- Owned by the first German owner until 2013
- Since 2013 in a collection unregistered
- More than 47k Euros invested in Fall 2022 at Porsche Classic in Asperg
- Fully documented with original invoices from the 80's, 90's, as well as the original service book
The Porsche 959 was presented to the world in 1986. It was born out of the FIA homologation regulations for the group B rally, meaning Porsche had to produce at least 200 units of a road version of their race car. At the time of its introduction, it was the fastest production car ever made, with a top speed of 317km/h for the Komfort version. No expense was spared in the development of the car: the Porsche engineers had more than one trick up their sleeves, with the integration of cutting-edge technology that left the competition far behind. The headlines were from another world: a twin-turbocharged 2.8L flat 6 delivering the, for the time, mind-blowing figure of 450 PS powered an advanced all-wheel drive system through a 6-speed manual gearbox. The engine, being heavily based on the Porsche 956 and 962 race car engines, had motorsport genes, which showed in the driving experience. The powertrain, as crazy as it might have been for the time, was only a small part of the engineering prowess. To keep the missile as light as possible, Porsche opted for an aluminium and Kevlar composite material for the body, made by Karosserie Baur, where the cars were actually built. The revolutionary suspension system made it possible for the 959 to adjust ist height at the click of a button, and together with its „Gelände“ gear, the Gruppe B DNA is more than present. In total, 292 cars were built at a price of over 400’000 DM, and incredibly, it cost Porsche more than double that to produce a single car. The 959 is a unicorn, not only for its rarity, but for the no-cost-spared mentality behind the project. It displays the best of what was doable in the 80’s and 90’s in terms of speed, handling, and practicality, and is to this day paving the way for modern super- and hypercars.
Our 959 Komfort
Chassis 900039 is the fifth customer car to leave the factory and was delivered new directly through the factory in Zuffenhausen on the 16th of July 1987. It was built as a Komfort version and finished in the stunning and classy color of Silbermetallic (Silver metallic) over a black leather interior. Less than a month after delivery, its original owner changed his mind about the interior color and sent the car back to Porsche to change the leather to Silbergrau (Silver grey), a specification which it retains to this day.
Our 959 is an original German example which stayed under its first ownership in Frankfurt, Germany, until 2013, where it was sold to a Porsche collection in Spain. In its second home, the car was never registered for the road and stayed within the walls of the collection, meaning that to this day and 35 years after its delivery, the 959 still has one owner on its original German title, which it retains to this day. We have bought the car from its second home and treated it to a 47.000 Euro recommissioning at Porsche Classic between May and November 2022, where the suspension and ABS system were overhauled.
Chassis 900039 benefits from an incredible documentation. A folder full of original invoices at official Porsche dealerships, as well as several mail exchanges between the first owner and Porsche regarding the purchase of the car, the stamped original service book, and a Porsche birth certificate, show how well-cared after the 959 was during its 35 years of existence. Of course, the original toolkits are included in the sale.
In its 35 years on the road, our 959 only covered a mere 13’300km, which is without a doubt much less than most 959’s did. The originality and condition of the car, its one and only road registration, as well as the several period documents and books it comes with, make it a unicorn in the already very exclusive Porsche 959 circle. It is a significant investment opportunity, as the world starts to realize what a phenomenal car the 959 is and how important it is to the history of the modern supercar.