1988 Porsche 959 Komfort Heading To RM Auction

If the $1.45 million Porsche 959 that we reported on last month doesn’t fit into your budget, perhaps this will do: a different, 1988 model year example is headed to RM Auctions in Arizona, expected to fetch (according to the RM website) just $900,000 to $1,100,000.

The car has somewhere north of 21,000 kilometers on the odometer – or about 13,000 miles – and remains a solid performing super car even to this day. Power? This car has it in spades, with 456 hp of output from the twin-turbo flat-6. The suspension is of the double-wishbone variety, front and rear, and the Porsche 959 even came equipped with an electronic ride-height adjustment.

That’s not to mention, of course, all-wheel-drive.

The Porsche 959 is one of our absolute favorite sportscars. Only 300 were ever produced, plus another 37 prototypes and pre-production cars, making it almost 5 times as rare as the comparably-valued Porsche 911 2.7 RS. We’d much rather have one of these; it’s perhaps the only production Porsche never intended for the US market, and can hit nearly 200 mph. That’s a feat that few of today’s cars can even reach.

And then, just simply look at it. It’s positively gorgeous, inside and out.

Aaron Birch is an automotive enthusiast and writer/filmmaker from Detroit, MI. As a rule, he only buys cars older than himself.

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