The Porsche 959 is my ultimate dream-car, and has been for almost my entire life.
This surviving prototype was one of the first cars ever made, and is flawless in its originality. This includes Denloc racing wheels, cloth interior and bright white paint. Dreamy barely does this one justice, even with some panel gap issues in the hood and elsewhere.
Re-discovered my RM Auctions media credentials, so here is the 1985 Porsche 959 Prototype in all is mega-high-res glory.
450 bhp, 2,849 cc air/water-cooled DOHC horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with twin sequential turbochargers and electronic fuel injection, six-speed manual transmission, all-wheel drive, independent front and rear suspension with upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, dual shocks, and adjustable ride height and damping, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,272 mm
Tom Burkart is the founder and managing editor of Car-Revs-Daily.com, an innovative and rapidly-expanding automotive news magazine.
He holds a Journalism JBA degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Tom currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his two amazing dogs, Drake and Tank.
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