 is worth more than a million dollars in today's classic car market. How much is someone willing to pay for one that's been in an accident? The answer is $467,500 as a banged-up example crossed the Mecum auction block during Monterey Car Week over the weekend. The auction house estimated the car to fetch between $450,000 and $550,000. Oddly, the listing for this 1987 Porsche 959 didn't even mention the significant damage shown on the front of the car. Instead it touted the 444-horsepower 2.8-liter twin-turbocharged engine and the 3.6-second 0-60 mph time. That's going to be...

  • 1985 Porsche 959 Prototype for sale
    1985 Porsche 959 prototype to be auctioned off

    To this day, the Porsche 959 remains an automotive unicorn. It's highly unlikely that you'll ever see one on the road. We'd wager that most of you can't afford one. And even if you could, they very rarely ever come up for sale. This October, however, things are going to get interesting on the RM...

  • Canepa Porsche 959SC
    Canepa has crafted the perfect Porsche 959

    When it comes to the Porsche 959, Canepa Design is the outfit that knows everything. The Scotts Valley, California-based sports and race car restorer has been helping import and modify Porsche 959s for decades. Canepa has served up its Gen I, Gen II, and recent Gen III upgrades for the 959 for...

  • This is the origin story of the McLaren F1
    The origin story of the McLaren F1

    Back in the late 1990s, the McLaren F1 arrived to set the world on fire. It blasted well past the 200-mph mark into unknown territory when it set a production car top-speed record. That figure, which has of course since been beaten, was an impossible 240.1 mph. You know that number well, but do you...

  • 1988 Porsche 959 Sport, courtesy RM Sotheby's, Remi Dargegen
    Very special Porsche 959 Sport heads to auction in Paris

    To some, the Porsche 959 is one of the most intriguing sports cars of the modern era. It was forbidden fruit on these shores until Bill Gates helped change the laws and brought on the arrival of Show and Display rules. He wasn't the first person to bring a Porsche 959 into this country, though, as...

  • Canepa has created a 763-horsepower Porsche 959
    Canepa has built the greatest Porsche 959 of all time

    "Hey Porsche 918 owner, your car is good. But this Canepa 959 Generation III is the greatest of all time!" So sayeth my inner-Kanye voice. What you're looking at is the latest and greatest that the amazing team at Canepa Motorsports has crafted. If you're a Porsche fan, you already know all about...

  • 1987 Porsche 959

    If you're of a certain generation, the Porsche 959 was probably featured prominently in your bedroom. Yes, you can admit it: You had a poster, a couple of model cars, and, probably some hastily cut pictures snipped from your favorite car magazines. And, if you happen to have played your cards right over the last 30 years (has it really been that long?), you'll have an opportunity to fulfill that childhood dream at Mecum's auction taking place during next week's Monterey Car Week in California. That's because a red 959 with the Komfort package will cross the block on Saturday, August 20. Let's...

  • One-off Porsche 959 convertible for sale
    One-off Porsche 959 convertible up for sale

    One of the ultimate icons of 1980s, the Porsche 959 stands out as much for its technological advancements as it does for its excess. What's more than a 959? A one-off 959 convertible, like the white one that has recently hit the market in a small northern Italian town near Venice. A listing on...

  • 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort - Image via Bonhams
    Despite Rarity Another Porsche 959 Is Up For Auction

    It was only a month ago that we told you about a 1988 Porsche 959 finished in black that would be going under the hammer at one of the auctions taking place during August’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Now we have word of a red 1987 example, another Komfort model, that will soon be...

  • 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort - Image via Gooding & Company
    Rare Porsche 959 Coming Up For Auction

    The Porsche 959 is a rare beast, especially on these shores, and now one is coming up for sale. Auction house Gooding & Company will be offering this sinister-looking black 1988 ‘Komfort’ model for sale during August’s 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance...

  • Porsche 959, photo by Copley Motorcars
    This Porsche 959 Can Be Yours For $1.4 Million

    A rare Porsche 959 is for sale.

  • Porsche 959
    Porsche 959 Offered Up On eBay For (Nearly) A Cool Million

    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...

  • Porsche 959 prototype - image: Barrett-Jackson

    Originally created for Group B Rally competition, Porsche’s legendary 959 (which ultimately led to the 911 Carrera 4) first left its mark by winning the 1986 Paris-Dakar Rally. An on-road endurance racing version, called the 961, finished seventh overall at the 1986 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Competition rule changes eliminated the market for racing versions, so Porsche decided to produce the 959 as a limited-production street car, released to the public for the 1986 model year. The 959 boasted almost unimaginable performance, with its twin-turbo flat-six engine cranking out...

  • Porsche 959
    Porsche 959 successor rumored: Flat-8 engine, $450k

    Porsche has barely gotten the wraps off the 2012 911 and it's already jumping to the next best thing. Rumors of a mid-level Porsche supercar have been frothing for some time. And CEO Matthias Mueller has teased in the past that Porsche had its sights set on a mid-engined sports car between the 911...

  • eBay Watch: Brand new Porsche 959
    eBay Watch: Brand-new Porsche 959

    It’s amazing what rare finds turn up for sale on eBay these days and the Porsche 959 is about as rare as they come. One of only 29 ever created, this 1989 Porsche 959 S US Racing version is still brand spanking new, minus the delivery mileage of course. The 959 was a genuine race car that was...

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