1988 Porsche 959SOLD
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The Porsche 959 was by far the most technologically advanced sportscar when it was introduced in 1985. Porsche built only 226 of these supercars between 1987 and 1988. Their timeless design, state-of-the-art systems, and superior driving characteristics make them still one of the greatest sports cars of all time!

These cars are highly sought after and don’t come on the market that often. A Canepa Design 959 is even more rare, and one with 959S components is unheard of! Part of a private automotive collection this car is in NEW condition with only 2682 miles of use. It has been given the best of care including a recent Canepa Design Phase II engine upgrade.

Reference Number 40502

as of 3/12/2009

Overview
Car 1988 Porsche 959
VIN WP0ZZZ95ZHS900081 
Exterior / Interior Color      Silver /      Dark Grey 
Mileage 2,682 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Competition: Rollcage 
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Known History

Canepa Design was instrumental in the passing of the “show and display” legislation, which allows these sought after vehicles to be driven in the United States for the first time. In addition, Canepa Design has invested five years of research and development to bring this awesome supercar to a new level of performance including California and Federal emissions compliance.

 

An extensive engineering and development process included a new engine management system and replacing the factory sequential turbo system with a Garrett Air Research twin turbo system. Upgraded fuel system, EGR, modern engine management system, F1 technology engine wiring harnesses, high output ignition system, upgraded alternator charge system and battery module, air pumps and air regulator valves, spark plugs, idle control valve, sensors, connectors, harness shielding, switches, adapters, hardware, etc. (369 components in all.) A complete new stainless steel exhaust system with dual stainless Porsche factory catalytics are utilized.

 

Canepa Design has re-engineered the factory wheels and developed a new bead design and modification which allows the installation of today’s state-of-the-art high performance ‘Z’ rated radial tires. Additional benefits include greatly improved handling and grip and an overall improved appearance.

 

Unique features on this car:

• Prototype front bumper without license plate insert

• 959S roll cage

• Custom leather covered roll cage padding

• 959S sport seats with stripe delete

• Rear seats with stripe delete

• 959S floor mats

• 959S 220MPH VDO speedometer

• 959 sport steering wheel

• Five point racing seat belts (the standard factory seat belts can still be utilized)

• Eclipse AM/FM/CD with remote, Audison Amp and Dynaudio Speakers.

 

Additional Canepa Upgrades

• HID headlamp conversion

• Clear Guard rock protection on hood, front bumper, rear fenders, mirrors and fender lips.

• 959S specification suspension incorporating Canepa Design’s gas strut design and titanium coil-over springs.

• Graphite matte finish factory alloy wheels

• Phase II Engine Upgrade

The phase II engine system includes the world’s most technologically advanced Garrett Air Research “Disco Potato” ball-bearing turbos, re-designed wastegates with TiAL diaphragms and titanium heat shields. Reprogrammed engine management system with ADL. Optimized cam timing in addition to blueprinting all intake and exhaust valve springs. New intake runners matched to high flow K&N Air Filters. The exhaust is fitted with our new bypass system producing increased horsepower and a more aggressive engine note at the flick of a dash mounted switch.

 

• Modified clutch system to improve pedal feel and actuation. This includes an improved pressure plate, disc, and modified clutch pedal assembly.

 

The results of the engine system upgrade are spectacular!

640+ horsepower at 6100 RPMs

570+ ft. lbs. of torque at 4500 RPMs.

0-60 MPH 3 sec.

Quarter Mile 11 sec.

Top Speed 222 MPH

 

Technical Specification

Engine: Flat 6, dual overhead cam (DOHC), 4 valves per cylinder (water cooled), twin intercooled turbo chargers, 2850cc

Transmission: 6 speed manual active all wheel drive

Chassis: Independent front and rear suspension, electronic all wheel drive and differential locking

Body: Steel unitized body, kevlar body panels, aluminum alloy doors and front deck lid

Steering: Rack and pinion, power assist

Brakes: Brembo 4 piston calipers, cross-drilled ventilated rotors, ABS

Cub Weight: 2976 Pounds

Miscellaneous: Power windows and door locks, air conditioning, anti-theft