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1987 Porsche 959 Coupe / WP0ZZZ95ZHS900113 Vehicle Information

1987 Porsche 959 photograph

1987 Porsche 959
High bid of $300,000 at 2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions. (did not sell)
Porsche began the development of the 959 in 1983 and was based loosely on the 911 Carrera with the objective of winning the proposed production-based Group B rally competition. The project involved the use of molded composite bodywork, along with many other pioneering manufacturing techniques. The 959 was the first automotive production use of DuPont Kevlar aramid fibers. Aluminum was used for the doors and front lid, and the nose cap was constructed from polyurethane. The suspension had three ride-height settings, plus three dampening settings for the shock absorbers. There are high-speed microprocessors in the anti-lock braking system, augmented by a set of run-flat Bridgestone high-performance tires.

Mounted mid-ship is a 2849cc flat-six engine that has water cooling for the six individual cylinder heads, and twin sequential turbochargers and intercooling. The engine develops 450 bhp which is sent to the all-wheel drive system giving the car a top speed of 198 mph, with a zero-to-sixty mph of just 3.6 seconds.

Porsche produced just 283 examples of the 959. They had a list price of approximately $300,000, though it is reported that Porsche spent more to build each car.

This example finished in India Red with tri-tone silver leather upholstery is a 'Komfort' version. It has had only two owners from new and shows just 37,000 kms on the odometer. It has an 85 horsepower factory upgrade ECU chip which remains as-new and uninstalled. It has the original tool kit, unused white leather gloves, hanging sales tags, radio instruction cassette, owner's manual, three service manuals, a diagnostic tester and a sterling key chain.

In 2011, this vehicle was offered for sale at the RM Auction sale in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $350,000 - $440,000. Bidding reached $300,000 but was not enough to satisfy the car's reserve. It would leave the auction unsold.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2011


2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $350,000-USD $440,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $300,000

1987 Porsche 959 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1987 sales)
1987 Porsche 959 Komfort
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZHS900081
Sold for USD$1,050,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
 
1987 Porsche 959 Komfort
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZHS900075
Sold for USD$467,500
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
 
1987 Porsche 959 Komfort
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZHS900083
Sold for USD$1,000,370
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monaco
 
1987 Porsche 959 Komfort
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZHS900110
Sold for USD$1,100,000
  2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island
1987 Porsche 959 image  
1987 Porsche 959 Komfort
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZHS900020
Sold for USD$1,160,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1987 Porsche 959 Komfort
Chassis#: WPOZZZ95ZJS900197
Sold for USD$1,204,478
  2017 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1987 Porsche 959 'Komfort'
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZHS900104
Sold for USD$935,000
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
 
1987 Porsche 959
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZH5900015
Sold for USD$1,500,000
  2015 Rick Cole Monterey
1987 Porsche 959 image  
1987 PORSCHE 959 KOMFORT
Chassis#: WPOZZZ95ZHS900125
Sold for USD$1,457,500
  2015 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
1987 Porsche 959 image  
1987 Porsche 959
Sold for USD$219,850
  2011 Coys Auctions - The Spirit of Motoring - Ascot
 
1987 Porsche 959
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZHS900135
Sold for USD$279,258
  2010 RM Auctions - Sporting Classics of Monaco
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1987 Porsche 959's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1987 Porsche 959 KomfortWP0ZZZ95ZHS9000372018 RM Sothebys : The Petersen Automotive Museum $950,000$1,100,000
1987 Porsche 959 KomfortWP0ZZZ95ZHS9000362016 Mecum : Monterey$900,000  
1987 Porsche 959WP0ZZZ95ZHS9001132011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions$300,000$350,000$440,000

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