1988 Porsche Type 959 / WP0ZZZ95ZJS900203 Chassis Information

Chassis #: WP0ZZZ95ZJS900203
Sold for $1,732,500 at 2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours.
Even by today's standards, to have a supercar with a backseat seems practically impossible and not a little bit wrong. Porsche would not heed conventional wisdom, in fact, the company would be at the fore of laying out just what a supercar really was. Its tool for this teaching lesson would be its ground-breaking 959.

Only between 329 and 337 examples of the Porsche 959 would ever be produced, but if there was ever an opportunity to see one it had to be taken because each and every one would be integral to drafting the rules of exotic sportscars.

Chassis 900203 would be one of those rare examples of Porsche's supercar. A Komfort model option, the car was so far ahead of its time that it went a long way to redefine what was possible. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.8-liter flat-six engine producing more than 440hp. The result would be a sub-four second 0-60 time and a top speed of 190mph. All such figures were nearly unheard of at the time of its debut.

Produced in 1988, this particular example would be ordered from the factory by Dr. Friedrich Christian Flick. Flick's name would register in the memory of many being the grandson of Friedrich Flick, the Nazi sympathizer and founder of the Flick industrial empire.

Trained as a lawyer initially, Flick would turn his interests toward his other passion, which was that of an art collector. Living in Switzerland throughout the late-1970s and beyond, Flick would enjoy some famous relationships and would enjoy the finer things in life. The new Porsche supercar fit his lifestyle and name perfectly.

Featuring an exclusive Porsche finish that was used just three times, and complete with such comfortable amenities as custom-ordered leather, electric height adjustment, heated seats and an alarm system, the car was not only ahead of its time performance-wise.

Still presented with its original tool kit, handbooks, keys and custom-made leather folio with Dr. Flick's name, everything is nearly as it would have been when first delivered back in 1988.

About the only change from then to now is the number of miles registered on the odometer. Still, with just 32,000km miles, and the fact the car was maintained at the Porsche factory, it is little wonder why the car presents itself as it does.

Offered for sale as part of Gooding & Company's 2015 Pebble Beach auction, the 1988 959 would be one of a handful of top-end Porsches readied for new owners. And, it would be well-received.

Considered, at the time, the ultimate supercar, the 959 Komfort seemed to offer it all. Not only would it have the straight-line performance, but it would also add to it the handling. In fact, handling was to be optimized in the creation of the 959, and, given the car's reputation as a collector favorite just 20 years after its debut, it would be hard to argue that Porsche didn't achieve all of its goals, and then some.

Modern-day supercars are already commanding top money, certainly the 959 Komfort demanded such consideration itself. And, if the result at Pebble Beach this year is any indication, the 959 has not been overlooked, not by any stretch of the imagination.

Drawing pre-auction estimates ranging from between $1,600,000 and $1,800,000, the final sale price of $1,732,500 would do the reputation of the 959 Komfort justice.

By Jeremy McMullen


2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$1,600,000-$1,800,000 
Sale Price :
$1,732,500

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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