1988 Porsche 959SOLD


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California and Federal emissions compliance.
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, full leather with reclining sports seats, air conditioning, anti-theft, etc

Performance Data
0-60 MPH (est) 3.2 seconds
Quarter Mile 11.4 seconds
Top Speed 215+MPH

600 Horsepower — 540 ft/lbs Torque

Reference Number 7303

as of 2/20/2007

Car 1988 Porsche 959
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Silver 
Condition Exceptional 
Mileage 7,419 miles 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Electronics: Power Seats
Interior: Leather interior, Leather steering wheel 
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Known History

This particular 959 was purchased new by a collector in Japan. The car was imported to the United States and completed the Canepa Design certifiation process before being sold to the Chairman of a High Tech company in Silicon Valley. It is currently licensed in California for street use and has only 7419 miles of easy use.


The Porsche 959 was built to create the ultimate road car and demonstrate the technology of the future. Only 226 of these supercars were built for the world. Their timeless design, state-of-the-art systems, and superior driving characteristics make them still one of the greatest sports cars of all time! 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 including a new sequential engine management system, Garrett Air Research twin turbo system, stainless exhaust with dual catalytics, upgraded fuel system and wiring harnesses, has resulted in dramatic performance improvements.


In addition the factory magnesium wheels have been modified to accommodate current technology Michelin Pilot Sport 245/45/ZR17 front and 275/40 ZR17 rear low profile speed-rated radial tires. The wheels also include Canepa Design exclusive coating finishes.