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Sunday, June 7, 2015

This 1988 Porsche 959 Could Fetch $1.6 Million at Auction


1988 Porsche 959

This 1988 Porsche 959 was the fastest production car in the world at the time of its release. That makes this a very special supercar, so when it goes up for auction, it’s expected to net between $1.6 and $1.8 million.
A total of 337 units were built between 1986 and 1989. This one was built for the 1988 model year as a US-spec vehicle and was one of roughly 50 that were ever built. It’s painted in a special flat black, a finish that was only given to two other cars. This Porsche is also in fantastic condition because it has been factory maintained throughout its 27-year life.

Black Porsche 959

According to Gooding and Co., a flat-six twin-turbo engine powers the car with 444 horsepower for a top speed of 197 mph. That top speed set a new record back in 1986, though it was short lived. The Ferrari F40 came along and beat the Porsche just one year later with a 200 mph top speed.
This highly collectible car also has a Kevlar roof and a six-speed manual gearbox. It can be yours when it goes up for auction through Gooding & Company during Pebble Beach 2015 this August.