Yes, that’s right. The ONLY convertible Porsche 959 in existence is headed to auction on Proxibid with Coys of Kensington, a specialty auction house of historic automobiles. This vehicle, originally produced with a standard fixed roof, was restored and customized after an accident on the Autobahn.
Here’s what makes this vehicle so unique:
History of the Vehicle
959s are notoriously cool and rare collectibles, built from Porsche’s racing heritage and with no expense spared to make it the most advanced car produced by the company in the late 80s. With two short production runs (1986 – 1988; 1992 – 1993), just shy of 350 of these cars were ever built. As a side note, the history of the 90s production is simply fascinating.
This 1987 Porsche 959 Speedster was owned by German driver Jürgen Lässig. Reportedly, this vehicle was involved in an accident on the Autobahn and was subsequently purchased by a company called Auto Becker. As part of the restoration, the company removed the original roof and installed a folding soft-top – making this vehicle the only convertible 959 on the planet.
The car was displayed and sold at the IAA Frankfurt Motor show for $3M dollars to an American collector. Now it’s coming back to the market via auction. Having covered just 8,000 km from new, this car is in incredible working condition and is delivered with the original, stamped Porsche service book and original manuals. The vehicle can be driven in three modes: full speedster form, an open top, or hardtop. It’s hard to beat that kind of versatility.
How to Purchase this Unique Vehicle
Crossing the auction block April 8 in Essen, Germany, interested buyers around the globe can participate online with Proxibid. In addition to this incredible Porsche, more than 100 other highly collectible vehicles will be auction with Coys of Kensington. For more information on this and other vehicles, visit the auction catalog. To view the Porsche 959 up for bid, visit the item page.