Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1988
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Peter F. Baumberger Collection of Motorcars
* All sold with No Reserve *
20 Aug 2010
Gstaad Palace Hotel
Switzerland
Lot No: 19
1988 Porsche 959
Chassis no. WP0ZZZ95ZJS90015
Estimate: CHF100,000 - 140,000
Footnote:
"Anyone who has driven a 959 on a variety of roads and especially in the wet knows how stunningly good it is as a complete ultra-high performance road car." Autocar, June 1988
Kevlar body panels, twin turbos, multi-mode four-wheel drive, adjustable ride height, Nomex floorpan, six-speed gearbox, hollow-spoked magnesium wheels – when the production version of the Porsche 959 was unveiled at the 1985 Frankfurt Motor Show, there were grounds for thinking it had arrived from a different planet rather than a late night truck from Zuffenhausen.
There was nothing like it, nothing with the same level of technology, no road car to match its performance until Ferrari, peeved that the 288 GTO had been comprehensively usurped from its position as the world's fastest road car, fought