Here’s Why Spending $1.5 Million On A Porsche 959 Makes Sense

If you own a truly classic and/or rare Porsche nowadays, odds are it’s going up in value. The celebrated 959 is a perfect example, as it cost a little over $200,000 to purchase when it was new, whereas now, they can easily fetch well over $1 million.

Back in the mid-80s, this was the fastest street-legal production car in the world, and to this day, it still ranks no.1 on many people’s list of best supercars from that particular decade.

Driven here by Doug DeMuro is a bright red example which he borrowed from one of his viewers in California. Over the course of this review, DeMuro gushes about the 959’s acceleration, excellent manual transmission, overall cool factor, comfort, and… it’s off-road capabilities!

Yes, the Porsche 959 came with an off-road gear for low speed maneuvers, like if for example you needed to overcome mud or sand off the line. Another off-road related feature is its suspension, which lifts the car up and gives you a surprising amount of ground clearance, if say you want to go to a rally course. Impressive even by today’s standards, right?

Powering the 959 is a 2.8-liter twin turbocharged flat-six producing 450 PS (444 HP) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque, while a 6-speed manual gearbox sends all that muscle to an all-wheel drive system. Its top speed was rated at 317 km/h (197 mph) and the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprint is dispatched in just 3.8 seconds.

In other words, this was the 918 Spyder of its time. The ’80s equivalent of a hypercar, in a time when the term hadn’t been invented yet.

 

  • ME

    Again the same car reviewer? Enough “filers” find something else to post.

    • Dennis James

      It’s an excellent reviewer.

      • ME

        No way, there are others.

  • Craig

    It only ‘makes sense’ IF you believe that an even BIGGER fool is ‘out there’ willing to pay more.

    • DR.FUNK

      As with real estate…so it goes with cars.

  • Bash

    Whether it makes sense or not, I don’t need him to tell me that! besides, I don’t know if someone saw that or its only me but it appears to me that he is wearing the same clothes in all his reviews?!

    • Jay

      Sometime it could be the same shirt or color but it does differ if you take a look on his YouTube page.

      • Bash

        I can’t stand him, hence can’t look on his YouTube page.

    • Dennis James

      I do need him to tell me that. His clothes only add more views and bring more publicity, even from people who envy his success, like you 🙂

      • Bash

        Really! Is that what you think?

      • DMax

        How often do you blow daddy Doug lmao

  • Wandering_Spirit

    500k to manage to make maybe 100k or 200k a while later. 1.5m is way to high. The price in Europe is the same though. Between 1m and 1.3m Euros. just one case cheaper

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  • Blade t

    Great numbers for a car built in the 80s,,pretty sure these were not street legal in the US..

    • DR.FUNK

      The American owners lobbied for years to change that.
      I saw a (real) red one in Newport Beach last month.Pulled into a Seven Eleven. Might’ve been this very car.

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