How Much Would You Pay For A 1987 Porsche 959 ‘Komfort’?

Before answering that question, bear in mind that we’re talking about 292 units produced and a car that used to be the forbidden fruit in the US back when it was new, due to government regulations.

Nowadays, the 959 has crossed the 25 year threshold, so you can legally own and drive one of the best Porsche’s of all time in the USA.

A stunning-looking example was listed for sale at this past weekend’s Monterey Car Week, with the auctioneer originally estimating that it would fetch between $1.1 and $1.3 million. However, it failed to reach its reserve price, with bidding closing at $900,000. 

Produced in 1987 and delivered to its first owner in October of the same year in Germany, the 959 ‘Komfort’, which was the road going version of the series, received an aftermarket McIntosh sound system with a CD player, the only upgrade from original specification.

During its 29 years of existence, this Porsche 959 received regular servicing carried out by its previous owner, who spent nearly $30,000 to bring it up-to-date. Moreover, the car benefits from a well-documented ownership history and it’s accompanied by US and UK Porsche Certificates of Authenticity, owner’s manual, workshop manual, hazard triangle, jack, multiplier wrench, tire compressor, tire pressure gauge, tools, belts, towel and white leather gloves.


  • Tumbi Mtika

    I don’t know. How much would you pay for happiness?

  • pcurve

    Couldn’t sell it for $900k? I guess global economy might be unwinding. Inflation adjusted, this car sold for almost $500k. It cost porsche $1mil to build each.

    Despite car guy’s love affair, collectors don’t really care for it I guess.

    • antbee

      They couldn’t sell it for $900k, because there was a reserve bidding amount of $1.1-$1.3 million. If I had wanted to sell it, I would have taken the $900k, and bounced.

  • TheHake

    These are rarer than unicorn poo.

  • Matt

    I really love the silver engine bay cowling. Perfect.

  • antbee

    It looks as if the shifter is missing it’s top piece, but I am thinking that it is a very dark black, and it is deeply recessed into the knob. One would hope a car like this would have every part in place, no matter how insignificant.

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