This start-up sequence video from RM Auctions must be the most blissful 30 seconds ever recorded.
Plus, the 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort from RM Auctions
Sometimes I find it helpful to look at two pristine examples of a classic masterpiece when prepping these articles. All the variations in styling, specification and lifestyle really cannot be summed up with one car. Unless it only came in Rosso Corsa red and had a twin-turbocharged V-8 mounted mod-ship, that is.
The 959 has always been a beguilingly brilliant exercise in refined aerodynamics, among its other achievements.
The classic silhouette is the most recognizable feature, but all the action down below with enormous wheels, flares and scoops showed off the 959’s bliss from up close.
Sharing so much initial style with the far-cheaper 911 was a coup for Porsche’s mainstream sales in a dire time for the company;s rear-engine devil.
These two examples are absolutely stunning, and miraculous. How much the silver shows off the streamlined panels and body gaps in full relief; while the inky black hides the world-best computer-managed suspension systems, huge turbo power, and unforgettable traction.
The 959 was everything every 911 ever wanted to become. And it deserves to be celebrated today, as ever.
Pricing is in the $800,000 ballpark, in case you were curious.