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      08-06-2010, 01:45 PM   #1
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I had a date with a Lovely 22 year old Today!

A 959 Porsche that is.Our boss decided to get our 88 959 back on the road so it can be driven or sold down the road.The car only has 7300 kms on it and is in great shape as you can see by the attached photos.I jumped at the chance to pick it up from being serviced and to have the chance to drive such an iconic car that only 200 examples were produced.Pretty cool to say the least!



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      08-06-2010, 02:03 PM   #2
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Love that car - i really need to own one of those some day.

You have to let me see it in person!!!
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      08-06-2010, 02:17 PM   #3
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Jay.Here is one that you can buy.

http://www.canepacollection.com/deta...d-5091959.html
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Nice - that one even has the sport package!
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      08-06-2010, 03:37 PM   #6
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Wow. That is a fantastic car! So many "firsts" with that model....

I noticed Canepa is also selling an M1

A bargain at a quarter of a million bucks, hahahaha...

Anyone wanna go halfsies???
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Very nice.
How does it drive compared to more modern cars?
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Very nice.
How does it drive compared to more modern cars?
I already talked to him about it, but will let him give his perception.

Hint - It was advanced for its time - technology has come along way since then!
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Love that car - i really need to own one of those some day.

You have to let me see it in person!!!
Me too!
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Very nice.
How does it drive compared to more modern cars?
The best analogy that I can use is
"Think of the hottie that was in your class in high school and 22 years later,you get to be with her and discovers things change a lot in that time"

It is still a very special car but compared to a modern 911 TT it is extremly rough riding and not much suspension travel in the sport mode.The engine has serious power above 5500 rpm when the 2nd turbo comes on line but below 3500 is flat just like any 911 turbo of that era.I am pretty sure a modern 997TT would just blow it into the weeds on a road course or straight line.For a 1988 auto it is very impressive and it shows how far the normal performance car has come in 22 years.

A lot more info here on the cars.There were actually 337 built not the 200 that I said earlier.We also have an XJ220 which only had 281 copies made.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_959

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Are you bringing her out August 15.
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Are you bringing her out August 15.
You can explain that to my chairman
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You can explain that to my chairman

Just tell him there is potential buyer depending on how it performs on the track (also subject to it not breaking down!)
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Just tell him there is potential buyer depending on how it performs on the track (also subject to it not breaking down!)
That will not cut it as he is fair bit smarter than falling for that!
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That will not cut it as he is fair bit smarter than falling for that!
but he let you drive it....
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but he let you drive it....
I told you he was a smart guy
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I told you he was a smart guy
How many Beer's did you buy Him today???
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How many Beer's did you buy Him today???
This all occured well before lunch!
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Iconic...very nice
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man... that is automotive history right there. Wow. For a 22 year old car I'm sure it's still fast. But cars have come a long way in 22 years. If you compare that to a GT3rs or the new GT2 rs which is the latest and greatest from porsche today it wouldn't stand a chance. But then again you would never see another 959 on the road ever again it's so rare.
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      08-07-2010, 08:35 PM   #21
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You have the internet going nuts with spots of you on the road with this classic.

Glad to see your boss getting her in shape for the road again and I hope to see her at least once.
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