1988 Porsche Type 959 Coupe / WP0ZZZ95ZJS900154 Chassis Information

1988 Porsche Type 959 photograph

1988 Porsche Type 959 photograph

1988 Porsche Type 959 photograph

1988 Porsche Type 959 photograph

1988 Porsche Type 959 photograph

1988 Porsche Type 9591988 Porsche Type 9591988 Porsche Type 9591988 Porsche Type 9591988 Porsche Type 959
Coupe
Chassis #: WP0ZZZ95ZJS900154
Engine # 65H00150
Sold for $759,000 at 2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona.
Sold for $1,210,000 at 2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey.
When Porsche unveiled their Type 595 at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1985, exceeding 200 mph in a street car was almost unfathomable. The Type 959 had a top speed of 197 mph, but it achieved that figure while carrying a number of features that were considered non-essential to chasing a world-record top speed, and many of which that had never been seen on a production car before. The cars were given a plethora of technological firsts for a factory-production road car. They had advanced materials such as carbon-Kevlar and aluminum to form the main tub and surrounding body panels. An adjustable suspension with rear hydraulics, an active four-wheel drive system, tire pressure sensors, and hollow-spoke magnesium wheels were all advanced technologies that were years ahead of their time.

With a hefty price tag of $300,000 per example, the company lost money on every one of the 283 it produced, earning the model its nickname of 'Porsche's Gift to its Favorite Customers.' Each car cost Porsche nearly twice its list price to build. Individuals in the United States who wanted to own a 959, was out of luck. The cars were not compliant with federal DOT and emissions standards. Though they were not legal to drive on the street, several influential Americans acquired Porsche's newest supercar under the newly created Show and Display law of 1999. The law was championed by 959 owners Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

Inside, the ignition switch resides on the left, and the guards are spread across the dash, with the tachometer located in the center. The leather-swathed seat pattern was new and unique to the 959, and the seats were electronically adjustable.

This particular 1988 959 Komfort left the factory in silver, with a burgundy leather interior and contrasting seat inserts in tri-tone silver and grey. The car was delivered new to Spain, and its first owner kept the car until 2006, when it was purchased by its second owner, Mr. Robert Slutz, also of Spain. In 2011, Mr. Slutz relocated to the United States, and this 959 was imported by Autosport Designs, Inc., in Huntington Station, New York, on his behalf.

The car has its original books, tools, first aid kit, jack, air compressor, and extra keys. The odometer currently shows just under 22,000 kilometers (approximately 13,000 miles).

The engine is a rear-mounted 2849cc horizontally opposed six-cylinder unit with twin two-stage turbochargers and intercooling. The engine produces 450 horsepower which is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. At all four corners are hydraulically ventilated disc brakes.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2014


2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$1,000,000-$1,300,000 
Sale Price :
$1,210,000

2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona

Sale Price :
$759,000

2018 1
2017 5
2016 6
2015 6
2014 3
2013 2
2012 2
2011 1
2010 1
2008 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$787,500$787,5001
2017$1,042,730$2,097,2005
2016$1,056,835$1,320,0006
2015$954,746$1,732,5006
2014$1,114,667$1,485,0003
2013$770,000$770,0002
2012$492,168$495,0002
2011$267,346$267,3461
2010$412,500$412,5001
2008$331,469$331,4691

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1988 sales)
1988 PORSCHE 959 COMFORT
Sold for $787,500
  2018 Coys - Blenheim Palace
 
1988 Porsche 959 Komfort
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZHS900108
Sold for $1,056,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1988 Porsche 959 Komfort
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZHS900149
Sold for $950,000
  2017 Mecum : Monterey
1988 Porsche Type 959 image  1988 Porsche Type 959 image  
1988 Porsche 959 Sport
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZJS905011
Sold for $2,097,200
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Paris
 
1988 Porsche 959 Komfort
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZJS900182
Sold for $1,089,000
  2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1988 PORSCHE 959 ROADSTER RE-CREATION
Chassis#: DMV55214NV
Sold for $21,450
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1988 Porsche 959 'Komfort'
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZJS900133
Sold for $1,078,560
  2016 RM Sothebys : Duemila Ruote
 
1988 Porsche 959 Komfort
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZHS900108
Sold for $1,320,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1988 Porsche 959 Komfort
Sold for $1,250,000
  2016 Auctions America : Santa Monica
 
1988 Porsche 959 'Komfort' Stage II
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZJS900248
Sold for $1,012,480
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monaco
1988 Porsche Type 959 image  
1988 Porsche 959 Komfort
Chassis#: WPOZZZ95ZHS900082
Sold for $559,971
  2016 Bonhams : The Monaco Sale
 
1988 Porsche 959 Komfort
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZJS900152
Sold for $1,120,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : The Amelia Island Auction
1988 Porsche Type 959 image  1988 Porsche Type 959 image  
1988 Porsche 959 'Komfort'
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZJS900154
Sold for $1,210,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1988 Porsche Type 959 image  1988 Porsche Type 959 image  
1988 Porsche 959 Komfort
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZJS900203
Sold for $1,732,500
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1988 PORSCHE 959 ROADSTER RE-CREATION
Chassis#: DMV55214NV
Sold for $18,975
  2015 Barrett-Jackson : Reno Tahoe
 
1988 Porsche 959 Replica Roadster
Sold for $17,000
  2015 Leake Auction - Tulsa, OK
 
1988 Porsche 959 Sport
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZJS905006
Sold for $1,705,000
  2015 Gooding & Company - Arizona
 
1988 Porsche 959 'Komfort'
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZHS900149
Sold for $1,045,000
  2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1988 Porsche Type 959 image  1988 Porsche Type 959 image  
1988 Porsche 959 Komfort
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZJS900072
Sold for $1,485,000
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
 
1988 Porsche 959 Sport
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ95ZJS905012
Sold for $1,100,000
  2014 Gooding & Company - Amelia Island Sale
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1988 Porsche Type 959's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1988 Porsche 959 SportWP0ZZZ95ZJS9050302019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $2,000,000$2,400,000
1988 Porsche 959 Comfort 2018 Coys : Schloss Dyck   
1988 Porsche 959 ComfortWPOZZZ95ZHS9000232018 Coys : Legende et Passion Monaco 2018 $800,000$850,000
1988 Porsche 959 KomfortWP0ZZZ95ZJS9001992017 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba $925,000$1,050,000
1988 Porsche 959 KomfortWP0ZZZ95ZJS9002482017 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island $1,000,000$1,250,000
1988 Porsche 959WPOZZZ95ZJS9000322016 Rétromobile 2016 by Artcurial Motorcars $1,200,000$1,400,000
1988 Porsche 959 KomfortWP0ZZZ95ZJS9001912016 RM Sothebys : Arizona$800,000$1,100,000$1,400,000
1988 Porsche 959WPOZZZ95ZJS9002162009 Bonham Les Grandes Marques à Monaco $200,000$250,000
1988 Porsche 959 CoupeWPOZZZ95ZJ59001052005 Bonhams Sports, Competition & Collectors' Motor Cars, F1 Memorabilia, Automobilia & Models $100,000$120,000

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1988 Porsche Type 959 vehicle thumbnail image  1988 Porsche Type 959 vehicle thumbnail image  
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1988 Porsche Type 959 vehicle thumbnail image  1988 Porsche Type 959 vehicle thumbnail image  
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1988 Porsche Type 959 vehicle thumbnail image  1988 Porsche Type 959 vehicle thumbnail image  

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