Barely driven Porsche 959 Sport sold by Specialist Cars of Malton
When it came out back in 1986, the Porsche 959 was the quickest street-legal car in the entire world, being capable of hitting a top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h). To be honest, it’s not one of the prettiest cars Porsche has ever made but it was at that time one of the most technologically advanced cars launched. The German automaker made only 337 units of the car in three years of production.
It is powered by a twin-turbocharged, six-cylinder, 2.8-liter engine that fires 450 hp so it’s pretty quick, even by today’s standards. The one in these photos is the Sport variant of the 959 which is 220 lb (100 kg) lighter than the standard model since it doesn’t have the variable ride height system, passenger-side mirror, electric windows and central locking.
The car is from 1988 but it was driven in its 23 years of existence for only 207 miles (332 km). It was owned by a Mexican collector who probably bought it in order to preserve and sell it after year for a better price, which he most likely did.
Source: Specialistcars via Jalopnik
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