1988 Porsche 959

ex-Herbert von Karajan and The Aga Khan

Summary

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

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy

Italy

Saturday 25th October 2008

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

Before the Ferrari F40, before the McLaren F1, almost before the term supercar was invented, there was the Porsche 959, an expression of technical competence, research, development and competitiveness that defined the genre and brought a new excitement to automotive development. The Porsche 959’s odyssey started in 1983 and involved many pioneering techniques including the moulded fibreglass/Kevlar bodywork and the first production use of du Pont’s Kevlar aramid material. The suspension had three ride height selections in addition to three settings for the shock absorbers, while its antilock braking system was controlled by high speed microprocessors augmented by run-flat Bridgestone tyres.

The 2,849cc Porsche twin sequential turbocharged and intercooled flat six cylinder engine ran a