1987 Porsche 959 Komfort650,000 GBP - Fixed Price
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1987 Porsche 959 Komfort
EU Supplied / UK Registration

Fresh Preparation by Porsche GB: 2016 (Zero Miles Since)
One of Two Hundred and Twenty-Five Cars Produced

The Type 959 was Porsche’s first true “supercar,” a design to which every imaginable accolade has been applied. Based on the company’s evergreen 911 sports coupe, it was built to win the FIA’s Group B World Rally Championship and, not incidentally, serve as an all-wheel-drive development platform for Porsche’s future 964 production series.

The “Gruppe B” prototype was introduced at the 1983 Frankfurt auto show, where it stunned onlookers with advanced technology that included a chassis built of advanced lightweight materials, a rear-mounted, 2.8-liter turbocharged engine, and a mind-boggling array of electronic engine and suspension management systems.

To homologate the new Type 961 rally car, Porsche had to build a series of roadworthy cars to prove the 961’s legitimacy as a production model. When the FIA suddenly cancelled Group B, Porsche was faced with a dilemma; production of the road cars had already begun, but there was no longer a rally program to justify them.
Porsche pressed ahead in hopes it could convince a fairly limited number of wealthy customers that a 200-mph road car was a practical investment and thus defray Porsche’s huge development costs. It need not have worried. Whenever Porsche builds the exciting and unexpected, customers will line up, and so it was with the very expensive 959, even though it is said that Porsche lost money on everyone it built.

The flat-six engine, with air-cooled cylinders and four-valve water-cooled heads, was derived from both the “Moby Dick” IMSA GT racer and Porsche’s Indy open-wheel project. This engine mounted a pair of intercooled sequential turbochargers.
A small turbo began producing boost almost from throttle tip-in, while the larger unit came in at about 4,500 rpm, generating a seamless flow of power.
This engine pumped out a fearsome-for-the-day 450 brake horsepower at 6,500 rpm. The transmission was a Borg-Warner six-speed, with a very low “G” or “Geland” first gear for the off-road conditions that the 961-rally car might have encountered.
A quite docile machine at civilized driving speeds, the 959 could leap from 0–60 mph in less than four seconds, do the standing quarter-mile in just over 12, and reach a maximum speed approaching 200 mph.
In the fully leather-upholstered, carpeted, air-conditioned confines of a 959 “Komfort,” this was accomplished in a calm and controlled, even quiet, fashion.

When it came time to stop, huge power-assisted, ventilated disc brakes with ABS handled the task with aplomb. The 959’s 17-inch diameter magnesium wheels and special run-flat tires were specially designed by Bridgestone; hollow spokes allowed use of an air-pressure monitoring system. All told, a well-driven 959 could see off almost any other high-performance car on the planet; not until the arrival of Ferrari’s F40 a few years later was there anything to rival it.

This car was the 103rd car produced and supplied new on the 4th December 1987 By Porsche, Stuttgart. The 959 benefits from a documented service history from new and equipped with original leather handbook pack, associated documentation and original tools.

Sales preparation completed by Porsche (GB), Reading included a fresh service, safety checks and a 111-point Vehicle Health Check in 2016; been held in storage since.
Additional works completed were the fitment of new correct specification Bridgestone RE71 Tyres (specific fit for Porsche 959).
Sports Classics London offer for sale priced to sell at today’s market values; available for immediate inspection at our central London (South Kensington) showrooms.

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as of 12/2/2019

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Overview
Car 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Dark Grey 
Condition Pristine 
Mileage 50,186 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Electronics: Airconditioning
Interior: Leather interior 
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